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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Free, online edition of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (published in 1919). Contains over 11,000 searchable quotations, phrases, and proverbs from the ancient and classical world and traces them back to their sources in literature.


Biography Reference Center Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Biography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of more than 460,000 full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases. In addition to keyword searching, users can also locate biographies of interest by browsing more than 30 genre categories, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, figures relevant to U.S. & world history, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, current world leaders and many others.


Chicago Manual of Style Online Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Electronic edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, the authoritative source for Chicago citation style and writing guidelines used in History and the Humanities. Print edition located in Reference [Call Number: Z253.U69 2003]


Country Studies (free resource) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Descriptions and analyses of the social, economic, political, and military systems of countries throughout the world.


County and City Data Books (GEOSTAT) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Online access to County and City Data Books from 1944 to 2000. Find population, income, health, and employment statistics for U.S. cities, counties, and states. Users can create customized data sets and printouts.


CQ Researcher Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text reports written by seasoned journalists about current social, political, and economic issues. Includes topics in health, education, international affairs, public policy, the environment, technology, and the economy. Each report includes a concise overview of an issue, historical background, opposing arguments, statistics and polls, and suggestions for further reading. Great place to begin research on current affairs issues.


Encyclopedia Americana Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
General encyclopedia covering arts, geography, history, religion, philosophy, sports, science, technology and current events. Print edition located in Reference [Call Number: AE5.E333 2004].


Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text encyclopedia; useful for locating world facts, topical overviews, and personal biographies.


Gale Virtual Reference Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital reference collection containing over 400 full text encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, and specialized reference books. Search all titles or browse titles by subject.
Click on the "Title LIst" for contents. Title List


Grolier Online Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search full text encyclopedias such as Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, and The New Book of Popular Science.


Historical Statistics of the United States Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Electronic edition of the 5-volume Historical Statistics of the United States. Find historical statistics on topics such as population, income, employment, education, crime, and economics. Users can export data to spreadsheets or create custom tables.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides access to full text literature about current controversial issues such as abortion, capital punishment, climate change, cloning, gun control, immigration, and more. Available material on each topic includes viewpoint essays, topic overviews, newspaper and magazine articles, statistics, and links to related web sites.


Oxford English Dictionary Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Comprehensive dictionary providing the meaning, history, and pronunciation for more than a half million words in the English language, past and present. Print edition located in Reference [Call Number: PE1625.O87].


Oxford Reference Online Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital collection of online reference books in all fields of study including dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, and subject reference works. Search by keyword or browse titles by subject.


U.S. Census Bureau Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau covering births, deaths, education, employment, income, housing, and much more.


Wolfram|Alpha Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A computational knowledge engine, which aims to answer factual questions instead of simply providing links to relevant web sites. It offers everything from definitions, biographies, and statistics to mathematical formulas, chemical properties, and stock quotes.


World Factbook Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
U.S. government profiles of countries and territories around the world. Information on geography, people, government, transportation, economy, communications, and military. Print edition available at the Reference Desk [Call Number: G122.U56a 2001].



Brill's New Pauly - Encyclopedia Of The Ancient World Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Online edition of Brill's New Pauly, the authoritative encyclopedia of the ancient world. Fifteen volumes (Antiquity, 1-15) are devoted to Greco-Roman antiquity and cover more than 2,000 years of history, ranging from the second millennium BC to early medieval Europe. Five volumes (Classical Tradition, I-V) are uniquely concerned with the long and influential aftermath of antiquity and the process of continuous reinterpretation and revaluation of the ancient heritage, including the history of classical scholarship. Available in English and German.


Cambridge Collections Online Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text of the Cambridge Companions book series with over 320 titles and 70,000 essays, which provide introductions and overviews of major topics and figures in literature, art, philosophy, and religion. Also includes the Shakespeare Survey series, a compendium of Shakespeare criticism with each volume devoted to a particular theme or group of plays. (read online)


Cambridge Histories Online Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Cambridge Histories have become an established and essential component of the academic research library, and now, for the first time, over 290 of these well-known, used and trusted volumes are available online, adding immense value to the texts and enhancing any aspect of historical research, covering various aspects of world history including law, politics, religion, philosophy, science, and economics.


Gale For Students Online Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text literary reference collection offering coverage of major works of literature, poetry, and drama including plot summaries, character analysis, major themes and motifs, and literary criticism. Titles include Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, Short Stories for Students, Drama for Students, Shakespeare for Students, and Nonfiction Classics for Students.


Gale Virtual Reference Library - History Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
History ebooks from many sources; includes reference works and monographs.


GVRL-Arts Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Art and art history ebooks from Gale Virtual Reference Library.


GVRL-Literature Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Literature ebooks from Gale Virtual Reference Library.


GVRL-Multicultural Studies Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Multicultural studies ebooks from Gale Virtual Reference Library.


GVRL-Religion Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Religion ebooks from Gale Virtual Reference Library.


Oxford Art Online Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A comprehensive art reference work covering all forms of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts, graphic design and photography, from prehistory to the 1990s. Find artist biographies, images of art works, definitions of key terms, and encyclopedia articles on art history topics.


