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Database
Description
Vendor
UALC
Academic Pioneer
Y
The Utah state funded collection of resources including article databases.
State of Utah
Y
AccessScience
Y
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedias of Science & Technology, a science and technology resource that includes articles, research updates, definitions, illustrations and graphics. Restricted to one user at a time.
McGraw-Hill
N
American FactFinder
Y
Contains community facts and maps down to the street level from the U.S. Census Bureau.
N
Bartleby.com
Y
Online reference,literature and nonfiction, including the Columbia Encyclopedia, History Encyclopedia, American Heritage Dictionary, Roget's Thesaurus, and much more. Available free on the Internet.
N
Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson):
Y
Wilson's largest biography database has combined the in-depth, original profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, plus the thorough periodicals coverage of Biography Index.
EBSCO
Y
EBSCO eBooks
Y
Search for full text EBSCO eBooks.
EBSCO
N
Ebsco eBooks Religion Collection
Y
With more than 4,100 titles from over 150 trusted publishers covering important religious subjects including philosophy, ethics, history of religions, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and more.
EBSCO
N
Encyclopedia Brittanica
Y
Contains the complete Encyclopedia Britannica, with related Internet sites, Briannica's Internet Guide, and the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.
Brittanica
N
Encyclopedia of Life
Y
A free, online collaborative encyclopedia intended to document and organize all information about life on Earth. Content ranges from historical literature and biological descriptions to images, videos and distribution maps.
EOL
N
Foundation Directory Online
Y
Comprehensive information on private foundation funding, corporate giving programs, and grant making public charities. (Access only available in the library.)
Foundation Center
N
Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Y
Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries.
EBSCO
Y
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Y
Encylopedias covering the fields of Business, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, and Social Science.
Gale
N
Grants Resource Center
N
GRC provides you with access to a comprehensive suite of tools, services, and expertise to improve your office’s efficiency and increase your institution’s success in securing competitive grants from federal and private sponsors.
AASCU
N
InfoPlease
Y
Provides facts and figures on a variety of topics. A good reference source.
Pearson Education
Y
MapQuest
Y
Contains maps, driving directions, live traffic reports, yellow & white pages, travel guide, and city guide.
MapQuest.com
N
Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Y
Contains the online version of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus.
Merriam-Webster
N
MLA Directory of Periodicals
Y
Information on over 5,500 journals with editorial contact information, frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.
EBSCO
Y
National Atlas of the U.S.
Y
Interactive and downloadable maps of the United States.
U.S. Dept. of Interior
N
NBC Learn Higher Ed
Y
NBC Learn provides thousands of videos, historic newsreels, and photographs available with transcripts. Register to save and add notes to videos and create personal playlists.
NBC
N
OCLC FirstSearch
N
OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide
OCLC
N
Oxford Bibliographies
Y
Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available
Oxford Press
N
Oxford English Dictionary
NA
The Oxford English Dictionary is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.
Oxford Press
N
Oxford Reference Online
Y
Access to reference sources in all disciplines. Click Advanced Search to search by subject; click Subjects & Books to search individual titles.
Oxford Univ. Press
N
Roget's Thesaurus
Y
Allows searches for word synonyms.
Lexico Pub.
N
Sage eReference
Y
Online full text reference from Sage: Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education, Encyclopedia of Education Law, and Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change.
Sage
N
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Y
The SEP was designed so that each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board before they are made public.
Stanford U
N
Visual Thesaurus
Y
An online thesaurus that also provides a visual map.
ThinkMap
Y
Visuwords graphic dictionary
Y
Provides a visual map of the relationship between related words.
Visuwords
N
Westlaw Classic
Y
Westlaw Classic is a research database for news, legal, and business-related information.
Westlaw
N
WestlawNext
Y
WestlawNext is the new interface for Westlaw Classic. (Presently available only for on-campus use.)
Westlaw
N
Wikipedia
Y
A free encyclopedia resource where users actually maintain the content.
Wikimedia Foundation
N
World Shakespeare Bibliography Online
N
This release of The World Shakespeare Bibliography Online provides annotated entries for all important books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, and other scholarly materials.
Johns Hopkins University
N
Worldcat.org
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Free online version of the Worldcat catalog of books and other materials worldwide.
OCLC
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