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A to Z Maps Online World, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps.

Biography in Context Over 600,000 biographies covering more than 525,000 individuals from historical to present times. This resource includes integrated reference material, periodical information and multimedia content such as video and audio selections from archival film clips to NBC and NPR. Contains links to screened, reliable web sites.

Careers in Health Care (Salem Press) Includes sphere of work, work environment, working conditions, educational and physical needs along with tables and charts from the US Bureau Labor Statistics.

Careers in Hospitality & Tourism (Salem Press) Includes work environment, education and training, and conversations with professionals, including “What I Wish I Had Known.”

Credo General Reference Premium Over 3,000,000 full-text entries in 600 reference books from 80+ publishers.

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) - formerly called NetLibrary. 26,000+ full-text books. These titles are copyrighted materials - actual published books available in electronic format to read online.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center Up-to-date profiles of more than 2,000 of today's most popular jobs in more than 90 industries.

  • Includes content from the Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance.
  • Scholarship information is available as well as information on careers that do not require four-year degrees.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Search the full-text to published reference titles in the subject fields of business, environment, history, medicine, multicultural studies, and science.

Infobase eBooks Search the full-text to these titles, Governing America and Nuclear Power, both multi-volume sets.


Literature Resource Center (Gale) Rich in biographical, bibliographical, and critical content, the Literature Resource Center is the premier Internet resource for information on literary figures from all time periods writing in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more.

Naxos Music Library This is the world's leading classical music label, with a catalogue of over 5,000 CDs (80,000 individual tracks) with genres including jazz and world music in addition to the classical core. This subscription is limited to eight simultaneous users. Please logout when finished.

  • Playlists allow professors to create listening homework lists. Set timeouts ensure that no one abuses the service.
  • Browse by composer to access composer's biographies.
  • Click on Advanced Search to find a specific piece of music.

Oxford English Dictionary The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.

Oxford Music Online Full text of The Oxford Dictionary of Music, The Oxford Companion to Music, and Grove Music online database.

Oxford Reference The full-text content is available in these eBooks owned by the library:
• Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to Present
• Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895
• Encyclopedia of Global Change
• Grove Dictionary of American Music
• The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature

Salem Health Search any of these reference titles: Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Infectious Diseases & Conditions, or Magill’s Medical Guide.

Salem Science - Search any of these reference titles: Applied Science, Ency. of Environmental Issues, Ency. of Mathematics & Society, or Earth Science: Earths’ Weather, Water, and Atmosphere.

Salem Press History Reference eBooks Description: Search any of these reference titles: Defining Documents in American History: Civil War (1860-1865) Encyclopedia of American Immigration Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society

Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (ProQuest) This database provides statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. It contains 1400 statistical tables with monthly updates along with links to provider sites.

World Almanac Online (Facts on File) – Authoritative statistics on hundreds of topics including business, government, nations of the world, military affairs, and crime.

World Geography & Culture Online (Facts on File) – Facilitates the study of countries, U.S. states, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills through a global approach.


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