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Dictionaries

Grolier Reference Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Includes American Language Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed., American Heritage Spanish to English Dictionary, American Heritage English to Spanish Dictionary, Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, 3rd ed., and Encyclopedia Americana.
Note: encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Almost 300 entries on critics, theorists, critical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods.  Updated annually.

Note: full text of reference work

Oxford English Dictionary Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
The complete contents of the second edition of The Oxford English Dictionary.  Tutorial.  Database Guide (PDF)

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Translations of thousands of Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish words and phrases.
Note: six languages

Encyclopedias and Reference

Gale Virtual Reference Library Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of 275 reference books published by Gale, Brill Academic, Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Greenwood, Sage, Salem Press, Wiley, and others.  Titles include American Civil War Reference Library, Ancient Europe, 8000 BC to AD 1000, Encyclopedia of Aging, Encyclopedia of American Religions, Encyclopedia of Case Study Research, Encyclopedia of Gender and Society, Encyclopedia of Urban Studies, Encyclopedia of World Biography, Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, Magill's Survey of World Literature, Vietnam War Reference Library; World Education Encyclopedia.
Note: 275 reference books

Oxford Reference Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Text of more than 100 Oxford University Press reference works, including Oxford Companions to American Literature, American Theatre, the Bible, British History, Classical Civilization, History of Modern Science, Music, Philosophy, Politics of the World, Shakespeare, United States History, and Western Art.
Note: over 100 reference works

Research Centers Directory Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Contents of the 2010 edition.  Each entry includes address, phone number, e-mail address, URL, description, size of staff, publications, scholarships, awards, etc.

Note: descriptions and contact information

Statistics Sources Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Content of the 2010 edition.  Guide to current sources of factual quantitative information about more than 20,000 specific subjects, incorporating almost 135,000 citations and more than 1,600 sources. Provides the widest possible range of print and nonprint, published and unpublished, and electronic and other forms of U.S. and international statistical data on industrial, business, social, educational, financial, and other topics.
Note: sources of quantitative information

Subject Specific Resources

Encyclopedia of Homosexuality Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Edited by Wayne R. Dynes, originally published in 2 vols. by Garland, New York, 1990. 770 articles covering gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer topics.

glbtq: an encyclopedia Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Featuring social sciences, literature, and the arts.

Health Reference Center Academic Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Health information from over 1,000 periodicals and reference works. See title list.
Note: health information

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Over 1,850 articles by more than 1,500 economists.
Note: over 1,850 articles

Oxford Art Online (formerly Grove Art) Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Electronic version of Grove's The Dictionary of Art. Also includes The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and 100,000 images from the Bridgeman Art Library. The 34 volumes of the text edition of Grove Art are available in the library's reference collection under Ref. N31.D5 1996. Database Guide (PDF).
Note: art dictionary

Oxford Music Online (formerly Grove Music) Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Online version of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition. Also includes The Oxford Companion to Music and The Oxford Dictionary of Music. The 29 volumes of the text edition are available in the library's reference collection under Ref. ML100.N48 2001. Oxford Music Online also includes the contents of The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz and The New Grove Dictionary of Opera. Database Guide (PDF)Searching for Music Scores and Sound Recordings in CUNY+. 

Note: music dictionary

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of the ten-volume 1998 reference work.
Note: reference work

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
A scholarly dynamic reference work.

Databases

JSTOR Plant Science Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images

CUNY has a trial through the end of 2011 to the largest online database of plant type specimens (over 800,000 as of July 2010).   Included are plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, foundational reference works and books, correspondence, including handwritten letters and memorandum from the senior staff of the Royal Botanic Gardens from 1841 to 1928, and more than 20,000 paintings, photographs, drawings, and other images.



Note: trial ends December 31, 2011

Statistics & Data

Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Complete text of first and second editions and all supplements. Revisions and new articles added quarterly. Use the Search This Title box to search only this resource. Use the Search Wiley InterScience to search it along with the Wiley journals to which the library has access.
Note: first and second editions

Biography

Biography Reference Bank Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Biographical information about over 550,000 people. Includes 380,000 periodical articles and more than 36,000 images. Over 80,00 profiles from reference works published by Garland, Greenwood, Harvard University Press, Houghton Mifflin, Oryx, Oxford University Press, and H. W. Wilson. There are 5,000 biographies from the 2004 edition of the American National Biography. A complete list of such sources is available.
Note: 550,000 biographies

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Offers over 72,000 pages of documents and 800 images from the State Commissions on the Status of Women, with approximately 5,000 pages to be added annually. Also included is the first three volumes of Harvard University Press's Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary, with the remaining volumes to be added in 2009-2010.
Note: primary sources