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A collection of resources from the Gloucester County Library System for general reference information.
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome to the GCLS General Reference Guide.

This guide provides easy access to authoritative general reference resources available at the Gloucester County Library System.


Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia

Virtual Reference Library

The Gale Virtual Reference Library contains the full text of hundreds of reference ebooks on a variety of subject areas.


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GCLS Subscription Databases

Have research to do? Check out these great subscription resources to help you find authoritative articles, eBooks, and more! Use your GCLS Library card number to access the following subscription resources:

Also check out our Online Research Tips to help navigate the databases.

Online Reference Materials

  • American FactFinder
    Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic information from the U. S. Census Bureau.
  • Infoplease: All the Knowledge You Need
    Provides reliable, authoritative information from atlas, encyclopedia, dictionaries, and more.
  • ipl2: Internet Public Library
    While it is no longer updated, the ipl2 still provides a wealth of online resources and subject guides that were created by librarians.
  • Library of Congress Country Studies
    The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of countries throughout the world.
  • Oxford Dictionaries Online
    Up-to-date dictionary that covers English and other languages.
  • Sports Reference
    Up-to-date information on all major professional sports including game results and statistics.
    Current online thesaurus for discovering synonyms and antonyms of words.
  • Virtual Reference Shelf
    Selected online reference resources for research from the Library of Congress.
  • World Factbook
    The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

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