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Encyclopaedia Judaica provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge. Entries chronicle Jewish history, archaeology, literature, culture, theology, and practice from the distant past to the present. The Encyclopaedia includes extensive entries on Holocaust studies, the Bible, women's studies, Jewish mysticism, and social history.

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  • Publisher: Gale

The complete text and images of Encyclopedia Britannica. Additional online features include thousands of multimedia sound and video resources, an atlas, web links, news updates, and more.

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The Encyclopedia contains articles written by leading scholars of Oklahoma's past and culture. Articles can be searched or browsed by subject and historical period. The Encyclopedia is published by the Oklahoma Historical Society.

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  • Publisher: Oklahoma Historical Society

Locate trends, forecasts and more for over 200 industries. Each industry report includes: overview, competitive landscape, products and operations, sales and marketing, recent developments, business challenges, trends and opportunities, executive perspective, interview preparation questions, financial analysis and industry forecast.

First Research is an excellent resource for preparing for job or internship interviews.

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Use Funk and Wagnalls for basic information on over 25,000 topics.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library is a multidisciplinary collection of reference ebooks. Areas of coverage include zoology, history, and the social sciences.

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  • Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning

LRC is a comprehensive literary reference database which provides a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC is a completely full-text database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else. MagillOnLiterature Plus is included in LRC.

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  • Publisher: EBSCO

The Merck Manual describes symptoms, common clinical procedures, laboratory tests, and virtually all the disorders that a general internist might encounter. The Manual also deals with problems of pregnancy and delivery; common and serious disorders of neonates, infants, and children; genetics; drug dependency; psychiatric disorders; and many disorders covered by other specialties.

See The Merck Veterinary Manual for animal health information. 

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  • Publisher: Merck

Oxford Art Online (formerly Grove Art Online) comprises the full text of The Dictionary of Art (34 volumes) and The Oxford Companion to Western Art.

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  • Publisher: Oxford

Oxford Music Online (formerly Grove Music Online) includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. It is updated annually.

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  • Publisher: Oxford

Oxford Reference contains titles from the Oxford Companion series, as well as the following:

  • 130+ subject dictionaries and the Oxford World Encyclopedia
  • English dictionaries, and bilingual dictionaries of French, German, Spanish, and Italian
  • Timelines linking over 2,000 key events in 20th-century history
  • 12,000 images and 500+ color maps
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  • Publisher: Oxford

Online access to Magill's Medical Guide. The Guide includes over one thousand entries which describe major diseases and disorders of the human body, the basics of human anatomy and physiology, specializations in medical practice, and common surgical and nonsurgical procedures.

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  • Publisher: Salem

Search and browse these Salem History titles and series:

  • The 50 States
  • The Decades series
  • Defining Documents in American History
  • Encyclopedia of American Immigration
  • Great Events from History
  • Great Lives from History
  • The Innovators series
  • and more …
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  • Publisher: Salem Press

Online access to the Salem Press Critical Insights reference series. Critical Insights titles cover famous authors, landmark literary works, and important literary themes.

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  • Publisher: Salem Press

Online access to Salem Press' The Encyclopedia of Global Warming and The Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society.

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  • Publisher: Salem