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Need to look up a word, some facts, or get background information for a paper you are writing? You’ve come to the right place. The library’s online reference collection has dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases and more. You can also see a quick overview of some of PCC Library's online encyclopedias on YouTube.

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Provides online versions of 500+ published reference works, including general and specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias.



Encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for research. Look here for biology, chemistry, nursing and medicine, sociology, history, education, law, and more.


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Information about countries, US states, people, events in history, inventions, and more.

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