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Biography and Genealogy Master Index (Gale)
Comprehensive index to biographical sketches in reference books.

Book Index with Reviews (EBSCOhost)
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.

Chicago Manual of Style Online
The online version of the Chicago Manual of Style, along with a variety of tools including Chicago Style Q&A.

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

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

CQ Researcher
1991-present. Each week, offers an in-depth exploration of an issue in the news.

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
Provides broad coverage of all types of physical science data commonly encountered
by scientists and engineers.

Credo Reference
Credo Reference is an online reference collection, featuring full-text content from hundreds of reference books covering a broad range of subjects.

Current Biography Illustrated (EBSCOhost)
Current Biography provides accurate, up-to-date biographies drawing information from newspaper articles, magazine articles, and books.  In addition, profiles maintained in this database feature more than 19,500 images, and offer the subject's own views, attitudes and commentary as well as the commentaries of other journalists and colleagues. Profiles give users the information they want on celebrities, politicians, business people, writers, actors, sports figures, artists, scientists, and many others.

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

Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media
This publication, which identifies specific print and broadcast sources of news and advertising for trade, business, labor, and professionals, is available on the Gale Directory Library platform. Arrangement is geographic with a thumbnail description of each local market.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A database of specialized encyclopedias and other reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (EBSCOhost)
1985-present. Information about measurement instruments in the health and psychosocial sciences.

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.

Journal Citation Reports (ISI Web of Knowledge)
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.

Literature Resource Center (Gale)
A complete literature reference database featuring biographical, bibliographical, and critical content.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (EBSCOhost)
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).

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online
Includes signed articles by 1,506 eminent contributors providing a current overview of economics.

NoodleBib
Create APA and MLA style reference or source lists. PLEASE NOTE: To use NoodleBib from off campus, a user name and password are required. The user name and password list is online; click on User Names and Passwords, then enter your name and UNC ID number to see the list (see page 2).

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (Gale)
Provides viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles about various social issues.

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.

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

Oxford English Dictionary
The OED is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words from across the English-speaking world.

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.

Oxford Reference
A collection of over 100 subject specific reference sources and dictionaries from Oxford University Press.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Full Text
The most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses, with 2.7 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present. Over 1.2 million full text dissertations are available for download in PDF format, and over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.

ReferenceUSA
Directory information on U.S. and Canadian businesses, residents, and health care providers.

Sharpe Online Reference
Several encyclopedias in the areas of U.S. History and Culture, along with enhancements and online resources. Titles include Colonial America (1492-1783), Gilded Age and Progressive Era (1877-1919), Jazz Age (1919-1929), Postwar America (1945 - Present), Social Issues in America, American Social Movements, and American Folklife.

Testing & Education Reference Center
Current information on colleges and universities, scholarships, and financial aid. Also includes a wide variety of test preparation eBooks and sample tests. For full access to this resource users will be prompted to register with Testing & Education Reference Center.

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

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
A catalog of books and other materials from libraries worldwide.