Quick Reference: Encyclopedias

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

General Encyclopedias

World Book*   World Encyclopedia (Oxford)* Funk & Wagnalls (EBSCO)* 

Subject- and Discipline-specific Resources 

Available Online Via ODU Library Catalog

Business & Economics*  Education*  Political Science*  Religion & Theology* 
Criminal Justice*   History*  Natural Sciences*  Social & Behavioral Sciences* 

Recommended Sites

Artlex Dictionary  Holocaust Encyclopedia (U.S. Holocaust Museum
AU.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets (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  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) Standard Encyclopedia of Philosophy 
Encyclopedia of Life  Tech Encyclopedia 
Encyclopedia of Psychology (W. Payla)  Webopedia 
Fast Facts Encyclopedia: Education and Teaching (refdesk.com)  Zimmerman's Research Guide: An Online Encyclopedia for Legal Researchers 

Not Sure Where to Look? 

Ask a librarian to assist you. 

*Library databases and ebooks restricted to ODU community  


Page last updated: 5 December 2014 ODU Library Reference Services