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NOTE: The library catalog shows which books, journals, government documents, videos, etc. are owned by Andersen Library. To find articles in journals, magazines, or newspapers use a database designed for articles. Once you have article citation, search the Journal Holdings List for the journal, magazine or newspaper title.

Catalogs of Books

Library Catalog Library Catalog Guide  UW-W users only
Bibliographic records of all materials contained in Andersen Library. Includes records for books, government documents, video recordings, sound recordings, and more. Students looking for reserve materials should use the Course Reserves search display. Students, faculty and staff who want to borrow materials from other UW system libraries using Universal Borrowing, should use the Search UW Libraries option on the toolbar. Students, faculty and staff who want to locate print and online periodical holdings, should use the Journal Holdings List list instead of the Catalog.

WISCAT
FREE
Statewide bibliographic database for Wisconsin. It contains 5.6 million bibliographic records with local holdings statements for 1125 libraries of all types throughout Wisconsin.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)UW-W users only
Over 40 million bibliographic records of material cataloged by OCLC member libraries. Includes manuscripts written as early as the 12th century, books, government documents, videorecordings, and sound recordings.

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eDictionaries

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, & Thesauri
Andersen Library subject directory to free and proprietary reference works.

Oxford English Dictionary UW-W users only
Contains the complete text of the OED's twenty-volume Second Edition and three-volume Additions Series draft material from the current OED project, representing the latest progress towards a completely revised and updated Third Edition.

Oxford Reference Online: Premium UW-W users only (Limit: One user at a time)
Contains over 200 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. It is a fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of these books, giving wide access to a comprehensive information resource.

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eEncyclopedias

ABC-CLIO eBook CollectionUW-W users only
Offers encyclopedias, handbooks and specialized reference sources for research.

Associations Unlimited UW-W users only
This full-text database describes more than 80,000 national, international, regional, state, and local associations. In addition to basic address listings, information is supplied on membership, publications, and conference dates. Formerly Encyclopedia of Associations.

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, & Thesauri
Andersen Library subject directory to free and proprietary reference works.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online UW-W users only (Academic Edition)
Contains the full text of the 32-volume Encyclopedia Britannica (both Micropaedia and Macropaedia), the annual Book of the Year, and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (10th ed.), which includes related reference works such as a thesaurus.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCOhost) UW-W users only EBSCOhost Guide
Provides over 25,000 informative segments of the encyclopedia. Offers student and adult users abstract information for each topic. In addition, full text for each topic may be accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library delivers great reference resources in a database format. Subject areas include History, Literature, Multicultural Studies, Social Science and Technology. Click on "Show All" in database to view expanded list of titles in each subject area.

Oxford Music Online UW-W users only
Universally acknowledged as the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of music. This great work is widely used throughout the academic and professional community, and revered by music-lovers worldwide. Includes the New Grove Dictionary of Opera.

SAGE eReference
A small authoritative collection of SAGE's encyclopedias online accessed through SAGE eReference. SAGE eReference supports simple searches for any word or phrase in the encyclopedia as well as Fielded Boolean searches.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, is a dynamic reference work where each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board before they are made public. The Abridged Table of Contents lists entries that are assigned and/or published. The Unabridged Table of Contents also lists entries which are currently unassigned but nevertheless projected.

Other Reference eBooks

African American Music Reference
American Music Reference provides access to text reference, biographies, chronologies, sheet music, images, lyrics, liner notes, and discographies which chronicle the diverse history and culture of the African American experience through music.

Biography Reference Bank (EbscoHost) UW-W users only  How to Use EbscoHost
Restricted to 12 users at a time
Contains almost 40,000 full text biographies of authors, artists, film directors, Nobel Prize winners, American reformers, musicians and composers.

Contemporary Authors UW-W users only
Offers biographical and bibliographical information on nearly 100,000 modern authors, including novelists, poets, screenwriters, journalists and other nonfiction writers. The database contains the full-text of the following series: Contemporary Authors Vol. 1-140, Contemporary Authors New Revision Series Vol. 1-41, and Contemporary Authors Permanent Series Vol. 1-2.

CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics Online (Restricted to two users at a time) UWW access only
Provides the content of the 90th Edition, 2009-2010, of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics. Use the Table of Contents to explore the sections of the handbook.

Europa World Plus UW-W users only
This is the online version of the Europa World Year Book. It covers reference information in politics and economics in more than 250 countries and territories.

Gale Virtual Reference Library UW-W users only
Great reference resources in a database format. Subject areas include History, Literature, Multicultural Studies, Social Science and Technology. Click on "Show All" in database to view expanded list of titles in each subject area.

