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Online Research Databases
Reference Databases
Credo Reference Open Database  Display Database Description
Credo Reference is a full-text online reference service. Our collection includes over three million entries from hundreds of well-regarded titles from some of world's the best reference publishers. Credo’s collection is intelligently integrated with millions of cross-references and contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy, science to Shakespeare and law to literature.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Open Database  Display Database Description
This database provides 'eBook' reference content in a database format, including multi-volume encyclopedias, biographical collections, and specialized reference sources. Subjects covered include arts and humanities, biography and genealogy, business and industries, general and consumer interests, government and political science, health and medicine, law, science and technology, and social sciences.
Oxford English Dictionary Open Database  Display Database Description
The Oxford English Dictionary provides definitions, history, and pronunciation for over half a million English words, present and past, from all areas of the English-speaking world. It also offers etymological analysis and variant spellings.
CountryWatch Open Database  Display Database Description
Contains information about countries, including news on the latest political, economic, corporate, and environmental events as they occur, and detailed geographical, political, economic, corporate, and environmental briefings.
Auto Repair Reference Center (EBSCO) Open Database  Display Database Description
Contains the complete automotive repair manuals that were originally published in the Chilton Total Car Care Series. Includes manuals on all auto repair procedures for about 26,000 vehicles identified in the AAIA table, Technical Service Bulletins, enhanced wiring diagrams, factory drawings, photographs, and labor time guide and estimates. Every major manufacturer for domestic and imported vehicles is represented starting as far back as 1945.
Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia Open Database  Display Database Description
Includes brief articles covering over 25,000 topics.
Gale Literary Reference Databases Open Database  Display Database Description
A subset of the Gale Literature Resource Center this includes full-text from the following literary reference book series: Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Dictionary of Literary Biography.
BIR Entertainment (EBSCO) Open Database  Display Database Description
This provides information on over 600,000 music and DVD/video titles, searchable by artist or performer, genre, and a variety of other ways.
Book Index with Reviews (EBSCO) Open Database  Display Database Description
This provides information on over 5 million book titles, in a wide range of formats, as well as almost 800,000 full-text searchable book reviews from sources such as Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and others.
Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO) Open Database  Display Database Description
This contains consumer-oriented health content, covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. It also contains the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Open Database  Display Database Description
This is a non-sponsored, advertising-free database of detailed, evidence-based data on individual natural ingredients (e.g., glucosamine, echinacea, etc) and commercially-available brand-named products that contain them. It includes monographs for each that provide detailed information about the products, including how they are used, effectiveness, safety (including a peer-reviewed numerical safety rating), adverse reactions, interactions with prescription/OTC drugs, etc. The database links out to external peer-reviewed research studies in the health and medical literature. Online CE courses for health-related professional are also included. Tips on searching?
AccessScience
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Open Database  Display Database Description
AccessScience contains over 8,500 online articles from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (10th ed.), research Updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science & Technology, definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 15,000 illustrations and graphics, biographies of well-known scientists from the Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography®, the latest news in science and technology from Science News® and ScienCentral® videos, and media-rich content, terms, images and videos. Contributors are more than 5000 researchers, including 36 Nobel Prize winners.
Title Source III Open Database  Display Database Description
Contains publishing and auxiliary information (including reviews) on millions of books, audio and video titles.