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Credo is a collection of 284 reference books, all of them in electronic format. They are cross indexed and available to you either from the library or from your home. The collection includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, atlases, and books of quotations. Coverage includes most subjects as well as a crossword dictionary.

Daily Life Online library card icon
See what life was like in different countries and different time periods from the 4th century CE. Includes clothing, food, holidays, religion, stories and most other aspects of life.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia NC LIVE icon
This encyclopedia includes the full text of over 25,000 articles in many subjects.

Gale Virtual Reference Library NC LIVE icon
Full text reference books for the arts, education, environment, medicine, religion, science, social sciences and more. Includes a translation tool that lets you translate any article from English into Spanish, French, Japanese, simplified Chinese, Italian, Portuguese or Korean.