Essential Reference Books

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  • Allusions - Cultural, Literary, Biblical, & Historical
  • Almanac of American Politics
  • Gale series of American Decades and American Eras.
  • Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery
  • Gale: Authors and Artists for Young Adults
  • Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
  • Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction (11 vol.)
  • Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
  • Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
  • Britannica
  • Career Information Center
  • CQ Researcher
  • Columbia Dictionary of Quotations
  • Concise Dictionary of (American/British) Literary Biography
  • Congress A-Z (Congressional Quarterly)
  • Gale's: Contemporary Musicians
  • Current Biography from Wilson
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography
  • Grolier: Diseases
  • Grolier: Elements
  • Marshall Cavendish: Encyclopedia of Family Health
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Science (purple)
  • Encyclopedia of the North American Indians
  • Gale Encyclopedia of World Biography
  • Encyclopedia of World Facts & Dates
  • Facts on File Ency. of World Mythology and Legend
  • Foreign language/English dictionaries
  • Magill/Salem Press series on Great Events from History (American, etc.)
  • A Handbook to Literature by Holman & Harmon
  • The Kingfisher Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animals
  • Grolier: Lands and Peoples
  • Macmillan encyclopedia of African American Culture and History
  • MacmillanEncyclopedia of the Environment
  • Macmillian Library Reference USA
  • New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
  • Oxford Companion to ...
  • Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy
  • PDR Family Guide to Prescription Drugs
  • Presidency A-Z (CQ)
  • Roget's SuperThesaurus
  • Scribner's Dictionary of American History
  • Shakespeare A to Z
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
  • Supreme Court A-Z
  • Taber's Medical Dictionary
  • Taking Sides by Grolier -- 20-volume set with "opposing viewpoint" articles on a large variety of topics; everything we have needed for students' social issues and government assignments.
  • This Day in American History
  • Van Nostrand's Illustrated Science Encyclopedia (2 vol.)
  • Whole World Book of Quotations
  • World Almanac
  • World Book
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the World