April Reference Item of the Month
Encyclopedia Britannica Online Academic Edition
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Academic Edition, containing over 73,000 articles, is a comprehensive, convenient, and accurate resource from which one can begin his or her research. Several bonus features are included in this online reference tool: Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus; thousands of photographs, illustrations, and sound files; complementary Web site hot links; hundreds of relevant videos; hot links from Encyclopaedia Britannica articles to related magazine and journal articles from EBSCO and ProQuest online databases; World Data containing information and customizable charts and tables about nations of the world; over 4,000 Notable Quotations from historical and contemporary important men and women; and Gateway to the Classics, 225 works by 140 significant writers of the Western world.
For a guided tour of this helpful resource see, http://corporate.britannica.com/bol_tour.pdf
For those who prefer the traditional, yet still comprehensive, print format, visit the Abell Library’s reference collection. Call number, Ref. AE 5 .E363 2005