Databases

Literature & Poetry:

Literature in Context
Students enrich their understanding of the historical, social, and cultural context that shaped classic literature. It includes 
primary source materials, collateral readings and commentary.

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
 
Sirs Issues Researcher
These online resources provide the concepts, principles, and philosophies that encompass these topics.  Titles include What Citizens Need to Know About GovernmentWhat Citizens Need to Know About World Affairs, and What Citizens Need to Know About Economics. The information found in these resources is expanded upon by continuously updated articles, documents and web sites from the SIRS Issues Researcher database.

Facts on File World Geography and Culture
Every country of the world is profiled in depth, with more than 40 entries and more than 100 statistical indicators covering all aspects of each nation’s geography, history, society, and culture.

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.


Oxford Music Online:
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ncludes 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.