Encyclopedias & Almanacs

Select from the online reference resources available below, or ask a librarian for assistance.

General Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia Quick Search:
World Book*   World Encyclopedia (Oxford)* Funk & Wagnalls (EBSCO)* 

Subject- and Discipline-specific Resources

Available via the ODU Library Catalog:
Business & Economics*  Education*  Political Science*  Religion & Theology* 
Criminal Justice*   History*  Natural Sciences*  Social & Behavioral Sciences* 

Search for Additional Online Encyclopedias:
Gale Virtual Reference Library  EBSCO eBook Collection* 
Infomine  ODU Library Catalog 
Literature Reference Online   
Theology Reference Online   

Search in these Encyclopedias & Almanacs:
Artlex Dictionary 

Fast Facts Encyclopedia: Education and Teaching (refdesk.com)

AU.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets (U.S. Dept. of State)  Holocaust Encyclopedia (U.S. Holocaust Museum)
The Catholic Encyclopedia (1917 ed., with updates)  Investopedia: Dictionary of Financial Terms (Forbes) 
Cambridge History of American & English Literature (18 vols.)  Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy 
CIA World Factbook  Jewish Encyclopedia (1906, 12 vols.) 
Concise Encyclopedia of Economics  MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia 
Encyclopedia of Educational Technology (San Diego State University) Online Conversion (measurements) 
Encyclopedia of the Earth (Boston University) PRIME (Platonic Realms Interactive Mathematics Encyclopedia)
Encyclopedia of Life  Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy 
Encyclopedia of Psychology (W. Payla)  Zimmerman's Research Guide: An Online Encyclopedia for Legal Researchers 

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*Library databases and ebooks restricted to ODU community  

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