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Oxford English Dictionary

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An online version of the famous historical dictionary that traces the development of a word over time using evidence such as books, periodicals, and films. 

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Oxford Music Online

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A reference database which provides a portal to entries in The Oxford Dictionary of Music, The Oxford Companion to Music, and Grove Music Online.

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Literature Criticism Online

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This portal offers access to the entire contents of Contemporary Literary Criticism, an important reference series that includes biographies, criticism, and in-depth annotations of current authors and authors who have died after December 31, 1959.

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Science Reference Center

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A basic science database that indexes and provides access to reference books, encyclopedias, essays, biographies, animations, images, videos, and periodicals.

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History Reference Center

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A basic history database that includes reference books, encyclopedias, photos, maps, videos, as well as over 150 periodicals. 

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Legal Information Reference Center

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Provides a variety of consumer legal reference eBooks as well as legal forms and legal advice. 

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Consumer Health Complete

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A quick reference center for general health topics. Includes drug information, health fact sheets, encyclopedias and popular health reference books. 

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Auto Repair Reference Center

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Supplies repair information, diagrams, maintenance intervals and more for hundreds of vehicles.  Includes care and repair tips as well as car troubleshooting assistance. 

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Academic Search Complete

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A collection of journals covering all academic disciplines, with full text provided for over 4,600 titles.

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Google Scholar

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A public search engine specially designed to find academic research.

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ebrary: Electronic Books

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Online access to a variety of academic and popular books. 

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