Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

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.