Encyclopedias & Reference eBooks
Note: To access databases available only to Trocaire College members from off-campus, you will need to log in using your email username and password. Databases marked as OPEN are freely accessible.
An excellent place to begin your research on an unfamiliar topic.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online Academic Edition
This is the online version of the respected Encyclopedia Britannica.
Educator’s Reference Complete
Educator’s Reference Complete provides full-text for titles in the ERIC database and covers multiple levels of education and every educational specialty, such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing, and provides insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy.
Merck Manual: Consumer Version (OPEN)
Provides information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language.
Occupational Outlook Handbook (OPEN)
Career information on hundreds of occupations. Published by the U. S. Department of Labor.
ProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to thousands of full-text periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer. Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 subjects and topics.
Salem Press Reference Books Online
Salem Press offers a number of great reference books online in Health, History, Science and Literary Criticism.
The World Factbook from the CIA (OPEN)
Facts and maps on every country, dependency, and geographic entity in the world. Includes up-to-date information on people, society, economy, energy, and more.