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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.
AccessScience is a multi-media scholarly reference in the area of science and technology.
Need to write an argumentative essay? Look here for information that cover both sides of popular debates like global warming, cosmetic surgery, designer babies and more. Permitted Uses for this Database
Oxford Reference Online
Search selected dictionaries and encyclopedias from Oxford University Press:
Search Sage Knowledge for indepth, authoritative background information on social sciences topics.
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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.
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Interactive 3-D animated human anatomy models and 19 Body System Modules, complete with 3-D images, clinical and case studies, text, learning objectives, and quizzes. Students: To use the Assessment (PALMS) piece of the program, you must use your UFV email address to create an account. It is best that you do NOT reuse your MyUFV password but create a new one. Permitted Uses for this Database