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E-Reference Shelf Library Guide
Authoritative reference e-books selected by New Paltz librarians  more info

 

Reference Universe
Partial Full-Text Unique database for searching article titles and/or back-of-the-book indexes for over 5,000 reference books. Helpful for identifying resources to begin or expand your research.  more info

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Full Text Full-text subject encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference works in over 20 subject areas, including animal science, bioethics, cultural studies, alternative medicine, and death and dying. Includes the New Catholic Encyclopedia (2001).  more info

 

Sage Reference Online
Full Text contains the full text of: Encyclopedia of Education Law, Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education, Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Society, Encyclopedia of Public Relations, Encyclopedia of Human Relationships, etc.  more info

 

Britannica Online
Full Text All of the articles in the print set plus thousands more, as well as maps, photos, illustrations, videos, multimedia clips, and Yearbooks dating back to 1993  more info

 

Gale Literature Resource Center
Full Text literature-related research; useful biographical & critical content covering all time periods & genres. Contains the full text from such reference books as: Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Drama Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Children's Literature Review  more info

 

Country Watch
Full Text provides extensive factual reports and analysis for 192 countries of the world  more info

 

Encyclopedia of Human Rights
Full Text offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history.  more info

 

 

Other Web Resources

 

Encyclopedias, Directories, Handbooks

Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online
Full Text an encyclopedia of geographical places and features more info

 

EBSCO Ebooks
Full Text electronic versions of books including encyclopedias, handbooks & dictionaries more info

 

Encyclopedia of Human Rights
Full Text offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history. more info

 

Grolier Online
Full Text Includes: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, as well as Roget's II: The New Thesaurus and the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. more info

 

Oxford Art Online
Full Text an encyclopedia with art & architecture-related topics more info

 

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
Full Text English language historical dictionary - the premier dictionary for tracing the meaning of a word over time more info

 

Salem History
Full Text authoritative full text encyclopedias. more info