Oxford English DictionaryThis link opens in a new windowThe Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world
Oxford ReferenceThis link opens in a new windowOxford Reference is a comprehensive online reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas, bringing together two million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias.
Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO)This link opens in a new windowFull text database designed to provide students and schools with a series of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Essays provide questions and materials for further thought and study and are accompanied by thousands of supporting articles from the worlds top political and societal publications. Hosted on the EBSCOhost platform.
ProQuest CentralThis link opens in a new windowGeneral database for scholarly and popular articles on most disciplines.
CIA World FactbookThe World Factbook provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
U.S. Geological SurveyCreated by an act of Congress in 1879, the USGS provides science for a changing world, which reflects and responds to society’s continuously evolving needs. As the science arm of the Department of the Interior, the USGS brings an array of earth, water, biological, and mapping data and expertise to bear in support of decision-making on environmental, resource, and public safety issues.