Literature Criticism Online (Gale) UWW access only  
Provides full text access to complete biographies on authors and critical essays on their writings from several of the major Gale series of criticism. For criticism not available full text in the database, check for the book series title in the library catalog.

Marquis Who's Who-Web Edition UW-W users only (Restricted to 1 user at a time)
A searchable database featuring over 1 million of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including : government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment and sports. The database may be searched by name, gender, occupation, geography, hobbies and interests, religion and offers comprehensive biographical coverage.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (EBSCOhost) UW-W users only [More Ebsco Info] EBSCOhost Guide
Provides test users with descriptive information, references, and critical reviews of tests.

Oxford Reference Online: Premium UW-W users only (Restricted to one user at a time
Contains over 200 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. It is a fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of these books, giving  wide access to a comprehensive information resource.

Reaxys
This is a web-based search and retrieval system for chemical compounds, bibliographic data and chemical reactions. It includes data from the Beilstein (organic) database, Gmelin (inorganic/organometallic) database and the Patent Chemistry database. To learn more about how to use Reaxys, please visit http://www.info.reaxys.com to access the training center to view/download instructional materials.

SRDS Media Solutions UW-W users only
The SRDS database of media rates and information is the largest and most comprehensive in the world—cataloging more than 100,000 U.S. and international media properties delivering accurate, up-to-date media information -including detailed ad rates, dates and contact data for Direct Marketing, Business Publication, Consumer Magazine, Newspaper Advertising, Radio and TV and Cable Advertising.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
FREE
This database is a summary of statistics on the social, cultural, political, and economic organization of the United States. It includes a selection of data from many sources including the Census Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and other Federal agencies and private organizations. The online data has not been updated since the 2012 edition. Print versions of the Abstract are available at the Reference Desk (most recent edition) and Federal Document Stacks (older editions).

Collections of eBooks

ACLS Humanities E-Book UW-W users only
This digital collection has nearly 2,800 full-text titles offered by the ACLS in collaboration with twenty learned societies, nearly 100 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan's Scholarly Publishing Office.

Black Drama - 1850 to Present UW-W users only
Black Drama integrates approximately 1,200 rare and hard-to-find plays written from the 1850s to the present by playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African Diaspora countries. Nearly a quarter of the collection will consist of previously unpublished plays by writers such as Langston Hughes, Ed Bullins, Willis Richardson, Zora Neale Hurston, Femi Euba, Randolph Edmonds, and others.

Book Collection: Nonfiction-Elementary School Edition (EBSCOhost) UW-W users only
A cross-curricular database which provides abstracts and searchable text for 1,290 popular nonfiction books. Book Collection: Nonfiction-Elementary School Edition includes high interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, adventure, sports, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, nature, civics and more.

Book Collection: Nonfiction-High School Edition (EBSCOhost) UW-W users only
A cross-curricular database which provides abstracts and searchable text for 2.448 popular nonfiction books. Book Collection: Nonfiction-High School Edition includes high interest titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.

Book Collection: Nonfiction-Middle School Edition (EBSCOhost) UW-W users only
A cross-curricular database which provides abstracts and searchable text for 3,089 popular nonfiction books. Book Collection: Nonfiction-Middle School Edition includes high interest titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies,history, science, women, civics and more.

Brill E-book Collections Full Text UW-W users only
Browse E-books in a variety of subjects including Asian Studies, Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity, Classical Studies, European History and Culture, Language and Linquistics,Middle East and Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy and Social Sciences.

British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries UW-W users only
The largest collection of British and Irish women's diaries and correspondence ever assembled. Spanning more than 300 years, it offers the personal experiences of more than 1,000 women  and will eventually include approximately 100,000 pages of published letters and diaries from individuals writing from the 1500 to 1900. The collection represents all age groups and life stages, all ethnicities, many geographical regions, the famous and the not so famous. 

Early Canadiana Online
FREE
A full text online collection of more than 3,000 books and pamphlets documenting Canadian history from the first European contact to the late 19th century. The collection is particularly strong in literature, women's history, native studies, travel and exploration, and the history of French Canada.

Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures and the Environment
A collection assembled from hundreds of sources, Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment documents the relationships among peoples and the environment in North America from 1534 to 1850. The collection focuses on personal accounts and provides unique perspectives from all of the protagonists, including traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, native peoples, and officials, both men and women.

