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Wiki Sourced to Wicked Good: Open Internet & Library-Supported Information

Background on evaluating open internet resources for academic work and suggestions of library-supported sources for general information-gathering

Tertiary Sources - online reference collections


  • CREDO Reference
    Credo Reference provides an online reference collection of over 617 reference books. This collection includes various dictionaries and encyclopedias, as well as a broad range of subject-specific titles. Illustrated works, as well as works on visual media and photography, are well represented
  • Oxford Reference Online
    A database of the online versions of over 300 Oxford University Press subject-specific encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other background sources.  Many articles and entries are the work of scholars commissioned to write on a topic on which they have particular expertise. Includes reference sources in a wide variety of fields.