General Research, Encyclopedias, and Directories


Explora database Explora Start here! This comprehensive database provides hundreds of popular magazines and reference books. Covers subjects such as art, history, sports, and music.
Academic Search Complete Academic Search Complete  Appropriate for college level research. Coverage on a wide range of topics. Includes peer-reviewed full text for STEM research, as well as for the social sciences and humanities.
Biography reference Center Biography Reference Center Includes complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine as well as thousands of narrative biographies.
Ebsco Ebooks eBook Collection General reference collection featuring titles for both adults and kids. General nonfiction titles including self help, cooking, fitness, personal finance, technology, and much more. Also covers a variety of topics in youth and teen nonfiction.
Government dot info govinfo is free U.S. Government information for all and is a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), which is a Federal agency in the legislative branch.  govinfo provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
Masterfile Complete MasterFile Complete  Contains popular full-text magazines and reference books. Covers subjects including: business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY, and fashion.

Encyclopedias and Directories

Brittannica Library - Encyclopedia Britannica Library Nonfiction content geared for K-12 students. Includes over 132,000 encyclopedia articles, 103,000 images, 7,500 multimedia elements, more than 27,000 eBooks, and novels and essays.
Gale Encyclopedia of Organizations Gale Encyclopedia of Associations Comprehensive source of detailed information concerning nonprofit American membership organizations of national scope.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Gale Virtual Reference Library  Reference books covering the following topics: education, environment, general reference, history, law, nation and world, religion, and science.
Referencia Latina Referencia Latina  Una base de datos completa de habla hispana, que ofrece contenido de una variedad de contenido incluyendo 49,000 entradas enciclopedicas, más de 100,000 imágenes, 2,500 informes sobre la salud, un diccionario español-inglés y texto completo para más de 100 libros de referencia y docenas de revistas de interés general en una amplia gama de áreas temáticas.