Reference DatabaseS (Multi-Subject)
Gale Virtual Reference Library

Invaluable online collection of specialized encyclopedias and reference books for multidisciplinary research.  Great starting point for locating facts, background, and overview information. (Provider: Gale)

Oxford Reference Online

Database of reference works published by Oxford University Press. (Provider: Oxford University Press)

Oxford English Dictionary

Definitions, pronunciation, and history of the English language. (Provider: Oxford University Press)

CQ Researcher

Database of special reports on current controversial issues.  Each single-themed report includes an issue overview, background, outlook, chronology, and pro/con feature—plus infographic charts and lists of resources for further investigation.  (Provider: CQ Press)

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

A multimedia database with in-depth analysis of thousands of social issues. Includes essays, journal articles, images, videos, podcasts, and more. A companion to the Opposing Viewpoints book series. (Provider: Gale)

Points of View Reference Center

A database of resources that present multiple sides of a current issue. Includes point/counterpoint essays, videos, primary source documents, news transcripts, and more. (Provider: EBSCO)