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Gale Virtual Reference Library

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Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were available only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.

Tags: Research, Homework Help, eBooks, Term Papers, Research Papers

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment


Covering the “long” Enlightenment, from the rise of Descartes’ disciples in 1670 to the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1815, these 700 articles by leading scholars range from discussions of mercantilism and democracy to the battlefield to the dissemination of ideas in salons and coffeehouses.

Tags: Age of Reason, British Society, Isaac Newton, Voltaire, Galileo Galilei, Candide

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages


A collaborative work of over 600 scholars from more than forty countries, the Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages provides 3,000 concise and detailed articles on all aspects of the period from the fifth to the fifteenth century.

Tags: Medieval, Castles, Chivalry, King Arthur, European History, Medieval Architecture, Medieval Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Arkansas

A free, authoritative source of information about the rich history, geography, and culture of Arkansas. The Encyclopedia contains more than 7,000 entries and 11,000 pieces of media related to Arkansas with new material being added weekly.

Tags: Arkansas History, Arkansas Geography, Central High School, Little Rock Nine, Local History