Accessing eResources Remotely

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Ready Reference


Encyclopedia Britannica 118,000 articles; over 14,000 illustrations, including photographs, drawings, maps, and flags; and more than 215,000 entries — including definitions, pronunciation guides, and word histories — from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus. Available only to Centenary patrons

World Book Advanced a part of the World Book Online Complete Suite, provides students with a powerful research tool that integrates encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases in more than 1.3 million pages of primary source documents, including 5,500 full text. A key feature of World Book Advanced is its integrated content, allowing students to search across a vast collection of full text of 120,000 reviews and article, primary source documents, e-books, and encyclopedia articles as well as multimedia elements, editor-selected Web sites.

Louisiana Encyclopedia is a multi-discipline look at all things Louisiana — economic, political, cultural and historical, maps, and directories.

Funk & Wagnals New World Encyclopedia. This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedia entries covering a variety of subject areas.,uid&profile=web&defaultdb=funk

Art Encyclopedia allows search of artists through their primary medium or just by putting in their name. The encyclopedia connects the researcher to "museum quality fine art on the internet" — has an index to 1200 art sites, links to 100,000 works of 7,500 artists.

Catholic Encyclopedia is an ongoing project to make the 1913 edition of this encyclopedia available to online researchers.

Grammar & Writing

Rutgers University Guide Grammatical rules and explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on usage. Professor's guide to writing style for his classes.

Nutsandbolts is a writing source for students to assist in the writing of college-level papers. Includes sections on thinking, style, structure, evidence and mechanics.

Your Dictionary grammar resources includes a language by language list of internet links to grammar in a particular language.

Use It is a guide to web writing; shows how to improve internet and intranet content form to increase usability.

Images On The Net

Biodidac provides image resources for the field of Biology.

American Memory Project features photos and illustrations from periods of American history.

Google, Alta Vista, HotBot, Yahoo, Alltheweb , Picsearch and Lycos commercial search engines also have access to images, using either "image" or "pictures" as a keyword search.


Altapedia Physical and political maps as well as thumbnail facts for all countries; also provides world maps.

How Far Is It? is a University of Michigan service that allows you to name two places and it will construct a map showing those two places and calculate the distance between them.

American Civil War.Com Civil War maps of battles by states and years.

United Nations Map Collections has both historical and current. Maps are in PDF format.