Reference & Database Tools

Reference Tools

Acronyms and Abbreviations
Categorized registry of Web resources that list or provide access to the full title of journal abbreviations.
Good source for finding citations, prices and availability for different editions of books.

American Decades Primary Sources
Cross-disciplinary source spanning the 20th century. It includes full or excerpted primary sources representing the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from a decade. Includes oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, TV, play and movie scripts, letters, laws , legal decisions, newspaper articles, cartoons, recipes, and more. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Choice Reviews Online
Choice is a publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography
Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Articles on every aspect of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day.

H-Net Online Reviews
Online scholarly review resource for the Humanities and Social Sciences. A number of titles in Simon contain a link to this review source. Users may also search for reviews on this site.

Library, Information Science, & Technology Abstracts
Bibliographic database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, information management and more. Coverage dating back to the mid-1960s. (Ebsco)

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History
Comprehensively covers the role women have played throughout world history. Over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies.

Oxford English Dictionary
Etymologies, definitions, pronunciations, and quotes for words in the English language.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
Fully searchable bilingual dictionaries and study materials that provide help with learning and using an expanding range of languages.

Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online contains the complete texts of over 100 Oxford dictionaries and reference titles in a fully indexed, cross-searchable database.

Provides in-depth information on familiar and hard-to-find publications from around the world.

Sage Reference Online
Electronic versions of Sage's well-respected print encyclopedias.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

World Almanac: Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and four almanacs