The friend I’m referring to is Oxford Reference Online. Although it disappeared for awhile, it’s back again and better than ever. If you are unacquainted with it, please let me introduce you so that it will become one of your best friends too.
Oxford Reference Online and CREDO Reference are both databases that have online full text reference books. So, if you have access to Forsyth Library’s databases on your computer, you will also be able to use these two databases to find dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, biographies, quotations, fact books, statistics, and other reference sources which have scholarly information on all subjects. You’ll find both of these databases by clicking on “Find Articles” on Forsyth Library’s homepage. Next, click on the “Databases” link and then “Oxford Reference Online” or “CREDO Reference.” Type a word or two for the information you wish to find, and you will be amazed to see what’s available in just one location!
When you use both of these online scholarly sources, you will discover they are quite different. Although they cover some of the same subjects, they have an array of different titles and very little overlap occurs. Also, some subject areas are covered more thoroughly in one database than the other. Enjoy! J.A.S.