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21st Century Geography: a Reference HandbookIn this handbook, geography is represented in six section topics that comprise 70 chapters: Physical and Environmental Geography; Human Geography; Nature and Society; Regions and Regional Perspectives; Geographic Information Science; and Applied and Professional Geography. WIU USERS ONLY.Geography/Maps
21st Century Management: A Reference Handbook21st Century Management: A Reference Handbook highlights the topics, issues, questions and debates that any student obtaining a degree in the field of management must master to be effective in today's business world. Providing authoritative insight into the key issues covered in both undergraduate and corporate coursework, this resource offers a particular emphasis on the current structure of the topic in the literature, key threads of discussion and research on the topic, and emerging trends. WIU USERS ONLY.Business/Management
21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of psychology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. The 100+ chapters provide material from all corners of psychological studies including the biological, cognitive, developmental, social, and clinical arenas. Coverage includes cutting-edge topics, such as human performance in extreme environments. WIU USERS ONLY.Psychology
21st Century Sociology21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook provides a concise forum through which the vast array of knowledge accumulated, particularly during the past three decades, can be organized into a single definitive resource. The two volumes of this Reference Handbook focus on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry. WIU USERS ONLY.Social Sciences
Almanac of American PoliticsAnalyzes elected political figures in the House and Senate, governors, big city mayors and the presidency. Detailed geographic, social, economic, political and cultural analyses are also provided for electoral districts, states and territories. Biographical information includes voting records and rankings by liberal and conservative political interest groups. Lists of historical election results, the current membership of House and Senate Committees and a list of major political interest groups are also included. WIU USERS ONLY.Political Science/Government
AMA Physician SelectProvides basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States.Health/Medicine
America's Film Legacy: The Authoritative Guide to the Landmark Movies in the National Film RegistryA guide to the 500 most significant films made in the United States (selected by the Library of Congress's National Film Registry) including Hollywood classics as well as obscure art films, cartoon shorts, documentaries, industrial and student films, and newsreel footage. Includes complete cast and credits lists and historical and interpretive essays with biographical thumbnails of actors and directors. WIU USERS ONLY.Movies/Theater
American Economy: a Historical EncyclopediaContains short entries on key individuals and on events, court cases, and legislation and longer essays on broader topics such as the effects of economic policy on education, insurance, the judiciary, and science and technology, from colonial times to the present. Also has selected primary sources--the various acts and policies that have established economic policy throughout U.S. history--and a comprehensive bibliography with full citations. WIU USERS ONLY.Economics/Finance
American Heritage Spanish DictionaryThis free online Spanish-English translation dictionary is newly revised to include the most current computer, telecommunications, and Internet vocabulary and to include pronunciations in both English and Spanish. Featuring American English and Latin American Spanish, it contains 70,000 entries with more than 120,000 meanings.Dictionaries/Thesauri
American Masculinities: a historical encyclopediaAmerican Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia is a first-of-its-kind reference, detailing developments in the growing field of men's studies. Encapsulating the current state of scholarly interpretation within the field of Men's Studies, it is designed to help students and scholars advance their studies, develop new questions for research, and stimulate new ways of exploring the history of American life. WIU USERS ONLY.Ethnic & Gender Studies
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Ancestry & Ethnicity in AmericaA comparative guide to over 200 ethnic backgrounds across the US, focusing on: Where We Come From, How We Identify Ourselves and Where We Live Now.Ethnic & Gender Studies
Animal Behavior Desk ReferenceProvides a common ground and platform for precise scientific communication in animal behavior, ecology, evolution, and related branches of biology. Emphasizes conceptual terms, rather than anatomical parts or taxonomic terms. Life Sciences
Anti-Immigration in the United States: a Historical EncyclopediaIncludes entries on current anti-immigration ideas, events, policies, and figures, as well as on the history of anti-immigration sentiment throughout American history, covering every major historical period. Also contains essays that analyze race, gender, and class dynamics in more depth to provide a theoretical framework, and primary documents that illustrate anti-immigration sentiment. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
AnyWho DirectoryDeveloped by AT&T, this phone directory contains yellow and white pages, a reverse lookup tool, and links to international directories.Phone Numbers/Zip Codes
ARTFL French-English DictionarySearch English to French or French to English. Also includes a verb conjugator.Dictionaries/Thesauri
ArtStorDigital images and related data from all areas of art and art history. WIU USERS ONLY.Arts/Music
Bartelby.comSearches a variety of quotation sources, dictionaries, thesauri, and other literary collections.Dictionaries/Thesauri
Basic Facts about the United NationsA comprehensive handbook that explains the structure of the United Nations, how it works, and the role played by its principal organs and organizations. Chapters explore UN contributions to international peace and security, economic and social development, human rights; humanitarian action, international law; and decolonization. Political Science/Government
Basics of APA StyleThis tutorial is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style. It shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, identifies how to avoid charges of plagiarism, shows how to cite references in text, and provides selected reference examples.Writing/Style Manuals
BestPlaces.netOffers city profiles, cost of living indices, crime rates, climate data, and more.Consumer Info
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Bible SearchSearch the Bible version of your choice in seven different languages.Religion
Big ChartsAn investment research web site providing access to a variety of research tools. Includes interactive charts, quotes, industry analysis, intraday stock screeners, as well as market news & commentary.Companies/Industries
Biography.comThis searchable database, sponsored by the A&E Biography television series, is based upon the Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia (1994).Biography
Biotechnology: In ContextExplores fundamental molecular processes and applications in medicine, agriculture, and industry. Provides the history and context surrounding political and policy controversies in biotechnology, with entries on court cases and legislation. Life Sciences
Bureau of Labor Statistics Databases & TablesTables of data on inflation & prices, employment & unemployment,pay & benefits, spending & time Use, productivity, workplace injuries, and more. Economics/Finance
Cabell's Directory of Publishing OpportunitiesSubmission guidelines for journals in accounting, economics & finance, management, and marketing. Includes manuscript guidelines, acceptance rates, and readership types for the selected disciplines. WIU USERS ONLY.Communication/Mass Media
CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online)An online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. Works from around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms. CAMIO is licensed for use by students, faculty, and researchers at subscribing institutions. Works of art may be used for educational and research purposes during the term of the subscription, if they are properly credited. Images may not be published or otherwise distributed. WIU USERS ONLY.Arts/Music
Chronicle of Higher EducationHighlights and contents of the weekly edition, includes the job listings for that week. WIU USERS ONLY.Education
CIA World FactbookAn online edition of the print version. Provides alphabetical listings of countries and information concerning: geography, people, government, economy, communications and defense sources.Countries
Citing Bibliographic Sources: APAA short guide to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Includes sample bibliographic citations.Writing/Style Manuals
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Citing Bibliographic Sources: ChicagoA short guide to the The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. Briefly discusses the two basic citation systems: notes/bibliography and author-date. Includes sample bibliographic citations.Writing/Style Manuals
Citing Bibliographic Sources: MLAA short guide to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 6th ed (MLA Handbook). Includes sample bibliographic citations.Writing/Style Manuals
