General Reference

Britannica Academic Edition: Aimed at college/university students, it contains the Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines, periodicals and other research tools.

Britannica Public Library Edition
: Search Encyclopedia Britannica and Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus. Also contains a Spanish-English dictionary and a notable quotations search.

Constitutional Amendments
: Information and background on all U.S. Constitutional Amendments.

Reference Books Online: General (i.e. encyclopedias) and subject specific reference works for all ages that can be downloaded or used online from the Gale Virtual Reference Library. 

Salem Press Reference Collection: Reference books on history, science, health, and literature.


​Web Resources



Acronym Finder: Find out what any acronym, abbreviation or initialism stands for.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Online Conversion
: Convert cups to ounces, Fahrenheit to Celsius, or miles to kilometers using this handy online reference.