Category Archives: Reference

Who the heck is Zurishaddai? Try “Who’s Who in the Old Testament”

For those times when you need a quick authoritative biography of someone mentioned in the Old Testament, take a look in Who’s Who In The Old Testament from Routledge: “This comprehensive and easy-to-use A-Z work brings vividly to life the … Continue reading

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LOC Guides

The multidisciplinary reference specialists of The Digital Reference Section (DRS) at the Library of Congress create electronic guides and bibliographies to the Library’s digital resources.  Find a complete list of their online bibliographies, research guides, and finding aids here.

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Credo Reference

Use GFU library’s subscription database, Credo Reference, to find: Encyclopedias Dictionaries Biographies Bilingual dictionaries

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Enter Britannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica is going to be available as a free, online wiki.  That’s right, people will be able to edit the articles with even greater openness than Wikipedia currently allows, according the article, Enter Britannica in the Boston Globe.  The … Continue reading

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Oxford Reference updated

Oxford Reference Online Premium has been updated for 2009.  This includes new titles, editions, and updated article and biographical links.  There are over 5,470 new entries and over 1,600 illustrations.  New titles include: The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs A Dictionary … Continue reading

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CredoReference

CredoReference is now available to you through the George Fox University libraries.  This database contains both general and specialty reference sources and can now be found on the Databases A-Z list from the library homepage.

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Best free reference sites on the Web

For nine years, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association has published a list of the BEST FREE REFERENCE SITES ON THE WEB.  These are the picks for 2007.  There is probably something on this list … Continue reading

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Biography Index

Today I’d like to introduce you to a resource in our reference collection that is often overlooked.  It would probably be used much more if we had access to it electronically but for now we only have it in print.  … Continue reading

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Help for public speaking

Have to make a class presentation?  Give a speech?  Lead a group discussion?  Public speaking makes many of us nervous and most of us have room for improvement.  Where does the library come in?  We have resources to help you!  … Continue reading

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