Use these online resources to access encyclopedia articles,
dictionaries entries, biographical information, and information on current
events and controversies. Many of these databases also contain maps,
guides, handbooks, and other ready-reference materials.
Over 360 online reference titles in all subject
areas. Allows cross-referencing between titles
and expanding searches into the Truman catalog
and other library resources.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Information on current social issues, including
viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text
magazine and newspaper articles, primary source
documents, statistics, images, podcasts, and
other website links.
Gale Virtual Reference
A growing collection of more than 5,000
full-text ebooks providing reference in nearly
any subject, including health, business,
careers, history, literature, and biography.
Biography Resource Center
Includes biographies and full-text articles
from hundreds of magazines and newspapers on
people from all eras and fields of endeavor. It
also includes tens of thousands of images and
links to vetted websites.
Oxford English Dictionary
Widely regarded as the accepted authority on the
English language. Guide to the meaning,
history, and pronunciation of over 600,000 words
from across the English-speaking world.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
A comprehensive index to biographical sources.
One simultaneous user.
To locate encyclopedias, dictionaries,
and other reference resources (both print and electronic) related to specific
subjects, access the library's subject guides at
Reference may be found through the library's online catalog by keyword or
subject searches that add terms for the type of work.
Physics--Handbooks, manuals, etc.