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What is a general reference database?
These databases contains thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues.
They represent the content of hundreds of dictionaries, encyclopedia, thesauri, almanacs and other similar material.
A-Z List of General Reference Datbases
This is a full text database that comprises of a searchable collection of over 150 online reference books from different publishers. It also includes a collection of art images.
CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE ONLINE
This is an online reference guide which provides details of the writing and citation styles widely used by authors, editors, proofreaders, indexers, copywriters, designers and publishers in any field.
ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA (ACADEMIC)
This resource features the complete Encyclopedia Britannica, Britannica Concise Encyclopedia and the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary & Thesaurus.
GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY
This is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research which enables you to search one reference book or search across the entire collection.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY (OED Online)
This dictionary covers words from across the English-speaking world, from North America to South Africa, from Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean. It also offers etymological analysis and lists variant spellings, as well as illustrates pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.