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General Reference Sources
Biography - Gale in Context
Find biographies of people, searching by occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth and death date, and of course by name. Courtesy Massachusetts Library System.
Search hundreds of reference sources - dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases - for topic overviews and links to our other online resources. Includes mind map/concept map search feature.
Gale Ebooks, formerly GVRL Gale Virtual Reference Library
Find introductory articles in all disciplines, business plans, directories and more. Name and interface change on Sept. 13, 2019.
Oxford Art Online/Grove Art
Start here for all art topics. Find articles, images, art terms, timelines and lesson plans for all aspects of the visual arts worldwide, with links to ARTstor, Oxford Reference and Art Resource. Three users can access at one time.
Oxford English Dictionary
The OED is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium tracing their meaning, history, and pronunciation, both present and past.
Oxford Music Online
Search classic music sources including Grove Music for solid introductory information with key sources on most art topics.
Search across Oxford's reference library, and then check off "Show fulltext results only." McQuade has titles on food, human rights, Islamic art, Christian church, semiotics, and women's history.
Search this source for introductory and more in-depth articles on business, education, environmental, social science topics including research methods. New site for Sage Reference Online.