Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Online Databases – Resources Requiring Login (Library card and password)

Encyclopédie Universalis – Encyclopédie en ligne, mise à jour régulièrement, avec plus de 34,400 articles signés par 7,200 auteurs prestigieux et plus de 30,000 médias.

Subject Guides – Open Resources (no login required)

The Canadian Encyclopedia – The complete text of the original multi-volume set with additional multimedia. Continuously updated. [How to use]

L’Encyclopédie canadienne – L’entière version imprimée ainsi que tous les documents connexes. Continuellement mise à jour.

The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada – Describes the full breadth and depth of Canada’s musical culture, including the historical and current aspects of popular, folk, religious, concert and other forms of music.

Visual Dictionary Online – Use a visual dictionary when you know what something looks like but not what it’s called, or when you know the word but can’t picture the object.