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General and Multidisciplinary

Gale Virtual Reference Library [Rutgers Restricted]
An extensive collection of encyclopedias, handbooks, and other reference sources covering a broad range of humanities, social science, science, and multidisciplinary areas.

Sage eReference Encyclopedias [Rutgers Restricted]
A large collection of authoritative encyclopedias in a broad range of fields including multidisciplinary areas such as anthropology, environment, health, and psychology.

Atlapedia Online
Contains physical and political maps, plus facts, figures, and statistical data on geography, climate, people, religion, language, history, economy, and related topics.

Canadian Encyclopedia
Billed as "the most comprehensive and authoritative source of information on all things Canadian", the site also includes the Youth Encyclopedia of Canada and the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada.

Citizendium
"An open wiki project aimed at creating an enormous, free, and reliable encyclopedia."

Country Studies: Area Handbook Series
Searchable versions of the Handbooks published by the Library of Congress and sponsored by the Department of the Army. Most books in the series deal with a particular foreign country, describing and analyzing its political; economic; social; and national security systems and institutions, and examining the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they're shaped by cultural factors.

Encyclopedia of New Jersey [Rutgers Restricted]
Signed articles of varying lengths on people, places, events, and other topics relevant to New Jersey history.

Encyclopedia Smithsonian
Arranged alphabetically by subject, this site features answers to frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian and links to resources.

Encyclopedia.com
Search or browse articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, the Oxford World Encyclopedia, plus a variety of other encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers [Rutgers Restricted]
Part of the American Research on the Treasury of the French Language (ARTFL) Project, this site includes online versions of Trésor de la Langue Française, and the Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française, as well as Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie.

InfoPlease
Searchable versions of the Information Please Almanac; an english language dictionary and a thesaurus; an atlas; and the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.

Scholarpedia
A free peer-reviewed encyclopedia written by scholars from around the world.

State Digital Resources: Memory Projects, Online Encyclopedias, Historical & Cultural Materials Collections
A compilation of state and regional digital projects and collaborations including a variety of state encyclopedias.

Symbols.com
The online version of Symbols -- Encyclopedia of Western Signs and Ideograms. Searchable by word or graphic description.

Tododiccionarios.com
Links to dictionaries, encyclopedias, glossaries, and other electronic reference works in English or Spanish.

Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia
A wiki-based free content multilingual encyclopedia with supporting almanac-like and gazetteer-like information.

World Factbook
From the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, the Factbook includes maps and detailed information on the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for countries worldwide.

Zedlers Grosses Universallexikon Online
A freely available German language encyclopedia that appeared in 68 volumes between 1732 and 1754. One of the largest encyclopedias ever published, it includes a half million entries for names, and a quarter million bibliographic references within the articles.


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General Arts and Humanities

Gale Virtual Reference Library [Rutgers Restricted]
An extensive collection of encyclopedias, handbooks, and other reference sources covering a broad range of humanities, social science, science, and multidisciplinary areas.

Sage eReference Encyclopedias [Rutgers Restricted]
A large collection of authoritative encyclopedias in a broad range of fields including multidisciplinary areas such as anthropology, environment, health, and psychology.

Oxford Classical Dictionary [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers all aspects of the Graeco-Roman world, providing "coverage of Greek and Roman history, literature, myth, religion, linguistics, philosophy, law, science, art and archaeology, and topics in near eastern studies and late antiquity. The approach is interdisciplinary: all areas, regions, and cultures are represented beyond the core areas of Greece and Rome. As well as providing factual information, the Dictionary contains many thematic entries on subjects relevant to the 21st century such as nationalism, race, and ecology." Electronic version of the third edition.

Encyclopedia of Case Study Research [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides a comprehensive compendium covering the important methodological issues encountered in doing case study research, and exploring both their strengths and weaknesses from different paradigmatic approaches"


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General Science

Gale Virtual Reference Library [Rutgers Restricted]
An extensive collection of encyclopedias, handbooks, and other reference sources covering a broad range of humanities, social science, science, and multidisciplinary areas.

Sage eReference Encyclopedias [Rutgers Restricted]
A large collection of authoritative encyclopedias in a broad range of fields including multidisciplinary areas such as anthropology, environment, health, and psychology.

Encyclopedia of Research Design [Rutgers Restricted]
"Covers the spectrum of research design strategies, from material presented in introductory classes to topics necessary in graduate research. Addresses cross- and multidisciplinary research needs, with many examples drawn from the social and behavioral sciences, neurosciences, and biomedical and life sciences."

Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides information on the entire range of interrelated issues in this interdisciplinary field in one place, along with clear suggestions on where to begin the search for more. Geared towards undergraduate and graduate students in journalism, communication, mass communication, and media studies, as well as towards working journalists, public information officers, and public relations specialists."

Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences [Rutgers Restricted]
"Blends the essential historical data (chronology, biographies, major background political and economical events, etc.) together with science proper (principles, laws, experiments, observations, theories, equations, etc.)."

Encyclopedia of Case Study Research [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides a comprehensive compendium covering the important methodological issues encountered in doing case study research, and exploring both their strengths and weaknesses from different paradigmatic approaches"

Encyclopedia Of The History Of Arabic Science [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers the history of Arabic contributions to science, mathematics and technology including their influence on the Middle Ages in Europe.

Encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers "aspects of the occult (sometimes called the pseudo-sciences), technology, medicine, scientific institutions, religion, language and literature, and social conditions that have some bearing on the development of science or that were affected by the development of science."

Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences [Rutgers Restricted]
"Blends the essential historical data (chronology, biographies, major background political and economical events, etc.) together with science proper (principles, laws, experiments, observations, theories, equations, etc.)."

Science and Engineering Encyclopedia
Brief entries on terms and concepts in mathematics, physics, computing, mechanical engineering, chemistry, biology, and other engineering related areas.


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General Social Science

Gale Virtual Reference Library [Rutgers Restricted]
An extensive collection of encyclopedias, handbooks, and other reference sources covering a broad range of humanities, social science, science, and multidisciplinary areas.

Sage eReference Encyclopedias [Rutgers Restricted]
A large collection of authoritative encyclopedias in a broad range of fields including multidisciplinary areas such as anthropology, environment, health, and psychology.

Country Studies: Area Handbook Series
Searchable versions of the Handbooks published by the Library of Congress and sponsored by the Department of the Army. Most books in the series deal with a particular foreign country, describing and analyzing its political; economic; social; and national security systems and institutions, and examining the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they're shaped by cultural factors.

Encyclopedia of Case Study Research [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides a comprehensive compendium covering the important methodological issues encountered in doing case study research, and exploring both their strengths and weaknesses from different paradigmatic approaches"

Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste: the Social Science of Garbage [Rutgers Restricted]
"Explores the topic across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and ranges further to include business, consumerism, environmentalism, and marketing."

Encyclopedia of Evaluation [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers "evaluation as a practice (methods, techniques, roles, people), as a profession (professional obligations, shared knowledge, ethical imperatives, events, places) and as a discipline (theories and models of evaluation, ontological and epistemological issues)."

Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics [Rutgers Restricted]
"Offers cross-disciplinary coverage, with contributions from and applications to the fields of Psychology, Education, Sociology, Human Development, Political Science, Business and Management, Public Health, and others." Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Research Design [Rutgers Restricted]
"Covers the spectrum of research design strategies, from material presented in introductory classes to topics necessary in graduate research. Addresses cross- and multidisciplinary research needs, with many examples drawn from the social and behavioral sciences, neurosciences, and biomedical and life sciences."

Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods [Rutgers Restricted]
"Covers all major facets of survey research methodology, from selecting the sample design and the sampling frame, designing and pretesting the questionnaire, data collection, and data coding, to the thorny issues surrounding diminishing response rates, confidentiality, privacy, informed consent and other ethical issues, data weighting, and data analyses." Electronic version of the 2 volume print resource.

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences [Rutgers Restricted]
An online version of the 26 volume set containing scholarly essays on a wide range of topics in the social and behavioral sciences.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences [Rutgers Restricted]
Includes articles on a wide range of topics in social science research and practice with the majority being devoted to the concepts, theories, and methods of anthropology, economics, geography, history, law, political science, psychiatry, psychology, sociology, and statistics. Electronic version of the 17 volume print resource.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (2nd ed.) [Rutgers Restricted]
"Covers scholarship and fields that have emerged and matured since the publication of the original international edition. Highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences." Electronic version of the 9 volume 2nd edition of the print resource.

SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods [Rutgers Restricted]
"Entries cover every major facet of qualitative methods, including access to research participants, data coding, research ethics, the role of theory in qualitative research, and much more." Electronic version of the print resource.

SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods [Rutgers Restricted]
"Features two major types of entries: definitions, consisting of a paragraph or two, provide a quick explanation of a methodological term; and topical treatments or essays discussing the nature, history, application/example and implication of using a certain method." Electronic version of the 3 volume print resource.

World Factbook
From the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, the Factbook includes maps and detailed information on the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for countries worldwide.