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Britannica Online Academic Edition combines the complete Encyclopedia Britannica and full-text articles from various periodicals with select Web sites, multimedia tools, and a host of reference tools including the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus.

Columbia Encyclopedia (6th ed., 2007) contains more than 57,000 articles. It is available through 

Credo Reference (with Topic Power Search) offers hundreds of full-text online reference books covering major subject areas.    Considerable multimedia content is included, such as videos, audio files, and flash animations.  Also, it provides a "power search" feature which allows searching across multiple ECC databases  for information on particular topics.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia offers over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas. It is updated annually.


 Last Published 3/30/15