Classical Social TheoristsVolume 1 of the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Major Social Theorists contains essays on 18 major social theorists. Supplemented with comprehensive bibliographies on primary and secondary sources, with a brief reader's guide accompanying each essay. Addresses the continuing relevance of most theories and their importance to contemporary scholarship. WIU USERS ONLY.Social Sciences
CNN.comCNN.com features the full rundown of all CNN daily programming, using the latest multimedia technologies, from live video streaming to audio packages to searchable archives of news features and background information. The site is updated continuously throughout the day.Current Events
Complete Costume DictionaryA dictionary of costume terms throughout history, with appendices for garment types, garments by country, and garment types by era. WIU USERS ONLY.Movies/Theater
Corporate AffiliationsProvides current, accurate corporate linkage information and company profiles on the most prominent global public and private parent companies and their affiliates, subsidiaries and divisions down to the seventh level of corporate linkage. Also contains corporate contacts, board members, brand names and competitors. WIU USERS ONLY.Companies/Industries
Country Studies / Area HandbooksSponsored by the Department of the Army, 71 countries are included providing a wide range of information including history, geography, economy, transportation, people and more.Countries
CQ WeeklyPlease use "Search CQ Weekly" option at top. Covers virtually every act of Congress, delivering nonpartisan news and analysis. Contains in-depth reports on issues, plus a complete wrap up of the news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes. WIU USERS ONLY.Political Science/Government
Crash*StatsNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports and data about motor vehicle accidents, fatalities, and traffic-related safety incidents. Transportation
Debates on U.S. Health CareUses introductory essays followed by point/counterpoint articles to provide readers with views on multiple sides of this complex issue. Health/Medicine
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Debates on U.S. ImmigrationUses introductory essays followed by point/counterpoint articles to provide readers with views on multiple sides of this complex issue.Society & Issues
Digest of Education StatisticsA compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school.Education
Digest of Motor LawsThe AAA Digest of Motor Laws is an online compendium of laws and rules related to driving and owning a motor vehicle in the United States and Canada. Browse each state's traffic laws, vehicle titling and registration requirements, fees and taxes, driver's licenses, and traffic safety.Political Science/Government
Digital Sanborn MapsMaps for most Illinois towns and cities from the years 1867-1970. Maps contain information such as outlines of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, street names, property boundaries, and much more. WIU USERS ONLY.Geography/Maps
Documenting Sources: APA StyleA quick guide to APA style for in-text citations, reference lists, and manuscript format.Writing/Style Manuals
Documenting Sources: Chicago StyleA quick guide to Chicago style for notes, bibliography entries, and manuscript formal.Writing/Style Manuals
Documenting Sources: CSE StyleA quick guide to CSE style for in-text citations, reference lists, and manuscript format.Writing/Style Manuals
Documenting Sources: MLA StyleA quick guide to MLA style for in-text citations, lists of works cited, and manuscript format.Writing/Style Manuals
Economics BookAn essential reference for anyone with an interest in how economies work. Uses easy-to-follow graphics, succinct quotations, everyday examples, and accessible text to explain the applications of economics.Economics/Finance
EDGAREDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms (e.g. 10-K forms) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).Companies/Industries
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Edmund's Automobile Buyer's GuidesA service provided by the publisher of the print versions. Includes information and prices for current year model vehicles, used car ratings and prices for models dated 1985 and after and a variety of other information such as tips on buying a car and price negotiation.Consumer Info
Embassy WorldProvides links embassy websites of nations throughout the world. The database is searchable by both host and guest country.Countries
Encyclopaedia BritannicaBritannica.com includes the complete, updated Encyclopedia Britannica, the oldest and largest general reference in the English language.Encyclopedias, General
Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic WorldThe Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World (EHW) is an original electronic project aiming at collecting, recording, documenting, presenting and promoting the historical data that testify to the presence of Hellenic culture throughout time and spaceHistory
Encyclopedia of Activism and Social JusticeThe Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice presents a comprehensive overview of the field with topics of varying dimensions, breadth, and length. This three-volume Encyclopedia is designed for readers to understand the topics, concepts, and ideas that motivate and shape the fields of activism, civil engagement, and social justice and includes biographies of the major thinkers and leaders who have influenced and continue to influence the study of activism. WIU USERS ONLY.Political Science/Government
Encyclopedia of African American SocietyA definitive, reliable, and accessible entry point to learning the basics about African American society, this reference seeks to capture the ways in which the tenets and foundations of African American culture have given rise to today's society. Approaching the field from a "street level" perspective, these volumes cover topics of universal interest in America: rap music, sports, television, cinema, racism, religion, literature, and much more. WIU USERS ONLY.Ethnic & Gender Studies
Encyclopedia of American Industries, 6th ed.Information on every industry recognized by the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. Entries are arranged numerically by SIC code, but also include the corresponding North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code(s). Essays include an overview identifying trends and issues, followed by discussion of the industry's structure, historical development, current conditions, leaders, workforce, and global participation. WIU USERS ONLY.Companies/Industries
Encyclopedia of American Urban HistoryThe Encyclopedia of American Urban History offers both a summary and an interpretation of the field. With contributions from leading academics in their fields, this authoritative resource offers an interdisciplinary approach by covering topics from economics, geography, anthropology, politics, and sociology. WIU USERS ONLY.History
Encyclopedia of AnthropologyThe Encyclopedia of Anthropology contains over 1,000 entries that focus on topics in physical/biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural/social anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. WIU USERS ONLY.Social Sciences
Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental ScienceThis encyclopedia encompasses the entire range of concepts and topics involved in the study of applied developmental science, which seeks to advance the integration of developmental research with actions that promote positive development and/or enhance the life chances of vulnerable children, adolescents, young and old adults, and their families. WIU USERS ONLY.Psychology
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Encyclopedia of Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavior TherapyThe Encyclopedia of Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavior Therapy provides a thorough examination of the components of behavior modification, behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and applied behavior analysis for both child and adult populations in a variety of settings. WIU USERS ONLY.Psychology
Encyclopedia of Black StudiesThe Encyclopedia of Black Studies is a reference source for dynamic and innovative research on the Black experience and contains a full analysis of the economic, political, sociological, historical, literary, and philosophical issues related to Americans of African descent. WIU USERS ONLY.Ethnic & Gender Studies
Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human AppearanceThis scholarly work is the most comprehensive existing resource on human physical appearance: how people's outer physical characteristics and their inner perceptions and attitudes about their own appearance (body image) affect their lives. Chapters are accessible to a wide audience and each provides a glossary of terms and recommended source list. Social Sciences
Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and SocietyThe Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society spans the relationships among business, ethics, and society by including more than 800 entries that feature broad coverage of corporate social responsibility, the obligation of companies to various stakeholder groups, the contribution of business to society and culture, and the relationship between organizations and the quality of the environment. WIU USERS ONLY.Philosophy/Ethics
