Use 1Search to find full-text journal articles, books and more. It simultaneously searches all of OSU Libraries e-journal content and our book and other library holdings. Learn more.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries are a useful place to gather background information on your topic. Try these recommended titles.
American Men and Women of Science: A Biographical Directory of Today's Leaders in Physical, Biological, and Related Sciences. This is a cumulative dictionary, so check the older print voumes shelved at this call number: Q141 .C2. Some years are shelved in compact shelving and some in storage.
Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography Biographical information about scientists.
Dictionary of American History Describes events and puts events in historical context, includes bibliographies and photos.
Search the library catalog, for more encyclopedias
OSU Libraries Catalog use to find books, which journals the library subscribes to and much more.
Summit/WorldCat Catalog use to to find and request books and other materials from libraries across the Northwest and throughout the world.
America: History and Life is the main database for finding citations & abstracts for U.S. History articles or book reviews.
Historical Abstracts provides citations & abstracts for articles and books covering historical topics outside of the U.S. (and Canada).
JSTOR provides full-text to many back issues history, interdisciplinary and area studies journals.
Project Muse provides full-text to current years of many history, interdisciplinary and area studies journals.