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Reference (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, & more)
Blackwell Reference Online
Reference e-books from a wide variety of subject areas.
Full-text of over 500 reference texts.
Encyclopedia of Ancient History
Entries cover the Mediterranean, Near East, and Egypt from the late Bronze Age to 7th Cent. CE.
Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
Covers issues ranging from theology, politics, and law, through to literature, art, and architecture.
Encyclopedia of Religion in America
Covers the origins, development, adaptation, influence, and interrelations of the many faiths practiced in the U.S.A from formation to the present.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Full-text from "Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television" and "Who's Who Among African Americans."
Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.
Oxford Reference Online
Full-text of Oxford Encyclopedias.