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    Includes examples of how to cite various types of sources and a link to the Chicago Manual of Style Online Quick Guide page.

General Reference Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Welcome to UMUC's collection of online dictionaries and encyclopedias. Please feel free to browse these books by subject by clicking any of the red tabs above. You can also look for dictionaries and encyclopedias on a topic by visiting the "Background Reading" tab in any of the subject guides.

E-Books Collections

  • E-book Collections
    Access to more than 41,000 full text titles that cover a wide variety of subject areas. Collections include eBooks on EBSCOhost, Books24x7, Safari Books Online, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Oxford Art Online, Oxford Reference Online Premium, Oxford Scholarship Online (history and psychology only), Political Handbook of the World, PsycBOOKS, and SAGE Reference Online Collections, as well as links to those collections freely available via the Internet.

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