Provides online access to over 500 reference books (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc.) in all subject areas. This is the premier place to look up a quick fact or to search for background information on a research topic.
Dictionary of Literary Biography
Contains in-depth biographical information on writers, poets, and playwrights world-wide. Each entry places the major works in the context of that person's life. Entries include a list of major works of the author, and a list of references.
Location(s): REF PN451 .D54 and online
Literature Criticism Online
Provides online full-text scholarly essays and commentary on classic books and authors. Includes Contemporary Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, and Shakespearean Criticism.
National Academies Press
Downloadable PDF versions of more than 4,000 books and technical reports on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy.
EBSCO eBook collection
This eBook collection contains full-text e-books covering a variety of topics. These are the digital versions of books and are available 24/7 from on or off campus. For instructions on how to download eBooks from this site, see http://support.epnet.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?topic=957&id=5524&page=1.
Safari Technical Books
Collection of e-books and manuals on computing and network issues from a variety of publishers.
SAGE Reference Online
Provides access to over 50 full-text specialized encyclopedias that offer excellent background information a topic.
Something About the Author Online
Biographical and bibliographical information on children's authors and illustrators. Often includes interviews and personal information. For the print version (in the library), use most recent cumulative index volume to determine volume of entries or look on the Web at http://www.galenet.com/servlet/LitIndex
Location(s): REF PN451 .S6 and online
Women Writers Project
This Brown University project provides access to the fulltext of more than 150 works in English, or in English translation, by women before 1850 (the oldest is dated 1546). The collection is particularly strong in works from the Renaissance.
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