Online Databases and Reference

Oxford Reference Library

Access in-depth, specialist content from Oxford’s award-winning Encyclopedias and Companions.


A powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries. (Provided by LSTA project from the Arkansas State Library)

SIRS Knowledge Source

One of the best databases for information on social issues. Also contains Sirs Government Reporter, a database that provides access to information published by the federal government.

Gale Discovery Collection

This database provides access to information in various disciplines such as history, literature, science, and geography. It also contains biographical information. (Provided by LSTA project from the Arkansas State Library)

Salem Press Literature and Salem Press Science

Salem Press has been publishing Magill’s Literary Annual since 1977. Each annual compiles two hundred critical reviews of important new books, and now Salem Literature offers the annual online.