Subject Guide for Reference & Undergraduate StudiesBrief Description: This subject guide provides a few general sources for abstracts and indexes, dictionaries, directories, and encyclopedias.
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Abstracts and Indexes to Academic
or Scholarly Articles
Abstracts and Indexes are used to locate published journal articles, conference proceedings and papers, reports, scholarly research and patents.
CU Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)
Academic Search Premier is the world's largest scholarly, multi-discipline, full text database designed specifically for academic institutions. This resource contains full text for over 3,460 scholarly publications. Varies, mostly late 1990's to the present.
CU Expanded Academic ASAP (InfoTrac)
Expanded Academic Index includes abstracts, references, and full text articles from more than 1,500 scholarly, trade and general-interest publications. 1980 - present.
CU Humanities Abstracts (OCLC FirstSearch)
This database provides references for periodical information in the humanities subject area. Coverage: February1984 to present; abstracts since 1994.
CU Lexis-Nexis Academic
LexisNexis Academic provides full-text documents from over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications selected to meet academic research needs. Coverage: Varies. Late 1970(selective) - present
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CU Social Science Abstracts (OCLC First Search)
Contains over 550 English-language periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere in the following disciplines: anthropology, geography, law, political science, psychology and sociology. Coverage: 1983 to present. Abstracts since 1994.
CU WorldCat (OCLC FirstSearch)
WorldCat contains the merged catalogs of libraries around the world, making it the world's largest and richest database of bibliographic information. WorldCat houses over 48 million bibliographic records. Coverage: 2,100 B.C.- present.
Use these resources to gather background information, definitions, and explanations. Print resources link to Chinook, the UCB online catalog. * The newest editions of Foreign Language Dictionaries are located in the Reference Department Row 6
Bibliographies and GuidesARBA Guide to Subject Encylopedias and Dictionaries
REF DEPT STACKS Z5848 .A72 1997 LIB USE ONLY
Available to campus IP addresses. Remote access information >>> ARBA
Etymological DictionariesOxford English Dictionary
REF DEPT (opposite wall from the REF desk) PE1625 .O87 1989 LIB USE ONLY
Available to campus IP addresses. Remote access information >>> OED Online
Desk (College) Dictionaries
American Heritage Dictionary
REF DEPT STACKS PE1628 .A6227 2002 LIB USE ONLY
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
REF DEPT STACKS PE1628 .R28 2000 LIB USE ONLY
Dictionaries of SlangAmerican Slang
REF DEPT STACKS PE2846 .C45 1998 LIB USE ONLY
Synonyms, Antonyms, and Usage
Roget's International Thesaurus
NORLIN STACKS PE1591 .R73 2001
Roget's 21st century thesaurus in dictionary form
REF DEPT STACKS PE1591 .D45 1999 LIB USE ONLY
Macmillian Visual Dictionary
REF DEPT STACKS PE1629 .C64 1992 LIB USE ONLY
Bibliographies and Guides
Directories in Print
REF DEPT RDYREF AY2001 .D5 LIB USE ONLY
BUSINESS RDYREF AY2001 .D5 LIB USE ONLY
International Directories In Print
REF DEPT RDYREF Z5771 .I59 LIB USE ONLY
GovernmentCongressional Quarterly's Washington Information Directory
REF DEPT RDYREF F192.3 .W33 LATEST EDITION LIB USE ONLY
Telephone, Zip Code Directories
Zip Code Directory
AssociationsEncyclopedia of Associations
REF DEPT STACKS HS17 .G335 LATEST EDITION LIB USE ONLY
BUSINESS REF HS17 .G335 LATEST EDITION LIB USE ONLY
Business DirectoriesStandard and Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, United States and Canada
Available online only at the Business Library.
Foundations and Grants
Directory of Research Grants
REF DEPT GRANTS LB2338 .D57 LATEST EDITION LIB USE ONLY
REF DEPT GRANTS AS911.A2 F65 LATEST EDITION LIB USE ONLY
Government Research Directory
SCIENCE REF Q179.98 .G68 8th 1995/96 LIB USE ONLY
Research Centers Directory
REF DEPT STACKS AS25 .D5 LATEST EDITION LIB USE ONLY
REF DEPT STACKS AE5 .C683 1992 LIB USE ONLY
REF DEPT STACKS AE5 .E333 1998 LIB USE ONLY
Kister's best encyclopedias : a comparative guide to general and specialized encyclopedias
REF DEPT STACKS AE1 .K57 1986 LIB USE ONLY
New Encyclopaedia Britannica
REF DEPT STACKS AE5 .E363 1998 LIB USE ONLY