Reference Tools

Sage Reference

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Encyclopedias in the social sciences and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Encyclopedia of Literature [Wiley/Blackwell]

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Up-to-date scholarship in literature and literary studies, comprised of individual titles covering key literary genres and periods.

Scribner Writers Online

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Online versions of American Writers, British Writers, European Writers, and World and Genre Writers.

Berg Fashion Library

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Includes Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, Berg fashion e-books, color images from noted costume collections, and fashion reference material.

Literary Research Guide

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Selective, annotated guide to reference sources in British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online

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Reference content & commentary by renowned scholars, plus Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps & timelines. Includes Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World and other core reference works on Islam.

CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics

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Dates of Coverage: 
current edition

Authoritative resource consisting of tables of data and current international recommendations on nomenclature, symbols, and units related to not only the physical sciences but also biology, geology, and environmental science.

Cambridge Histories Online

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Contains all titles of the Cambridge Histories series. Topics include political, economic & regional history (ancient to modern) plus language & literature, philosophy, music, religion, science, the performing arts, etc.

Companion to Latin American Literature & Culture [Blackwell]

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Considers cultural and historical contexts for major authors of fiction, essays, and poetry. Includes discussion of forms and genres, plus architecture, music, and film.

Classical Music Reference Library [Alexander Street]

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Standard reference materials on Western classical music, from the Medieval period to the present. With definitions of musical terms & biographies for major classical composers and artists.

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