Oxford Music Online Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A comprehensive music reference work covering all aspects of popular and classical music. Find artist/composer biographies, definitions of key terms, descriptions of major musical works and instruments, and encyclopedia articles on musical genres, styles, and traditions.


Oxford Reference - Art & Architecture Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Art & architecture ebooks from Oxford Reference Online.


Oxford Reference - History Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
History ebooks from Oxford Reference Online.


Oxford Reference - Literature Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Literature ebooks from Oxford Reference Online.


Oxford Reference - Performing Arts Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Performing arts ebooks from Oxford Reference Online.


Oxford Reference - Religion & Philosophy Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Religion and philosophy ebooks from Oxford Reference Online.


Salem History Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text history reference books from Salem Press. Provides general information about historical eras, events, and figures. Includes titles such as Milestone Documents, The Decades, Great Events from History, Great Lives from History and Musicians and Composers.


Salem Literature: Critical Survey of Long Fiction Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Literary reference series offering profiles of major writers of long fiction throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant novels and novellas. Discusses the novel in overview essays by time period, country, ethnicity, and genre, and provides valuable resource material.



GVRL-Health Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Health ebooks from Gale Virtual Reference Library.


GVRL-Science Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Science ebooks from Gale Virtual Reference Library.


Health Reference Center Academic Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Offers medical topic overviews from Clinical Reference Systems and numerous medical reference books as well as full text of nursing and allied health journals.


LWW Nursing Book Collection Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Over 300 full text ebooks published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) covering all aspects of nursing including surgery, administration, pediatrics, diagnosis, palliative care, and more.


MedlinePlus (free resource) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Gateway to consumer health information. Provides authoritative information about hundreds of diseases and health topics and includes a medical directory, medical encyclopedia and dictionary, and factsheets on prescription and non-prescription drugs.


Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides information about diagnosing and treating medical disorders for physicians and medical professionals. Print edition located in Reference [Call Number: RM127.M4].


Merck Manual of Medical Information Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides concise, easy-to-understand information about medical disorders, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for patients and the general public. Print edition located in Reference [Call Number: RC81.M535].


Oxford Reference - Medicine Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Medical ebooks from Oxford Reference Online.


Oxford Reference - Science Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Science ebooks from Oxford Reference Online.


SpringerLink eBooks: Reference Works Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Electronic reference books from SpringerLink.



American President: An Online Reference Resource Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A comprehensive collection of material about the Presidents of the United States and the history of the presidency. This web site features essays about the President's life before, during, and after each presidential term. It additionally provides information about the First Lady and cabinet officials of each administration. A collection of essays on the President at Work delves into the function, responsibilities, and organization of the modern presidency and traces the history and evolution of presidential duties.


Country Studies (free resource) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Descriptions and analyses of the social, economic, political, and military systems of countries throughout the world.


County and City Data Books (GEOSTAT) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Online access to County and City Data Books from 1944 to 2000. Find population, income, health, and employment statistics for U.S. cities, counties, and states. Users can create customized data sets and printouts.


CQ Press Political Reference Suite Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text reference books on American politics including Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion, and Guide to Political Campaigns in America.


Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST) (free resource) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search country profiles to find statistics and data on armed forces, weapons production, military expenditures, government, human rights, and population.


FindLaw (free resource) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Gateway to legal information and resources such as cases and codes, state, federal, and international law, law firms, legal forms, small business resources, and a legal dictionary.


GVRL-Business Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Business ebooks from Gale Virtual Reference Library.


GVRL-Social Science Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Social science ebooks from Gale Virtual Reference Library.


Historical Statistics of the United States Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Electronic edition of the 5-volume Historical Statistics of the United States. Find historical statistics on topics such as population, income, employment, education, crime, and economics. Users can export data to spreadsheets or create custom tables.


Infoshare Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Find population, health, and socio-economic data for New York City neighborhoods. View the demographic profile of a specific area or create comparison charts for two or more areas.


Oxford Reference - Economics & Business Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Economics and business ebooks from Oxford Reference Online.


Oxford Reference - Politics & Social Sciences Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Political and social science ebooks from Oxford Reference Online.


Salem Health: Psychology & Mental Health Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Psychology and mental health reference covering core aspects of behaviorism, cognitive psychology, and psychoanalytic psychology in addition to concise overviews of disorders, diagnoses, treatments, and tests.


Social Explorer Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Historical U.S. census data from 1790 to 2007. Use interactive maps to analyze changing demographic characteristics in U.S. states, counties, or tracts and generate statistical reports.


THOMAS: Congressional Information Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Database of federal legislative information including bills, Congressional proceedings, Congressional reports, legislative histories, and public laws.


U.S. Census Bureau Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau covering births, deaths, education, employment, income, housing, and much more.


World Factbook Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
U.S. government profiles of countries and territories around the world. Information on geography, people, government, transportation, economy, communications, and military. Print edition available at the Reference Desk [Call Number: G122.U56a 2001].


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