Electronic Reference Books
This guide is for finding eReference books which includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks and other reference sources. Reference works are good sources for background information, quick facts, overview of subject, and fine tuning your topic. Use the link next to the title to get more information about the book.
In addition to the eReference books listed on this guide, the Library subscribes to the following eReference book collections:
ABC-Clio eBooks - Contains more than 340 encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and guides focusing on U.S. and world history, current issues, politics, and geography. Browse by individual titles or cross-search across all titles by keyword in full text, title, or author. http://publisher.abc-clio.com/~bookindex?indexLetter=A&indexField=SortTitle
Cambridge Histories Online - Coverage includes: American and world history; economic history and the history of science; together with historical treatments of literature; linguistics; music & theatre studies; philosophy; religion; anthropology and political thought. 1960-2012. http://universitypublishingonline.org/cambridge/histories/browse_by_subject.jsf
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Full-text of print reference books from Gale .http://go.galegroup.com/ps/start.do?p=GVRL&u=22516
Oxford Reference Online - 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works. Subjects include: biology; classics; computing; dance; earth sciences; economics; mythology; history; law; literature; medicine; opera; performing arts; politics; science, theater; and more. http://www.oxfordreference.com/
Sage Reference Online - Reference e-books in the social sciences. http://sk.sagepub.com/reference
ScienceDirect Reference - Full-text of 11 reference books in behavioral science, biology, chemistry, cognitive science, drugs, materials science, optics, soils, and more. Offers short articles and entries listing primary journal articles for more in-depth study. See Details for more information and links to specific books.
Links to eReference books in the Social Sciences can be found at http://classguides.lib.uconn.edu/eRefBooks