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General Reference

Reference

2010 New York Times Almanac. Ed. by John W. Wright. R 031.02 NEWY
Compton's Encyclopedia. R 031 COMP
The Columbia Encyclopedia. 6th Ed. R 031 COLU
Consise Oxford English Dictionary. R 423 CONC
Microsoft Encarta College Dictionary. R 423 MICR
The New York Public Library Desk Reference. 4th Edition. R 031 NEW
An Incomplete Education. R 031.02 JONE
15,003 Answers. Stanley Newman and Hal Fittipaldi. 2nd Edition. R 031.02
100 Research Topic Guides for Students. Barbara Wood Borne. R 025.5 BORN
Quotationary. Leonard Roy Frank. R 082 RAND

Websites

Britannica
Britannica Online Encyclopedia
Food Reference
A reference website on food featuring facts, recipes and cooking tips.
How Stuff Works
Learn how things work!
Internet Public Library
The Internet Public Library is an online library featuring research, newspapers, magazines and much more.
Nolo
Law help for the layperson.
Reference.com
Features a dictionary, thesaurus, quotes, encyclopedia, translators and more.
SparkNotes
Online study guides similar to Cliff's Notes.
SCIWAY
South Carolina's Information Highway
SuperPages
A top online phonebook.

Art

Reference

19th and 20th Century Art: painting, sculpture and architecture. George Hamilton. R 709.04 HAMI
A Day in the Country: Impressional and the French Landscape. R 758.1
Art and Society in Italy: 1350-1500. Evelyn S. Welch. R 709 WELC
Art in Europe: 1700-1830. Matthew Craske. R 709 CRAS
Contemporary Artists of South Carolina. SCR 759.1 MORR
Oriental Art: A Handbook of Styles and Forms. Jeannine Auboyer et al. R 709 AUBO
Larousse Encyclopedia of Renaissance and Baroque art. Rene Huyghe. R 709.03 HUYG
The Afro-American Tradition in Decorative Arts. John Michael Vlach. SCR 745.089 VLAC
The Art of the Old South : painting, sculpture, architecture & the products of craftsmen, 1560-1860. Jessie Poesch. R 709.75 POES
The Dictionary of Antiques and the Decorative Arts. Louise Boger. R 745.03 BOGE
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide. R 708.147 METR
The Penguin Concise Dictionary of Art History. Nancy Frazier. R 709 FRAZ
Understanding Art: A Reference Guide to Painting, Sculpture, and architecture in the Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque periods. R 709.2 UNDE Vol. 1-2

Websites

American Institute for Graphic Arts
AIGA, the professional association for design, is the place design professionals turn to first to exchange ideas and information.
Americans for the Arts
National organization that supports the arts and culture through private and public resource development.
ArtCyclopedia: The Art Search Engine
The Artcyclopedia is an index of online museums and image archives: find where the works of over 8000 different fine artists can be viewed online.
Art History Resources on the Web
In-depth hyperlinked lists divided by period and maintained by Chris Witcombe, Professor of Art History at Sweet Briar College, Virginia.
ArtLex Art Dictionary
Great reference material in art, art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and art education.
Fashion-Era
Two centuries of women's fashion is discussed and analyzed here.
The Great Buildings Collection
Images of over 1000 architecturally stunning buildings.
National Gallery of Art
In Washington, DC. Houses one of the finest collections in the world illustrating major achievements in painting, sculpture, and graphic arts. The website features educational resources as well.
Photography.com
At Photography.com, you can read photography articles, browse photography equipment and digital camera reviews, purchase digital cameras, find stock photography, locate a photographer, or sign up for an imagePRO account to promote your own photography and services.
Style.com
The self-proclaimed online home of fashion. Features news, shows, designers, trends and more.
Universes in Universe
A website dedicated to covering international art.

Business

Reference

Barron's Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms. 8th Edition. Ed. by John Downes and Jordan Elliot Goodman. R 332.03 DOWN
D&B Regional Business Directory - South Carolina Area 2010 Vol. 1-3 R 338.74 DUNA 2010
Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance. Vol. 1-5. R 331.702 ENCY
International Directory of Company Histories. Vol. 1-111. Ed. by Jay Pederson. R338.74 INTE
Morningstar Mutual Fund Reports. (Available at Reference Desk)
North American Industry Classification System Desk Reference. R 338.02
Occupational Outlook Handbook. 2010-11 Library Edition. R 331.7 OCCU 2010-11
South Carolina 2010 Business Directory. R 338.0029 SOUT 2010
Standard and Poor's Standard Corporation Descriptions. (Available at Reference Desk)
Standard and Poor's The Outlook. (Available at Reference Desk)
The Value Line Investment Survey - Ratings Reports. (Available at Reference Desk)
The Value Line Investment Survey - Selection and Opinion. (Available at Reference Desk)