Encyclopedia of Cancer and SocietyThe Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society defines the issues that surround cancer and its effects on society. The scope of the Encyclopedia encompasses the relative individual and societal aspects of cancer, from the latest research from the National Cancer Institute to studies on alternative diet and nutrition treatments. WIU USERS ONLY. Health/Medicine
Encyclopedia of Career DevelopmentThis multidisciplinary resource examines career-related issues from psychological, sociological, educational, counseling, organizational behavior, and human resource management perspectives. WIU USERS ONLY.Jobs/Careers
Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the MediaThe Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts on the media's interaction with children and adolescents. With more than 400 entries, this resource covers the traditional and electronic media and their controversial impact on children and adolescents. WIU USERS ONLY.Communication/Mass Media
Encyclopedia of CommunityThe Encyclopedia of Community is arranged in an A-to-Z fashion, but can also be viewed topically via a reader's guide, allowing users an interdisciplinary exploration of topics such as types of communities, social capital, technology, urban life, politics and law, community design, and global studies. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
Encyclopedia of Community CorrectionsEncyclopedia of Community Corrections contains nearly 200 entries on the various community-based alternatives to incarceration, representing not only the options available but also the mechanisms used for selection, the effectiveness of these options, their philosophical purposes, and the historical evolution of the alternatives. WIU USERS ONLY.Crime/Justice
Encyclopedia of Consumption and WasteExplores the topic across multiple disciplines in the social sciences as well as from the perspectives of business, consumerism, environmentalism, and marketing.Environment
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Encyclopedia of Crime and PunishmentA comprehensive overview of material from numerous sources on crime and punishment in these areas: Concepts and Theories; Correction; Law; Crimes; Methods and Statistics; National Surveys; Organizations; Police Science; and Social and Cultural Context. WIU USERS ONLY.Crime/Justice
Encyclopedia of DisabilityThe Encyclopedia of Disability is a multidisciplinary, cross-cultural, and historically grounded resource tool that guides the reader across fields, theories, debates, and practices, addressing the question: What is disability and why is it important in my life? An international editorial board of seventy-four editors from the Americas, Europe, Australia, India, Japan, and China, all experts in their own sub-fields of disability, developed these volumes. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and AdministrationThe Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration presents the most recent theories, research, terms, concepts, ideas, and histories on educational leadership and school administration as taught in preparation programs and practiced in schools and colleges today. It contains more than 600 entries, written by professors, graduate students, practitioners, and association officials. WIU USERS ONLY.Education
Encyclopedia of Educational PsychologyMore than 275 entries provide an overview and an explanation of the major topics in the field of human development. Educational psychology applies the knowledge from many different disciplines to the broad process of education, including human learning and development (across the life span), motivation, measurement and statistics, and curriculum and teaching. WIU USERS ONLY.Education
Encyclopedia of Environment and SocietyThe Encyclopedia of Environment and Society brings together issues, concepts, theories, examples, problems, and policies, with the goal of clearly explicating an emerging way of thinking about people and nature, in more than 1,200 entries written by experts from incredibly diverse fields. WIU USERS ONLY.Environment
Encyclopedia of EpidemiologyThe 600+ entries cover every major facet of epidemiology, from risk ratios to case-control studies to mediating and moderating variables, and much more. Relevant topics from related fields such as biostatistics and health economics are also included. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Encyclopedia of Gender in MediaExamines the role of the media in enabling, facilitating, or challenging the social construction of gender in our society. Addresses a variety of entertainment and news content in print and electronic media and explores the social construction of masculinity as well as femininity.Ethnic & Gender Studies
Encyclopedia of Geographic Information ScienceThe Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science covers the essence of this new and expanding field, containing contributions from some of the best recognized scholars in GIScience as well as from experts in GIS' supporting disciplines who explore how their disciplinary perspectives are expanded within the context of GIScience. WIU USERS ONLY.Geography/Maps
Encyclopedia of Global ReligionProvides an overview of the globalization of religious culture and society around the world in both its historical and contemporary aspects. Includes topics related to the diaspora of cultures; the transitional aspects of religious ideas and practices; the cultural diversity of religious traditions; and the responses of religion to multicultural society.Religion
Encyclopedia of GovernanceA one-stop point of reference for the diverse and complex topics surrounding governance from post-WWII to the 1970s. Concentrates primarily on topics related to the changing nature and role of the state in recent times and the ways in which these roles have been conceptualized in the areas of political science, public administration, political economy, and sociology. WIU USERS ONLY.Political Science/Government
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Encyclopedia of Health & AgingCovers new findings in the field as well as conceptual developments guiding research, practice, and policy. The more than 200 entries address the biological, psychological, social, and economic aspects of health and aging and impacts within the health-care system. Also focuses heavily on geriatrics with respect to geriatric syndromes and common diseases of aging. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Encyclopedia of Health and BehaviorCovers all aspects of the domain of behavioral medicine: From adherence to a doctor's advice, to emotions and health, to obesity treatment and prevention, to women's health, and all topics in between. Scholars, health care practitioners and the general public will find information on topics such as physical activity, stress and health, smoking, pain management, social support and health, cardiovascular health, health promotion, and HIV/AIDS. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Encyclopedia of Health Care ManagementA comprehensive reference work on the business of health care, with information about a broad range of issues affecting every aspect of the industry and the people it serves, employs, and influences. Contains 600+ entries by expert contributors as well as tables on: Health Care Acronyms; Medical Degrees; Medical Legislation; Medical Organizations; and Medical Specialties. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Encyclopedia of HomelessnessFocuses on the current situation in the United States with a comparative sampling of homelessness around the world. Key themes include: causes; lifestyle issues; health issues and services; history; legal issues and advocacy; government policies and programs; organizations; research approaches; service systems and settings; size and characteristics of the homeless population; public perceptions of homelessness; and world issues and perspectives. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
Encyclopedia of Human DevelopmentPresents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from the fields of psychology, individual and family studies, and education. More than 600 entries cover topics as diverse as adolescence, cognitive development, education, family, gender differences, identity, longitudinal research, personality development, prenatal development, temperament, and more. WIU USERS ONLY.Psychology
Encyclopedia of Human GeographyMore than 300 entries offer a comprehensive overview of the major ideas, concepts, terms, and approaches that characterize a notoriously diverse field. This multidisciplinary volume provides cross-cultural coverage of human geography as it is understood in the contemporary world and takes into account the enormous conceptual changes that have evolved since the 1970s, including a variety of social constructivist approaches. WIU USERS ONLY.Geography/Maps
Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American WestDocuments the history of the American West as an important part of the American experience through a combination of general entries, focused biographies, community histories, economic enterprise analyses, and demographic studies. Examines the settling of the West and include coverage of movements of American Indians, African Americans, and the often-forgotten role of women in the West's development. WIU USERS ONLY.History
Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational PsychologyMore than 400 entries present a thorough overview of the cross-disciplinary field of industrial and organizational psychology for students, researchers, and professionals in the areas of psychology, business, management, and human resources. WIU USERS ONLY.Business/Management