Early English Books Online (ProQuest) UW-W users only
Contains over 96,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475 - 1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised edition. This collection can fulfill the most exhaustive research requirements of scholars in the areas of English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, and the fine arts.

eBook Academic Collection (EbscoHost) UW-W users only
Bibliographic records and full text of thousands of books in electronic format covering many subject areas. Search for specific titles or by keyword, or browse by category. These books are also cataloged in HALcat, the Library Catalog.

eBook Collection (EbscoHost) UW-W users only
Bibliographic records and full text of hundreds of books in electronic format covering Social Sciences, Humanities and Sciences. Search for specific titles or by keyword, or browse by category. These books are also cataloged in HALcat, the Library Catalog.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
The Eighteenth Century Collections Online has access to the digital images of every page of 150,000 books published during the 18th Century. With full-text searching of approximately 33 million pages, the product allows researchers new methods of access to critical information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more.

Electronic Texts, Books, etc. - Andersen Library directory of librarian selected free online text websites.

eTheses - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. List of eTheses in the Library Catalog. Includes links to theses published in PDF format since 2003 (UW-Whitewater users only). Older theses available in print only.

Gerritsen Collection - Women's History Online, 1543-1945 UW-W users only
The Gerritsen Collection delivers two million page images of original printed works, spanning 4 centuries and 15 languages. The collection includes periodicals, books and pamphlets.

Gilded Age UW-W users only
Immigration and migration, racism and civil rights, labor and industry, women and universal suffrage, American Indians, and the environment are just a few of the issues that came to the fore during the Gilded Age. This collection from Alexander Street Press brings together 40,000 pages of full text, photographs, and songs for listening online, and other primary materials, along with video interviews and twenty-five critical documentary essays. Each documentary essay poses an interpretive question and then illuminates it with dozens of annotated primary documents, introductions, and essays.

History Reference Center (EBSCOhost) UW-W users only
A comprehensive full text history reference database featuring full text for more than 2,500 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. The database also includes full text articles from nearly 170 history periodicals.

In the First Person: An Index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories and Personal Narratives. UW-W users only
This collection is an in-depth index of more than 3,350 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world. It contains approximately 20,500 months of diary entries, 63,000 letter entries, and 17,000 oral history entries. There are over 650,000 pages of full-text by more than 15,000 individuals from all walks of life. Search by keyword, narrator, subject, geographical location, format (full-text, video, audio), date, and dozens of other elements. It also contains pointers to some 3,500 audio and video files and 30,000 bibliographic records.

Literary Reference Center (EBSCOhost) [More Ebsco Info] EBSCOhost Guide UW-W users only
A comprehensive literary reference database which includes the content of MagillOnLiterature Plus and offers information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, and hundreds of literary journals. Contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.

Literature Criticism Online UW-W users only
Provides full text access to complete biographies on authors and critical essays on their writings from several of the major Gale series of criticism included in Literary Index.

North American Immigrant Letters and Diaries and Oral Histories: 1800-1850
This collection includes 71 authors and approximately 10,000 pages of information which provides a personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada between 1800 and 1950. It is composed of letters and diaries, oral histories, interviews and other personal narratives.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries: Colonial to 1950 UW-W users only
This collection includes one of the most comprehensive bibliographies of women's diaries and letters yet published. It lists over 2,000 published and unpublished items from a variety of sources, including online resources and microform. Drawn from more than 1,000 sources, including journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings, much of the material is in copyright. Represented are all age groups and life stages, many ethnicities, many geographical regions, the famous and the not so famous.

Oxford Reference Online: Premium UW-W users only (Restricted to one user at a time)
Contains aver 200 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. It is a fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of these books, giving  wide access to a comprehensive information resource.

LitFinder
FREE to Wisconsin Residents
Full text plays, poems, short stories, essays and speeches. Can search by genre, subject, title, author and timeline.

Science Reference Center UW-W users only
Provides full text access to nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other science-oriented content. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period UW-W users only
Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period (SWRP) contains 60 volumes of Romantic Poetry, extensive contemporary critical reviews, as well as material specially written for this database by leading scholars.

Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex and the Family
The twentieth century was a time of rapid and drastic change in values and behaviors held and practiced in American life. The goal of Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex, and the Family is to provide researchers and students with a highly visual and fully searchable archive illustrating how Americans grappled with these changes, and how their day-to-day life, attitudes, mores, and behaviors changed over time. To that end, the collection offers 150,000 pages of handbooks, manuals, textbooks, etiquette guides, self-help books, instructional pamphlets, and how-to books describing American attitudes towards family dynamics, gender roles, sexual relationships, and race relations. This content is often heavily illustrated, and the database presents it visually, conveying the feeling of the time and allowing users to see and read the material just as its original audience did.

Women and Social Movements in the United States: 1600 to 2000
This database brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women's reform activities. The resource, which examines perspectives on women's social movements from Colonial times to the present, is updated on a quarterly basis by adding new document projects, book and website reviews, related teaching tools, and more documents.

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Last Revised: MS - 10/20/2013

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