General Encyclopedias

Online Index to Hatcher Graduate Library Reference Books

Alternative Titles
HathiTrust Digital Library: UMich Hatcher Graduate Reference
Grad Ref, GL Ref, GLRF
Description

This "featured collection" in the HathiTrust Digital Library makes it possible to search the full text of most of the print books in the Hatcher Graduate Library's Reference Collection (about 7,500 works in about 15,000 print volumes), including most of the books shelved in the Reference Reading Room on the second floor. 

For the 20% of materials covered that are in the public domain, the full text of the reference work can be viewed online.  The other 80% of works covered that remain in copyright are "Search Only," meaning that the full text cannot be viewed online, but search results indicate on which page(s) of the volume a match with the search terms occurs, so one can then retrieve the print volume and know to what page(s) to turn to locate the search terms in the printed text. 

Note:  No reference works published since 2010 are covered by this index.  Neither are reference works that the library has acquired only in online form.  This is an index to print reference works only.

 

Type
Article Index
Dictionary
Directory
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Handbook
Search Engine
Statistics
Coverage
Selected print reference books published between 1850 and 2009.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11513
Access
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Subjects
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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Alternative Titles
GVRL
Description

Provides online access to the complete full text of over 1,300 reference works from Gale, Macmillan, and other publishers. Includes hundreds of volumes in the Twayne's Authors and Scribner Writers series, plus: African American Almanac, Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Datapedia of the U.S., Dictionary of American History, Encyclopedia Judaica, Encylopedia of Religion, Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, World Press Encyclopedia, and many more.

Articles can be displayed in HTML with active hyperlinks, or as PDF facsimiles of pages from the original print edition. Individual titles are arranged by subject category, and also appear in Search Tools and Mirlyn separately. Searching can be done within an individual title, or across the entire collection.  Subject categories include:  Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, General Reference, History, Information and Publishing, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, Social Science, Technology, and Travel.

Type
Dictionary
Directory
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Statistics
Coverage
Recent editions.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10205
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects
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Encyclopædia Britannica

Alternative Titles
Encyclopædia Britannica Online (Academic Edition)
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
EB
Description

Encyclopaedia Britannica's latest article database (including hundreds of articles not found in the print edition), Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, and the Britannica Book of the Year (1994- ), with thousands of web links selected by editors.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current Academic Edition. Updated daily.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9491
Mobile Version
Access
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Europa World Plus

Alternative Titles
The Far East and Australasia; The Middle East and North Africa; South America, Central America and the Caribbean; South Asia; The USA and Canada; Western Europe
EWP; Europaworld; EW; Europa World Year Book; EWYB; Europa Regional Surveys of the World; Africa South of the Sahara; Central and South-Eastern Europe; Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia;
Description
Online version of the Europa World Year Book and all nine volumes of the Europa Regional Surveys of the World series, containing detailed political, economic, and geographic information on over 250 countries and territories, including recent statistics, directory information, and current analysis. Plus thousands of directory contact details with click-through web links and a comprehensive listing of some 1,900 international organizations. Additional features include: the ability directly to compare multinational statistics in graph and tabular form; interactive visual features, including maps, flags and downloadable graphs; an extensive directory of research institutes specializing in each region; book and periodical bibliographies of further research; and more.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition, with ability to download earlier editions from 2006 onward.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9453
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects
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Oxford Reference Online

Alternative Titles
ORO
Description

Fully indexed, cross-searchable database of nearly 400 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. Includes subject reference works in the humanities, social sciences, and science.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Includes latest editions of reference works published in recent years.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8863
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert - Collaborative Translation Project

Alternative Titles
The Encyclopedia of Diderot and d'Alembert Collaborative Translation Project
Description

This is an ongoing collaborative and searchable English language translation of the original Encyclopédie edited by Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d'Alembert. Individual articles are linked to the original French edition maintained by ARTFL.

Type
Encyclopedia
Text Collection
Coverage
18th Century
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8785
Access
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Information Please Almanac

Alternative Titles
Infoplease.com
Description
Web site for the popular compilations of facts and statistics covering politics, current events, geography, history, business, sports, entertainment, weather, science, health, etc. Includes the Columbia Encyclopedia, a dictionary, and resources for kids.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8703
Access
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Subjects
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