Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
Resources with Full-Text
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary
Provides a direct search on the Britannica Online site. Includes the content of the dictionary and offers access to Britannica Online.
Oxford English Dictionary
Provides the pronunciation, meaning and history for over 500,000 words in the English language.
Britannica 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.
Virtual Reference Library
Features subject specific encyclopedias in social sciences, health and religion.
Complete Human Diseases and Conditions
Presents summaries of major illnesses and includes discussion of symptoms, biology and treatment.
Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
Covers alternative treatments and practices including reflexology, acupuncture, kinesiology, yoga, detoxification, naturopathy, osteopathy and Chinese medicine.
Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society
Covers the relationship between business organizations and society, culture and the environment.
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol and Addictive Behavior
Covers the social, medical, legal and political aspects related to drugs and alcohol.
Encyclopedia of Education
Focuses on educational practice in the United States with articles on key figures and concepts.
Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy
Includes discussion of historical and contemporary environmental issues, polices and debates.
Encyclopedia of Human Rights
Provides coverage of human rights theory, practice, law, and history.
Encyclopedia of Management
Covers over 300 topics related to management theories including planning, benchmarking, logistics, performance measurement and much more.
Encyclopedia of Medicine
Provides discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and procedures for common medical conditions.
Encyclopedia of Mental Health
Includes articles on major issues in the field including diagnosis, scales, medications and treatment.
Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Provides accessible coverage of major themes in the study of philosophy.
Encyclopedia of Religion
The encyclopedia offers over 3000 entries from a cross-cultural perspective.
Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics
Presents articles on areas of controversy in science and technology.
Encyclopedia of Senior Health
Focuses on aging and society’s response to caregiving for an aging population.
Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender
Covers identity, status, class, ethnicity and race with an emphasis on family and social institutions.
Encyclopedia of Sustainability
The work approaches sustainability from an ecological and environmental perspective with emphasis on government and controversies.
Music Online Reference
Includes access to the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Classical Music Reference and African American Music Reference sources.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History
The four volume work covers key women and their influence throughout history.
Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace
Offers a comprehensive survey of the full range of historical, political, theoretical and philosophical issues relating to peace and conflict
U.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.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life
Provides an overview of major cultural traditions from around the world.
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