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Online Reference Materials   Tags: biographies, dictionary, encyclopedias, how to, reference  

The Northwestern University Libraries offer many electronic ready reference tools to help locate facts, statistics, definitions, and more. Most are restricted to the Northwestern community and require a current valid NetID.
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  • Blackwell Reference Online
    Database contains a collection of reference resources including handbooks, dictionaries, and guides across social sciences and humanities.
  • CREDO reference
    Search hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference sources simultaneously.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Guide
    Online encyclopedias of business, education, history, medicine, religion, social science, and literature.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online
    Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on specific topics in a range of subject areas. Specific topical bibliographies in each subject area. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable.
  • Oxford Reference Online
    Contains dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. All fully indexed and cross-searchable.
  • Reference Universe
    Searchable database of tables-of-contents and indexes from multiple reference works and subject encyclopedias. No full-text available in this database.

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