Reference Resources: E-M
Internet Guides to Research
Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
Encyclopedias & Handbooks
- Artcyclopedia - The Fine Art Search Engine: great art online, from over 9,000 famous painters, sculptors and photographers, at art museum sites & image archives worldwide.
- The Age of Fable - Bullfinch's Mythology from bartleby.com.
- The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes - considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published; the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing - from bartleby.com.
- The Catholic Encyclopedia - from NewAdvent.org.
- Encyclopedia Astronautica - Mark Wade's space program/space history encyclopedia.
- Encyclopedia Brittanica (offers free trial, then need paid subscription).
- Encyclopedia.com - Encyclopedia.com has more than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations.
- Encyclopedia Mythica - award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion.
- The Encyclopedia of Psychology
- The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
- Facts Encyclopedia - from refdesk.com.
- Free Internet Encyclopedia
- Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body - on bartelby.com.
- The Merck Manuals - a wide variety of medical information.
- NatureServe Explorer - an Online Encyclopedia of Life: an authoritative source for information on more than 70,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada. Explorer includes particularly in-depth coverage for rare and endangered species.
- The Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS)
- Simonds History of American Literature - from Bibliomania
- Sparticus Educational - The Spartacus Educational website provides a series of free history encyclopaedias. Entries usually include a narrative, illustrations and primary sources. Primarily focused on England and the U.S.
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy - organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work
- Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary - the largest financial glossary on the Internet.
- Geek.com's Technical Glossary
- GeoMan's Glossary of Earth Science
- Glossaries from Encyberpedia.com - A large list of glossaries on subjects from accelerator physics to zoological nomenclature.
- A Glossary of Literary Terms - from Virtual Salt by Robert Harris.
- Glossary of Poetic Terms from Bob's Byway - a unique guide for the study of poetry.
- A Glossary of Political Economy Terms - by Dr. Paul M. Johnson at Auburn University.
- Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples - from the University of Kentucky Division of Classics.
- Glossary of Statistical Terms - from Statistics Explained (uses Adobe Flash).
- Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms - from Theatrecrafts.com.
- IMDb Movie Terminology Glossary
- InvestorWords - the biggest, best investing glossary on the web.
- Multilingual Glossary of Technical and Popular Medical Terms in Nine European Languages
- SIL Glossary of Linguistic Terms - Originally compiled by Eugene E. Loos (general editor), and editors Susan Anderson, Dwight H. Day, Jr., Paul C. Jordan, and J. Douglas Wingate as a quick reference tool for field linguists, it was last revised in 2003 but continues to be a helpful tool for many.
- Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms - from the National Human Genome Research Institute.
- Twists, Slugs and Roscoes: A Glossary of Hardboiled Slang - by William Denton.
- Weather Glossary - from the National Weather Service, NOAA.
- Web Design Glossary - from Information Technology Systems and Services, University of Minnesota-Duluth.
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - from the U.S, Department of Health & Human Services.
- AgingStats.gov - federal interagency forum on aging related statistics.
- The CIA World Factbook - provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
- Collaborative Research on Addiction at National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Congress.gov/Library of Congress - legislation, congressional record, committees, members.
- ClinicalTrials.gov - Up-to-date information for locating federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions.
- Embassy.org: The Electronic Embassy - a resource of and for the Washington, D.C. foreign embassy community.
- FDsys - Federal Digital System: America's Authentic Government Information - a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office.
- FindLaw's Cases and Codes - FindLaw's Cases and Codes section contains resources and links for both state and federal laws. This includes resources pertaining to constitutions, statutes, cases and more.
- GovSpot.com - a non-partisan government information portal designed to simplify the search for the best and most relevant government information online. This free resource offers a high-utility collection of top government and civic resources hand-selected by its editorial team for their quality, content and utility.
- HHS.gov (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
- International Organizations - from the Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room, Serial & Government Publications Division, Library of Congress.
- National Agriculture Library Catalog (AGRICOLA) - from the United States Department of Agriculture.
- Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States - from the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).
- QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau - statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.
- State and Local Government on the Net - the official state, county and city government website locator.
state government offices, local U.S. government, city government and federal government.
- United Nations (UN)
- U.S. National Library of Medicine - from the National Institutes of Health.
- United States House of Representatives
- United States Senate
- USA.gov - the U.S. Government's Official Web Portal
- WashLaw Web - Legal Research on the Web from Washburn University Law School
- The White House
Internet Guides to Research
- Erratic Impact - Philosophy Research Base
- Internet History Sourcebooks Project - Collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts including including African, Ancient, East Asian, Global, Science, Indian, Islamic, Jewish, Medieval, Modern, and Women's History.
- LibGuides Community Site - Search for LibGuides content and librarian authors, and find great examples of guides from our worldwide user community.
- LibrarySpot.com - Encyclopedias, maps, online libraries, quotations, dictionaries & more.
- LLRX.com - Legal and Technology Articles and Resources for Librarians, Lawyers and Law Firms.
- ProCon.org - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues.
- RefDesk.com- fact checker for the Internet: Reference, Facts, News. A free and family-friendly website that indexes and reviews quality, credible, and current web-based resources.
- Voice of the Shuttle - Recommended Web pages for Humanities Research.
Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- Atlapedia Online -contains full-color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries around the world.
- The Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online - renowned geographic encyclopedia.
- The Fuzzy Gazetteer - enables you to find geographic features even when you do not know their exact names.
- Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature - from the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN).
- Gazetteers from the Georeferencing Mapping Resource Hub.
- Google Maps
- maplandia.com - Google Maps World Gazetteer.
- MapQuest - Maps, driving directions, live traffic: a great source for national, regional and local maps.
- Maps - from National Geographic.
- Perry-Castenada Library Map Collection - University of Texas at Austin Libraries.
- Surf Your Watershed - from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Find organizations working to protect the water quality of your watershed.
- U.S. Gazetteer - from US Hometown Locator. Boundary maps, data, photos, etc., for 100,314 locations.
- U.S. Gazetteer files - from the U.S. Census Bureau.
- World Map from WorldAtlas.com - Maps, Facts and Geography Facts and more.
- World Sites Atlas - Using geography to explore the world - the web World Sites Atlas features maps of world regions, countries, states, and cities, plus hotels, destination guides, facts, useful links, photos, and more.
- Media College - Free Video, Audio and Multimedia Resources.
- MERLOT II - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching. MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.
- Multimedia Resources for Educators and Students - from the Utah Education Network (UEN).
- Multimedia Resources for teaching in the 21st Century Classroom - from ClassroomAid.org.