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Digitized Collections

Hathi Trust Digital Library
'A collection of millions of book titles digitized from libraries around the world"

Reference Sites


  • Encyclopedia
  • Dictionary
  • Bartlett's Quotations
  • Thesaurus
  • Writing Guide
  • Shakespeare

Catholic Encyclopedia
Complete 1917 edition

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
A peer-reviewed academic resource

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Each entry is maintained by an expert or group of experts in the field

Research Tool

"a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources."

Medical Websites

Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Treatment
Basic information on medical disorders and treatments

Medline Plus
Health information from the National Library of Medicine

Mayo Clinic
Authoritative information on diseases, drugs and wellness

Medical Terminology Web
Guide to medical terminology basics

Science Daily: Health & Medicine News
Latest news on health and medicine including research information

News and articles on science including medicine and health

News & Public Issues

Des Moines Register

USA Today


Public Agenda
Unbiased information on political, social and economic issues