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A guide to general reference resources, including almanacs, encyclopedias and other ready-reference sources.

Electronic Resources

ABC-CLIO Reference Ebooks
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ABC-CLIO is a publisher of educational and reference products with a focus on history and social studies resources for the scholar, student, teacher, and librarian in universities and secondary schools. The ABC-CLIO Reference Ebooks are a collection of reference titles available online through the library's paid subscription.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
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Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. 

Access Video on Demand
Access Video On Demand features nine expansive streaming collections that cover the widest range of subjects with quality content, including thousands of exclusive titles you won't find anywhere else. Plus, the Films On Demand streaming video platform provides a powerful search and browse tool, making it easy for you to find specific pieces of content quickly. Access Video On Demand collections include Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Science, Mathematics and Technology, Social Sciences, Health and Wellness, Careers and Trades, Home and Family, and Archival Films and Newsreels.

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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstract (LISTA) indexes more than 690 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.  

Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia
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Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries.

World Atlas On-line
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Based on the critically-acclaimed Maps on File, World Atlas On-line includes hundreds of easily reproducible maps and outline maps backed with complete statistical and historical information for each state and country. (This service was partially funded by the South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative.)


Web Resources