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Online Reference Sources
Biography in Context
Offers over 600,000 biographies spanning history and geography with over 50,000 new and/or updated biographies added annually. Content includes reference material, magazines, audio and video content, images, and links to screened, reliable websites. Can browse or search by name, occupation, nationality, etc. or by multiple criteria in Advanced Search.
Provides in-depth coverage of current events.
An online reference library that provides access to a selection of reference books including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, not to mention a range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy and literature to law.
Encyclopædia Britannica Online
"Encyclopædia Britannica Online includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopedia and the Britannica Book of the Year."
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Pro and con arguments on major topical issues.
Congressional Research Service Reports
Public policy briefs issued by the Congressional Research Service to inform members of Congress and their staff on subjects of current interest. Includes reports through 2018 when the CRS started releasing reports directly to the public.
Getting Started: General Article Databases
Academic Search Ultimate
A "scholarly, multi-discipline, full text database designed specifically for academic institutions."
Formerly Lexis-Nexis Academic. Full-text access to legal, business, and medical information, as well as to newspaper articles from around the world.
Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.
Database of full-text articles from 43 journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. Dates of Coverage: 1988 - present.
Indexes research in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences