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Databases by Subject: Encyclopedias & Dictionaries


General Encyclopedias

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia


Specialized Encyclopedias

CQ Researcher Online

CQ Weekly

Online Reference Materials

Government Websites

THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet

North Carolina Government


ABC-Clio E-book Collection
Titles included are:

  • American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography
  • Daily Life Through History
  • Historic Events of the 20th Century
  • Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers
  • Literature in Context

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Titles included are:

  • Africa: An Ecyclopedia for Students
  • African-American Almanac
  • Animal Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities Through the Eras
  • College Blue Book
  • Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco
  • Encyclopedia of Bioethics
  • Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society
  • Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
  • Encyclopedia of Islam and the Modern World
  • Encyclopedia of Modern Asia
  • Encyclopedia of Religion
  • Encyclopedia of Science and Religion
  • Fashion, Costume, and Culture
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Science
  • Genetics
  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World
  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures
  • Pollution A to Z
  • UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes
  • UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features
  • UXL Encyclopedia of World Biograghy
  • Water: Science and Issues
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations