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Take advantage of the library’s free database: Oxford Reference Online.

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By Jessica Dunkel, Reference Assistant

We all know Google, the double-edged sword of endless information. It’s fast, free, and extensive, but is it accurate? When you need trusted information fast, Oxford Reference Online is the perfect website.   Your library card grants you access to the latest editions of over 37 encyclopedias completely FREE and accessible 24/7. No more worrying if your teacher will accept Wikipedia as a source. Or, as Honest Abe said:

“Luckily, Oxford Essential Quotations is just one of the 37 encyclopedias at your fingertips!”

Other subject areas include:

Art & Architecture Music Science and Technology
Classical Studies Performing Arts Social Sciences
History Philosophy Society and Culture
Language Reference Quotations
Literature Religion

 

Below are some key features for researching with Oxford Reference:

FUNCTIONALITY TO EXPAND YOUR RESEARCH

FLEXIBLE USER EXPERIENCE

 Other handy (and free) research tools include:

If you’re conducting a research project, planning a school lesson, or even browsing around to learn something new, do it for free – with confidence – anywhere, anytime – with Oxford Reference Online.

Here’s how:

For questions, call the Main Library’s reference desk at 615-595-1243 or stop by and visit us!

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