Curtin Memorial Library


AbbreviationZ: The A-Z of Acronyms and Abbreviations on the Net
Search engine for acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. 
Full-text works in reference, fiction, non-fiction, and verse.

Britannica Online
Online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica: Academic Edition.

Up-to-date news and information on each of the recognized countries of the world, including demographic, political, economic, business, cultural, and environmental information.  Daily news coverage, news archive, maps, and other images.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)
25,000+ encyclopedia entries covering all subject areas.

Information Please
A wide array of reference tools, including an encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary, and thesaurus.

Lexis-Nexis: Academic
Use "Sources" tab to find a variety of reference tools including country profiles, polls & surveys, quotations, state profiles, and the World Almanac. Use "People" tab to find biographical information.

MLA Directory of Periodicals (EBSCO)
Editorial contacts, submission guidelines, and other information for about 7,000 journals.

New York State Newspapers (Gale – NOVEL)
This database includes 28 full-text newspapers in New York State including the New York Times and the New York Post.
This is a free, web based database of Supreme Court cases with full opinions and selected Appeals Court Cases from the First, Second and Third series of the Federal Reporter.

Oxford English Dictionary
The leading authority on the meanings, history, and evolution of the English language.

Oxford Reference Online
English dictionaries and thesauruses, bilingual dictionaries, and other reference material on a wide variety of subjects.

Perry-Casteñeda Library Map Collection (University of Texas)
Over 5,000 U.S., state, county, international, and topical maps, both current and historical.

ProQuest Statistical Datasets (formerly Lexis Nexis)
This database has statistics issued by the U.S. government back to 1973 through CIS' American Statistics Index.  It pulls from over 1,000 statistical publications of private and state government sources from 1980 forward through CIS' Statistical Reference Index, 2,000 international intergovernmental organizations since 1983. The best way to access this resource from home is to go to Lexis-Nexis: Academic Edition (the link above) and on the front page there is a link to the Statistical databases at the lower left hand side of the page.

The Serials Directory (EBSCO)
Descriptions of 200,000+ U. S. and international periodicals.

The World Factbook (CIA)
Comprehensive resource of facts and statistics on more than 250 countries and other entities.