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A & P RevealedLogin Required
Encyclopedia Information
McGraw-Hill's Anatomy & Physiology Revealed is an interactive cadaver dissection experience. A & P uses cadaver photos combined with a layering technique that allows the user to peel away layers of the human body to reveal structures beneath the surface. A & P Revealed offers animations, radiologic imaging, audio pronunciations, and more. NOTE: Off-campus users: Once you are connected to A&P you may be prompted by A&P to login again. Use your NWC login. It also may take up to 2 minutes for A&P to open. Please be patient.
BibArch
Articles Encyclopedia Information Website
Biblical Archaeology
Britannica Academic EditionLogin Required
Dictionaries / Thesauri Encyclopedia Information Maps
An excellent online encyclopedia, dictionary, and world atlas. Don't know much about your topic? Start here.
Chilton (ChiltonLibrary.com)Login Required
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA
Represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. NOTE: This database is not compatible with the Safari web browser on MacOS. Mac users are encouraged to use the Firefox web browser.
Credo ReferenceLogin Required
E-Book Encyclopedia Information
General reference source, aggregating content of major subjects from the "best publishers of reference."
Crop Protection Compendium (CABI)Login Required
Articles Statistics / Weights / Measures
Includes, but not limited to, pests, diseases, weeds, crops, natural enemy species, pesticides, trade production and images.
Encyclopedia.com
Dictionaries / Thesauri Encyclopedia Information
A free online encyclopedia, Encyclopedia.com features premier titles like The Columbia Encyclopedia, Oxford’s World Encyclopedia, and the Encyclopedia of World Biography. Dictionaries range from the general purpose Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English, to social science terms in A Dictionary of Psychology, to health-related nutrition definitions in A Dictionary of Food Nutrition & more.
FindLaw Constitutional Law Center
Biographies Encyclopedia Information Website
Not specifically a government site, this site, produced by Thomson Reuters, is a free educational resource site dedicated to the United States Constitution and the U.S. Supreme Court: historical documents, biographies, Supreme Court Decisions, Town Hall forum, Federal & State Statutes & more....
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (via EBSCO)Login Required
Encyclopedia Information
An online encyclopedia
Gale Reference (GVRL)Login Required
Encyclopedia Information
All of your favorite reference books online. Search within one reference title, across several reference titles, or even across several other Gale databases.  Note: GVRL may perform better with Firefox browser rather than Internet Explorer.
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Encyclopedia Information Government
Information for almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States and its territories. The GNIS is our Nation's official repository of domestic geographic names information.
Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care (STAT!Ref)Login Required
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA Directories / Phone Books Encyclopedia Information
A nursing & medical resource from STAT!Ref
History Reference CenterLogin Required
Articles Biographies Movies/Films
(via EbscoHost) Full text from more than 860 history reference books and encyclopedias, cover to cover full text from nearly 60 history magazines, 58,000 historical documents, 43,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 12,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical film and video.

 

History Study Center - primary and secondary sources
New Articles Encyclopedia Information Images Movies/Films
History Study Center by Proquest is a collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day. Includes reference books, essays, journal articles, historical newspaper and magazine articles, maps, rare books, government documents, transcripts of historical speeches, images and video clips. Study Units offer editorially selected material on over 500 historical topics.
InfoPlease
Biographies Dictionaries / Thesauri Encyclopedia Information
Provides a free, online  encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary, biographies and more...
Literature Criticism Online (Gale)Login Required
Biographies Encyclopedia Information
Includes author biographies and reviews and criticism of their works in contemporary, children, drama, poetry, and short story literature.
Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Therapy - 19th ed. (via STATRef!)Login Required
Encyclopedia Information Statistics / Weights / Measures
A nursing & medical resource from STAT!Ref.
Oxford Art OnlineLogin Required
Encyclopedia Information Images
A comprehensive online reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts worldwide from prehistory to the present day. Was Grove Art Online.
Oxford Music OnlineLogin Required
Encyclopedia Information Music
Online music encyclopedia; full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition(London, 2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (London, 1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition(London, 2002). Articles that have been updated since their appearance in print are date-stamped in the upper right corner of the screen. Was Grove Music Online.
Oxford Reference Online: Premium CollectionLogin Required
Articles Encyclopedia Information
From ready-reference (quick reference) to comprehensive scholarly articles.
Periodic Table of the Elements: LANL
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
From the Los Alamos National Laboratory this periodic table of chemistry elements includes each element's atomic properties as well as history, sources, uses, isotopes and other properties.
Psychiatry Online - DSM V LibraryLogin Required
E-Book
DSM-5 is used by health professionals, social workers,and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Encyclopedia Information
From Standford University
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (via STATRef!)Login Required
Dictionaries / Thesauri Encyclopedia Information
A nursing & medical resource & dictionary.
UpToDate (for Nurses, Clinicians & Patients)Login Required
Articles Encyclopedia Information
Every day, clinicians have questions about patient care. Patients have questions about their health as well. Why not recruit a faculty of experts to answer those questions, keep the information updated, and create a format that's easy to use? And why not also provide all of the necessary background information to understand why the recommendations are being made? UpToDate is the largest clinical community in the world dedicated to synthesizing knowledge for clinicians and patients.
Wikipedia
Encyclopedia Information Website
Free encyclopedia written by everyone. Be Aware: content may not be authoritative or correct. Use with discretion.
World Health Organization
Articles Encyclopedia Information Statistics / Weights / Measures
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
World of Scientific Biography by Eric Weisstein (& World of Science Encyclopedia)
Biographies Encyclopedia Information
Contains author compiled encyclopedias of astronomy, scientific biography, chemistry, and physics.
Wyoming History
Encyclopedia Information Statistics / Weights / Measures
Military, cultural, and transportation history portal as well as other historical facts and statistics.
Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)
Directories / Phone Books Encyclopedia Information Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
WIND is part of the University of Wyoming's College of Health Sciences. Major functions include preparing university students to help persons with disabilities live and work in more inclusive communities and providing current information about the broad area of disabilities, particularly in the area of developmental disabilities, to Wyoming residents and professionals.
Wyoming Natural Diversity Database
Encyclopedia Information Website
From the University of Wyoming, WYNDD offers the most complete source of data for species and vegetation communities of conservation concern in Wyoming.

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