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Oxford Reference Online Premium

onlinepremiumThe Premium Collection includes a superb range of Oxford titles, updated regularly with an expanding range of key titles in the acclaimed Oxford Companions and Oxford Dictionaries series, plus the Visual English Dictionary, the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and new heavily illustrated natural history titles such as the Encyclopaedia of Mammals. This means a total of over 1.4 million entries, including longer, in-depth, signed entries with bibliographies.

A huge list of dictionaries and reference materials all with easy citation information - for a full list, click here.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

GVRL5 lgA selection of eBook encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This diverse range of full titles include Bateman New Zealand Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of Sociology, The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, Online Social Networking, World of Forensic Science, Encyclopedia of World Biography and many more. For a full title list click here.

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Gale Academic OneFile

academicAcademic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.

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Gale General OneFile

general onefile lgA one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: including science, computers, current events, and environmental issues.

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Gale Biography In Context

biography in contextBiography in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

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Gale Business Insights Global

This online database allows you to transform information into insight by researching and analysing companies, industries, and economies around the world. Business insights

Using this database, you can explore statistics and analyse trends the easy way. For example, compare exports in China, India and New Zealand, analyse unemployment trends in North America, or explore economic growth across Europe’s leading economies.

The database features comprehensive tools including:

  • deep research coverage with articles from scholarly journals, business news, and more
  • robust data sets
  • visualization tools to help you develop data-driven insights
  • case studies to broaden your perspective on real-life situations

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