Online Encyclopedias and Dictionaries by Subject

This list includes encyclopedias and dictionaries selected by Penfield Library for the online reference collection.
Also available: A-Z List of Online Encyclopedias and Dictionaries



Key general and interdisciplinary resources

Art

Research Guide for Art


Also available in paper copy: Ref GT507 .E53 2005


Also available in paper copy: Ref BP40 .E525 2004


Provides access to The Dictionary of Art (paper copy REF N31 .D5 1996 v.1-34), original essays by scholars in the field, image links for drawings, paintings, maps etc. Multi-cultural and multi-national material is included. New material is added on a regular basis.Limited to five users -- please remember to log off.


Also available in paper copy: Ref E169.1 .S764 2000

Communication Studies

Research Guide for Communication Studies


Also available in paper copy: Ref P87.5 .E53 2002


NOVEL logoAccess viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. Great for current issues research.

English

Research Guide for English


Merriam-Webster's work, online as part of Gale's Literature Resource Center.


A collection of 100+ reference titles available in full-text electronically. Search the entire collection, or search selected titles using "advanced search."


Provides overviews and introductions to theoretical movements, critics, and theorists. Entries cover literary and cultural theories that may be useful in literary criticism or cinema and screen studies.


Also available in paper copy: Ref PS21 .E537 2004


Comprehensive dictionary of the English language, including word origins.


Also available in paper copy: Ref E169.1 .S764 2000

History

Research Guide for History


Also available in paper copy: Ref D23.B45 2005


Also available in paper copy: Ref E174 .D52 2003


Also available in paper copy: Ref BP40 .E525 2004


Also available in paper copy: Ref CB 9 .N49 2005


Also available in paper copy: Ref F1218.6 .O95 2001


Comprehensive dictionary of the English language, including word origins.


American History reference series organized by the decades.

Modern Languages

Research Guide for Modern Languages


Also available in paper copy: Ref GT2850 .E53 2003

Music

Research Guide for Music


Provides access to The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online and The Oxford Companion to Music. Audio examples require free download of Scorch software.Limited to three users -- please remember to log off.


Also available in paper copy: Ref E169.1 .S764 2000

Philosophy

Research Guide for Philosophy


Also available in paper copy: Ref BD111 .C626 2009


Also available in paper copy: Ref QH 332 .E52 2004 (3rd. ed., 5 vols)


Also available in paper copy: Ref BP40 .E525 2004


Also available in paper copy: Ref KF 4548 E53 2000


Also available in paper copy: Ref CB 9 .N49 2005

Religion

Research Guide for Religion


Also available in paper copy: Ref BP40 .E525 2004

Theatre

Research Guide for Theatre


Also available in paper copy: Ref GT507 .E53 2005


Also available in paper copy: Ref PS21 .E537 2004

Anthropology/Archaeology

Research Guide for Anthropology/Archaeology


Also available in paper copy: Ref GT2850 .E53 2003


Also available in paper copy: Ref F1218.6 .O95 2001

Business

Research Guide for Business


Also available in paper copy: Ref HD62.7 .B865 (older copies in Reference Storage). Additional Business Plans are available from SBA and Palo Alto Software


A collection of 100+ reference titles available in full-text electronically. Search the entire collection, or search selected titles using "advanced search."

Counseling & Psychological Services

Research Guide for Counseling & Psychological Services


Also available in paper copy: Ref HV5804 .E53 2001


Also available in paper copy: Ref LB 15 .E47 2003


Also available in paper copy: Ref LB 1027.55.E523 2005


A database of descriptive information and edited reviews for over 7,000 commercially available testing instruments. Print editions 1-17 (1938-2007) in Reference Storage BF 421 .B96.

Economics

Research Guide for Economics


NOVEL logoAccess viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. Great for current issues research.


Also available in paper copy: Ref HC16 .O64 2003

Education

Research Guide for Education


Also available in paper copy: Ref LB 15 .E47 2003


Also available in paper copy: Ref LB 1027.55.E523 2005


Also available in paper copy: Ref LB 15 W87 2001

Marketing

Research Guide for Marketing


Also available in paper copy: Ref HD62.7 .B865 (older copies in Reference Storage). Additional Business Plans are available from SBA and Palo Alto Software


Presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts on the media's interaction with children and adolescents.


A collection of 100+ reference titles available in full-text electronically. Search the entire collection, or search selected titles using "advanced search."

Political Science

Research Guide for Political Science


Also available in paper copy: Ref JA 61 B43 1999


Online version is a reprint of 1987 print version. Also available in paper copy: Ref JA 61 B57 1987


Also available in paper copy: Ref JX 1407 E53 2002


Also available in paper copy: Ref JA 61 .E54 2005


Also available in paper copy: Ref KF 4548 E53 2000


Also available in paper copy: Ref CB 9 .N49 2005


NOVEL logoAccess viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. Great for current issues research.

