Any Subject Online Reference

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Credo Reference - All Subjects Search

Contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Basic introduction to over 75,000 different topics, including encyclopedia articles, maps, news, definitions, and statistics. Includes a dictionary/thesaurus, (media (photographs and selected audio/video files), famous quotations, country profiles, selected websites and news articles.

FactsonFile World Almanac Online

Provides current facts and information about: Economy, Business, and Energy, Crime, Military Affairs, Health and Vital Statistics, Personalities, Arts, and Media, Science and Technology, Consumer Information, Nations of the World, World History and Culture, U.S. Facts and History, U.S. Government, U.S. Cities, States, and Population, and Sports, as well as a chronology of events, featured stories, notable facts, and historical anniversaries for 2006 through 2012.

FactsonFile Databases Portal

Links to the FactsonFile databases available at Oakton.

Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia EBSCO

Database contains over 25,000 records with full text and various images in many subject areas.

Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World

Provides a comprehensive overview of today's women in global terms covering women's issues and events from 2000 to the present organized into 15 categories:  Activism in Theory and Practice, Arts, Business/Commerce/Economy, Countries, Education, Environment, Government/Law and Justice, Health: Mental and Physical, Media and Popular Culture, Religion, Science and Technology, Sports and Recreation, Sexualities, War and Conflict, and Women's Lives.