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Electronic Reference Collection: Online Reference Collections

Reference Sources

Reference books provide background information on a topic, such as definitions of terms, key figures and events, and well written overviews. They can be a useful starting point for any research project, because they fill in missing knowledge about the topic or provide you with the language of the discipline.

Access Science

AccessScience is a multi-media scholarly reference in the area of science and technology. 


Gale Reference


  • Urbanization
  • Gender
  • Racism


Opposing Viewpoints in Context


Oxford Reference Online

Search selected dictionaries and encyclopedias from Oxford University Press:



  • Sociology
  • McDonaldization
  • Social Policy
  • Gender

Sage Knowledge

Search Sage Knowledge for indepth, authoritative background information on social sciences topics.

Sage Knowledge Searching Tips

Wiley Online Library

Formerly known as the Blackwell Reference Online, here you will be provided with authoritative, scholarly reference sources (dictionaries, handbooks and companions) in the social sciences and humanities.

Primal Pictures Interactive Anatomy

Primal Pictures/Anatomy TV is a comprehensive selection of dynamic, interactive modules featuring more than 6,500 highly accurate, three-dimensional anatomy models. Modules focus on individual organs, regions of the body, or anatomical systems.

Flash Player (allow download of the Unity Web Player plug-in) is required.

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