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Reference Databases

Credo brings together information from 100+ reference sources. You can search everything in the Credo library, search only a specific subject, or search within a single reference source.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This encyclopedia database gives basic information about a variety of topics students may research. Some but not all of the articles contain pictures or graphics.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
A collection of Gale reference eBooks that we own, categorized by subjects: Business; Education; Environment; History; Law; Library Science; Medicine; Nation and World; Religion; Science; Social Science; & Technology.

Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) provides current and historical definitions of words from the English-speaking world. Variant spellings, etymology, and quotations, are provided.

Reference Shelf
The Reference Shelf is the online collection of reference materials that Cabrini University owns from Salem Press and Grey House Publishing.

Reference e-Books

Elements of Library Research: What Every Student Needs to Know
Elements of Library Research provides a foundation for success in any research assignment, from a freshman paper to a senior thesis.

Encyclopedia of Education
Offers a complete view of the institutions, people, processes, roles, and philosophies in educational practice in the United States and throughout the world. Features biographies of influential educators; profiles of historic colleges and universities and of organizations active in the field; and an appendix of full-text source documents, including education-related legislation, international treaties, and testing methods. This encyclopedia is eight volumes.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy
Examines the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies, and debates. Covers concepts, institutions, topics, events, and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and eco-sabotage.

Encyclopedia of Gender and Society
The Encyclopedia of Gender and Society covers the major theories, research, people, and issues in contemporary gender studies. This comprehensive, two-volume encyclopedia is distinguished by a cross-national/cross-cultural perspective that provides comparative analyses of the life experiences of men and women around the world.

Encyclopedia of the New American Nation
A three-volume survey of the formative years of the United States, starting just prior to the American Revolution and ending with the inauguration of Andrew Jackson in 1829. Presents 671 alphabetically arranged entries focusing on the major political markers and milestones, as well as the art, music, literature, and daily life, of this period.

Encyclopedia of Social Work
Published by the National Association of Social Workers in conjunction with Oxford University Press, The Encyclopedia of Social Work provides brief articles on and overviews of topics important to the social work field. Each article is cross-referenced and also includes a bibliography of primary sources and related scholarly works. Brief biographies of key figures in the history of social work are also provided. This resource is also available in print in our reference collection (Ref HV12 .E53 2008).

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life - 2nd Edition
Covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Africa. Each volume is organized by continent, covering history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more.

Reference Websites

Comprehensive list of eReference websites
A list of links to find basic information such as acronyms, addresses, book reviews, dictionaries and more.