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Databases marked “IN LIBRARY USE ONLY” can be searched exclusively
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Database Description Full Text Service
Agripedia An encyclopedia of agriculture presenting facts, figures, demonstrations, examples, graphics, and more regarding the concepts, practices, and vocabulary of agriculture in a multimedia format using audio clips, graphics, text and animation. Full Text Icon Free/University of Kentucky - College of Agriculture
Cambridge Dictionaries Online Provides access to seven dictionaries intended for individuals learning English as a second language. Search Cambridge Dictionary of American English, Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms, and Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Includes pronunciation, parts of speech, and definition. Full Text Icon Cambridge University Press
Encyclopedia Britannica
General encyclopedia that includes text, images, and links to relevant and accurate websites Full Text Icon Encyclopedia Britannica Free online encyclopedia, featuring content from premier titles such as The Columbia Encyclopedia, Oxford’s World Encyclopedia, the Encyclopedia of World Biography, the Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English, A Dictionary of Psychology, and A Dictionary of Food Nutrition. offers millions of free articles, pictures, facts, and biographies along with information about topics like the arts, science, sports, medicine, accounting, and management. Full Text Icon Cengage Learning
Encyclopedia Mythica Encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion Full Text Icon Free
Encyclopedia of Analytical Science II
Detailed publication covering all facets of the science and practice of analysis. It includes comprehensive coverage of techniques used for the determination of specific elements, compounds and groups of compounds, in physical or biological matrices. It addresses applications of chemical analysis in all areas, ranging from such topics as medicine to environmental science, and geology to food science. Full Text Icon Elsevier
Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics “Most comprehensive reference on astronomy and astrophysics ever published” (as claimed by publisher). Click on Search or perform inquiry from Quick Search at the top of the first Web Page Full Text Icon Taylor and Francis Publishing Group
Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry
This compilation of more than 500 different entries encompasses all aspects of biochemistry, as well as the extensions of this subject into the related fields of molecular biology, cell biology, genetics and biophysics. Full Text Icon Elsevier
Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences
Provides complete coverage of the core theories, methods, techniques, and applications in the forensic science field.  The Encyclopedia covers the field of forensic science from crime-scene analysis through pathological and analytical techniques to legal issues. Full Text Icon Elsevier
Encyclopedia of Separation Science
Comprehensive work covering the whole of separation theory, methods, and techniques. Full Text Icon Elsevier
Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry
Provides authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the whole topic of spectroscopy, from theory to applications. Full Text Icon Elsevier
Encyclopedia of World Biography
A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture. Full Text Icon Gale / Infotrac
Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas. Full text icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
Oxford English Dictionary
Principal dictionary of record for the English language, an authoritative guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. Full Text Icon Oxford University Press
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Collection of texts, definitions, and biographies. “The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a dynamic encyclopedia maintained by the Center for the Study of Language and Information (John Perry, Director) at Stanford University, and published as a project of the Metaphysics Research Lab at CSLI.” Full Text Icon Stanford University
Wordsmyth Language reference source that meshes the functions of a dictionary and thesaurus with flexible search capabilities   Free
yourDictionary A comprehensive and authoritative portal for language and language-related products and services on the web   Free