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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 Magazine (1983-current • Journal articles - full text, Reference articles, Government records)
    • (Formerly CQ Weekly) Access to issues of CQ Magazine which covers congressional news, reports on upcoming topics, and floor votes.
    • More Info: CQ Weekly HelpEndNote Import: CQ Weekly-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
  • 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


  • Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) (Reference articles)
    • DARE focuses on regional aspects of American English, documenting words, phrases, and pronunciations that vary from one place to another and represents the full panoply of American regional vocabulary—from Adam’s housecat to Zydeco.
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online (Reference articles)
    • Comprehensive reference source on global literature that includes author biographies, critical overviews, bibliographic references, as well as information on literary topics, genres, and periods.
    • More Info: Help Using Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete OnlineEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible
  • Digital Dictionary of Buddhism (Reference articles)
    • A compilation of Chinese ideograph-based terms, texts, temple, schools, persons, and more found in Buddhist canonical sources. NOTE: Any user may access the dictionary by entering "guest" as the username with no password. This will allow a total of 10 searches in a 24-hour period.


  • 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: EndNote 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



  • Informe Académico (Reference articles, Journal articles - full text)
    • Spanish- and Portuguese-language and bilingual periodicals and Hispanic reference material. Interface language can be selected at top of page.
    • More Info: EndNote Import: Informe-CC


  • 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


  • Organic Syntheses (Reference articles)
    • Detailed, reliable, and carefully checked procedures for the synthesis of organic compounds. Some procedures describe practical methods for the preparation of specific compounds of interest, while other procedures illustrate important synthetic methods with general utility.
  • Oxford African American Studies Center (Reference articles)
    • A comprehensive collection of scholarship that focuses on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. Contains scholarly articles, reference works, primary sources, timelines, biographies, images, maps, charts and tables, and film clips, among many other things.
  • Oxford Art Online (prehistory to the present • Images, Reference articles)
    • Comprehensive art reference that covers all the visual arts. Includes the Grove Dictionary of Art as well as The Benezit Dictionary of Artists, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Also includes thousands of images linked to appropriate entries in the reference resources.
    • More Info: Oxford Art Online HelpEndNote Import: Oxford Art Online-CC
  • Oxford Bibliographies (Reference articles)
    • Authoritative, up-to-date bibliographies for starting research in several different fields. Currently available fields include: Anthropology, Atlantic History, Art History, Biblical Studies, Buddhism, Cinema and Media Studies, Classics, Communication, Criminology, Ecology, Hinduism, International Law, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Public Health, Renaissance and Reformation, Social Work, Sociology, and Victorian Literature.
    • More Info: Oxford Bibliographies Online User's GuideEndNote Import: Oxford Bibliographies Online-CC
  • Oxford Dictionaries (Reference articles)
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (1885 - current • Reference articles)
  • Oxford English Dictionary (Reference articles)
    • Provides the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.
    • More Info: About the Oxford English DictionaryEndNote Import: Oxford English Dictionary-CC
  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online (Reference articles)
    • Comprehensive collection of reference works on the Islamic world. Includes The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, The Islamic World: Past and Present, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, The Oxford History of Islam, What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam, two translations of the Qur'an, and the Concordance of the Qur'an as well as other primary source and reference materials and tools.
    • More Info: Oxford Islamic Studies Online HelpEndNote Import: Oxford Islamic Studies Online-CC
  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online (Reference articles)
    • See Oxford Dictionaries.
  • Oxford Music Online (Reference articles)
    • Comprehensive music reference source. Includes the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and The Oxford Companion to Music.
    • More Info: Oxford Music Online HelpEndNote Import: Direct Export: RIS-filter
  • Oxford Reference (Reference articles)





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