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Reference Universe

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Reference Universe 
Reference Universe allows you to search the books in the Fitzgerald Library's Reference Collection. It will give you the exact page and volume numbers for the articles on your search topic. The link to our book catalog will give you the call number so you can find the book on the shelf. For electronic reference books, you'll be able to link from the catalog to the book itself. Just enter your search term(s) in the box above.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Search Fitzgerald Library's collection of e-reference books. Includes Encyclopedia of Religion, Encyclopedia of Education, Encyclopedia of World Biography, Novels for Students, American Decades, American Law Yearbook, Case Studies in Global Business, and more.


Salem History

Provides online access to the Milestone Documents of American Leaders reference set, a compilation of primary documents from notable Americans with commentary and analysis and The 50 States set which offers up-to-date information on individual American states.

1754--current | Full text e-book


Salem Literature

Provides access to various volumes from the following sets:

Magill's Literary Criticism--Yearly Essay-Review of 200 Outstanding Books, 1977-current

Salem Critical Insights--a distillation of both classic and current literary criticism of some of the world's most-studied literature

Full text e-book