Research & Discovery

Subject Search

Academic Search Complete

Supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing journals, periodicals, reports, books and more.

Article Search

Obtain digital copies of magazine, newspaper, & journal articles. Search for specific topics or browse subject categories.

Explora (Subject Search)

Offers a collection of full-text magazines, reference books, videos and other sources covering a variety of subject areas.

Publication Search

Publication Title Search: Online

Use this interface to search for the title of magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, newsletters, and more!

Publication Title Search: Online & Print

Locate a journal, magazine, or newspaper through a title or subject search. Determine if we offer that publication online or in print.

Reference eBooks

EBSCO Reference eBook Collection

Access hundreds of reference & non-fiction eBook titles on a variety of subjects. Also included are full-text classics, poetry, and drama.

Gale eBooks: Ready Reference eBooks

Access hundreds of ready reference eBooks on science, health, business, history, literature, religion, and much more.
Oxford Reference eBook Online

Oxford Reference eBooks

Provides ready reference eBooks from Oxford University Press's Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias.


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World Book

Provides encyclopedia articles, edited to suit kids & adults. Also includes tables, animations, videos, pictures, maps, etc.            

Britannica Library Reference Center

Britannica Library Reference Center provides access to articles, biographies, images and videos for you to conduct research on many topics.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Enciclopedia en español para hispanohablantes y estudiantes del idioma español.

Britannica School Edition

Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources. Games, & other learning resources for Elementary, Middle, & High School.

Britannica Escolar

La Encyclopaedia Britannica en línea con niveles para niños y jóvenes proporciona artículos de texto completo con enlaces a sitios web.


Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

Learn about the contemporary and historical meanings & pronunciation of words. Trace the evolution of the English language over time.

Green's Dictionary of Slang

This dictionary provides definitions to impertinent, vile, censored, hip, witty, and fascinating slang words from across five centuries.


Gale Directory of Publications and Media Broadcasts

Contains contact & directory information for radio and television stations and cable companies. Includes U.S., Canadian and international.

Reference Solutions: Phone Lookup and Directory Information

Conduct business and consumer research, create marketing plans, research competitive analysis, and locate executives.

Additional Resources




Online Library Tutorials, Guides, & Help

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Online Library Tutorials, Guides, & Help

Need help with using our Online Library? You can find video tutorials, how-to guides, news and contact information here.

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