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American National Biography Online
First published in 24 volumes in 1999, this electronic version offers biographical portraits of more than 18,700 people. Updates appear quarterly and the database contains more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references.
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ARBA Online (American Reference Book Annual)
Reviews of reference works. Updated monthly. To recommend materials for the PHC Library, copy the bibliographic information into an e-mail or word document and send it to the PHC Library.
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Britannica Online
Full access to Encyclopaedia Britannica entries plus extras--web links, video clips, an interactive atlas, etc. Search by keyword or browse by subject.
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Choice Reviews Online
Reviews of academic materials currently being published. Online version of Choice Reviews magazine.
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EBSCO eBooks (formerly netLibrary)
EBSCO eBooks includes many reference books across a variety subjects including arts, biology, education, history, language, law, literature, math, medicine, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religion, science, sports, and technology.
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Oxford English Dictionary
All 20+ volumes of the print OED available full-text and searchable online. With over 290,000 entries, this is considered the definitive work of the English language.
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WorldAlmanac
Includes the full-text of all Almanac titles.

AF: Acronym Finder
153,000+ human-edited acronym definitions, plus millions of unverified acronym entries in the related site--Acronym Attic.
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American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
Find definitions for 90,000 words and hear 70,000 words pronounced. Part of bartleby.com's Great Books Online.
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Bartleby.com - Reference Works
This Online collection of reference books includes Columbia Encyclopedia, a North American Gazetteer, World Factbook, dictionary, thesaurus, and quotation books. Also books on writing, religion, history, and parliamentary procedure.
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Catholic Encyclopedia
published 1907-1914
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Columbia Encyclopedia
The 2001 of this encyclopedia has more than 51,000 entries. Part of bartleby.com's Great Books Online.
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Country Studies - American Memory
Based on a series of books published 1988-98. Has information about select countries. Maintained by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress.
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FindLaw Dictionary
Dictionary of legal terms.
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Jewish Encyclopedia
12-volume set published 1901-1906
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MedTerm Medical Dictionary
16,000+ medical term defined
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Merriam-Webster Online - Dictionary
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.
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Performing Arts Encyclopedia
Explore music, theater, and dance at the Library of Congress. Includes photos, stories, and sheet music that can be searched.
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Quotations
A bartleby.com reference.
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Robert's Rules of Order
The 1915 revision of this work that is commonly used for conducting business meetings. Part of bartleby.com's Great Books Online.
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Roget's Thesauri
A bartleby.com reference.
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UNESCO Institute for Statistics
International statistics on education, literacy, science & technology, and culture & communication.
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World FactBook
The CIA's profile of each country with general information about geography, population, government, weather, and travel advisories. Includes maps.


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