Encyclopedia of Juvenile JusticeProvides more than 200 entries covering historical and contemporary theories, concepts, and real-world practices of juvenile justice in the United States, such as: alcohol and drug abuse, arson, the death penalty for juveniles, computer and Internet crime, gun violence, gangs, missing children, school violence, teen pregnancy, and delinquency theories. WIU USERS ONLY.Crime/Justice
Encyclopedia of Law & Society: American and Global PerspectivesComprehensive and international treatment of the law and society field, presenting interdisciplinary perspectives on law from sociology, criminology, cultural anthropology, political science, social psychology, and economics. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
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Encyclopedia of Law EnforcementExamines all facets of law enforcement on the state and local, federal and national, and international stages, providing readers with informed discussions on the practice and theory of policing in an historical and contemporary framework, covering subjects that are particular to the area of state and local, federal and national, and international policing. WIU USERS ONLY.Crime/Justice
Encyclopedia of LeadershipIncludes hundreds of articles written by leading scholars and experts from 17 countries, exploring leadership theories and leadership practice. Entries and sidebars show leadership in action: in corporations and state houses, schools, churches, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations. WIU USERS ONLY.Business/Management
Encyclopedia of LifeThe Encyclopedia of Life seeks to be an online reference and database on all 1.9 million species currently known to science and to stay current by capturing information on newly discovered and formally described species.Life Sciences
Encyclopedia of Management, 7th ed.Contains concise background information on management concepts. Also offers in-depth treatment of the entire field of management, encompassing current theories and practices that directly impact the functional areas of the discipline. Topics include activity-based costing, benchmarking, fuzzy logic, logistics, diversification strategy, disaster recovery, marketing, productivity measures, supply chain management, and many more. WIU USERS ONLY.Business/Management
Encyclopedia of Measurement and StatisticsThrough approximately 500 contributions, experts provide an overview and an explanation of the major topics in these two areas. Appendices contain: a guide to basic statistics; a table of critical values used in hypothesis testing and an important part of any reference in this area; and a collection of some important and useful measurement and statistics Internet sites. WIU USERS ONLY.Math/Measurement
Encyclopedia of MicrobiologyAimed at both students and the general public, this encyclopedia contains more than 200 entries on the most recent advances and focus areas in microbiology. Entries are organized in alphabetical order and include cross-references to related topics and essays. WIU USERS ONLY.Life Sciences
Encyclopedia of Multicultural PsychologyIncludes entries on a broad array of issues and covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience. Addresses culture across a broad spectrum of psychological perspectives and includes topics that are relevant to social psychology, cognitive psychology, environmental psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and clinical psychology. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent CrimeContains 200 entries covering long-documented classifications such as serial killers and organized crime to cutting edge topics of cyber-stalking, kids who kill, and terrorism. It presents the latest research, insightful commentary, and "true crime" case studies to help in the understanding and deterrence of one of society's gravest problems. WIU USERS ONLY.Crime/Justice
Encyclopedia of New MediaWidens the boundaries of today's information society through interdisciplinary, historical, and international coverage of such topics as broadband, content filtering, cyberculture, cyberethics, digital divide, freenet, MP3, privacy, telemedicine, viruses, and wireless networks. WIU USERS ONLY.Communication/Mass Media
Encyclopedia of Political CommunicationDiscusses the major theoretical approaches to the field, including direct and limited effects theories, agenda-setting theories, sociological theories, framing and priming theories, and other past and present conceptualizations. The nearly 600 entries pay considerable attention to political speeches, televised political advertising, political posters and print advertising, televised political debates, and Internet sites. WIU USERS ONLY.Political Science/Government
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Encyclopedia of Politics: The Left and The RightContains over 450 articles on individuals, movements, political parties, and ideological principles. Themes include: countries/regions; "isms"; laws; political issues; political movements; political parties; and people. WIU USERS ONLY.Political Science/Government
Encyclopedia of PollutionDesigned to address all aspects of pollution and the entire environmental profession. A sourcebook for learning about many different types of pollutants, including properties, production, uses, environmental release and fate, adverse health response to exposure, and environmental regulations on human exposure using the most current scientific data. WIU USERS ONLY.Environment
Encyclopedia of Prisons & Correctional FacilitiesProvides a critical overview of penal institutions within a historical and contemporary framework, with issues of race, gender, and class fully integrated throughout in order to demonstrate the complexity of the implementation and intended results of incarceration. Contains biographies, articles describing important legal statutes, descriptions of the major prisons in the United States, and comparative data. WIU USERS ONLY. Crime/Justice
Encyclopedia of Psychological AssessmentA resource for academics, practitioners and students working in any field of applied psychological science. Contains 235 entries covering a variety of fields, each of which includes a general conceptual and methodological overview, a section on relevant assessment devices, and is followed by links to related concepts in the Encyclopedia and a list of references. WIU USERS ONLY.Psychology
Encyclopedia of Psychology and LawAddresses the interface of psychology and law and draws from the related discipline of criminal justice. Contains a collection of 400+ entries describing a wide array of contemporary and historical psychology and law topics. WIU USERS ONLY.Psychology
Encyclopedia of Public RelationsExplores the evolution of the public relation field, with examples from history describing events, changing practices, and the key figures who developed and expanded the profession. Addresses key challenges facing the profession of public relations and its practitioners, such as earning the trust and respect of critics and the general public. WIU USERS ONLY.Communication/Mass Media
Encyclopedia of Race and RacismExamines the anthropological, sociological, historical, economic, and scientific theories of race and racism in the modem era. Delves into the historic origins of ideas of race and racism and explores their social and scientific consequences. Includes biographies of significant theorists, as well as political and social leaders and notorious racists. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual DevelopmentFocuses on the developmental process of religion and spirituality across the human life span and offers insight into the characteristics of people and their contexts that interact to influence religious and spiritual development over time. Provides glimpses into the religious and spiritual developmental trajectories of people from all over the world, from many different religious and spiritual backgrounds. WIU USERS ONLY.Religion
Encyclopedia of School Crime and ViolenceLooks at significant cases at high schools and on college campuses, including professional and community responses, and theories as to why these events happened. Also covers theft, bullying, cybercrime, violence, sexual assault, and more. Includes information on some cases outside the United States, as well as entries on the government agencies and other organizations dedicated to analyzing and eradicating school crime and violence. WIU USERS ONLY.Crime/Justice
Encyclopedia of School PsychologyA comprehensive guide to the field, featuring the latest research on school learning, motivation, and educational assessment. Approximately 250 entries address student success, behavior disorders, intelligence testing, learning disabilities, strategies to improve academic skills, and more. WIU USERS ONLY.Education
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Encyclopedia of Social PsychologyDesigned as a simple, jargon-free introduction to the rapidly growing and important field. Includes more than 600 entries on the ideas and concepts that make up the intellectual and scientific content in the area of social psychology. WIU USERS ONLY.Psychology
Encyclopedia of Social Science Research MethodsCovers topics not normally viewed as part of social science research methodology, from philosophical issues such as poststructuralism to advanced statistical techniques. In covering the full range of qualitative and quantitative data analyses, this reference offers an integrated approach that allows the reader to choose the most appropriate and robust techniques to apply to each situation. WIU USERS ONLY.Social Sciences
