General Reference

The following resources offer general reference information similar to print counterparts like encyclopedias, newspapers, and almanacs.

Chronicle of Higher Education
Independent newspaper covering news and information related to higher education issues. Web version is updated daily.

Credo Reference
Multi-disciplinary, full-text reference site. Coverage includes general dictionaries and encyclopedias, as well as subject-specific resources for art, geography, history, law, literature, medicine, music, religion, science, and the social sciences.

Dissertations & Theses: The Sciences and Engineering Collection
Full text access to over 2 million master's theses and dissertations in a wide variety of disciplines. Over 60,000 titles added every year.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas, including some entries with images. Some biographical entries. Updated annually.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Selected reference texts from Gale-Cengage publishers. Topics include criminal justice, religion, & gender issues.

LexisNexis Academic
Provides access to over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources. News coverage includes national and regional newspapers, wire services, blogs, and TV/radio broadcast transcripts. Business coverage includes detailed company profiles and financial performance measures. Legal coverage includes citations for federal and states court cases back to 1789.

Military & Government Collection
Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. Provides full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and 245 pamphlets. Indexing and abstracts included for nearly 400 titles.

Newspaper Source
Cover-to-cover full text for 25 US & international newspapers and selected full text for more than 260 regional US newspapers. Full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.

World Almanacs
Collects five general reference works in one searchable database: Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia, World Almanac and Book of Facts, World Almanac of the U.S.A., World Almanac of U.S. Politics, and World Almanac for Kids.

WorldCat
WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information.