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Encyclopedias

 

CREDO Reference - Over 3 million full text entries from over 490 reference books covering many different subject areas, including Art, Business, Geography, History, etc. This resource is available to Blinn College students, faculty & staff only. List of all available titles

Gale Virtual Reference Library - The subject encyclopedias accessible through the Gale Virtual Reference Library include
the Encyclopedia of Bioethics, the Encyclopedia of Religion,the Encyclopedia of Sociology, the Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology,
and many more. This resource is available to Blinn College students, faculty & staff only.

 

General Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia.com Search through more than 100 sources, such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauri, with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, word origins and abbreviations.

Encyclopedia Smithsonian Detailed index to resources at the Smithsonian Institute.

The 1911 Classic Encyclopedia is based on what many consider to be the best encyclopedia ever written: the 11th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, first published in 1911. Many of the entries were written by the most famous people of the age. It was considered to represent the sum of human knowledge at the beginning of the 20th Century.

Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia A multilingual project to create a complete and accurate free content encyclopedia. Search by keyword or select from one the topic lists available.

Subject Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Psychology A carefully selected database of links to original information generated by respected researchers and practitioners in various fields of psychology. Keyword search, or select from categories such as: career, environment-behavior relationships, organizations, paradigms and theories, people and history, and underlying reductionist machinery.

Handbook of Texas Online A multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries at UT Austin. Search by keyword or select from the master browse list of article titles.

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy Search by keyword or select from the index to view articles, which include original contributions by philosophers, adaptations of material written by the editors for classroom purposes, and adaptations from public domain sources.

MedlinePlus: A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia Includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a dynamic reference work and is a publishing project of the Metaphysics Research Lab at the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) at Stanford University.

Most free Internet encyclopedias contain brief articles. If you are in the library, you can find longer articles in printed encyclopedias. Go to the 031 call number range in the reference section for general encyclopedias, such as World Book and Encyclopedia Britannica. The library also has subject encyclopedias providing in-depth information on many topics throughout the reference section. Ask a librarian to help you find one that will cover your topic.

 

 

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