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Reference and Research

Most of these databases and web sites are available to all users in the library and at home. However, some are subject to restrictions:

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This website provides free, full-text access to a wide variety of reference, fiction, and non-fiction works, including poetry anthologies, the complete works of William Shakespeare, and writings by Ben Franklin, Plato, Milton, and many others.

Directory of Open Access Journals

Find over 4,300 quality-controlled journals on a variety of scientific and scholarly topics. All articles are available as full-text.

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

ERIC provides indexing for a wide range of education-related journals, as well as materials from federal, state, and local governments, research centers, and other sources. Some materials are available as full-text.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is the single source for eReference that meets the needs of students, researchers, professionals, and general readers. It offers more than 7,000 authoritative, full-text titles—from Gale and a host of premier publishing partners—within 18 subject areas researchers study most.