Wilson's largest biography database has combined the in-depth, original profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, plus the thorough periodicals coverage of Biography Index, full-text articles, page images, and abstracts from the complete range of Wilson databases (including biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, or obituaries). It covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images. Access is provided by iConn.
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Book Review Digest provides review excerpts and book summaries for current English-language fiction and non-fiction books for all ages. Abstracting and indexing are included for more than 112,000 books. This database contains coverage of more than 109 periodicals, with more than 8,000 new records added per year. Full bibliographic information is available for every book covered in the database.
The collection contains over 250 volumes of the renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series published since 1960; covers 14 subject areas, including General History, Regional History, Literary Studies, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.
Provides Web access to the entire database of CHOICE reviews published since Sept. 1998. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is the premier source for reviews of academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education.
Contains full text images of over 7,200 college catalogs. Access to website content is limited as CCSU is no longer subscribed to the full version.
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Search the full-text contents of CQ Researcher, CQ Weekly, and over two dozen reference titles, such as the Historic Documents series, Supreme Court A to Z, Guide to Congress, Guide to U.S. Elections, Politics in America and many more! The CQ Press Electronic Library is useful for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs.
D&B Million Dollar Database contains U.S. companies with $1 million or more in sales, or 20 or more employees, or branches with 50 or more employees. The corporate family tree feature lets you view the entire family tree structure for companies.
Europa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Europa Regional Surveys of the World series. First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories.
The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery. The original bibliography was co-developed by John Alden and Dennis Landis, Curator of European Books at The John Carter Brown Library.
Search the 60+ e-book titles individually or as a group. Includes titiles such as:
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2001
Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America , 6v, 2000
Biology , 4v, 2002
Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the United States , Vol. 1, 2003
Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine , 2nd Ed., 4v, 2005
Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, 2nd ed. , 2v, 2006
International Directory of Company Histories, vol. 1 (1988) to present
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture , 5v, 2000
World of Earth Science , 2v, 2003
Grove Music Online comprises the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd ed., edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London, 2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, edited by Stanley Sadie (London, 1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition, edited by Barry Kernfeld (London, 2002). Articles that have been updated since their appearance in print are date-stamped in the upper right corner of the screen.
History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
Hoover's is a great starting point for business information about revenue, NAICS codes, employees, financial data, etc. Search U.S. and international company listings by industry, size, and geography to build lists and create marketing plans. It is a great, basic resource for researching a company for a job interview or overall industry analysis.
Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains more than 225 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.
Includes full-text (PDF) content amalgamated from ten of Gale's top literary criticism series, including 19th Century Literature Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism and Drama Criticism. Complete backfile, beginning with Vol. 1, available for all titles in the series.
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Browse a list of online encyclopedias available through the library catalog (CONSULS). Click on the title(s) for links to online access. CCSU students, faculty and staff only. Reference Works | E-Book Collections |
Includes digital versions of the Sanborn Fire Insurance maps for cities and towns in Connecticut and Maryland.
Sanborn fire insurance maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods.
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
Published annually by the Federal Government since 1878, The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the best-known statistical reference publication in the country. As a comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States, it is a snapshot of America and its people.