Databases by Subject

Encyclopedias

  • Provides coverage and integrated searching of the following encyclopedias and multiple reference tools: Encyclopaedia Britannica; Britannica Student Encyclopedia; Britannica Internet Guide; Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary; Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus; and World Atlas.

    Print edition ceased in 2010.

    This resource is being supported through collaborative efforts between the KU Libraries and the State Library of Kansas.

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  • Enciclopedia Moderna includes over 50,000 articles plus 4,200 images. Complete with a dictionary, atlas, and timelines, it's the perfect resource for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish. Britannica Escolar Online provides a Spanish elementary encyclopedia with 2,000 articles, images, videos, an atlas, and learning materials specifically designed for younger students.

    This resource is being supported through collaborative efforts between the KU Libraries and the State Library of Kansas.

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  • Provides an online collection of reference e-books. The collection covers a wide variety of subject matters, such as English literature, history, biography, literature, medicine, health, sociology, and education.

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  • Cross-searchable online database of Oxford University Press subject dictionaries and reference works. Each topical division contains the searchable version of the latest edition of published dictionaries and encyclopedias. (Restricted to 5 simultaneous users.)

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  • Previously Sage Reference, this source contains a selection of encyclopedias and other ready-reference books covering a range of subjects in the social sciences disciplines.

    This resource is being supported through collaborative efforts between the KU Libraries and the State Library of Kansas.

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