Reference

Credo Reference
Digital reference library containing a selection from hundreds of high quality reference books from the world's leading publishers.  Offering access to over 1.7 million individual entries, Credo Reference contains all the types of reference books: dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, and books of quotations, as well as a host of subject-specific titles covering all disciplines.

CQ Researcher
Covers current social issues.  Reports provide: background information, important points to consider, charts and graphs, and a source list for further reading.

Facts on File World News Digest
Covers seven decades of news from Facts On File World News Digest in print together with the most recent coverage and thousands of additional resources.  This archival record of domestic and international news covers all major political, social, and economic events since November 1940. Updated twice weekly and includes a searchable hourly newsfeed.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of encyclopedias and handbooks. Broad subject coverage.

Issues and Controversies
Provides coverage of crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Updated weekly, with a 16-year backfile, this resource offers articles made to inspire thought-provoking debates. Its straightforward presentation of the key facts, arguments, history, and current context of today's most important and timely issues make the database an resource for research papers, debate preparation, and persuasive writing assignments.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)
Covers today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.

Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO)
Full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 280 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.

U.S. History in Context (Gale)
The primary purpose of the U.S. History in Context is to provide students, their teachers, and library patrons with a single place to begin researching the vast topic of  U.S. history.  This resource provides context through comprehensive topic overviews and the integration of reference materials with journals, magazines, newspapers, images, video and other content formats to fully aid the discovery, evaluation and application of information.

World History in Context (Gale)
Comprehensive collection of reference, full-text articles from leading scholarly publications, an array of primary sources, and images, maps and charts which provide expansive geographic and chronologic research materials for the study of world history.