John Paul II Library - Franciscan University of Steubenville
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- Biology and Physical Sciences
- Business & Economics
- History, Humanities & Catholic Culture
- Legal Studies and Political Science
- Literature
- Nursing, Health & Wellness
- Philosophy
- Psychology, Sociology & Counseling
- Theology

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Online Reference information - General
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Oxford Dictionaries and Reference Online - Full text of over 100 dictionaries and general reference works.
Oxford English Dictionary
Columbia Encyclopedia
Enciclopedia Universal en Espanol
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Worldbook Online - a suite of online research tools that delivers encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.
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Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide
Roget's II- The New Thesaurus
World Almanac
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- OhioLINK Electronic Reference Search - Special-topic reference books -- encyclopedias, handbooks, biographical collections, guides  - in simple search format
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Biology & Physical Sciences
Internet Directory for Botany
PlantFacts Search Engine
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Business & Economics
Hoover's Online - Company and industry information
FreeEdgar - Easy access to corporate data from SEC
AP Images - one of the world's largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery. The AP Images collection is updated every minute of the day and includes entertainment, fashion, news and sports coverage from The Associated Press and a diverse selection of content partners.
        AP Images - off campus
Universal Currency Converter
WebEc - WWW Resources in Economics - searchable site that catagorizes free information in economics on the internet. - Business valuation resources including publications, industry resources, mergers and acquisitions data, legal and tax resources and more
Value Line - investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles
Mergent Online - Business and financial information for investment research. Includes or has links to full text    
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History, Humanities & Catholic Culture
America- History and Life - Index to articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada. Includes or has links to full text
Historical Abstracts - Index and abstracts to articles covering world history from 1450 to present (excluding U.S. and Canada). Includes or has links to full text.
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Legal Studies & Political Science
Legal Definitions and Legal Terms Defined
Famous Trials - O.J., Scopes, Socrates, Wilde, Salem Witch, etc.  - The US Government's web portal, the one-stop for most Federal Sites
THOMAS - information about legislation in both the United States House and Senate
Congressional Quarterly - factual reports on a wide range of issues
Census - homepage of the U. S. Census
Health and Human Services - access to information about the agency and health science data from federal sites.
State Department - useful travel information, including the US passport application
Background Notes - brief information on countries around the world
Country Studies - more detailed information on countries around the world
Ohio State Government
US Copyright Information 
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MLA International Bibliography - provides a classified listing and subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. This database annually indexes over 45,000 books and articles
Academic Search Complete - the world's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for more than 5,300 scholarly publications, including more than 4,400 peer-reviewed publications. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for all 9,300 journals in the collection. This database is more extensive than Academic Search Premier, which it replaced.
Humanities International Complete - The Humanities International Complete, produced by Whitston Publishing, is a collection of bibliographic references to literary, scholarly and creative journals published in the United States and Canada. This database contains over 1,000 journals published from 1975 to the present
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Nursing, Health & Wellness
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Food and Drug Administration
Merck Manual Online
National Health Information Center
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Past Masters - Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, and the Continental Rationalists (Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza) in full-text translations - On campus only
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Psychology, Sociology & Counseling
Electronic Journal Center (OhioLINK) - Full text of 4300+ research journals. Includes or has links to full text.
PsycINFO - Index and abstracts of articles, books, chapters, dissertations, and reports in psychology. Includes or has links to full text.
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Fides Quaerens
National Conference of Catholic Bishops
Papal Encyclicals Online - Online Papal and official documents of the Catholic Church
Past Masters - Thomas Aquinas in full-text translation - on campus access only
Jewish Encyclopedia - Contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia

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