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Online Reference Sources: Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and more: Online Reference Sources

Online Resources

Use online resources to gather background information and keywords about your research topic. Some sources are available as a subscription restricted to PLNU users only. Many links are free internet resources, which do not require a password.

Encyclopedias & Reference Collections

Credo contains more than 600 dictionaries and encyclopedias, along with thousands of topic pages, mind-maps, images, audio files and videos to help you start research projects.

GVRL is a collection of over 70 encyclopedias, handbooks, and other reference e-books.

Oxford Art Online

Provides access to the most authoritative, inclusive, and easily searchable online art resources available today.

Oxford Music Online

Welcome to Oxford Music Online, the world’s premier online music encyclopedia, offering comprehensive coverage of music, musicians, music-making, and music scholarship.

Oxford Reference

Oxford Reference Online offers over 175 full-text, fully-indexed, cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including detailed information across a broad subject range from titles in the world-renowned Oxford Companions Series.

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