Gates Memorial Library

References (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Handbooks)

Catalog | Databases by Subject Area

Encyclopedia Britannica TUTORIAL - Search by index, A-Z browse, or author, title, subject browse. Videos are included in the World Atlas section on countries.

Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia - Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

The Handbook of Texas Online - Provided by the Texas State Historical Association this encyclopedia furnishes a full-text searchable version of the complete text of the six-volume print edition, all corrections incorporated in the second printing, and approximately 400 articles not included in the print edition. More than 23,000 articles on Texas history, geography, and culture.

Merriam Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus - Contains 225,000 entries, including more than 10,000 new words and definitions.

Oxford English Dictionary TUTORIAL - Traces the evolution of more than 600,000 words through 3 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books. Covers words from across the English-speaking world, from North America to South Africa, from Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean.

Serials Directory - This database provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. This invaluable resource is made available via EBSCOhostŪ. It contains nearly 250,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers; data from more than 108,000 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses; and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classifications for every entry.

Thomas (Library of Congress) - THOMAS was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public. Since that time THOMAS has expanded the scope of its offerings to include the features and content listed : Bills, Resolutions Activity in Congress Congressional Record Schedules, Calendars Committee Information Presidential Nominations Treaties Government Resources For Teachers.

U.S. Department of State - The Bureau of Resource Management (RM) assists foreign affairs agency heads with developing policies, plans, and programs to achieve foreign policy goals. The Assistant Secretary of RM and Chief Financial Officer also coordinate resource requirements to enable the Secretary of State to present integrated international affairs resource submissions to the Office of Management and Budget and to the Congress.

Webster's Third New International Dictionary. Unabridged - Search by headword, keyword, etymology keyword, author/quotation keyword, or part of speech.

Other catalogs

  • Lamar-Beaumont Library
  • Lamar-Orange Library
  • Port Arthur Public Library
  • World Cat - World's most comprehensive bibliography, with more than 2 billion bibliographic records representing over 400 languages and all types of materials ranging from stone tablets to electronic books.
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