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Library Resources for Distance Learning Students: Online Reference resources

A brief guide to resources available to Distance Learners for library research.

Reference Databases

You can access these reference databases with an HCC ID. See the HCC ID info tab for details.

  • Oxford Reference Online - Fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library - offers more than 85 reference sources including encyclopedias, almanacs, series and more.

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

Other Reference Sources

Online Encyclopedias & Reference Sources

Once you have your definition and word etymology, use an encyclopedia to further expand on your topic or term. Please consult the "Home" Tab for log-in information.

Online Dictionaries

Please consult the "Home" Tab for log-in information to HCC Online Resources.