Reference databases including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and statistical information

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Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile provides more than 10,000 peer-reviewed journals with fact-based, reliable, unbiased content. It includes strong coverage of hard sciences, medicine, engineering and business.

Academic Search Premier  avl_logo

Academic Search Premier has information in nearly every area of academic study and includes full-text for more than 4,600 journals, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.

Book Collection: Nonfiction  avl_logo

Book Collection: Nonfiction is a research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 4,100 popular nonfiction books. It includes full text entries on core subject areas, as well as information on careers, health, sports, adventure, technology, life skills and more.

Book Review Digest Plus 

Coverage: 1983-present

Book Review Digest Plus indexes reviews of current fiction and non-fiction and provides review excerpts and over 100,000 full text reviews. Combined with BRD Retro, it provides excerpts from and citations to reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction reaching back to 1908.

Book Review Digest Retro

Coverage: 1903-1982

Book Review Digest Retrospective provides excerpts from and citations to reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction from 1903-1982.

Britannica Academic Edition Online  avl_logo

Britannica Online is a comprehensive research tool that offers accurate and up to date topical business information and company and industry intelligence on thousands of global companies. The database covers business, telecommunications, computers, technology, systems, law and more. (on campus access only)

eBooks-Library is one of the largest eBook repositories on the Web, especially for classic works. This library offers full-text access to 935 authors and composers, more than 5400 works, 15300 sub-titles and 512,000 pages. Subject areas include law, economics, finance, history, art, literature, and many more.

Expanded Academic ASAP  avl_logo

Expanded Academic ASAP provides access to scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers -many with full text and images. It includes information about the arts and humanities, social sciences, science and technology.

FirstSearch *avl_logo

FirstSearch is the gateway to ten indexing and abstracting (not full text) databases including ArticleFirst, Clase y Periodica, Electronic Collections Online, ERIC, GPO Monthly Catalog, MEDLINE, PapersFirst, ProceedingsFirst, WorldCat and World Almanac. *Citation only index; NO FULL TEXT.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is the platform for Gale online products, providing reference ebooks in a variety of academic fields, paid for by AVL, and a growing number of Gale nonfiction ebooks purchased by Faulkner. Everything is cross-searchable.

General OneFile  avl_logo

General OneFile is a comprehensive periodical resource that provides access to more than 60 million articles. It contains more than 11,000 titles and back file coverage from 1980 to present.

General Reference Center Gold avl_logo

General Reference Center Gold is a general interest database that integrates a variety of sources – newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

MasterFILE Premier  avl_logo

MasterFILE Premier is a multidisciplinary database with full text for nearly 1,750 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. The database also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, full text from 86,017 biographies, 105,786 full text primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags.

OmniFile Full Text Mega

OmniFile contains full text articles from over 1,750 publications and article abstracts and indexing from over 3,500 publications, with coverage back as early as 1982. The database contains all the information from six Ebsco/Wilson electronic sources: Business Abstracts with Full Text, Education Full Text, General Science Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Reader’s Guide Full Text Mega, and Social Sciences Full Text. It also contains some full text content from five other Ebsco/Wilson databases.

Oxford English Dictionary avl_logo

The Oxford English Dictionary is a historical dictionary. It is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. The OED is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

Oxford Reference Online Premium avl_logo

Oxford Reference Online offers over 175 fully-indexed, cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

WorldCat *

WorldCat is an OCLC catalog of books and other materials found in libraries throughout the world. It is an excellent source for finding materials as close as Amridge and AUM and as far away as Europe. Find materials to borrow on interlibrary loan. Faulkner also shows up as a location, which can sometimes eliminate the need for an interlibrary loan request. *Citation only index; NO FULL TEXT.