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APU subscribes to well over 100 library information systems and databases. These provide access to e-books, magazines, journals, newspapers, and other information sources. APU students: Use the links below to access databases. APOU students: Please click here to access the databases through the APOU proxy.

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Dictionaries / Encyclopedias

Credo Reference - Collection of more than 600 dictionaries and encyclopedias. Also contains thousands of topic pages to help you start research projects. [About]
Encyclopedia Britannica - Electronic version of the Encyclopedia Britannica. [About]
Gale Virtual Reference Library - A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. [About]
Oxford English Dictionary - Electronic version of the Oxford English Dictionary, a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words. [About]
Oxford Reference Online - An online reference library containing maps, dictionaries, encyclopedias, quotations, and more. [About]
SAGE eReference - Searchable collection of scholarly dictionaries and encyclopedias from a variety of social science disciplines, including business, psychology, education, and sociology. [About]
Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia - Electronic version of the New World Encyclopedia.
Grove Art Online - Grove Art Online is now called Oxford Art Online
Grove Music Online - Grove Music Online is now called Oxford Music Online
Oxford Art Online - Provides complete access to Grove Art Online, the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. [About]
Oxford Music Online - Provides complete access to the Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online, and the Oxford Companion to Music. [About]

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