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General Information Databases: Encyclopedias & General Information

Use these databases when you're not sure where to start.

General Information Sources

Don't know exactly where to start looking for information?  Not sure exactly what subject your topic falls into?  Just need some quick facts?  Encyclopedias and general reference sources are just what you're looking for!  Use these sources to begin your research or for quick and easy fact-checking.

Credo Reference

Credo Reference is a whole reference collection in a single database!  Search for any topic in the ebook collection and you're sure to find complete, comprehensive information.  And you're not limited to text.  Credo has a library of fine art images that are copyright-free and many of the books are illustrated with pictures, graphs, even mathematical formulae!  Credo is a one-stop-shop for information.


This database aggregator includes general information resources for all ages.

  • Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia
  • Explora

World Book Encyclopedia

World Book is probably the most recognized encyclopedia in the world.  We provide access to these modules and others:

  • World Book Online for Kids
  • World Book Online Info Finder
  • World Book Online Reference Center
  • World Book in Spanish
  • World Book in French

Credo Reference


World Book Online