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Databases by Type: Reference

Browse the library's databases by the type of resource you're looking for: data and statistics; music and videos; newspapers; reference works like dictionaries and encyclopedias; scholarly articles; and more.

Reference Databases

These databases provide access to online dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works.  They are a good starting point for background information at the beginning of your research, and can point you to in-depth sources related to your topic.

Explore Current Issues

These databases feature essays that introduce and explore current social issues, as well as links to related sources for more information.