For each state, essential information about the state (capital city, area, population, etc.), economic information, political information, license plates, weather, etc.
List of online exhibits of thousands of artists.
The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes
The Cambridge History of English and American Literature is considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published on writings in the English language. Compiled over fourteen years, from 1907 to 1921, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama, and essays to history, theology, and political writing. The set encompasses a wide selection of writing on orators, humorists, poets, newspaper columnists, religious leaders, economists, Native Americans, song writers, and even non-English writing, such as Yiddish and Creole.
A wealth of information from the 1913 edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia is available at this site.
Chambers's Book of Days
Hosted by the University of Wisconsin Library, the Book of days is an HTML version of the paper edition. Searchable by a calendar and includes "on this day in history" type of information.
eNature: America's Wildlife Resource
Includes field guides to flora and fauna, habitat guides, ask-an-expert, and a monthly article.
Encyclopedia Mythica: Mythology, Folklore, and Religion
Extensive listings of myths, folklore, and legends.
Encyclopedia of Law and Economics
From the people at FindLaw.com. "The Encyclopedia of Law & Economics attempts to provide a survey of the whole law & economics literature, with a total number of pages of approximately 3,000. Each entry contains two elements: a review of the literature written by an authority in the field followed a quasi-complete bibliography (not just a selection)."
Encyclopedia Smithsonian: The Smithsonian from A to Z
Features answers to frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian and links to Smithsonian resources from A to Z.
More than 200,000 reference entries from more than 100 encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauri. Sources include the Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed., medical encyclopedias, Webster's New World Dictionary, and many more.
Fugitive Fact File
Locate hard-to-find and elusive information on thousands of topics using this database. Since it's maintained and regularly updated by Hennepin County Library staff, many of the files are Minnesota specific.
Search engine that searches dictionaries, almanacs and encyclopedias. Produced by the Family Education Network.
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy [IEP]
Search or browse through this encyclopedia. Articles tend to be long and written in one of three manners: Adapted from public domain sources, written by the editor, or written by professors of philosophy.
Searchable database of finance and investment terms. Categories for terms include mutual funds, options and futures, retirement plans as well as acronyms, buzz words, and new economy terms. Also features a sizeable collection of tutorials and articles from the editors of Investopedia and outside sources.
IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology - the Gold Book
This is a searchable online version of the "Gold Book" with over 7,000 terms.
This comprehensive, dynamic online resource on the history and culture of Louisiana consists of more than 300 articles written by scholars on topics from architecture and history to literature and music. The goal is to build a permanent digital archive by adding up to 300 entries each year. At this site that houses more than 1,000 images plus audio and video files, users can watch a simulation of Hurricane Katrina, listen to former governor Jimmie Davis singing “You Are My Sunshine,” or hear former governor and Sen. Huey Long’s 1934 “Every Man a King” address, which was broadcast over NBC radio. The encyclopedia is presented by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
LookLex / Encyclopaedia
LookLex is a Norway based media house presenting North Africa and the Middle East to a mainly western audience. This we do through 3 main channels; reference material organized into an encyclopaedia, traveler's guides to the North African countries and a basic language course in Arabic.
Published by MedicineNet.com, this site includes over 9,000 terms, abbreviations, syndromes, eponyms, and more related to the bio-medical sciences.
The Merck Manual of Medical Information--Home Edition
The full-text, searchable consumer edition of the famous Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy ("the textbook of medicine most widely used by health care professionals in the U.S. and worldwide"), written in everyday language for non-health care professionals.
The New Encyclopaedia Brittanica, 15th ed.
The Britannica Encyclopedia Set combines today's current topics with 240 years of expertise and delivers more depth, breadth, and information than other encyclopedias. Readers can access quick facts or immerse themselves in detailed articles on almost any subject imaginable while enjoying the vivid and beautiful images of art, geography, science, sports, and much more. Located at Middleton Reference Desk: AE5 .E363 2005.
New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd ed.
"Since its initial publication in 1980, the Dictionary has been widely acclaimed as an indispensable resource and a classic reference. The word "updated" doesn't begin to describe the thousands of new articles, topics, cross-references, and areas of scholarship incorporated into The New Grove II . Every one of the first edition's 22,500 articles has been reviewed and revised, with thousands of articles expanded. Previously neglected or under-represented areas have been examined, explored, and explained. Movements and topics once deemed too controversial or too far from the mainstream have been added. And throughout, 6,500 new articles cover more than 5,000 years of music history, instruments, composers, institutions, performers, genres, and more." (Publisher) Located in Music Resource Center: ML 100 .N48 2001. Also available online as part of Oxford Music Online.
A free source for nutrition information on almost six thousand different foods, Nutri-Facts has taken the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 13 and put it into a form anyone can use.
Oxford Art Online
Encompassing several reference works on art, Oxford Art Online offers entries on individual painters and their work, art movements, theory, and criticism. This resource also has 40,000 image links, 5,000 of them contained in Grove Art Online. In addition to Grove Art, Oxford Art includes The Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.
Oxford Dictionary of Art, 3rd ed.
"Covering Western art from the ancient world to the present day, the Dictionary provides a careful balance of fact and critical appraisal ranging across painting, sculpture, drawing, and the applied arts. Over 3000 entries provide the reader with information on a wide range of people and subjects, including artists, critics, collectors, dealers, patrons, museums, art schools, materials, and techniques. This third edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, with over 200 new entries on contemporary artists, such as Damien Hirst, Julian Schnabel, Antony Gormley; new forms, such as video art; museums, patrons, and collectors. The Dictionary also includes an updated contextual chronology of major works, as well as a practical directory of museums and galleries around the world." (Publisher) Located in Middleton Reference Stacks: N 33 .O93 2004.
Oxford Dictionary of Dance
"With over 2,500 entries covering all aspects of dance, this unique dictionary is the only one of its kind available. ... It provides all the information necessary for dance fans to navigate the current diverse dance scene. During the last twenty years the boundaries of dance have been radically redrawn. There has been an explosion of new activity within traditional forms like ballet, a stream of new dance languages invented by fresh generations of choreographers, and there is a growing appreciation of cultural dance forms from around the world. ... With an emphasis on performance - the dance we see in our theatres today - readers will find both fact and analysis on a wide range of subjects, from styles of dance and the history of dance companies and their productions, to dancers, choreographers, and technical terms." (Publisher) Located in Middleton Reference Stacks: GV 1585 .C78 2002.
Oxford Music Online
Comprised of Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and The Oxford Companion to Music, Oxford Music Online has authoritative articles on composers, performers, and other music personalities, in addition to writings on instruments, musical forms, and genres, among other subjects.
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