General Reference

Library General Reference Resources

Britannica Academic Edition: Aimed at college/university students, it contains the Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines, periodicals and other research tools.

Britannica Public Library Edition: Search Encyclopedia Britannica and Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus. Also contains a Spanish-English dictionary and a notable quotations search.

Reference Books Online: General (i.e. encyclopedias) and subject specific reference works for all ages that can be downloaded or used online from the Gale Virtual Reference Library. 

Salem Press Reference Collection: Reference books on history, science, health, and literature.

Web Resources

The links below are being provided as a convenience; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Scott County Library of any of the products, services, or opinions represented. Scott County Library is not responsible for the content or accuracy of external sites or for that of subsequent links.

Acronym Finder: Find out what any acronym, abbreviation or initialism stands for.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary: A reliable online dictionary for word meanings and more. 

Online Conversion: Convert cups to ounces, Fahrenheit to Celsius, or miles to kilometers using this handy online reference.