This collection includes both scholarly research and popular titles.
Credo Reference is a good starting place for research. It offers a search engine similar to Google, but instead of searching the Internet, results come from a library of trusted reference sources without advertisements, clutter, or irrelevant hits. It can be described as a 'scholarly, peer-reviewed Wikipedia'.
Credo features full text content, including images, from over 500 reference books covering a broad range of subjects. Narrow the results by subject, entry type, media, person, and publication date. Search any topic or subject in Credo Reference content and continue the search in the Library Catalog and online databases from the Credo screen for additional information. Use Gadgets to answer short questions, get a definition, etc.
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Dictionaries, maps, language reference, and subject handbooks and reference guides. This resource also includes titles from the Oxford Companions Series and the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.
You may also want to check the collection of online texts we have linked from our Virtual Reference Desk.