Encyclopedia of Social TheoryAddresses the roots of contemporary social theory, covering its developments, achievements, and prospects from its inception in the 18th century to the present. Examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. WIU USERS ONLY.Social Sciences
Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North AmericaCoverage is broad and interdisciplinary, including the fields of anthropology, health sciences, history, political science, social work, and sociology. Provides readers with basic information about the history of social welfare in Canada, Mexico, and the United States, including important events, developments, and the lives and work of some key contributors to social welfare developments. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
Encyclopedia of Street Crime in AmericaThe Encyclopedia of Street Crime in America is the most up-to-date work on the subject. The encyclopedia is not only for criminologists, but also for criminal justice practitioners, students of criminology/criminal justice, members of the media, and politicians seeking an overview on the problem of street crime. WIU USERS ONLY.Crime/Justice
Encyclopedia of the Black DeathCovers the second plague pandemic, balancing medical history and technical matters with historical, cultural, social, and political factors and effects in Europe and the Islamic world from 1347-1770. Also contains entries on Biblical plagues and the Plague of Justinian, as well as modern-era material such as the work of Robert Koch and Louis Pasteur, the Third Plague Pandemic of the mid-1800s, and plague in the United States. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Encyclopedia of the U.S. Government and the Environment: History, Policy, and PoliticsAddresses environmental politics and policy with emphasis on the role played by the U.S. government. Includes essays, single topic entries, and a historical time line of U.S. environmental politics and policy. WIU USERS ONLY.Environment
Encyclopedia of United States National SecurityThe over 750 entries present historical facts and analyses as well as an introduction to some of the more complicated and abstract questions concerning world politics and national security. An interdisciplinary work, this encyclopedia views national security from historical, economic, political, and technological perspectives. WIU USERS ONLY.Crime/Justice
Encyclopedia of War & American SocietyA comprehensive, multidisciplinary historical work that examines the numerous ways wars affect societies. It covers a wide range of general thematic categories, issues, and topics that address not only the geopolitical effects of war, but also show how the U.S. engagement in national and international conflicts has affected the social and cultural arena. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate CrimeIncorporates information about a variety of white-collar crimes, and provides examples of persons, statutes, companies, and convictions. The encyclopedia gathers history, definitions, examples, investigation, prosecution, assessments, challenges, and projections into one definitive reference work on the topic. WIU USERS ONLY.Crime/Justice
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Encyclopedia of Women in the American WestEncyclopedia of Women of the American West captures the lives of more than 150 women who made their mark from the mid-1800s to the present, contextualizing their experiences and contributions to American society. WIU USERS ONLY.Ethnic & Gender Studies
Encyclopedia of World PovertyContains over 800 original articles exploring poverty in various regions of the world and examining the difficulties associated with the definition and measurement of poverty, along with its causes and effects. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U.S. Military: an EncyclopediaA comprehensive encyclopedia covering the role of all major ethnic and racial minorities in the United States during wartime. Highlights the individuals and events that have shaped the experience of minorities in U.S. conflicts.Ethnic & Gender Studies
Europa: Gateway to the European UnionThe official website of the European Union, providing basic information on how the EU works, the latest EU news and events, and links to EU information on the websites of EU institutions and agencies.Countries
European History OnlineExamines 500 years of modern European history regarding religion, politics, science and law, to art and music, as well as the economy, technology and the military. Provides background information and context and describes and analyzes specific transfer processes relevant to Europe.History
Euthanasia/Assisted-Suicide DebateExplores how judicial approaches, legislative responses, and prosecutorial practices have shifted as a result of changes in medical technology and consumer sophistication, emphasizing the 1950s forward.Society & Issues
FAO Statistical YearbookProvides a selection of indicators on food and agriculture by country. The data are drawn from FAOSTAT, the Organizations corporate statistical database (available at http://faostat.fao.org/), as well as several FAO divisions and other sources within the UN system.Food/Agriculture
Federal Consumer Information CenterThe Federal Consumer Information Center (FCIC) helps federal agencies and departments develop and distribute useful information to the public.Consumer Info
Film Awards and Festivals BrowserProvides links to recent and historical information on hundreds of film award ceremonies and film festivals.Movies/Theater
FinAid! Financial Aid InformationIncludes a glossary of financial aid terms as well as information about grants, loans and scholarships from both government and nongovernment sources. Also provides links to related sites.Education
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Flags of the WorldGraphic representations of flags. Searchable by country, geographic location, keyword or title.Countries
Fodors.comTravel guide to countries, cities, hotels, restaurants and more.Sport/Recreation
Funk & Wagnall's New World EncyclopediaOver 25,000 entries (with images) on all topic areas. Updated annually. WIU USERS ONLY.Encyclopedias, General
Gale Encyclopedia of FitnessCovers 300 topics on physiology, fitness, and diseases and conditions related to fitness.Health/Medicine
Gale Literary IndexMaster index to author and title entries in the major literature series from Gale, many of which are on the shelves at WIU Libraries and which contain biographies of authors and critical essays on their writings. Search by title of a literary work, author's name, or criteria such as birth date, death date, or nationality. Literature
Glossary of Insurance and Risk Management TermsA comprehensive dictionary including more than 3,200 property and casualty insurance terms, from the International Risk Management Institute.Economics/Finance
Green Business: An A-to-Z GuideProvides an overview of the key principles, approaches, strategies, and tools that businesses have used to reduce their environmental impacts and contribute to sustainability, as well as describing some of the firms that have taken steps to green their operations and products. WIU USERS ONLY.Business/Management
Green Cities: An A-to-Z GuideProvides an overview of the key concepts that urban planners, policy makers, architects, engineers, and developers use to understand the sustainability dimensions of the urban environment. Identifies the strategies cities have used to become greener, reviews the broad concepts associated with green cities, and discusses technologies, infrastructures, and programs that contribute to the greening of cities. WIU USERS ONLY.Geography/Maps
Green Consumerism: an A-to-Z GuideProvides a survey of the nature of green consumerism, the forms that it takes, the issues that impact it, and the practices it involves. Illuminates the multifaceted and sometimes contested contours of green consumerism and the ways it is embedded and shaped in relation to wider cultural, economic, political, and environmental processes. WIU USERS ONLY.Marketing
Green Culture: An A-to-Z GuideProvides an overview of the many elements of green culture and associated institutions, movements, organizations, and key actors and locations. The entries are from diverse academic perspectives and represent the latest thinking on the topics at hand. WIU USERS ONLY.Environment
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Green Education: An A-to-Z GuideEntries provide an historical perspective on the international and domestic treaties that have shaped the direction of the field and inform the reader to current-day trends, examples, and challenges. WIU USERS ONLY.Education
Green Energy: An A-to-Z GuideProvides an overview of the social and environmental dimensions of our energy system, and the key organizations, policy tools, and technologies that can help shape a green energy economy. Each entry draws on scholarship from across numerous disciplines in the social sciences, natural and physical sciences, and engineering. WIU USERS ONLY.Environment
Green Ethics and Philosophy: An A-to-Z GuideCovers the history, theory, practice, and legal aspects of green ethics as well as the work of green ethicists. WIU USERS ONLY.Philosophy/Ethics
Green Food: An A-to-Z GuideEntries paint a picture of agriculture and food's past, present, and future and provide the reader with a basic understanding of the institutions, practices, and concepts to help identify what is and is not a green food. WIU USERS ONLY.Food/Agriculture
