In addition to an extensive print collection of encyclopedias and other reference books, the Library also offers the e-book version of many encyclopedias.


Britannica Online Academic Edition

Gale Virtual Reference Library (collection of 66 cross-searchable titles on many different subjects)

World Almanac

By Subject


The 2000s in America

The American Revolution (1754-1805), Defining Documents in American History

The American West (1836-1900), Defining Documents in Amercan History

Encyclopedia of American Immigration

Historical Encyclopedia of American Business

Milestone Documents in World History

Milestone Documents of World Religions

The Sixties in America

Weapons & Warfare

World War I (1914-1919)


Literature: Graphic Novels

The Graphic Novel

Heroes & Superheroes

History, Theme, and Technique

Independents & Underground Classics



Literature: Mythology & Folklore

Heroes and Heroines

Love, Sexuality, and Desire

World Mythology


Literature: Other

American Road Literature

The Hero's Quest

Irish Novelists

Magical Realism

Novelists with Feminist Themes

Science Fiction Novelists

SFE: The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction


Medicine & Psychology

Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology

Salem Health (cross-searchable)



Careers in Environment and Conservation

Encyclopedia of American Immigration

Encyclopedia of Global Resources

Encyclopedia of Mathematics & Society

Forensic Science

Historical Encyclopedia of American Business

Milestone Documents of World Religions

Weapons & Warfare