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SPAN 2090 Intermediate Spanish 1: Find background:
reference sources

This is a library research guide for class projects for Spanish 2090 (Intermediate Spanish 1)

Online authoritative subject encyclopedias

Online multi-disciplinary reference sources for background

Oxford Reference Online
Searchable database of 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works of Oxford University Press. Each topical division contains searchable versions of the latest editions of published dictionaries and encyclopedias.Covers general reference, language, science and medicine, humanities and social sciences, business and professional subjects.
Reference Universe
A searchable database of back-of-the-book indexes to subject encyclopedias and other reference works in a wide variety of subject areas. Search the contents of more than 6,000 reference titles; then use the library catalog to locate those titles.
Sage Reference Online
Search the full text of many reference books (published by SAGE) covering many areas of social sciences, including anthropology, criminology and criminal justice, economics, education, gender & sexuality studies, geography, history, politics and international relations, psychology, research methods and evaluation,  social issues, and more.