Start with these:
- Encyclopedia Britannica (Academic)
Encyclopedia Britannica has been the most trusted and most academic encyclopedia, with articles by scholars and experts, since its founding in 1768. This online edition incorporates Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, as well as multimedia, current news, supporting articles, statistical data, and an atlas.
- Oxford Art Online
More than 41,000 scholarly articles covering all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to the 1990s. Includes numerous links to other Web resources including images.
- Oxford Music Online
Includes the complete full text of The Oxford Dictionary of Music, The Oxford Companion to Music, and Grove Music Online (including the standard music reference sources, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz).
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- MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
Includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. Also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.
Collection of over 41,000 adherent statistics and religious geography citations. Statistics and for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, and movements.
- Catholic Encyclopedia
Designed to present its readers with the full body of Catholic teaching, the Encyclopedia contains not only precise statements of what the Church as defined, but also an impartial record of different views of acknowledged authority on all disputed questions. The online edition is based on the 1917 print edition.
Free access to approximately 57,000 articles from the 7th edition of the Columbia Encyclopedia. SCSU does not subscribe to the linked articles and related materials provided through HighBeam Research.
- Encyclopedia of British History
Nearly 2,800 entries covering most aspects of British history from 1700 through 1950. Designed primarily for British school children, the brief entries are nonetheless of interest to those without a background.
- Encyclopedia of Earth
A free encyclopedia, authored by a diverse group of scientists, experts, and educators, about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interactions with society. The scope includes the hydrosphere, lithosphere, atmosphere, magnetosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere, and their interactions, especially in regards to how these systems support life and underpin human existence.
- Exploring Religions
Basic outline of major religions of the world, with useful summaries of major texts and links to external resources.
- Instrument Encyclopedia
A "sampler" of musical instruments from around the world, based primarily upon the Stearns Collection at the University of Michigan. Includes a glossary of musical terms.
- Minnesota Place Names
Minnesota Place Names is both a book (REF F604 .U66 2001), and this searchable, expanded web site, which includes the text of the book and a wealth of further links to information about Minnesota places.
- ORB Encyclopedia of Medieval Studies
A "core collection" of links to primary and secondary materials on medieval life in Eastern and Western Europe. Concentrates on religion and culture.
- Probert Encyclopedia
A comprehensive British reference encyclopedia of over 90,000 articles and over 5,000 illustrations, addressing every aspect of life, from the ordinary to the obscure arranged by topic; includes a browsable or searchable index.
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