Databases

Literature & Poetry:

This series of sourcebooks provides online "companions" for a variety of contemporary writers. These companions include: background on the author; character, plot, and theme analysis; alternative literary analysis, criticism, selected reviews, and an author bibliography.

Ebsco Literary Reference Center
This readers’ advisory service / database brings people and books together - by allowing students and staff to explore / find fiction titles based on their interests. With over 90,000 full-text reviews, 36,000 subject headings, 1200 pre-constructed booklists, and a complete spectrum of searching options, NoveList can help put readers in touch with the perfect book for their needs and desires.
The comprehensive literature database from Facts on File. Users can find biographies for thousands of authors from around the world...information about literary works from poems to plays, nonfiction to novels...the significance of over 35,000 major and minor literary characters...and definitions of literary terms as well as in-depth articles on literary movements, literary groups, magazines and newspapers, and the historical events that helped to shape world literature.
 
Science & Health:
Science Online conveys the visual nature of science in a clear, easy-to-understand way. This comprehensive science database provides diagrams, definitions, biographies, and essays on all things science!
Health Reference Center is a comprehensive, authoritative encyclopedic database containing more than 20,000 hyperlinked entries on today's most pressing health and social issues. It defines the causes, cures, key research, medical terms, symptoms, and treatments and trends of each field of study and explores the social impact of numerous health-related subjects. Entries are organized by topic and type, including biographies, encyclopedia entries, glossary terms, resources and organizations, social and cultural factors, tables and statistics, and tests and procedures.
 
History/Social Sciences:

The History Database Center combines Facts On File's popular history databases into one user-friendly suite.  Subject entries, biographies, primary sources, maps and charts, and even image galleries can all be accessed easily and quickly. Individual database titles include:
American History, World History, American Women's History, African-American History & Culture, American Indian History & Culture, Ancient History & Culture
An online search environment for SIRS popular reference databases.  It provides thousands of full-text articles on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, business, political and global issues - carefully selected from more than 1,200 newspapers, magazines, journals and government publications.
 
Allows users to study all aspects of a country - from its geography and physical features to its government, people, and society - providing both facts at a glance and in-depth coverage through country entries, maps, flags, images, statistics, news articles, a gazetteer, and more. In addition, this online resource includes a special feature illustrating basic geographical concepts, tools to compare and rank countries or U.S. states, a useful geography glossary, a handy conversion calculator, and a currency converter, as well as information on U.S. states.

Historic Events of the 20th Century
explores the events that shaped the 20th century - and continue to shape the 21st. This resource provide a narrative history and analysis of the critical historic events of the 20th century. Provided are primary documents, biographical profiles, a chronology, photographs, and other relevant information on the key figures, arguments, and actions of the particular historic event.


Fine Arts:

Grove Dictionary World of Art: includes new and updated articles, over 2,500 thumbnail art images and line drawings displayed in the text of articles, extensive image links, and sophisticated search and navigation tools.

Grove Dictionary of Music: includes The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Over 500 of Grove's musical examples are now available in sound as well as notated examples.