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The libraries subscribe to thousands of electronic books, among them hundreds of reference works. The list on these pages contains a selection of reference resources. To find more resources, you can search IUCAT for the kind of reference materials you need.

GENERAL WORKS
Encyclopaedia Britannica
Europa World Plus
ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States
Historical statistics of the United States
The Oxford encyclopedia of the modern world
Columbia gazetteer of the world
Oxford dictionary of quotations
Current Biography Illustrated
Biography in Context
Credo Reference
Gale Virtual Reference Library


AGRICULTURE
Encyclopedia of organic, sustainable, and local food
Encyclopedia of soil science
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ANTHROPOLOGY
Encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology
Folklore: an encyclopedia of beliefs, customs, tales, music, and art
The Greenwood encyclopedia of folktales and fairy tales
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EDUCATION
Europa World of Learning
International Encyclopedia of Education (Third Edition)
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FINE ARTS
Oxford Art Online
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GEOGRAPHY
Europa World Plus
International Encyclopedia of Human Geography
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HISTORY
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
The Oxford encyclopedia of the modern world
Facts on File World News Digest
Gale encylcopedia of world history: Governments
Encyclopedia of the Great Depression
Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
The Oxford dictionary of the classical world
Historical dictionary of the Holocaust
New dictionary of the history of ideas
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LAW
Guide to U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Constitution A to Z
Nolo's encyclopedia of everyday law answers to your most frequently asked legal questions
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LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford language dictionaries online
Dictionary of Literary Biography
Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics (Second Edition)
Literature criticism online
Dictionary of literary characters
Literature Resource Center
The concise Oxford dictionary of literary terms
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LIBRARY SCIENCE
Guide to Reference
Chicago Manual of Style Online
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MEDICINE
Taber's (20th edition) from EBSCO
Encyclopedia of human body systems
Medline Plus
The Facts on File encyclopedia of health and medicine
A Dictionary of Nursing
Stedman's medical dictionary
International Encyclopedia of Public Health
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
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MILITARY SCIENCE
Gale encyclopedia of world history: War
Encyclopedia of the American Civil War, Vols. 1-5 a political, social, and military history
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MUSIC
Oxford Music Online
Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians
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PHILOSOPHY
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
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POLITICAL SCIENCE
CQ Political Reference Suite
Culture wars: an encyclopedia of issues, viewpoints, and voices
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PSYCHOLOGY
The Corsini encyclopedia of psychology and behavioral science
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences
Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development
The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences
The encyclopedia of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
The encyclopedia of addictions and addictive behaviors
Encyclopedia of depression
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RECREATION
Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America
International Encyclopedia of Hospitality Management
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RELIGION
Encyclopedia of Religion
Encyclopaedia of Islam
Encyclopaedia Judaica
Encyclopedia of religion in America
Encyclopedia of Hinduism
Encyclopedia of Catholicism
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SCIENCE
AccessScience (McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science Online)
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology
Encyclopedia of Neuroscience
Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Informatics
New Encyclopedia of Insects and their Allies
Encyclopedia of geobiology
Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
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SOCIAL SCIENCES
The social science encyclopedia
Blackwell encyclopedia of sociology
International encyclopedia of the social sciences
A Dictionary of Economics
Encyclopedia of Multimedia
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TECHNOLOGY
Encyclopedia of Internet technologies and applications
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COLLECTIONS OF REFERENCE WORKS
CQ Press Political Reference Suite
Credo Reference
Blackwell Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Books24x7 ITPro
RDS Business Reference Suite



SEARCHING FOR MORE

If you do not find the information or the specific resource you need in the Virtual Reference Room you can search IUCAT for reference materials

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All Fields: encyclopedia AND finance
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Subject: finance
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jg    Created June 7, 2011.    Last updated August 7, 2014