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Psychology  |  Sciences  |  Sociology  |  Statistics  |  Theology  |


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General

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Gale Virtual Reference Library
This growing collection of online subject encyclopedias provides in-depth articles on topics spanning a broad range of disciplines, with an emphasis is on the social sciences.
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Oxford Reference Online
This collection consists of articles, biographies, and definitions from several hundred reference books.  It spans all subject areas, but is strongest in the humanities.
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Credo Reference
This online reference database enables simultaneous searching of 50 scholarly reference works, across all areas of study.
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Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
Find overviews on a wide variety of topics by searching this online encyclopedia. Besides the search feature, there is also a helpful subject browse, timeline browse, and online atlas.
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Fingertip Facts
Compiled by Geisel Library staff, this page contains links to free Internet sites offering quick factual information such as conversion tools, quotations, and definitions.

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
Search this online dictionary of English to find the current meanings of words and to trace their development through time.
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Biology

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Encyclopedia of Bioethics

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Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

Birds of North America

Encyclopedia of Ecology and Environmental Management

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Mammals

New Encyclopedia of Birds

Oxford Companion to the Body

 

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Classics

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Oxford Classical Dictionary

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Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

Ancient Writers: Greece and Rome

Collins Latin Dictionary

Encyclopedia of Archaeology:  History and Discoveries

Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

Pocket Oxford Dictionaries: Latin-English and English-Latin

 

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Criminal Justice

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Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice

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Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory

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21st Century Criminology:  A Reference Handbook

Crime and Punishment Around the World

Encyclopedia of Capital Punishment in the United States

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior

Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law

Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention

Forensic Science

Great American Court Cases

Social History of Crime and Punishment in America

 

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Economics & Business

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Encyclopedia of Business and Finance

Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society

Encyclopedia of Macroeconomics

Encyclopedia of Management

Historical Encyclopedia of American Labor

Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy

 

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Education

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Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology

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Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

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Twenty-first Century Education:  A Reference Handbook

Encyclopedia of African American Education

Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education

Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education

Encyclopedia of Education Law

Encyclopedia of Human Development

Encyclopedia of Special Education

Gender and Education:  An Encyclopedia

Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children

Psychology of Classroom Learning: An Encyclopedia

 

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English

American History Through Literature:  1820–1870

American History Through Literature:  1870–1920

British Writers

Concise Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature

Concise Encyclopedia of Sociolinguistics

Dictionary of Literary Symbols

Encyclopedia of American Poetry:  The Twentieth Century

Encyclopedia of Communication Theory

Encyclopedia of German Literature

Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications

Encyclopedia of Journalism

Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English

European Writers

Latin American Writers

Literature and its Times

Literature of War

Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

 

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Fine Arts & Music

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Oxford Art Online

Art and Architecture of the World's Religions

Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Grove Dictionary of American Music

Oxford Companion to the Photograph

Oxford Companion to Western Art

 

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History

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Dictionary of American History

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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World History Encyclopedia

American Decades

Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present

Encyclopedia of African History

Encyclopedia of American Environmental History

Encyclopedia of European Social History

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

Encyclopedia of India

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760–1850

Encyclopedia of the United States in the 19th Century

Encyclopedia of World Cultures

Encyclopedia of World Trade From Ancient Times to the Present

Europe — 1450 to 1789:  An Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World

Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America

Immigrants in American History: Arrival, Adaptation, and Integration

New Encyclopedia of Africa

Oxford Companion to British History

Oxford Companion to Irish History

Oxford Companion to World War II

Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

Social History of the United States

Women in World History:  A Biographical Encyclopedia

 

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Humanities

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New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Religion

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Oxford Art Online

Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

 

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Law

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West's Encyclopedia of American Law

Encyclopedia of Law and Society

Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law

Great American Court Cases

Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States

Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

 

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Modern Languages & Literature

Collins French Dictionary

Collins German Dictionary

Collins Spanish Dictionary

Encyclopedia of German Literature

European Writers

Latin American Writers

 

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Nursing

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Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health

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Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine

Encyclopedia of Women's Health

Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health

Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health

Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests

Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Professions

Oxford Companion to Medicine

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Philosophy

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Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Bioethics

Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society

Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Ethics

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

 

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Politics

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Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought

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Encyclopedia of Political Science

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Encyclopedia of Political Theory

Almanac of American Politics

American Presidential Campaigns and Elections

CQ Guide to U.S. Elections

Democratic, Republican, and Third Parties in America

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Encyclopedia of Nationalism:  Fundamental Themes

Encyclopedia of Nationalism:  Leaders, Movements, and Concepts

Encyclopedia of Political Communication

Encyclopedia of Sustainability

Governing America: Major Decisions

Oxford Companion to the Politics of the World

Oxford Guide to the United States Government

Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

Public Opinion and Polling Around the World:  A Historical Encyclopedia

Sage Encyclopedia of Terrorism

Women and Politics Around the World

 

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Psychology

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Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science

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Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology

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Encyclopedia of Human Development

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Encyclopedia of Social Psychology

Child Development

Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science

Encyclopedia of Consciousness

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior

Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology

Encyclopedia of Identity

Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law

Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion

Encyclopedia of Research Design

Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods

Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health

Learning and Memory

 

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Sciences

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Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

Encyclopedia of the Solar System

Encyclopedia of 20th Century Technology

Environmental Encyclopedia

Oxford Companion to the Earth

Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

Oxford Dictionary of Chemistry

Oxford Dictionary of Physics

Science, Technology, and Society

 

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Sociology

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Encyclopedia of Sociology

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Encyclopedia of Social Problems

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Twenty-first Century Sociology:  A Reference Handbook

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Encyclopedia of Social Psychology

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Encyclopedia of Social Theory

Contemporary Youth Culture:  An International Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of Aging

Encyclopedia of American Disability History

Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media

Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society

Encyclopedia of Gender and Society

Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations

Encyclopedia of Human Development

Encyclopedia of Human Relationships

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America

Encyclopedia of Population

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism

Encyclopedia of Research Design

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender

Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Encyclopedia of Social Networks

Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America

Encyclopedia of Social Work

Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods

Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict

Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World

Encyclopedia of World Poverty

International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying

Sexual Violence and Abuse: An Encyclopedia of Prevention, Impacts, and Recovery

Slavery in the Modern World: A History

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

 

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Statistics

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How to Find Statistics guide
This page compiled by Geisel Library lists some of the best print and online resources for finding statistics, including statistical resources organized by subject.

FedStats
The best access point to statistics from the US federal government. Use the Topic Links to jump to the best resources by topic, or try keywords in the search engine.

Historical Statistics of the United States
This compendium of statistics provides a quantitative history of the United States, with over 37,000 data series on topics such as health, crime, migration, and the economy.
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iPOLL (Roper Center)
This database contains several hundred thousand questions and results from polls administered in the United States from 1935 to the present, by a wide variety of organizations.
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World DataBank
This database from the World Bank provides access to some of the best available country-level data on topics such as health, education, demographics, and the economy.

 

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Theology

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Encyclopedia of Religion

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New Catholic Encyclopedia 2nd Edition

Art and Architecture of the World's Religions

Encyclopaedia Judaica

Encyclopedia of Buddhism

Encyclopedia of Global Religion

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

 

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