Encyclopedias & Almanacs

Encyclopedias  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:
Access Science* (McGraw-Hill) 

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

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

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*Library databases and ebooks restricted to ODU community  

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