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Catalog of U.S. Government Publications   You can find the full text of most articles here.
Electronic and print publications from all three branches of the U.S. government.
Available to everyone.  GPO
 
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online: Academic Edition   You can find the full text of most articles here.   Alabama Virtual Library
The complete encyclopaedia and Book of the Year. Also contains a dictionary and an Internet directory.
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Encyclopedia Britannica: World Data Analyst   You can find the full text of most articles here.   Alabama Virtual Library
All about countries: snapshots, ranked statistics, remarkable features. Allows students to create charts and tables comparing countries across catagories and changes.
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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia   You can find the full text of most articles here.   Alabama Virtual Library
Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries, searchable either by subject or by keywords within each entry.
EBSCO
 
Gale Virtual Reference Library   You can find the full text of most articles here.   Alabama Virtual Library
Encyclopedias covering a wide variety of specialties, such as small business, endangered species, popular culture, controlled substances, alternative medicines, and multicultural America.
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General Reference Center Gold   You can find the full text of most articles here.   Alabama Virtual Library
Periodicals and reference books covering a wide variety of topics.
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History Reference Center   You can find the full text of most articles here.   Alabama Virtual Library
Encyclopedias and books covering history. Includes biographies, historical documents, photos, maps, video. Designed for high school and undergraduate students.
EBSCO
 
International Encyclopedia of Communication   You can find the full text of most articles here.
Provides authoritative, interdisciplinary coverage of the theories, media and communication phenomena, research methods, problems, concepts, and geographical areas related to all areas of communication studies.
Blackwell
 
Oxford African American Studies Center   You can find the full text of most articles here.
Biographies, primary sources, images, maps, charts, timelines and more.
Oxford
 
Oxford English Dictionary (OED Online)   You can find the full text of most articles here.   Alabama Virtual Library
Meaning, history, and pronunciation of words from across the English-speaking world; includes quotations from a wide range of sources (literature, film, cookery, others).
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Oxford Reference Online Premium   You can find the full text of most articles here.   Alabama Virtual Library
Reference books covering a wide variety of topics; dictionaries of architecture, plants, geography, literature, mathematics, mythology, and many others.
Oxford
 
Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged (1993)   You can find the full text of most articles here.
Allows searches by headword (first word on each page), keyword, etymology, and author/quotation keyword.
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