Reference Resources

AccessScience
the electronic edition of The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology

Annual Reviews (VIVA)
a nonprofit scientific publisher

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
A collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in Ancient and Modern Literature.

Global Books in Print (VIVA)
With millions of titles, GlobalBooksInPrint.com is an essential bibliographic tool for libraries, booksellers, and publishers worldwide.

The CRC ENGnetBase (VIVA)
The publisher's collection of engineering handbooks

The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (VIVA)
Version 2009 of the Internet Edition of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, which corresponds to the 89th Edition of the printed book, features new and updated tables in several areas of science.

The Chadwyck-Healey African-American Poetry Database (VIVA)
a collection of over 2,500 poems. It provides a survey of African American poetry from the earliest published African American poems to the works of Paul Laurence Dunbar (1760-1900).

The Chadwyck-Healey American Poetry Database (VIVA)
includes 1,288 works by 209 poets, along with six landmark anthologies of American poetry.  The database gathers the works of the most influential American pets, from the Colonial period to the early twentieth century (colonial-1900).

The Chadwyck-Healey English Poetry Full -Text Database (VIVA)
contains poems in English from Anglo-Saxon times to the end of the nineteenth century by writers form the British Isles.  It covers the works of 1,257 named poets and many items by different anonymous hands.  In the pre-1500 period alone there are more than 2000 separate chronicles, romances, lyrics, and miscellaneous poems.  The Tudor and Jacobean period are represented by over 35,000 different poems and from the nineteenth century there are 80,000 poems.  Overall the collection contains over 165,000 poems which have been drawn from about 4,500 separate printed sources.

The Chadwyck-Healey English Verse Drama Full -Text Database (VIVA)
contains more than 2,200 works by around 500 named and over 300 works by unknown  authors. English Verse Drama includes masques and short dramatic pieces written primarily in verse, selected translations, works written for children, and numerous adaptations by authors such as Sir William Davenport, Colley Cibber and David Garrick. It covers a period from the Shrewsbury Fragments of the late thirteenth century through the Elizabethan and Jacobean period to the end of the nineteenth century.

CQ Researcher
Contemporary issues from a variety of sources.

FactCheck
A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

Factiva
Your key to the world's best news and business information.

Gale Virtual Reference Collection
access to 15 of the Thompson-Gale databases in one menu and the Oxford Reference Online  Collection;  view the list and bookmark your best (VCCS login needed).

LRC Live
LRC Live is best for online research and search strategy assistance.

Librarian's Index to the Internet
websites you can trust.

Literature Resource Center (VIVA)
A Gale Database.

Merriam - Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (VIVA)
online dictionary.

Oxford English Dictionary (VIVA)
online dictionary.

Oxford Reference Online
150 titles from this highly reputable source ; view the list and bookmark your best (VCCS login needed).

Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest and most trusted reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource.

refdesk.com
a current compendium of facts and figures. Fact Checker for the Internet.

Safari E-book Library (VIVA)
our latest collection of e-books;  this database includes 5200 titles in electronic form for computer and IT specialties

ThomasNet
The ever-popular standard reference work for parts and products;  now online instead of multi-volumes on the shelf. Search ThomasNet to find manufacturers, distributors and service providers - from Actuators to Zirconium and everything in between.

Ulrich's International Periodical Directory (VIVA)
the authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types — academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more from around the world. And, it's easy to use!

Virginia On-line Atlas
from the Geography Department of Radford University., this website has a huge amount of resources

World Atlas and Mapmaker
maps of the world.