Encyclopedias

Subject Librarian
email Jane Kessler

emailjkessler@albany.edu
phone(518) 442-3830
location_onUniversity Library: LI-111

Key Databases

Britannica Academic

This database is available through NOVELNY. Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY is a Statewide Internet Library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Britannica Academic is a combination of the Encyclopedia Britannica and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools. It includes news feeds from the New York Times and the BBC; editor-selected Web sites; an interactive world atlas; famous quotations; updated versions of the World Data Analyst; articles from the Britannica Book of the Year; and thousands of photographs, videos, tables, graphs, and illustrations.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Three to four times a year
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Oxford Reference

A collection of online reference books from Oxford University Press. Contains more than one million entries, 12,000 images and 500 maps. Complete title list.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Three times a year
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Oxford Research Encyclopedias

The Oxford Research Encyclopedias offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Each encyclopedia covers both foundational and cutting-edge topics.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Sage Knowledge

A collection of subject encyclopedias from Sage Publishing.

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Coverage:
2007+
Updated:
varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Oxford Research Encyclopedia: African History

The Oxford Research Encyclopedias offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Each encyclopedia covers both foundational and cutting-edge topics.

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Coverage:
NA
Updated:
Continually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users

Other Databases

ABC-CLIO eBook Collection

A collection of reference ebooks from ABC-CLIO.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
As new titles are purchased
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Gale Ebooks

A collection of reference ebooks. Subject areas covered include arts, biography, business, education, environment, history, law, library science, literature, medicine, countries, multicultural studies, religion, science and social science.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Annually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users