Psychology

Research Guide for Psychology


Also available in paper copy: Ref. HQ 1061 E53 2001


Also available in paper copy: Ref HV5804 .E53 2001

Public Justice

Research Guide for Public Justice


Also available in paper copy: Ref HV 6017 .E52 2002, v. 1-4


Also available in paper copy: Ref HV5804 .E53 2001


Also available in paper copy: Ref HV 7921.E53 2005


Also available in paper copy: Ref HV 9471.E693 2005


NOVEL logoAccess viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. Great for current issues research.

Sociology

Research Guide for Sociology


Also available in paper copy: Ref. HQ 1061 E53 2001


Also available in paper copy: Ref. HM 136 B783 1997


Also available in paper copy: Ref HV5804 .E53 2001


NOVEL logoAccess viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. Great for current issues research.


Also available in paper copy: Ref E169.1 .S764 2000

Technology Education

Research Guide for Technology Education


Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.


Also available in paper copy: Ref LB 15 .E47 2003


Also available in paper copy: Ref LB 15 W87 2001

Vocational Teacher Preparation

Research Guide for Vocational Teacher Preparation


Also available in paper copy: Ref LB 15 .E47 2003


Also available in paper copy: Ref LB 1027.55.E523 2005


Also available in paper copy: Ref LB 15 W87 2001

Biological Sciences

Research Guide for Biological Sciences


Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.


Also available in paper copy: Ref QH 332 .E52 2004 (3rd. ed., 5 vols)


Also available in paper copy: Ref QH 360.2 E54 2002


A collection of 100+ reference titles available in full-text electronically. Search the entire collection, or search selected titles using "advanced search."


Also available in paper copy: Ref. QL 3 .G7813 2003

Chemistry

Research Guide for Chemistry


Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.

Computer & Information Science

Research Guide for Computer & Information Science


Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.


Articles on computer and information science, including historical information and selected biographies


Includes terms and definitions in the fields of information science and technology. Also available in paper copy: Ref T58.5 .D499 2007


Articles relating to the Internet and commerce. Presents answers to common questions about website development, financing, advertising, and more. Features 470 essays covering topics and terms, profiles of the top e-commerce companies, biographies of e-commerce innovators, and coverage of events and legislation related to the Internet and to e-commerce.


A collection of 100+ reference titles available in full-text electronically. Search the entire collection, or search selected titles using "advanced search."

Geology

Research Guide for Geology


Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.


Also available in paper copy: Ref GE 149 E47 2002

Health Promotion & Wellness

Research Guide for Health Promotion & Wellness


Also available in paper copy: Ref. HQ 1061 E53 2001


Also available in paper copy: Ref HV5804 .E53 2001


A collection of 100+ reference titles available in full-text electronically. Search the entire collection, or search selected titles using "advanced search."


One to three page articles for the general reader. Also available in paper copy: Ref RC 41 .M34

Mathematics

Research Guide for Mathematics


Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.

Meteorology

Research Guide for Meteorology


Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.

Physics

Research Guide for Physics


Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.


In depth entries on U.S. scientists. Newer edition available in paper copy: Ref Storage Q141 .A47 2005


A collection of 100+ reference titles available in full-text electronically. Search the entire collection, or search selected titles using "advanced search."

African & African American Studies

Research Guide for African & African American Studies


NOVEL logoAccess viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. Great for current issues research.


Over 7500 articles from core African American reference sources; also including primary source documents, images, maps, timelines, and biographies.

Cinema and Screen Studies

Research Guide for Cinema and Screen Studies


Provides overviews and introductions to theoretical movements, critics, and theorists. Entries cover literary and cultural theories that may be useful in literary criticism or cinema and screen studies.


Also available in paper copy: Ref E169.1 .S764 2000

Environment & Sustainability

Research Guide for Environment & Sustainability


Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.


Also available in paper copy: Ref GE 149 E47 2002


NOVEL logoAccess viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. Great for current issues research.

Gender and Women's Studies

Research Guide for Gender and Women's Studies


NOVEL logoAccess viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. Great for current issues research.

Global and International Studies

Research Guide for Global and International Studies


Also available in paper copy: Ref F1006 .C36 1999


NOVEL logoAccess viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. Great for current issues research.

Native American Indians

Research Guide for Native American Indians


Also available in paper copy: Ref E98.R3 G46 1992


Listed in the "Legal Guides" section of "Westlaw Campus Research".


Provides access to The Dictionary of Art (paper copy REF N31 .D5 1996 v.1-34), original essays by scholars in the field, image links for drawings, paintings, maps etc. Multi-cultural and multi-national material is included. New material is added on a regular basis.Limited to five users -- please remember to log off.


Also available in paper copy: Ref PS21 .E537 2004