Encyclopedias and General Reference Online Research

Encyclopedia Britannica Online: In Library | Home or Office
Offers comprehensive multimedia content, including maps, video clips, quotations and more. Create and personalize your own pages to collect and disseminate research.

Expanded Academic ASAP
Covers all academic disciplines, including arts and the humanities, social sciences, science and technology. Access scholarly journals, news magazines and newspapers, many with full text and images.

Gale Virtual Reference Collection
Search a single eBook or DC Public Library’s GVRL collection for digital versions of selected encyclopedias and reference resources on a wide  range of subjects from art, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nations and the world and science.

General One File
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

InfoTrac OneFile
Provides daily updates for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social sciences, sports, technology and many general interest topics.

OED - Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the English language.  Guide to the meaning, history and pronunciation of more than 600,000 words – past and present.

Student Resources in Context
Offers easy access to award-winning content based on national curriculum standards. Covering all core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more, Student Resource Center Gold provides a premium selection of reference material, more than 1,100 full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips and podcasts.

World Book Encyclopedia
Online version of the popular encyclopedia. Features include a separate entry point for children, current headline news, educators’ tools, an atlas, a dictionary and an Explore Washington, D.C., section.

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