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  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index

    Biography and Genealogy Master Index enables users to locate biographical entries contained in more than 1,000 volumes and editions of important current and retrospective biographical reference sources. This index contains citations that point to over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.

    Content: Reference Resource
    Vendor: Gale

  • Book Index with Reviews

    A comprehensive database that provides information on book, music, and video titles. Full-text searchable book reviews from Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, CHOICE, and others are included.

    Vendor: EBSCOhost

  • Chicago Manual of Style Online

    Online style guide and tools for proper use of guide

    Content: Reference Resource

  • Contemporary Authors

    Biographical information and bibliographical references for writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields.

    Content: Reference Resource
    Vendor: Gale

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism

    A collection of critical essays on contemporary authors. Each entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, listing of principal works and sources for further study.

    Content: Reference Resource
    Vendor: Gale

  • CQ Researcher

    CQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Our reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research.

    Content: Reference Resources

  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

    In addition to offering the full text of the print edition in searchable pdf format, this online version presents the major tables of numerical data in the form of interactive tables that can be searched, sorted, filtered, and combined in various ways.

    Content: Reference Resource

  • Current Biography Illustrated

    Current Biography provides accurate, up-to-date biographies drawing information from newspaper articles, magazine articles, and books.

    Content: Reference Resource
    Vendor: EBSCOhost

  • Dictionary of Literary Biography

    Provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history.

    Content: Reference Resource
    Vendor: Gale

  • Gale Directory Library

    Access to online directories purchased from Gale.

    Vendor: Gale

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    A database of specialized encyclopedias and other reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

    Content: Reference Resource
    Vendor: Gale

  • Health and Psychosocial Instruments

    Information about measurement instruments in the health and psychosocial sciences.

    Content: No Full Text
    Vendor: EBSCOhost

  • International Encyclopedia of Communication

    Coverage spans the breadth of communication studies, including coverage of theories, media and communication phenomena, research methods, problems, concepts, and geographical areas.

    Content: Reference Resource
    Vendor: Wiley

  • Journal Citation Reports

    Journal Citation Reports allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 11,000 scholarly and technical journals. It is the only source of citation data on journals, and includes virtually all areas of science, technology, and social sciences.

    Coverage: 2010-present
    Vendor: Thomson Reuters

  • Literature Resource Center

    Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

    Content: Reference Resources
    Vendor: Gale

  • Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print

    Mental Measurements Yearbook contains descriptive information and reviews of commercially available standardized educational, personality, aptitude, neuropsychological, achievement, and intelligence tests. Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP provides information including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, print, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).

    Content: No Full Text
    Vendor: EBSCOhost

  • New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online

    Includes signed articles by 1,506 eminent contributors providing a current overview of economics.

    Content: Reference Resource

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context

    Provides viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles about various social issues.

    Content: Some Full Text
    Vendor: Gale

  • Oxford Art Online

    Includes Grove Art Online (an online encyclopedia of the visual arts with over 45,000 articles and over 130,000 images), Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.

    Content: Reference Resource
    Simultaneous Users: 3
    Vendor: Oxford

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

    Biographical entries for 50,000 people connected with Britain's past, from the 4th century BC to 2000.

    Content: Reference Resource
    Simultaneous Users: 1
    Vendor: Oxford

  • Oxford English Dictionary

    The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) 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.

    Content: Reference Resource
    Vendor: Oxford

  • Oxford Music Online

    Includes the full text of New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, New Grove Dictionary of Opera, New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, Oxford Companion to Music, and Oxford Dictionary of Music.

    Content: Reference Resource
    Simultaneous Users: 3
    Vendor: Oxford

  • Oxford Reference

    Access to Oxford reference titles to which UNC has purchased online versions. UNC does not have access to all titles.

    Content: Reference Resource
    Vendor: Oxford

  • Testing & Education Reference Center - see access info >

    Current information on colleges and universities, scholarships, and financial aid. Also includes a wide variety of test preparation eBooks and sample tests.

    Access: For full access to this resource users will be prompted to register with Testing & Education Reference Center.
    Vendor: Gale

  • Ulrichsweb.com

    The online version of Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, providing detailed information about serial titles published throughout the world.

  • WorldCat (FirstSearch)

    Search for items in libraries worldwide.

    Vendor: OCLC