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  • Brill Online (Reference articles)
    • Selection of authoritative subject encyclopedias including Encyclopedia of Islam (2nd and 3rd editions), Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, and Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World.
    • More Info: EndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible
  • Britannica Online (Reference articles)
    • Encyclopædia Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopedia and the Britannica Book of the Year.
    • More Info: About Britannica OnlineEndNote Import: Britannica Online-CC


  • Cambridge Histories Online (Reference articles)
    • An authoritative full text collection of historical scholarship in several different academic subjects. Includes over 260 volumes published since 1960 by Cambridge University Press.
    • More Info: About Cambridge Histories OnlineEndNote Import: Cambridge Histories-CC
  • Chicago Manual of Style Online (Reference articles)
    • A searchable online version of the fifteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style.
    • More Info: Chicago Style Q & AEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible
  • Congress and the Nation (Reference articles)
    • The definitive source for actions of the U.S. Congress from 1945-2004. Note: You can also search across all of the CQ Political Reference Suite titles here.
    • More Info: About CQ Political Reference SuiteEndNote Import: Congress and the Nation-CC
  • Contemporary Authors (20th and 21st century • Biographies)
    • Biographies of modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters.
    • More Info: About Contemporary AuthorsEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible
  • CQ Almanac (1945 - 2009 • Reference articles, Government records)
    • Year-by-year analysis on politics and policy in the U.S. Congress 1945-2009.
    • More Info: CQ Almanac HelpEndNote Import: CQ Almanac-CC
  • CQ Political Reference Suite (varies • Biographies, Directory information, Reference articles)
    • Search across all of the following CQ online reference sources:
      • CQ Almanac
      • Cities in American Political History
      • Congress and the Nation
      • Encyclopedia of the First Amendment
      • Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion
      • The Encyclopedia of Political Science
      • Encyclopedia of Religion in America
      • Encyclopedia of U.S.-Latin American Relations
      • Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History
      • Encyclopedia of United States Indian Policy and Law
      • Guide to Congress
      • Guide to Interest Groups and Lobbying in the United States
      • Guide to Political Campaigns in America
      • Guide to the Presidency
      • Guide to U.S. Elections
      • Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court
      • Historic Documents Series
      • Political Handbook of the World
      • Politics in America
      • Separatist Movements: A Global Reference
      • The Supreme Court Compendium
      • Supreme Court Yearbook
      • Vital Statistics on American Politics
      • Vital Statistics on the Presidency
      • Voter Turnout in the United States 1788-2009
      • Washington Information Directory
    • More Info: About CQ Political Reference SuiteEndNote Import: CQ Political Reference Suite-CC
  • CQ Voting and Elections Collection (varies (presidential election results from 1789 and forward) • Statistics, Biographies, Reference articles)
    • Data and analyses of US elections, including data on presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial elections, political parties, campaigns, and demographic information.
    • More Info: CQ Voting and Elections Collection HelpEndNote Import: CQ Voting and Elections Collection-CC
  • CQ Weekly (1983-current • Journal articles - full text, Reference articles, Government records)
    • Access to issues of CQ Weekly which covers congressional news, reports on upcoming topics, and floor votes.
    • More Info: CQ Weekly HelpEndNote Import: CQ Weekly-CC
  • CRC Handbook of Physics and Chemistry (Reference articles)
    • Online version of the most heavily-consulted reference work in chemistry and physics.
    • More Info: EndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible
  • Credo Reference (Reference articles, Images, Biographies)
    • General reference and resource discovery tool that provides access to hundreds of subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographical information, images, bibliographies, and links to journal articles, books, and online sources.
    • More Info: Credo Reference HelpEndNote Import: Credo Reference-CC



  • Encyclopaedia Judaica (Reference articles)
    • Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana," and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures.
    • More Info: EndNote Import: Gale Virtual Reference Library-CC
  • Encyclopedia of Neuroscience (Reference articles)
    • Explores all areas of the discipline in its focused entries on a wide variety of topics in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and other related areas of neuroscience.
    • More Info: About the Encyclopedia of NeuroscienceEndNote Import: ScienceDirect-CC
  • Europa World Plus (Reference articles, Statistics)
    • The online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Europa Regional Surveys of the World series. Provides up-to-date political and economic information for more than 250 countries and territories.
    • More Info: Europa World Plus HelpEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible


  • Gale Directory Library (Directory information)
    • Searchable database of directory information: includes Encyclopedia of Associations (including National Organizations; International Organizations; and Regional, State, and Local Organizations) and Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media.
    • More Info: Gale Directory Library HelpEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (Reference articles)
    • A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference books. Fully searchable across all books. A list of sources included in our subscription is available.
    • More Info: EndNote Import: Gale Virtual Reference Library-CC
  • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online (Sound recordings, Reference articles)
    • A comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world.
    • More Info: EndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible
  • Grove Art Online (Reference articles)
    • See Oxford Art Online
  • Grove Music Online (Reference articles)
    • See Oxford Music Online




  • Jazz Discography (1896-2003 • Reference articles)
    • The Jazz Discography is the most up-to-date general discography of all categories of recorded jazz, from 1896 to 2003. It provides a detailed listing of recording sessions, each with specific information: Leader name (or Group name), Published album title, Group name, Musicians with instrument(s) played, Location and date of recording session, Tune names, including "matrix" and release numbers (78 & 45 rpm, LPs & CDs).

      NOTE: The discography does not have playable music tracks, only a listing of the information above.

    • More Info: Carleton Guide to Using the Jazz DiscographyEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible


  • LexisNexis Academic (Government records, Reference articles, Regulations, Journal articles - full text, Newspaper articles - full text)
    • Full-text documents from over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications.
    • More Info: About LexisNexis AcademicEndNote Import: LexisNexis-CC (but LexisNexis doesn't export very good citations)
  • Literary Encyclopedia (Reference articles)
    • An authoritative collection of specially commissioned articles written by scholars expert in their fields. It addresses literary works, writers, cultural movements and historical events around the world.
    • More Info: Literary Encyclopedia FAQEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible


  • MasterFILE Premier (Biographies, Reference articles, Journal articles - full text)
  • Middle English Compendium (Reference articles, Literary texts, Journal articles - citations)
    • The Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse, and links to other electronic resources.
    • More Info: About Middle English CompendiumEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible






  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory (Reference articles)
    • Bibliographic and publisher information on periodicals of all types.
    • More Info: EndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible