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Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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American FactFinder

This site offers efficient access to facts about people, businesses, and geography from the U.S Census. FactFinder tables are summary profiles showing frequently requested data items from various...more info

CIA World Factbook

Online reference source containing basic country information such as maps, history, and economic information.more info

Country Studies

This website contains the online versions of books previously published by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program with 101 countries...more info

DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)

Includes: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition, DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, DSM-5 Clinical Cases, DSM-5 Handbook on the Cultural Formation Interview,...more info

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Online version of the popular encyclopedia, featuring over 25,000 entries, covering a broad array of topics.more info

Gale Virtual Reference Library

A collection of electronic reference books on a variety of topics. Includes encyclopedia entries for arts, business, environment, history, religion, science and technology, as well as general...more info


GenBank is the National Institute of Health (NIH) genetic sequence database, an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences.more info

Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus

The AAT is a structured vocabulary relating to architecture, fine arts, and related topics. Useful in defining the best term for a search, related topics, and the history of a term's use. Should one...more info

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

Hierarchical thesaurus of nearly 900,000 places. The TGN provides vernacular and English names of places, variant names in other languages, and whenever possible, historical names. The record for a...more info

Grant Forward (Illinois Researcher Information Service)

The Illinois Researcher Information Service (formerly IRIS) Database currently contains over 9,000 active federal and private funding opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and...more info

Historical Statistics of the United States

Historical Statistics of the United States is an online database of statistics, tables, charts, and other quantitative data covering the history of the United States. Census data from 1790 to 2000 is...more info

Information Please Almanac

Online version of the popular almanac. Information Please has been providing authoritative answers to all kinds of factual questions since 1938 -- first as a popular radio quiz show, then starting in...more info

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus brings together health information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Pre-formulated MEDLINE searches are...more info

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print

Mental Measurements Yearbook contains full text information and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and...more info

Merriam-Webster OnLine

Online version of this essential dictionary.more info


PrivCo is a source for business and financial research on major privately-held companies (MPCs). It combines financial analysis, editorials, market research, and PrivCo's data technology for over 400...more info

Psychological Experiments Online

A multimedia collection that synthesizes the most important psychological experiments of the 20th and 21st centuries. These experiments have far-reaching impacts on fields as diverse as sociology,...more info

SAGE Knowledge

This database allows users to simultaneously search the contents of over 60 online encyclopedias. Topics covered include African American Studies, Aging & Gerontology, Anthropology, Business...more info

SciFinder Scholar

SciFinder has access to the worlds largest collection of reactions, substances, and references. Excellent tool for chemistry, biology, biomedicine and related disciplines.

NOTE: Must...more info


SpringerMaterials is based on the Landolt-Börnstein New Series, the unique, fully evaluated data collection in all areas of physical sciences and engineering. SpringerMaterials also comprises...more info


Online version of the Thomas Register of American Manufacturers, a buying guide offering sourcing information on industrial products and services, along with comprehensive specifications and detailed...more info


WorldCat is an online catalog that contains the holdings of more than 8,000 libraries worldwide. You can place requests in WorldCat for materials (minus textbooks) not owned by IIT or I-Share...more info