Green Health: An A-to-Z GuideContributes to the translation of conceptual health into action by providing an understanding of the interconnectedness of human health, social systems, and nature. Articles may serve as templates for further developments, refinements, creative inventions, and interventions that should advance the global course of green health. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Green Issues and Debates: An A-to-Z GuideDrawing on multiple themes and concepts introduced in the other volumes of the Sage Green series, Green Issues and Debates addresses those topics, such as health, food, technology, culture, energy usage, and climate change. WIU USERS ONLY.Environment
Green Politics: An A-to-Z GuideComprises some of the essential concepts, actors, institutions, and processes in green politics today. Draws on several academic arenas from economics and political science to political ecology and sociology, and focuses on a range of green issues from industrial pollution to indigenous rights. WIU USERS ONLY.Political Science/Government
Green Technology: An A-to-Z GuideExplores the ways that technologies coproduce human civilization and vice versa. In addition to definitions of particular green technologies, this volume examines concepts and frameworks for looking at the interface between technology, society, and the environment. WIU USERS ONLY.Technology
Greenwood Dictionary of EducationCovers the history of education as well as its future trends, aiding in the understanding and use of terms as they apply to contemporary educational research, practice, and theory. Focuses on subjects such as neurosciences in educational behavior, gaming strategies as a learning technique, social networking, and distance education. WIU USERS ONLY.Education
Guide to U.S. Foreign PolicyTraces not only the growth and development of diplomatic policies and traditions but also the shifts in public opinion that shape diplomatic trends. Analyzes key world events that have determined the changing U.S. relations with other nations. Political Science/Government
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Handbook of Death & DyingTakes stock of the vast literature in the field of thanatology. Contains 100+ entries written by researchers in the fields of: Anthropology; Family Studies; History; Law; Medicine; Mortuary Science; Philosophy; Psychology; Social work; Sociology; and Theology. WIU USERS ONLY.Psychology
Health Information (NIH)Publications & fact sheets, ClinicalTrials.gov, health hotlines, A-Z topic index, institutes, MEDLINEplus, and other resources from the National Institutes of Health.Health/Medicine
Healthfinder.govHealthfinder is a free gateway to reliable consumer health and human services information developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.Health/Medicine
Healthlinks: AMA Style GuideA quick guide to the American Medical Association Manual of Style by the University of Washington Health Sciences Libraries.Writing/Style Manuals
Historical Dictionary of Islamic FundamentalismProvides a comprehensive and detailed examination into Islam as a religion, Islam as a government, and Islam as a way of life. Analyzes various groups, events, movements, key figures, and dogmas that have influenced contemporary Islamic Fundamentalism.Religion
Historical Statistics of the United StatesStatistical tables and more than 37,000 data series covering the pre-colonial period through the present.Facts/Statistics
Holocaust EncyclopediaHundreds of articles on all aspects of the Holocaust, from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. History
Hoover's Company RecordsFeaturing profiles of companies, industries, and key executives, Hoover's reports provide access to thorough and up-to-date business information. Once you're in the LexisNexis database, type Hoovers into the top box and change the pulldown menu to "company name." Select Hoover's Company & Industry Reports in the list of sources below, then click the red "search" button. WIU USERS ONLY.Companies/Industries
Household Products DatabaseLists product ingredients, describes potential health effects, and details safety and handling procedures. Search by product name or type, ingredient, or manufacturer,or browse by category such auto products, inside the home, pesticides, landscape, personal care, home maintenance, arts & crafts, pet care, and home office.Consumer Info
How Products Are MadeExplains and details the manufacturing process of products, from daily household items to complicated electronic equipment and heavy machinery. Provides step-by-step descriptions of the assembly and the manufacturing process. Each product entry discusses background, how the item works, who invented the product, raw materials that were used, product applications, by-products that are generated, etc. Brief inventor biographies are also included. Consumer Info
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Immigrants in American History: Arrival, Adaptation, and IntegrationA chronological study of the migration of various ethnic groups to the United States from 1500 to the present day. Explores dozens of immigrant populations in America and delves into major topical issues affecting different groups across time periods.Society & Issues
Index of American UniversitiesProvides links to homepages of colleges and universities granting bachelor and advanced degress in the United States.Education
Index to Plays in Collections at WIUIf you cannot find a play script under its own title in our catalog (WestCat), use this tool to determine whether WIU owns the play as part of a larger anthology or collection (i.e. Best Plays of...).Movies/Theater
InfobelAn index of online phone books, with over 400 links to yellow pages, white pages, business directories, email addresses and fax listings from over 170 countries around the world.Phone Numbers/Zip Codes
Information Please AlmanacFast facts in the areas of: World & News, United States, History & Gov't, Biography, Sports, Arts & Ent., Business, Calendar & Holidays, Health & Science, as well as a Homework Center and various calculator and conversion tools.Facts/Statistics
Intellicast.comLocal, national, and global weather information, including interactive weather maps, extended forecasts, hourly forecasts, past observations, and historic averages. Radar, infrared, and satellite weather imaging.Physical Sciences
International Directory of Company HistoriesHistories provide a company overview, describe major marketing campaigns and notable activities, highlight principal competitors, and offer a list of further readings. Volumes 100 onward are full-text online. Volumes 1-114 are available in the print reference collections at both Malpass and WIU Libraries-Quad Cities. WIU USERS ONLY.Companies/Industries
International Encyclopedia of Organization StudiesOffers an overview of many of the major ideas, concepts, terms, and approaches that characterize the field of organization studies. Brings together a team of international contributors from the fields of management, psychology, sociology, communications, education, political science, public administration, anthropology, law, and other related areas. WIU USERS ONLY.Business/Management
International Financial StatisticsInternational statistics and economic data from the IMF on more than 200 countries, from 1945 to the present. WIU USERS ONLY.Economics/Finance
International Trade Statistics Yearbook (Comtrade)This United Nations resource offers two types of trade data: trade by country and trade by commodity. Trade by commodity provides information on the world trade of individual commodities (3-digit SITC groups) and eleven world trade tables covering trade values and indices.Economics/Finance
Internet Acronym ServerSearch by acronym or word producing either an alphabetical listing of acronyms or listings of acronyms containing a particular word.Dictionaries/Thesauri
Internet Movie Database (IMDB)Provides a wide variety of search options including movie titles, cast/crew names, plot summaries and some reviews.Movies/Theater
Job Search (CareerOneStop)Sponsored by the US Department of Labor, this site provides links to state-operated job banks and general employment information.Jobs/Careers
Korea at a GlanceThe online version of the Handbook of Korea. Contains information about the Korean economy, culture, life, tourism, and sports.Countries
LEO Deutsch-Englisches WörterbuchOnline English to German and German to English dictionary. Includes definitions, derivations, pronunciation help, idioms, and verb conjugations.Dictionaries/Thesauri
Life Insurers Fact BookEach year the Fact Book provides statistics and information on trends in the life insurance industry. Specific topics covered include assets, liabilities, income, expenditures, reinsurance, life insurance, and annuities.Economics/Finance
Literature Suppressed on Political GroundsSpotlights works that have been censored, banned, or condemned because of their political content. Entries include a summary, censorship history, and brief bibliography and range widely from Aristotle through Adolf Hitler. WIU USERS ONLY.Literature
Literature Suppressed on Religious GroundsSpotlight works that have been censored, banned, or condemned because of their religious content. Entries include a summary, censorship history, and brief bibliography, and are wide-ranging. WIU USERS ONLY.Literature
Literature Suppressed on Sexual GroundsSpotlight works that have been censored, banned, or condemned because of their sexual content. Entries include a summary, censorship history, and brief bibliography, and are wide-ranging. WIU USERS ONLY.Literature
