Electronic Reference Sources by Subject

This is a list of our most popular electronic reference titles.  Please consult the library catalog for additional electronic and print resources.

Link to A-Z list of Electronic Reference Titles

Arts and Humanities | Business and Law | Education | Engineering | General | Nursing/Medicine | Religion | Sciences | Social and Behavioral Sciences


Arts and Humanities

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents - Contains English translations and the corresponding authoritative Latin text of the earliest documents describing Francis of Assisi and the founding of his order.

Gale Literary Databases

Gale Literature Criticism Online - Includes Gale's Poetry Criticism and Shakespeare Criticism.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Includes reference sources from selected dictionaries, directories, and encyclopedias for many subjects, including history, literature and religion.

Music Online - Standard music reference sources as well as sound and video recordings covering classical, world music and jazz.  Also opera and dance videos.  Reference components include:

NoveList - Online reader's advisory for adult fiction titles. More information

Oxford Art Online - Includes Grove Art Online and contains articles on all aspects of the visual arts, including biographies of important artists as well as a comprehensive art image collection. More information

Oxford English Dictionary - Provides the etymology, the origins and the historical development of the meaning of a word. More information

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy


Business and Law

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities - Search directories of journals and periodicals from the fields of education, business (inlcuding Accounting, Economics & finance, management, and marking) and/or psychology.

EDGAR - Database of filings from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). More information

Gale Directory Library - Access to directories published by Gale, including Encyclopedia of Associations, Brands and their Companies and Market Share Reporter, as well as the Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Includes reference sources from selected dictionaries, directories, and encyclopedias for many subjects, including business, marketing, and industry.

Industry Norms & Key Business Ratios - From Dun and Bradstreet, this database  includes 14 key business ratios for over 800 lines of business. Option to download data and export files to EXCEL. More information

Mental Measurements Yearbook - A comprehensive resource for summary reviews of over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. MMY online provides full-text coverage from vol. 9 to the present. More information

Oxford Reference Online - provides dictionary and encyclopedic information in many areas:

Test Locator & Test Review - Index to the summary reviews of over 10,000 tests and research instruments found in the Buros Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print. More information

Education

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities - Search directories of journals and periodicals from the fields of education, business, and/or psychology.

Mental Measurements Yearbook - A comprehensive resource for summary reviews of over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. MMY online provides references to reviews from volume 9 to the present. More information

NoveList - Online reader's advisory for adult fiction titles. More information

NoveList K-8 - Online reader's advisory for elementary and middle school students. More information

PsycCritiques - APA's online resource for book reviews, featuring full-text reviews of current professional books in the field of psychology and related fields.   More information

Teacher Reference Center - More Information

Test Locator & Test Review - Index to the summary reviews of over 10,000 tests and research instruments found in the Buros Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print. More information

Engineering and Applied Sciences

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Includes reference sources from selected dictionaries, directories, and encyclopedias for many subjects, including engineering and the sciences.

Oxford Reference Online - provides dictionary and encyclopedic information in many areas:

General

AtoZ Maps Online - 4,000+ maps including political maps, historical maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps.

Books in Print - An essential bibliographic tool for libraries to find pricing and ordering information for books, eBooks, Audiobooks, etc.

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities - Search directories of journals and periodicals from the fields of education, business and/or psychology.

Choice Reviews Online - Reviews of academic books in all fields of higher education.

CultureGrams - Background cultural and sociological information on the countries and cultures of the world. More information

Encyclopedia Britannica Online - Academic Edition. More information

Fergusons Career Guidance Center - A comprehensive career research database. More information

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia. More information

Gale Directory Library - Access to directories published by Gale, including Encyclopedia of Associations, Brands and their Companies and Market Share Reporter, as well as the Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Includes reference sources from selected dictionaries, directories, and encyclopedias for many subjects. 

Global Road Warrior. - A business travel guide for 95 countries, addressing country-specific social customs to business culture & essential terms. More information

ICN Union List of Journals - Health sciences journals held by medical and academic libraries in Eastern Washington. More information

NoveList - Online reader's advisory for adult fiction titles. More information

NoveList K-8 - Online reader's advisory for elementary and middle school students. More information

OneClickdigital - OneClick Digital provides audiobooks that can be downloaded and listened to any time anywhere. The Gonzaga collection includes approximately 600 academic titles with new titles being added monthly.

