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Online Reference Sources

An A-Z guide of helpful online reference sources.

Introduction

bookmarkThis guide provides links to various online reference sources, such as dictionaries, encyclopedias and almanacs. These are considered tertiary sources and are good for background information.

Some of the resources are library subscriptions and will require you to login with your MyPVCC username and password. Those that require this will be clearly marked. Otherwise, all other materials are freely available on the Web.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

Acronyms

Almanac

APA Documentation

Automobile Buying Guide

Authors

Biographical Information

Books

Business and Association Directories

Career Information

Citing

Copyright

Dictionaries

Encyclopedias

General Reference

The following databases cover a wide range of topics, from art and architecture to health and medicine.  Some are only available through computers on campus and to current PVCC faculty, staff and students from off campus.

Local

Maps

MLA Documentation

News Sources

The following resources are available only through computers on campus and to current PVCC faculty, staff and students from off campus. 

Pictures

Prizes

Quotations

Statistics

Telephone Numbers/Email Addresses/Zip Codes

Time

Weather