Literature Suppressed on Social GroundsSpotlights works that have been censored, banned, or condemned because of their social content. Entries include a summary, censorship history, and brief bibliography, and range widely. WIU USERS ONLY.Literature
MapQuestAn interactive website atlas that calculates driving times, gives travel directions, and other navigational information.Geography/Maps
Maps of the AmericasIncludes maps of the Americas, primarily from the CIA. U.S. maps include historical and census maps with metropolitan area and county outline maps for each state.Geography/Maps
MarketWatch Market ScreenerAllows you to choose one of four major exchanges, then rank the companies by any of ten market criteria, e.g., most active by dollars traded, largest net price loss, 52-week highs by % price gain.Companies/Industries
MayoClinic.comUpdated daily, this website is produced by a team of physicians, scientists, writers, and educators affiliated with the Mayo Clinic.Health/Medicine
Merck Manual OnlineSearchable version of "the world's most widely used general medical text."Health/Medicine
Mergent Corporate ManualsFull-text company histories, business descriptions, financial statements for the years 1909 to the present. WIU USERS ONLY.Companies/Industries
Merriam Webster Online SearchSearchable version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (11th Edition), Webster's Third New International Dictionary (Unabridged) and Collegiate Thesaurus, as well as Spanish-English and medical dictionaries. Links to Visual Online Dictionary and ESL Learner's Dictionary.Dictionaries/Thesauri
Metric Conversions.orgOffers metric conversion charts and calculators, as well as downloadable and printable conversion tables for temperature, weight, length, area, and volume.Math/Measurement
MLA Directory of PeriodicalsPublication info (e.g., addresses, advertising rates, submission guidelines) about MLA-indexed periodicals. WIU USERS ONLY.Communication/Mass Media
Monster.comA global online network for careers, connecting companies with job-seekers.Jobs/Careers
Monthly Bulletin of Statistics OnlineMonthly, quarterly, and annual tables with current economic statistics and trends for most of the countries and areas of the world. WIU USERS ONLY.Facts/Statistics
MRI PlusProduct, advertising, and marketing data from Mediamark Research & Intelligence. Contact the Malpass Library Reference Desk for access information. WIU USERS ONLY.Marketing
Multicultural America: an Encyclopedia of the Newest AmericansExplores the lives of immigrant groups from 50 countries who have contributed to the United States, exploring all aspects of lives in the old world as well as the new. Examines why people have come to the United States, how they have adjusted to and integrated into American society. Includes accounts of the experiences of the second generation and the effects of relations between the United States and the sending country. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
N.A.D.A. GuidesComprehensive site offering vehicle information and valuation on new and used cars, trucks, classic cars, motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, boats, personal watercraft, recreation vehicles (RVs) and manufactured homes.Consumer Info
National Accounts Official Country InfoNational Accounts Statistics: Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables contains detailed national accounts data for most countries and areas of the world. The national data for each country and area are presented in separate chapters using uniform table headings and classifications recommended in the United Nations System of National Accounts 1993 (1993 SNA). Data availability varies across countries and fiscal years as not all UN member countries are able to provide a complete set of data. Economics/Finance
NCIKU: Online English Chinese DictionaryAn online dictionary with English and Chinese for language learners. Word, Pinyin, radical, and handdrawn character search options.Dictionaries/Thesauri
NewsLink: Newspapers of the WorldOffers links to major news sources including newspapers, magazines, radio/TV broadcasters, international resources, and more.Communication/Mass Media
O*NetOccupational Information Network is a skills-based occupational database produced by the Dept. of Labor to replace the Dictionary of Occupational Titles.Jobs/Careers
Occupational Outlook HandbookOnline edition of print version. Includes information about careers: job descriptions, training needed and outlook for future employment.Jobs/Careers
Official U.S. TimeFrom the U.S. Naval Observatory Time Service Department (the official source of time used in the United States) and the National Institute of Standards & Technology. Select your time zone to see the correct time.Time/Calendars
OneLook DictionarySearches over 4 million words in more than 800 online dictionaries.Dictionaries/Thesauri
OnlineConversion.comProvides forms to convert length, weight, volume, area, temperature and more.Math/Measurement
OnlineNewspapers.comThis site lists the websites of over 4,000 newspapers (from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe).Communication/Mass Media
Oxford English DictionaryHistorical dictionary of English, covering the language from the earliest times to the present day. WIU USERS ONLY.Dictionaries/Thesauri
Oxford Music OnlineIndex to entries on music and musicians, with images and audio. WIU USERS ONLY.Arts/Music
Peterson's College GuidesOnline versions of the printed guides. Guides to undergraduate, graduate and vocational-technical school. Searchable by name or location. Includes a section on postgraduate education for executives.Education
PollingReport.comAn "independent, nonpartisan resource" on trends in American public opinion.Political Science/Government
Princeton Dictionary of BuddhismProvides encyclopedic coverage of the most important terms, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, monasteries, and geographical sites from across the history of Buddhism. Includes both brief definitions and substantial short essays on the broader meaning and significance of the term covered. WIU USERS ONLY.Religion
Project Vote SmartNonpartisan information about congressional office holders including voting records and performance evaluations from special interest groups. Additional information about presidential candidates, campaign finance, names and addresses of representatives, and individual political issues. Political Science/Government
Regional Economic Conditions (RECON)Use RECON to drill down to any state, MSA, or county to view standard graphs, tables, and maps depicting economic conditions and how they have changed over time. Economic data is arranged by geography. RECON contains a 'shopping cart' feature that allows the user to assemble charts and tables of interest and then print them together at the end of their session.Economics/Finance
Roll CallRoll Call covers House and Senate activity and the people and issues involved in the Congressional arena. News about members and their staffs; campaign news, finance and race-by-race analysis; issue briefs; analyses of House and Senate legislative activity and upcoming events; lobbying information; and general news about Capitol Hill. WIU USERS ONLY.Political Science/Government
S9.com Biographical DictionaryCovers notable women and men from ancient times to the present day.Biography
SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism (1st ed.)The Encyclopedia of Terrorism presents authoritative coverage of one of the world's most important topics. With more than 300 articles, the Encyclopedia provides detailed discussions of the who, what, where, when, and why of terrorism. The articles cover such topics as Al-Qaeda, biological terrorism, extremism, Saddam Hussein, jihad, Zacarias Moussaoui, and suicide bombers. WIU USERS ONLY.Crime/Justice
SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism (2nd ed.)This second edition offers a comprehensive presentation of the terrorist environment, exploring the characteristics, challenges, and controversies of a dynamic and evolving post-9/11 era. In particular, the new edition adds theoretical entries on such topics as economics and terrorism, international relations and terrorism, and religious and spiritual perspectives. WIU USERS ONLY.Crime/Justice
SAGE Handbook of Geographical KnowledgeThis handbook provides an analysis of geographical knowledge in three areas (Geographical Orientations; Geography's Venues; and Critical Geographical Concepts and Controversies) and places geographical theory, practice, and controversy in their spatial–temporal circumstances. WIU USERS ONLY.Geography/Maps
Samuel French Catalogue SearchSearch the Samuel French catalog of plays by type of play, genre, casting requirements, type of performing group, use of play (monologues, auditions), and from lists of award winners.Movies/Theater
Saskia Digital Archive30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture, and architecture. Covers art, archaeology, classical artifacts, and architecture from antiquity to present day. Arts/Music
Sexual Violence and Abuse: An Encyclopedia of Prevention, Impacts, and RecoveryProvides a comprehensive resource on sexual violence and abuse, bringing together the full range of topics across a human lifespan in a single work.Society & Issues
Snopes.com: Urban Legends Reference PageFact checking on urban legends, common fallacies, misinformation, old wives' tales, strange news stories, rumors, celebrity gossip, and similar items.Facts/Statistics
Social History of Crime and Punishment in America: an EncyclopediaComprehensive coverage of the field from the colonial era to the present, including crime, policing, courts and law, imprisonment, and theoretical and philosophical issues. Articles range from large conceptual and historical treatments to smaller articles on individuals and specific crimes. WIU USERS ONLY.Crime/Justice
