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The E-Reference invasion is happening at WSC. No longer do you have to confine your search of reference books to the physical stacks in the library, and be limited to research only during hours the library is open. Try these E-Reference Books! All 1,200 e-Book titles are available 24/7 from off campus.

  • Credo Reference – 434 reference books from a variety of publishers. Searches all titles in just one search.
  • Oxford Reference Premium Collection – “the world’s most trusted reference collection”. 200 titles from bi-lingual dictionaries to quotations to literary companions and more.
  • Oxford English Dictionary – “the definitive record of the English language”. Over 500,000 words defined and verified by 2.5 million quotations.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library – 28 multi-volume, specialized reference sources such as encyclopedias of Alternative Medicine, Bioethics, Films and Filmmakers, Islam and the Muslim World
  • Pop Culture Universe – access by decade or subject. A vast array of almost 400 e-Books about the influence that popular culture has had on our world today.
  • Encyclopedia of Science & Technology – 10th edition. Encyclopedia articles, video, news, images, scientific definitions and biographies on 7,000+ scientific topics.
  • Biography Resource Center – 135 titles such as Contemporary Authors, Encyclopedia of World Biography, Contemporary Musicians… Also contains an added module of 22 titles in the respected Marquis Who’s Who series, such as Who’s Who in: America, Entertainment, Science & Engineering, Emerging Leaders
  • Current Biography – Research and reliable, in-depth profiles of people world-wide and across all professions. Includes updated biographies not available in the print set.
  • General encyclopedias such as Britannica, Americana and the Academic American.

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How can you get started researching your topic when you don’t know where to begin? Try Credo Reference!

With one search Credo will search 403 reference E-books. Each source is clearly identified so you can properly cite the reference. There is also a terrific feature called a “concept map” that literally maps out your topic and related sub-topics so that you can focus your research more precisely. This is an interactive search which means it is mapping your topic, not returning some canned results.

Try it out by clicking on our Reference Shelf  page on the Library Website.

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