Oxford English Dictionary - Provides the etymology, origins and historical development of the meaning of a word. More information

Oxford Reference Online
- Provides dictionary and encyclopedic information in many areas:

English Dictionaries & References
   * English Dictionaries & Thesauruses
   * English Language Reference
Bilingual Dictionaries
Quotations
Maps & Illustrations    
Timelines     
Encyclopedia

Reference Universe - cumulative index to electronic and print reference works. More information

Topic Search - Current events database of topics discussed in today's classrooms. More information

Ulrich's - The first place to find information about magazines, journals, newspapers, newsletters, e-zines and more. More information

WorldCat - OCLC's comprehensive catalog of books and resources held at over 2,000 libraries around the world. More information

World Conflict Today - Provides in-depth profiles of 10 important conflicts in Afghanistan, Chechnya, Basque Region, Columbia, Darfur, Iraq, Jammu and Kashmir, Korea, Northern Ireland and the Palestinian Territories.

Nursing/Medicine

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Includes reference sources from selected dictionaries, directories, and encyclopedias for many subjects, including nursing/medicine.

Mosby's Nursing Consult- provides authoritative information for patient care, including the latest drug information, journal articles, reference sources, clinical practice, evidence-based content, and care planning tools.

Oxford Reference Online - Provides dictionary and encyclopedic information in many areas:
PsychiatryOnline - Includes:
  • DSM-IV-TR
  • Handbook of Differential Diagnosis
  • DSM-IV-TR Casebook and its Treatment Companion
  • The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines
  • The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry, Fourth Edition
Stat!Ref - A searchable collection of full-text healthcare reference resources, key titles includes the following:
  • Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses (2011)
  • Fundamental and Advanced Nursing Skills (2010)
  • Stedman's Medical Dictionary
  • Nurse's Pocket Guide (2010)
  • MedCalc 3000
  • National Guideline Clearinghouse

UpToDate - An evidence based, peer reviewed information resource for medical professionals. Available only through Gonzaga’s NURSING DEPARTMENT. Graduate nursing students will be granted access to this resource when enrolled in the classes in which this information is needed.

Religion

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Includes reference sources from selected dictionaries, directories, and encyclopedias for many subjects, including religion.

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents - Contains English translations and the corresponding authoritative Latin text of the earliest documents describing Francis of Assisi and the founding of his order.

New Catholic Encyclopedia (online) - Full-text access to the 15 vol. 2nd ed. (Gale Virtual Reference library).

Oxford Reference Online - Provides dictionary and encyclopedic information in many areas:

Sciences

CRC Handbook - CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. More information

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Includes reference sources from selected dictionaries, directories, and encyclopedias for many subjects, including science.

Oxford Reference Online - Provides dictionary and encyclopedic information in many areas:

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities - Search directories of journals and periodicals from the fields of psychology, psychiatry, as well as business and education.

CQ Global Researcher - Provides in-depth articles on global affairs written by journalists with international experience and expertise, presenting a wide range of viewpoints. 

CQ Researcher - Provides  in-depth reports written by journalists on topics on health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.

CQ Weekly - Background information on current legislative issues facing the U.S. Congress. More information

CultureGrams - Background cultural and sociological information on the countries and cultures of the world. More information

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Includes reference sources from selected dictionaries, directories, and encyclopedias for many subjects, including social science.

Global Road Warrior. - A business travel guide for 95 countries, addressing country-specific social customs, business culture & essential terms. More information

Mental Measurements Yearbook - A comprehensive resource for summary reviews of over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. MMY online provides full-text coverage from vol. 9 to the present. More information

Oxford Reference Online - provides dictionary and encyclopedic information in many areas.

PsycCritiques - APA's online resource for book reviews, featuring full-text reviews of current professional books in the field of psychology and related fields.   More information

PsychiatryOnline - Includes:

  • DSM-IV-TR
  • Handbook of Differential Diagnosis
  • DSM-IV-TR Casebook and its Treatment Companion
  • The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines
  • The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry, Fourth Edition

Test Locator & Test Review - Index to the summary reviews of over 10,000 tests and research instruments found in the Buros Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print. More information

World Conflict Today - Provides in-depth profiles of 10 important conflicts in Afghanistan, Chechnya, Basque Region, Columbia, Darfur, Iraq, Jammu and Kashmir, Korea, Northern Ireland and the Palestinian Territories.