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Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America
  • Presents extensive data on the habitats and ecosystems of more than 1,200 species identified as endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service
  • Entries include introductory information with an image of the species; a summary section detailing information on each species; a concluding summary of recovery efforts; and a bibliography of contacts for further information.
  • 2000
  • Full text
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Biography Reference Bank
  • Contains biographical information on approximately half a million people, from antiquity to the present, along with thousands of images.
  • Contains the full text of the articles from more than 100 volumes of biographical reference books
  • Contains millions of magazine citations to biographical information
  • Searchable by name, profession, title, place of origin, gender, race/ethnicity, titles of works, date of birth, date of death, keyword, and presence of images.
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Britannica Online
  • Authoritative articles from the print Britannica
  • Hundreds of articles not yet in the print Britannica
  • Britannica Book of the Year
  • Britannica Classics-- articles by famous contributors from past editions
  • Links to related Internet resources
  • Full text
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Building Blocks of Matter
  • Reviews all observed and theoretical particles known to date
  • Retraces the history of each particle's discovery and function, and covers current research, practical applications both hypothetical and actual
  • Provides biographical entries of significant scientists working in the field
  • 2003 edition
  • Full text
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Comprehensive Composite Materials Encyclopedia

  • Equivalent of the 6 volume print edition
  • Covers composite materials including fibers; polymer, metal and ceramic matrices; testing and applications.
  • 2000 edition
  • Full text
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Encyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering
  • Comprehensive guide on raw production technology with more than 3000 references and nearly 2000 photographs, figures, tables, and equations
  • Examines the role of engineering in delivery of quality consumer products
  • Full text
  • Under continual revision
WSU Pullman and WSU TriCities only

Encyclopedia of Animal Science
  • 300 entries cover the broad field of Animal Science
  • Current information covering a broad spectrum of topics related to the biology, production, and uses of animals and their products
  • Full text
  • Under continual revision
WSU Pullman only

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
  • Multidisciplinary resource surveying the biomaterials and biomedical engineering technologies utilizing biomaterials
  • 9000 literature citations, 200 chemical structures and equations, and 350 color graphics
  • Full text
  • Under continual revision
WSU Pullman only

Encyclopedia of Chromatography
  • Covers all types of chromatography and hyphenated techniques
  • Contains over 300 chapters, 2600 cited works, and 1000 drawings, equations, tables, and photographs
  • Full text
  • Under continual revision
WSU Pullman and WSU TriCities only

Encyclopedia of Database Technologies and Applications
  • Contains clear and concise explanations on a wide-ranging collection of diverse coverage of topics related to database concepts, technologies, and applications
  • Full text
  • Under continual revision
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Encyclopedia of Distance Learning
  • Covers technologies and techniques related to distance learning
  • Full text
  • Under continual revision
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Encyclopedia of Energy
  • Covers the broad field of energy in over 250 illustrated articles
  • Includes biographies of people who made significant contributions to the science and technology of energy
  • 2001
  • Full text
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Encyclopedia of Information Science & Technology
  • Covers current concepts, issues and emerging technologies
  • Contains more than 550 articles
  • Full text
  • Under continual revision
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Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Covers the design, application, and utilization of devices, techniques, and technologies critical to research at atomic, molecular, and macromolecular levels ranging from 1-100 nanometers
  • Identifies current challenges and development paths
  • Full text
  • Under continual revision
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Encyclopedia of Pest Management
  • Covers all aspects of pest management
  • Guide for students, scholars, workers, the public and policy makers
  • Full text
  • Under continual revision
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Encyclopedia of Plant & Crop Science
  • Covers classic and modern studies in plant biology in conjunction with research, applications, and innovations in crop science
  • Full text
  • Under continual revision
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Encyclopedia of Soil Science
  • Provides complete information on chemistry, analysis, and evaluation of soils and geography
  • Focuses on agriculture development in the third world
  • Special emphasis on research on sustainable management of natural resources, soil productivity and environmental quality
  • Full text
  • Under continual revision
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Encyclopedia of Water Science
  • Provides information on the most effective procedures in agricultural water engineering
  • Provides a reliable source for best practices in water handling, preservation, and recovery
  • Full text
  • Under continual revision
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Fact Search
  • A guide to statistical statements on current social, economic, political, environmental and health issues
  • Information derived from newspapers, periodicals, newsletter and documents
  • Frequently contains Web links to free full text
  • 1984-
  • Updated quarterly
WSU - Pullman only

Grove Dictionary of Art
  • Contains 45,000 articles on every aspect of the visual arts painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography from prehistory to the present day
  • Represents the work of more than 6,800 scholars from around the world, each writing on his or her own specialist field of study
  • Updates continually
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Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians
  • The standard dictionary for the subject area
  • Search the full text of over 25 million words
  • Includes hundreds of carefully selected and classified links to musical sites around the world and a timetable of reviews
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Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia
  • Information on all groups of animals
  • Incorporates recent developments in the animal world
  • 2004 edition
  • Full text
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International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Index with summaries to the largest reference work ever published for the social and behavioral sciences
  • Covers social and behavioral sciences including evolutionary science; genetics, behavior, and society; behavioral and cognitive neuroscience; psychiatry; and health
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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  • 50,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles
  • Earliest times to 2001
  • Full text
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Oxford English Dictionary
  • THE authority on word origins
  • Provides definition, pronunciation, word origins, quotes using the word, and date chart showing when the word came into use
  • Provides capability to link directly to specific information in the dictionary from another web site
  • Full text
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Oxford Reference Online
  • Over 160 encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs and handbooks on all subject areas
  • Search at the entry screen or click on Subjects and Books to see titles included
  • Full text
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Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  • Dynamic reference work with articles on all aspects of philosophy
  • Articles by experts in the field
  • Archived quarterly
  • Full text
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Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry
  • Details the state of scientific and technological knowledge in all areas of industrial chemistry.
  • Includes 800 articles written by3000 experts, more than 15,000 tables, 25,000 figures, 16 million words.
  • Articles being prepared for the sixth edition (1998 until completed) are replacing those from the 5th edition (1985 to 1996) on a quarterly basis.
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Weather Almanac
  • Presents hundreds of in-depth weather records for 108 major U.S. cities and a climatic overview of the country
  • Includes 33 U.S. weather atlas maps
  • Contains explanations, safety rules and statistics for hurricanes, tornadoes and more
  • 2004 edition
  • Full text
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World Almanac
  • Covers arts and entertainment, U.S. cities and states, people, nations, sports, the environment, vital statistics, science and technology, and much more
  • Full text
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