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Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Reference Library consists of 307 volumes of reference titles as of 3/17. The titles are individually listed in the catalog but can be searched here as a group. Titles range across sciences, social sciences, business, and humanitites.
Oxford Reference Online
Includes over 200 titles, updated regularly, in the Oxford Companions and Oxford Dictionaries series. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
Oxford English Dictionary
Access to the definitive dictionary of the English language. Revisions and additions ongoing.
Sage eReference Books
This collection includes online encyclopedias from a variety of disciplines, primarily in the social sciences.
Search Reference Universe
Search the indexes and article titles in subject encyclopedias and other reference sources in a variety of disciplines.
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