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American History in Video
(Alexander Street Press)
Provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and the presentation of historical events over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. This release includes over 1260 titles, equaling approximately 420 hours.

Credo Reference Featuring full text, aggregated content from hundreds of reference books, with over 2.7 million entries covering every major subject. With a focus on ready-reference content, Credo Reference includes dictionaries, biographical data, statistics, quotations and audio and image files from more than 50 publishers.

Grove Music Online
(Oxford University Press)
Grove Music Online has been the leading online resource for music research since its inception in 2001, a comprehensive compendium of music scholarship offering the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera(1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (2002), as well as numerous subsequent updates and emendations. Including more than 50,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world, Grove Music Online is the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of music.

eBooks - ebrary

A collection of ebooks that may be both viewed online or downloaded to select mobile devices. You may click on this link for more information.

eBooks - EBSCOhost Over 10,000 electronic books covering all topics that you can browse.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming
(Salem Press)
575 easy-to-understand essays on all aspects of our natural resources, from their economic applications and benefits to the impact of their extraction. Provides a wide variety of perspectives on both traditional and more recent views of Earth's resources. 4 volumes - all online.

Films On Demand
Digital Educational Videos
The Films on Demand collections provide unlimited, 24/7 access to more than 4,000 full-length videos and 52,000 video clips - all Closed Captioned. These videos cover topics in Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Science & Mathematics, Career & Technical Education, and Health & Medicine to name a few. The video content can be linked with our course management system and used by faculty and students anytime, anywhere.

Forensic Science
(Salem Press)
460 articles on every aspect of forensics, from specific techniques of Bite-mark analysis to the general science of Forensic anthropology. A student wishing to understand the process of Crime scene investigation will find exhaustive descriptions in Forensic Science of each element, method, and discipline employed by investigators, with more than a dozen articles on deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) alone, from DNA analysis to the National DNA Index System. The set’s focus is not confined to the crime scene and the laboratory: It includes extensive treatment of the presentation of forensic evidence in courtroom, discussing the role of Expert witnesses, legal principles such as Mens rea, and significant Supreme Court cases such as Miranda v. Arizona that shape the admissibility and meaning of evidence at trial.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
(EBSCOhost)


Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.



Gale Virtual Reference Library

Complete text of over 100 reference books that cover all disciplines.


The National Gallery The National Gallery Collection is comprised of high definition images from the National Gallery, London. Each entry includes a description of the work along with its artist, medium, dimensions, acquisition credit, and date made . It houses the national collection of Western European painting from the 13th to the 19th centuries.

Oxford Art Online Encyclopedia of the arts and art history with web links (includes Grove Art Online.)

Oxford English Dictionary - Online The Entire Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, available online.



Oxford Language Dictionaries Online Unabridged bilingual dictionaries in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. This resource includes quick translations, example sentences, audio pronunciations, and additional tools for language learning and cultural exploration.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online - Chinese Direct link to the unabridged bilingual dictionary in Chinese. This resource includes quick translations, example sentences, audio pronunciations, and additional tools for language learning and cultural exploration.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online - French Direct link to the unabridged bilingual dictionary in French. This resource includes quick translations, example sentences, audio pronunciations, and additional tools for language learning and cultural exploration.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online - German Direct link to the unabridged bilingual dictionary in German. This resource includes quick translations, example sentences, audio pronunciations, and additional tools for language learning and cultural exploration.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online - Italian Direct link to the unabridged bilingual dictionary in Italian. This resource includes quick translations, example sentences, audio pronunciations, and additional tools for language learning and cultural exploration.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online - Russian Direct link to the unabridged bilingual dictionary in Russian. This resource includes quick translations, example sentences, audio pronunciations, and additional tools for language learning and cultural exploration.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online - Spanish Direct link to the unabridged bilingual dictionary in Spanish. This resource includes quick translations, example sentences, audio pronunciations, and additional tools for language learning and cultural exploration.


Oxford Music Online
(Oxford University Press)
Oxford Music Online is the access point for Grove Music Online and other Oxford music reference resources. Grove Music Online has been the leading online resource for music research since its inception in 2001, a comprehensive compendium of music scholarship offering the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera(1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (2002), as well as numerous subsequent updates and emendations. Including more than 50,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world. Grove Music Online is the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of music. It also includes the Oxford Dictionary of Music and the Oxford Companion to Music.

Reference Universe A cumulative index to print and electronic reference works which allows you to search the article titles and complete book indexes of specialized encyclopedias, compendia, handbooks at our library. It covers all disciplines, and includes works from 1985 to present.

Safari Books Online An e-reference library containing collections of emerging technology books, manuscripts, papers and instructional video.

Salem History
(Salem Press)

Salem History is a robust online database that includes the complete content of many of the printed reference. Currently online with:

  • Milestone Documents - A new, primary source series.
  • The Decades - Salem's critically acclaimed American history series.
  • Great Lives from History - The worldwide biographical resource.
  • Great Events from History - History throughout the centuries.

 

Salem Literature - Authors
(Salem Press)


Salem Literature - Works (Salem Press)

Salem Literature features not only articles on writers and their works but also resources to help facilitate the reader's access to these articles.

The Books in this series are also available in the Library in hard copy & may be checked out (call numbers are included for each title).

World History in Video
(Alexander Street)
An online collection of streaming video, providing access to English-language documentaries offering a survey of human history from the earliest civilizations to the fall of the Berlin Wall and covering Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. All videos are fully transcribed and can be trimmed down to clips to be used in presentations or instruction. Faculty can also create playlists.

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