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Biographical Information (from Lexis Nexis) Biographies, obituaries and other people-related news stories, mostly about company executives, from 60 magazines, newspapers and Who's Who listings. More Information

Biography in Context Comprehensive source that indexes nearly 300 periodicals and 427,000 biographies of more than 335,000 people. More Information

Scribner's Writers Series Database of biographical essays about more than 1,600 literary authors. More Information

Twayne Author Series Full text archive of 600 titles in literary biography and criticism of American, British, and other international authors. More Information


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Colleges & Universities

College and University Home Pages Directory listing of over 3,000 college & university Websites.


Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary Updated annually with more than 10,000 new words and phrases and 40,000 usage examples, along with 165,000 entries and 225,000 definitions.

Oxford English Dictionary An historical dictionary of the English language tracing through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of sources the usages, variant spellings, pronunciations and senses of more than half a million words. Updated quarterly. More Information

Encyclopedias Site features premier titles like The Columbia Encyclopedia, Oxford’s World Encyclopedia, and the Encyclopedia of World Biography.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

KnowLA: Encyclopedia of Louisiana An online reference guide to Louisiana art, architecture, folklife, history, literature, and music.

Facts & Statistics

American FactFinderProvides information on population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

CQ Researcher Single-themed reports offering in-depth, unbiased coverage of a pressing national political or social issue. Published 44 times a year covering topics in health, international affairs, education, public policy, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy with bibliographies of key sources and links. More Information

Information Please Almanac A large compendium of statistics and up-to-date facts and figures.

Statistical Abstracts of the United States (1879-2012) U.S. Census Bureau summary of statistics on the social and economic conditions in the United States.


Louisiana Digital Library Louisiana's doorway to the unique cultural and historical resources of Louisiana's libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions.

Smithsonian Image Gallery Contains a sampling of visual records that are part of the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System's main catalog which includes over 138,000 electronic images from several archival repositories and museums at the Smithsonian.


Basic Legal Research (in Lexis Nexis) Full text of articles from law reviews and legal news media, patents, federal and state cases, codes and regulations, European Union Law, Canadian statutes and regulations, and select international case law, treaties and agreements. More Information

Lexis-Nexis Academic Database containing news, business, legal, legislative and regulatory information, updated daily with news from 1970's-present.

Proquest Digital Dissertations Database for doctoral dissertations and selected master's theses from the U.S. and other countries dating to 1861.

Periodical Directories

MLA Directory of Periodicals Detailed information on over 5,500 journals indexed by the MLA International Bibliography, including editorial contact information, submission guidelines, frequency, subscription rates and circulation. More Information

Serials Directory, The Provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. More Information


Bartlett's Familiar Quotations Tenth edition of 1919 contains over 11,000 searchable quotations and was the first new edition of John Bartlett’s corpus to be published after his death in 1905.

Respectfully Quoted A dictionary of quotations requested from the Congressional Research Service with 2,100 entries in this eminently researched collection form the constellation of collected wisdom in American political debate.

States & Countries

Country Profiles (from Lexis Nexis) Contains political, economic and key facts for countries. More Information

Tax Information

Online access to the Commerce Clearing House Tax Service. To login, a new user is required to create a user ID and password.

RIA Checkpoint Tax information about federal, state, and local taxes, international taxation, pension and payroll estate planning. Password required for all users.

Tax Information(from Lexis Nexis) Includes the Internal Revenue Code, IRS Actions & Memoranda and Private Letter Rulings, Treasury Regulations selected from the Code of Federal Regulations and the Federal Register, federal tax cases, state tax cases and tax opinions by state attorneys general, as well as articles from the Internal Revenue Bulletin, law reviews, tax analysts' journals and daily tax news.