Reference Digital Collections:


    Global Issues in Context: This eCollection contains global perspectives on issues around the world. Sources include: reference book articles, newspapers, broadcast news, radio news, magazines, newspapers and scholarly journals.

    GreenR: (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) contains global perspectives on environmental issues around the world. Sources include: reference book articles, newspapers, broadcast news, radio news, magazines, newspapers, reports and scholarly journals.

    Ministry Matters: A collection of digitized Christian religious texts in support of religious researchers and practitioners. The collection includes: Bible commentaries, dictionaries, translations and The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible.

    Oxford Art Online: Online version of The Grove Dictionary of Art and The Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms and The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.

    Oxford Handbooks Online: Over 800 digitized scholarly books. Each volume focuses on a particular topic, and contains articles written by academic experts. Articles overview historical and contemporary research in the field as well as identifying areas for future research.

    Oxford Islamic Studies: Islamic studies Contains key English language articles from Islam-focused reference sets, including: Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Islamic World: Past and Present, and The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Also includes translations of the Qur’an as well as Hanna Kassis’ Concordance of the Qur’an. A timeline of Islamic events and a date converter for Christian and Islamic calendars are incorporated.

    Oxford Music Online: Online version of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music. Also includes archived content from The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.

    Oxford Research Encyclopedias: In-depth summaries written by scholars on historical and contemporary subjects.  These summary articles provide an overview, history and insights into where the field is moving. Updated monthly.

    Reference eBooks: A collection of hundreds of digitized reference titles including long-standing reference classics such as: The Encyclopedia of Religion, The Encyclopedia of Bioethics, The Encyclopedia of Philosophy, The Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, and Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia.

    • Embedded within Reference eBooks is the long-standing Scribner Writers Series. This series of volumes contain biographical and historical context essays for over 1,400 authors. Also included in Reference eBooks is the Twayne’s Authors Series which contains literary and historical analysis of 100+ works.

    Salem eReference: Access the SPS eBook collection of Salem Reference titles in the fields of literature, history, science and health.

    Science in Context: This eCollection contains information about topics from multiple science fields. Sources include: reference book articles, newspapers, videos, magazines, experiments and scholarly journals.