Dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks provide definitions and review papers on subjects, theories, policies and are a great starting point for research, essays, further readings and ideas. Reference databases are listed below. An extended selective list of individual reference resources follows at the bottom of this page.
Oxford Reference - A database of dictionaries, glossaries and reference sources, usually a first start!
Gale Virtual Reference Library - A database of review articles and essays.
Sage Knowledge - An awesome database of dictionaries, encyclopedias, guides and handbooks searchable by keyword or subject.
Oxford Handbooks Online - A credible source for essays, definitions and extended essays.
Brock Library E-Reference Guide - a list of reference resources for all subject areas