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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.

Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia EBSCO

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

LearningExpress PrepSTEP for Colleges

Register at an Oakton on-campus computer. Then, use that username and password for on-campus and off-campus access to your own individual account. Features tutorials in using MS Office and other popular software. Includes tutorials and practice tests for Core Math, Science, English, Computer, and College Success Skills; High School Equivalency, Placement, TOEIC, and ACT-SAT tests; Occupational test preparation; Career preparation; and Recursos Para Hispanohablantes.

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