First Stop Resources
American National Biography
“American National Biography offers portraits of more than 18,700 men & women — from all eras and walks of life — whose lives have shaped the nation. More than a decade in preparation, the American National Biography is the first biographical resource of this scope to be published in more than sixty years.”
The online edition makes the ANB “useful as a dynamic source of information — updated semi-annually, with new entries and revisions of previously published entries to enhance their accuracy and currency…The ANB Online features over 2,700 illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and powerful search and browse capabilities. See our ANB online user guide to find out more.” -from their “About ANB” page.
Berg Fashion Library
Provides integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. Offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections, including the Encyclopedia of world dress and fashion, e-books, e-journals, museum directory, reference works, images, and more. Browsable by time (1600 to date) and by place (click on world map).
Credo General Reference is a customizable general reference resource that includes more than 560 highly regarded titles from over 80 publishers.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Contains full-text of various encyclopedias published between 1997 and 2003.
The Hutchinson dictionary of world history
Online version of the 2006 dictionary.