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These databases have broad coverage and are appropriate for research in almost any discipline. Nevertheless, we recommend that you search more than one for best results, as each has unique content.

EBSCO E-books: Thousands of e-books across the disciplines.

ACLS Humanities E-Books: A collection of e-books in the humanities.

Streaming Media:

Academic Video Online: Premium: More than 49,000 streaming academic videos. Full-length performances by some of today’s most provocative artists working in dance, theater, music and other forms.

Naxos Music Library: More than 1.7 million tracks of streaming classical music.

Naxos Jazz: Over 100,000 tracks of streaming jazz music.

Images & Maps:

ArtSTOR: More than 1.9 million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences from outstanding museums, photo archives, photographers, scholars, and artists.

A to Z Maps: More than 145,000 maps.

Print Sources: Can be found in the library's online catalog.

At the bottom of the search screen, "refine" your search by limiting to items in the "Reference Collection". Then enter broad search terms relevant to your topic into one of the keyword search boxes.

For example, if you're looking for reference sources related to mythology, you might enter myth* as your search, which will find all the sources that mention myth, myths, mythology, mythological, etc.

Online Sources:

Encyclopedia Britannica Online: The full Text online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica, with additional articles, interactive tools and e-books.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: A full library of searchable and easy to browse reference titles covering many disciplines.

OED: Oxford English Dictionary Online: The most authoritative dictionary of the English language, with extensive information including word origin and historical usage.

Oxford Art Online: Includes Grove Art, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.

Oxford Music Online: Includes The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.

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