These subject encyclopedias and collections are a library alternative to Wikipedia. See the Research Guides for additional options.
- Britannica Online Academic Edition
Includes a dictionary, thesaurus, videos, timelines, world atlas and quotations.
- CQ Researcher Plus Archive
Summary reports of current political, economic, social, cultural, and health issues in the news (1960-present).
- GVRL Collection
Encyclopedias for the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and business from the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).
- Oxford Reference
Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and companions for many subject areas, especially the humanities, but also social sciences, sciences, and business.
- SAGE Knowledge
Encyclopedias in a wide range of social science disciplines, as well as business and economics.
- CQ Political Reference Suite
Political reference suite of online encyclopedias, guides, handbooks, and other sources on U.S. government and politics, with some international sources.
- Encyclopedia of American Studies
Covers the history and cultures of the United States since pre-colonial times, from a wide range of disciplines.
- Literature Criticism Online
Extensive compilation of introductory commentary and criticism on literature from the classical to contemporary era, including poetry and short stories.
- MagillOnLiterature Plus
Thousands of critical essays, plot summaries, character profiles, and author biographies for fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and philosophical works.
- Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Over 2,000 biographical and thematic entries. Also available in print: Reference B 51 R68 1998 (10 vols.)
- Routledge Politics and International Relations Online
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and biographical sources for politics, political systems, governments, economies, countries, and regions of the world.
- Routledge Religion Online
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and biographical sources for Christianity and other world religions, both ancient and modern.
- Salem History
Profiles of great lives and great events in history, from the ancient world through the 20th century. Entries are signed and include further reading.
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