Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc

LearningExpress Library

Funded by the Maine State Librarys BTOP grant and available to Maine public library patrons, LearningExpress Library is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. In addition, you will find interactive popular software tutorials/courses that are video-based and allow you to learn at your own pace. (Note: These courses require Adobe Flash Player 8.0.)

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http://libraries.maine.edu/auth/auth.asp?db=LearningExpress+Library

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that provides information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It has been specifically designed for public libraries, secondary schools, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 34,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, more than 179,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), 450 literary journals, more than 670,000 book reviews, more than 73,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 18,000 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,000 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.

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http://libraries.maine.edu/auth/auth.asp?db=Literary+Reference+Center

SAGE Research Methods Online

SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a web-based research methods tool with content from over 600 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks, the entire “Little Green Book,” and “Little Blue Book” series, selected journal articles, and videos. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand a particular method or identify a new method, and write up their research. Since SRMO focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used by researchers from the social sciences, health sciences and more.

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http://libraries.maine.edu/auth/auth.asp?db=SAGE+Research+Methods+Online

Oxford Music Online

Oxford Music Online is the gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location. With Grove Music Online as its cornerstone, Oxford Music Online also contains The Oxford Companion to Music (2002), which offers more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works; and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition (revised 2006), which supplements Grove's more extensive articles with content geared toward undergraduates and general users. Full-text access to the encyclopedia, with sound files, musical examples, and Web links.
Licensed Number of Users: 5

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http://libraries.maine.edu/auth/auth.asp?db=Oxford+Music+Online

Oxford English Dictionary

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The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

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http://libraries.maine.edu/auth/auth.asp?db=Oxford+English+Dictionary

CredoReference

Online reference resources from numerous publishers. This reference resource can be searched by individual title, broad subject headings, cross-references, audio and images. Use its research mapper to search for terms and topics that are interconnected and displayed in (a) visual form. Examples of titles are: Bloomsbury Guide to Art, Bridgeman Art Library Archive, Columbia Encyclopedia, Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, Harvard Dictionary of Music, and the Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science. The complete list of titles is available on the CREDO Reference site.

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http://libraries.maine.edu/auth/auth.asp?db=Credo+Reference

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