Encyclopedia Britannica provides access to the online content of the Encyclopedia Britannica, which is a scholarly, English-language encyclopedia aimed at educated adults, and written by about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,000 expert contributors. The content of the Encyclopedia is updated regularly as new information is added.
This database indexes over 25,000 records from the Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia. The full text for each record may be accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images and brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is a dictionary of the English language. It covers the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over 600,000 words drawn from over 1000 years of English in a variety of countries. The OED is structured as a historical dictionary in which the focus is both on present-day meanings as well as the history of individual words (and the language itself), traced through 3 million quotations from classic literature, specialist periodicals, films, scripts, and cookbooks. Updates revise and extend the OED at regular intervals.
This database contains language dictionaries and translation capabilities for French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Chinese. Entries include usage examples, illustrative phrases, grammar guidance, click-through verb tables, pronunciation charts, explanations of grammatical terms, and help with spelling and punctuation. Contextualized language reference help includes notes on life and culture, guidance on grammar and idiomatic usage, and Words of the Day. Also included are hundreds of correspondence templates including sample letters, CVs and resumes to provide help with writing in each language. Users can search the full text of each dictionary or restrict a search to specific parts of speech or language register. The dictionaries are updated every six months.
This listing provides access to a collection of language and subject reference works which the Marriott Library has purchased through Oxford University Press. The collection is cross-searchable and can also be browsed by title or entry. Users can retrieve over 2 million short and long subject reference entries (many of which are illustrated), bilingual dictionaries, English dictionaries, quotations, and proverbs. Patrons may also sign up for a (free) personal account which will allow searches and other research information to be saved between sessions.
The Encyclopaedia of Islam provides access to articles on distinguished Muslims and their tribes and dynasties, crafts and sciences, political and religious institutions, their history, and information about the geography, ethnography, flora and fauna, topography and monuments of their major towns, cities and countries. The encyclopaedia is focused historically and geographically on the old Arabo-Islamic empire, the Islamic countries of Iran, Central Asia, the Indian sub-continent and Indonesia, the Ottoman Empire and all other Islamic countries.
The Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences covers many aspects of atmospheric sciences, including both theory and applications. It currently contains over 350 articles, as well as over 1,900 figures and photographs. The Encyclopedia is aimed at academia, government, and industry in the fields of atmospheric, ocean, and environmental sciences and is written at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material while providing active researchers with updates on information in the field.
This database is a collaboration between several institutions (Biodiversity Heritage Library, Field Museum of Natural History, Harvard University, Marine Biological Laboratory, Missouri Botanical Garden and Smithsonian Institution) and many contributors, which focus on describing the approximate 1.8 million known species of life on earth. Information on a given species will usually include taxonomy, geographic distribution, collections, genetics, evolutionary history, morphology, behavior, ecological relationships, and importance for human well being. The encyclopedia is an ongoing project with new species and information being continuously added.
The International Encyclopedia of Communication contains information related to communication studies, including coverage of theories, media and communication phenomena, research methods, problems, concepts, and geographical areas. The content of the Encyclopedia is largely focused on communication theory and philosophy, interpersonal communication, journalism, intercultural and inter-group communication, media effects, strategic communication, public relations and advertising, communication and media law and policy, media systems in the world, and communication and technology. New entries are added periodically, and the Encyclopedia currently contains over 1300 entries.
This encyclopedia covers the properties, manufacturing, and uses of chemicals, as well as materials, processes, and engineering principles. Current research, emerging technologies, economic aspects, environmental impacts and health concerns are also addressed. The database contains over 1,000 articles, which are updated regularly, as well as archival content.
The Literary Encyclopedia covers People, Works, Topics, and Events in literature. Coverage is provided for English, American, Canadian, German and Russian literature as well as increasing coverage of French, Italian, Japanese, Classical Greek, Latin, Hispanic and East European literature. The encyclopedia currently contains over 6500 completed articles, with a total of about 13.5 million words. Around 40 new articles are added to the Encyclopedia every month.
Oxford Art Online (formerly the Grove Dictionary of Art) contains over 45,000 signed articles on visual arts, with more than 23,000 subject entries and 21,000 biographies. The collection also includes more than 6,000 searchable images and over 40,000 image links to museums and galleries. The database is updated three times a year with new material and corrections, and covers a number of subjects including painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography.
Oxford Music Online is a collection of multiple music reference resources. The database includes the full content of Grove Music Online (on which the collection is primarily based), The Oxford Dictionary of Music, which supplements Grove's more-extensive articles with content geared toward undergraduates and general users, and The Oxford Companion to Music, which offers more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms, genres, and individual works. Also included is the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, a biographical encyclopedia of rock, pop, and jazz artists, covering popular music from 1900 to the present. All content in the database can be searched or browsed using a number of filters and categories.
This database provides access to a collection of peer-reviewed articles and original papers in the field of philosophy. Over 950 professional philosophers collaboratively write, referee, and maintain this reference work, and the University of Utah is a supporter of the project. The Encyclopedia is updated and revised regularly on a per-article basis.
The Women's Studies Encyclopedia contains information about women from many fields and disciplines of study, focusing on the American experience (though many entries are related to women in other parts of the world as well).