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General Reference Books
Encyclopædia Britannica and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and research tools.
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Online encyclopedias in business, education, history, humanities, medicine, religion and social science.
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Online version of many Oxford University Press reference works, ranging from specialized dictionaries and companions to major reference works.
Oxford African American Studies Center This link opens in a new window
Edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Oxford African American Studies Center provides articles from Oxfords key African American studies reference works, primary sources with specially written commentaries, images, maps, charts, tables, and timelines.
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A catalog that allows you to search most major research collections in the U.S. as well as some foreign libraries. If Northwestern's libraries do not own a book, use the ILL button at the top of Worldcat records to borrow a book from another library
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