Find Electronic Reference Sources
Reference sources like encyclopedias and dictionaries provide valuable background information and definitions for a topic or concepts within a topic. They can also help you to narrow a topic to a manageable level. In addition to these online reference sources, The Schurz Library Reference room is full of reference sources on fascinating topics. The easiest way to find a reference source is to ask a reference librarian.
ARBA Online: More than 9,000 reviews of reference works.
ARTstor: A digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.
Associations Unlimited: International directory of associations: international, national, regional, state and local.
Book Review Index Online: Contains citations to more than 2 million book reviews from 1965 to present.
Britannica Online: Online version of Encyclopedia Britannica.
Choice Reviews Online: Provides reviews on current books and electronic resources of interest to those in higher education.
Contemporary Authors: Provides biographical and bibliographical data on modern fiction and nonfiction writers.
Digital Sanborn Maps: Provides more than 660,000 large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities.
Gale Biography in Context: Contains more than 422,000 biographies on more than 335,000 people from around the world and throughout history.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Offers eBooks - delivering reference content in a database format. Users access book titles online. Gale Virtual Reference Library offers remote, 24-7 access.
Guide to Reference: Provides a selective guide to the best reference sources, organized by academic discipline.
Lexis-Nexis Academic: Provides full-text documents from over 5,900 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications.
Literary Index: Provides both an overview and a review of the more significant collections of Internet literary resources of interest to scholars, students, and lovers of literature.
Literature Criticism Online: Literature Criticism Online represents a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.
Literature Resource Center: To find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines.
Naxos Music Library: Contains over 130,000 tracks of recorded music.
NetAdvantage : Financial reports for U.S. public and private companies. Includes in-depth industry surveys.
Reference Universe: Provide access to print and electronic reference works such as dictionaries, handbooks, and encyclopedias.
Reuters Business Insight: Provides accurate, up-to-date incisive market and company analysis and market insight.
Statistical DataSet: Provides contents of over 530 datasets, select subjects and variables of interest, and view your data in side-by-side tables and charts.
Statistical Insight: A database of statistics of all kinds gathered by governmental agencies and private organizations, plus links to the web sites of those organizations.
Ulrich's Web: An international directory of all types of periodicals.
Webster English Dictionary: Provides a free online dictionary, thesaurus, audio pronunciations, Word of the Day, word games, and other English language resources.