Listed below are just a few of the many excellent reference books available in print form in the Boatwright Library. To find more items, search the catalog using "Boatwright Reference" in the location field.
In more than 200 articles written by scholars and enriched with illustrations, boxed biographies and documentary excerpts from primary sources, American thought and culture is thoroughly explored. The Encyclopedia covers not only historic periods such as the Colonial era and the Reagan era, but also looks at cultural groups such as the working class and cultural institutions and forms such as the university and cinema.
This resource covers a wide range of topics, including: health and healthcare; food and nutrition; education and learning; law enforcement, courts, and prisons; arts, entertainment, recreation, and travel; politics and elections; public finance; and national defense.
Contains digital resources from open archive collections
Description: This is a multidisciplinary database, containing resources which are largely based in universities' and research institutions' digital libraries. Typical collections include: theses, technical reports, research papers and image collections.; Full-text
Includes a wide range of documentaries (like those from The History Channel), newsreels including the complete series of both Universal News and United Newsreel and other contemporaneous films.
The technical features make it easy to zoom in on exact moments of footage, make clips, create playlists (of clips by theme, entire films, and anything else anywhere on the web) and share them with a class, for example. There are synchronized scrolling transcripts for every video (and those are searchable, too).; Streaming video; 1900 - 2009
Biographies of more than 18,000 men and women whose lives helped shape the nation. Updated semi-annually, with new entries and revisions of previously published entries to enhance their accuracy and currency.
Core collection of titles from the Oxford series of reference books
Includes over 120 reference books covering art, the sciences, literature, history, law, the performing arts, religion, computing, economics and business, general reference, and much more.; Full-text; Varies by title, 2002 - present
Primary, secondary, and reference sources covering the history, culture, peoples, and societies of the region
Full-text; 1492 - present; Additional Information: Includes academic journals, news, primary source documents, maps, statistics, audio and video on many subjects, including politics, economics, history, culture, international affairs, science, and technology.