Society at a Glance 2011 - OECD Social IndicatorsOffers a concise overview of quantitative social trends and policies across the OECD. Includes information on social issues such as demography & family characteristics, employment & unemployment, poverty & inequality, social & health care expenditure, and trust & tolerance. Facts/Statistics
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice StatisticsContains state data on arrests, budgets, crimes, criminals, prisoners, sentences, and surveys.Crime/Justice
Standard & Poor's Net AdvantageCorporate, business & financial information including: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, company profiles, corporation registries. WIU USERS ONLY.Companies/Industries
Standard Directory of Advertising Agencies/AdvertisersOnline version of the "Redbooks" contains a directory of advertising agencies in the U.S. and Canada plus information on advertising practices of U.S. and Canadian companies that spend at least $200,000 on advertising. Type your company name (e.g., Green Mountain Coffee) in the box and click the Search button. The results screen will list a variety of profiling sources, which can include SDAA. If there are too many, narrow the search by choosing "Company Directories & Profiles" in the left column. WIU USERS ONLY.Marketing
Stanford Encyclopedia of PhilosophyAn authoritative and comprehensive encyclopedia devoted to the academic discipline of philosophy, regularly updated.Philosophy/Ethics
State Government InformationOrganized by the Library of Congress, includes links to state sites, organizations, and state maps.Political Science/Government
State of Illinois Federal & State OfficersOne of several Directories of Officials available online from the Illinois State Board of Elections. Also included are directories of county officers, judicial officers, and party precinct committeemen.Phone Numbers/Zip Codes
Statistical Abstract of the United StatesThe authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Includes tables and graphs. Searchable by subject.Facts/Statistics
Switchboard.comU.S. phone number database. Search for businesses by name or category and location. Search for a person or do a reverse lookup on a phone number.Phone Numbers/Zip Codes
ThisNationProvides factual, unbiased information about government and politics in the United States of America. Contains an introductory American Government text and a library of historical documents including Supreme Court decisions, Executive Orders, speeches, public laws & resolutions, political essays, treaties, pacts & agreements, and constitutions of other nations.Political Science/Government
Thomas (US Legislative Info)Offers full text of recent and current bills from Congress. Searchable by bill number or by key word(s). Current bills also searchable by subject and popular title. Other legislative information links provided.Political Science/Government
ThomasNetThomasNet enables the user to search by qualified manufacturer, distributor, MRO provider or custom manufacturer, or to search by product using an engineer-built classification system.Companies/Industries
TimeAndDate.comA collection of tools related to time, time zones, calendars, astronomical phases, and dates. Create custom calendars displaying moon phases, holidays, and observances.Time/Calendars
U.S. Congressional Serial Set MapsCity, county, state, and national maps (U.S.) published as part of U.S. Congressional Serial Set from 1817-1980. The more than 50,000 maps in the U.S. Congressional Serial Set range from the great atlases to small individual maps clarifying very specific land questions, to the great triangulation surveys, to weekly weather maps. WIU USERS ONLY.Geography/Maps
U.S. Economics and Statistics AdministrationThis resource provides access to current national economic data from a number of federal agencies.Economics/Finance
Ulrich's International PeriodicalsData on over 210,000 regularly published and irregularly issued serials; publisher contact info. WIU USERS ONLY.Communication/Mass Media
Ultimate List of CalculatorsLists numerous websites that estimate, calculate, evaluate, translate, etc.Math/Measurement
Unbeatable ResumesShows readers how to build a resume and pair it with a concise, dynamic cover letter. Learn the critical components of well-written resume; how to ensure that a resume gets read; what employers like and dislike; how to customize a resume for a particular job; and info on video resumes, job-search websites, and social networking sites. WIU USERS ONLY.Jobs/Careers
UNESCO Data CentreThe UNESCO Institute for Statistics's page for cross-nationally comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication for more than 200 countries and territories.Education
Universal Currency ConverterThe Universal Currency Converter allows you to perform interactive foreign exchange rate conversion.Economics/Finance
USA City LinkLinks to city and state web sites providing primarily tourist oriented information. Descriptions of locations of interest, historic sites, museums, lodging and restaurants. Some sites also include information about local governments and organizations.Sport/Recreation
Value Line Investment SurveyStock market reports and industry reviews. Including price performance, projections of key financial measures, and commentary. WIU USERS ONLY.Companies/Industries
Wall Street Journal Market Data CenterData on stock indexes, stocks, currencies, mutual funds, treasury bills and notes, bonds, ETFs, and more.Economics/Finance
Weather @ CNNCNN provides current weather conditions, maps, and the forecast. Defaults to Macomb, IL/WIU area.Physical Sciences
Weather HistoryFind daily, weekly, and monthly historical weather data for a city/zip code or by airport code.Physical Sciences
Weather.comGet current weather information and forecasting (including Local Doppler and Regional Satellite images). Defaults to Macomb, IL/WIU area.Physical Sciences
Who We Are: AsiansContains facts about the size and characteristics of the country's Asian population, the fastest-growing segment of the consumer marketplace. Examines their attitudes, education, health, housing, income, labor force status, living arrangements, population, spending, and time use. WIU USERS ONLY.Ethnic & Gender Studies
Who We Are: BlacksPresents facts about the size and characteristics of this fast-growing and politically powerful minority. Examines their attitudes, education, health, housing, income, labor force status, living arrangements, population, spending, time use, and wealth. WIU USERS ONLY.Ethnic & Gender Studies
Who We Are: HispanicsPresents facts about the nation's largest minority. Examines their attitudes, education, health, housing, income, labor force status, living arrangements, population, spending, time use, and wealth. WIU USERS ONLY.Ethnic & Gender Studies
Who's WhoBiographical information from 20 major Who's Who titles including: Who's Who in America; Who Was Who in America; Who's Who in the Midwest; Who's Who in the World; Who's Who of American Women; Who's Who in Finance & Business. Available via LexisNexis Academic. WIU USERS ONLY.Biography
Workers in America: A Historical EncyclopediaExamines the complete panorama of America's work history, including the historical account of work and workers, the social inequities between the rich and poor, violence in the Labor Movement, and issues of globalization and industrial economics.Economics/Finance
World AlmanacSimultaneously search the World Almanac and Book of Facts, World Almanac of the U.S.A., World Almanac of U.S. Politics, World Almanac for Kids, and Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia; updated annually. WIU USERS ONLY.Facts/Statistics
World Bank: E-LibraryAn online, fully cross-searchable portal of over 5,000 World Bank documents.Economics/Finance
World Bank: World Development IndicatorsSubsets of the World Development Indicators (WDI) covering 209 countries from 1960 to 2008 translated into Spanish, French and Arabic. Economics/Finance
World Clock - Time ZonesDisplays the current time in all parts of the world.Time/Calendars
World Literature In Spanish: an EncyclopediaCovers literatures throughout the world that are written in Spanish. Entries are arranged alphabetically and provide an introduction to the global, complex tradition of literature composed in Spanish and demonstrate the distinguished and numerous contributions of Spanish literature to world civilization. WIU USERS ONLY.Literature
World Resources ReportsThe World Resources Institute's yearly collection of data and in-depth analysis on current environmental issues, focusing on: Climate, Energy & Transport, Governance & Access, Markets & Enterprise, and People & Ecosystems.Countries
WWWJDICSearch English to Japanese or Japanese to English using roman characters, furigana, or kanji. Look up kanji by radical or hand-drawing to see info on readings and meanings.Dictionaries/Thesauri
Yahoo NewsUp-to-the-minute global news and information from the Associated Press, CNN, NPR, Reuters and other news organizations (via Yahoo).Current Events
yourDictionary.comyourDictionary.com is a substantial collection of dictionaries on the web (more than 1500 dictionaries representing more than 230 languages).Dictionaries/Thesauri
Zip Code LookupProvides zip codes for addresses entered, full addresses for companies when name and city/state data are entered. Entering a zip code will result in the corresponding city and state. Phone Numbers/Zip Codes