Encyclopedias & Dictionaries 2017-03-30T09:42:02+00:00

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

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Dictionaries

Full-text iconMerriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary
Provides a direct search on the Britannica Online site. Includes the content of the dictionary and offers access to Britannica Online.
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Full-text iconOxford English Dictionary
Provides the pronunciation, meaning and history for over 500,000 words in the English language.
Type: Full-text

Encyclopedias

Full-text iconBritannica Academic Edition
Includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopedia and the Britannica Book of the Year.
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Full-text iconVirtual Reference Library
Features subject specific encyclopedias in social sciences, health and religion.
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Subject Encyclopedias

Full-text iconComplete Human Diseases and Conditions
Presents summaries of major illnesses and includes discussion of symptoms, biology and treatment.
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Full-text iconEncyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
Covers alternative treatments and practices including reflexology, acupuncture, kinesiology, yoga, detoxification, naturopathy, osteopathy and Chinese medicine.
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Full-text iconEncyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society
Covers the relationship between business organizations and society, culture and the environment.
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Full-text iconEncyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol and Addictive Behavior
Covers the social, medical, legal and political aspects related to drugs and alcohol.
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Full-text iconEncyclopedia of Education
Focuses on educational practice in the United States with articles on key figures and concepts.
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Full-text iconEncyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy
Includes discussion of historical and contemporary environmental issues, polices and debates.
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Full-text iconEncyclopedia of Human Rights
Provides coverage of human rights theory, practice, law, and history.
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Full-text iconEncyclopedia of Management
Covers over 300 topics related to management theories including planning, benchmarking, logistics, performance measurement and much more.
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Full-text iconEncyclopedia of Medicine
Provides discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and procedures for common medical conditions.
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Full-text iconEncyclopedia of Mental Health
Includes articles on major issues in the field including diagnosis, scales, medications and treatment.
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Full-text iconEncyclopedia of Philosophy
Provides accessible coverage of major themes in the study of philosophy.
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Full-text iconEncyclopedia of Religion
The encyclopedia offers over 3000 entries from a cross-cultural perspective.
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Full-text iconEncyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics
Presents articles on areas of controversy in science and technology.
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Full-text iconEncyclopedia of Senior Health
Focuses on aging and society’s response to caregiving for an aging population.
Type: Full-text

Full-text iconEncyclopedia of Sex and Gender
Covers identity, status, class, ethnicity and race with an emphasis on family and social institutions.
Type: Full-text

Full-text iconEncyclopedia of Sustainability
The work approaches sustainability from an ecological and environmental perspective with emphasis on government and controversies.
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Full-text iconMusic Online Reference
Includes access to the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Classical Music Reference and African American Music Reference sources.
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Full-text iconOxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History
The four volume work covers key women and their influence throughout history.
Type: Full-text

Full-text iconOxford International Encyclopedia of Peace
Offers a comprehensive survey of the full range of historical, political, theoretical and philosophical issues relating to peace and conflict
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Full-text iconU.S. History in Context
Includes authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
Type: Full-text

Full-text iconWorldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life
Provides an overview of major cultural traditions from around the world.
Type: Full-text
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