Subject Guides

General Reference

Databases

Books In Print
Includes books in print and forthcoming from more than 44,000 North American publishers.

Credo General Reference 100
100 reference titles.

The College Blue Book
Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada.

CollegeSource Online
Features tens of thousands of college catalogs in complete cover-to-cover, original page format representing 2-year, 4-year, graduate and professional schools.

Discovering Collection
Comprehensive coverage of core classroom subject areas geared for students from middle school to high school.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Global Reference Center
Britannica's Global Reference Center is the home of comprehensive online content in a variety of global languages, including Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Resources include Gran Enciclopedia Planeta, Enciclopedia Juvenil, Encyclopædia Universalis,Britannica Online Japan, Britannica Online Korea, and the Britannica Pocket Encyclopedia (Chinese).

Junior Reference Collection
With thousands of biographies, topic overviews, plot summaries and primary sources, this is a one-stop database for in-depth coverage of middle grades curriculum subjects.

Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection
Access the content of more than 100 Oxford reference books with a single search.

Reference USA
Find businesses in the US and Canada based on sales volume, employee size, type of business, and location.

Student Resource Center Gold
With award-winning content based on national curriculum standards, this database covers the major subject areas and provides a premium selection of reference, thousands of full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary documents, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips and podcasts.


Dictionaries

Search Oxford English Dictionary

Bernstein's reverse dictionary

Chambers dictionary of the unexplained  (electronic resource)

Oxford English Dictionary (electronic resource)
The definitive record of the Engish language.

Oxford Reference Online
Online access to the world's most trusted reference collection including several dictionaries.

Webster's new encyclopedic dictionary

Holidays

Holidays, festivals, and celebrations of the world dictionary (electronic resource)

Visual Dictionary

Visual English dictionary  (electronic resource)

View a list of other dictionaries in the library catalog

Encyclopedias

Americana annual: an encyclopedia of current events

Encyclopaedia Britannica (academic edition online)

Encyclopedia of urban legends (e-resource)

Funk & Wagnalls new world encyclopedia (e-resource)
More than 25,000 entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Global Reference Center
Britannica's Global Reference Center is the home of comprehensive online content in a variety of global languages, including Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Resources include Gran Enciclopedia Planeta, Enciclopedia Juvenil, Encyclopædia Universalis,Britannica Online Japan, Britannica Online Korea, and the Britannica Pocket Encyclopedia (Chinese).

Oxford Reference Online
Online access to the world's most trusted reference collection including several encyclopedias.

World book encyclopedia

View a list of other encyclopedias and dictionaries in the library catalog

Atlases & Maps

List of all print atlases

All catalog subject headings that include "maps"

In order to finding particular maps at GFU libraries, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Foxtrax and select the "Subject" search 
  2. Enter the term "maps" and the other term that you are looking for, such as "africa"
  3. Submit your search
Examples:

Maps world 

Maps historical geography

Maps Bible

Finding reference books

In order to limit your search to finding reference books at GFU libraries, follow these steps:

  1. Select Foxtrax's Advanced Search mode
  2. Enter your search term(s) in the search box
  3. Under "Limited to:" go to "Location" and select either Newberg Reference or Portland Reference
  4. Submit your search

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