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Research Databases: Encyclopedias & Reference

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Most Useful:
  • Credo Reference
    (Credo) Includes materials from over 650 reference books on a variety of topics in higher education, including art, business, history, languages, literature, science, criminal justice, and political science.
  • Encyclopedia of Popular Music via Oxford Music Online (LSCS Libraries)
    (Oxford University Press) Features articles on popular music genres such as jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music from 1900 to the present. Also includes information on trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals.
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
    (EBSCO) Features 25,000 articles with selected images about various subject areas.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (LSCS Libraries)
    (Gale) Includes full-text, searchable reference sets in such areas as literature, business, education, game programming, and social sciences.
  • Oxford Art Online (includes Grove Art) (LSCS Libraries)
    (Oxford University Press) Full-text art reference (including Grove Art) covering all the visual arts from prehistory to the present with links to 5,000 images the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), Art Images for College Teaching (AICT), and the Artists Rights Society and text from Encyclopedia of AestheticsThe Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.
  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (Online Edition) (LSCS Libraries)
    (ProQuest) Help
    Comprehensive summary of statistics about the United States population, industries and more. Browse broad subject categories or search to locate statistics or use as a guide to more information in print and on the internet. Sources include the United States government, as well as commercial publishers.

Also Try:

  • Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
    (Cengage Learning) Includes "photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks."
  • Historical Stock Quotes-Big Charts - free web
    (MarketWatch, Inc./Dow Jones & Company) Allows users to input a company's stock symbol and find high/low/closing stock prices for currently-traded companies from 1970 to the present.
  • Oxford Music Online (LSC-Tomball & LSC-Montgomery)
    (Oxford University Press) Online music reference source includes articles from the Oxford Companion to Music, Grove dictionaries of American music, jazz , opera, and musical instruments, and the Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
  • ReferenceUSA (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
    (NOTE: This link will refer you to the HCPL page where you will see the ReferenceUSA link and select it.)
  • The Serials Directory
    (EBSCO) provides "nearly 212,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers; data from nearly 108,235 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses; and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classifications for every entry."
  • Yahoo! Finance-Historical Stock Prices - free web
    (Commodity Systems, Inc. (CSI)/Hemscott Americas) Enter a company stock symbol in the "Get Quotes" search box. Then click the "Historical Prices" link in the left margin. Select a date range (back to the late 1970's) and specify daily, weekly, monthly or dividend information. View the resulting table and/or download it to a spreadsheet.
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