Websites

Accounting Web
Features news and jobs in accounting.
AdWeek
This website features advertising and marketing news as well as marketing agency ratings.
American Insurance Association
Learn about insurance at this website made for consumers. Also contains links to insurers.
Bank Rate Monitor
Check here for mortgage, credit card, savings and other financial rates.
Better Business Bureau
The BBB website contains business reviews for consumers, including customer complaints.
Business.gov
The official business link to the United States government. The website focuses on helping small businesses understand laws, taxes and more.
BusinessWeek
This website features international business and stock market news.
Fortune 500
This is a list of the top 500 companies in the world according to Forbes Magazine.
Free Management Library
A large amount of management information for managers in any type of business.
Hospitality Net
News on the Hospitality industry.
National Real Estate Investor
News on the real estate industry.
U.S. Small Business Administration
This website features information for those who run a small business or want to start one.
Yahoo! Finance
Contains information on U.S. and World markets, financial data, editorials and more.

Government/Law

Reference

Federal

A Historical Guide to the U.S. Government. Ed. By George T. Kurian R 352.3 HIST
Congressional Directory: 111th Congress R 328.73 OFFI 2009-10
Congressional Quarterly Federal Regulatory Directory. 7th Edition. R 353.0002 FEDE
Federal Environmental Laws 2009. R 344.7304 FEDE 2009
Government Assistance Almanac. 21st Edition. R 353.0082 GOVE 2009
The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States. Ed. By Kermit L. Hall R 347.73 OXFO
The United States Government Manual. R 353 UNIT 2006-2007.

State

2010 South Carolina Legislative Manual. R 350 SOUT 2010. (Available at Reference Desk)
Code of Laws of South Carolina 1976. Revised 2009. R 345.2 SOUT Vol. 1-32
South Carolina Jurisprudence R 345.2 SOUT Vol.1-32
South Carolina Rules of Court: KeyRules Ė Federal. 2010. R 347.757 SOUT 2010 Vol. A-2A

Websites

Federal

CIA World Factbook
Check this website for statistical, demographical and geographical information for every country on the planet.
Federal Citizenís Information Center
Here you will find government publications, consumer alerts and other helpful resources for free.
GPO Access
This website of the Government Printing Office contains full-text, official Federal information. GPO Access also features information-locating tools and the ability to buy Federal documents.
Grants.gov
Grant opportunities from the United States government.
Internal Revenue Service
The official website of the Internal Revenue Service. Here you will find tax information, forms and more.
Library of Congress
Provides online historical document exhibits (digital collections) and resources for teachers, students and families.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Contains information on Americaís space program, including images and videos from space. There is a great deal of information for teachers and students here.
NCHS Vital Records
Contains information on how to obtain vital records in any state.
Nutrition.gov
Free and easy access to food and nutrition information.
The White House
The official website of the White House and the President of the United States. Contains information on the White House itself, the current President, news and more.
THOMAS
Run by the Library of Congress, THOMAS is the source for Federal legislation records.
United States Census Bureau
Find population statistics and other useful data at this website.
United States Postal Service
Here you can print postage online, track your shipments and much more.
USA.gov
The official website of the United States of America. The website is a giant web portal linking you to all government websites and resources available online.
US Department of Veteran's Affairs
This website contains pertinent information for any veteran of the United States military including medical benefits and educational resources.
USAJOBS
The United States official hiring website for Federal jobs.

State

SC.gov
This is the official website of South Carolina. The website contains links to various state government agencies.
SC Department of Health and Human Services
This website contains information on Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps, nutrition and other resources.
SC Department of Motor Vehicles
Provides vehicle licensing, titling, and registration information as well as forms and contact information. You may use this website to also renew driverís licenses and other fee-based issues.
South Carolina Department of Revenue
This is the best website to find tax information for the State of South Carolina.
SC Governor
The official website of the current governor of South Carolina.
SC Statehouse
Research state legislative records, get to know your state representatives and senators, watch state legislative sessions and hearings live and more.
Jobs.sc.gov
Looking for a job with the State of South Carolina? Click here.
South Carolina State Parks
See all of the beauty and wonder of Nature in our State Park system. One may book reservations at this website at one of many cabins available around the state!
South Carolina State Library
This website contains news and information on South Carolina libraries, free services to the public and much more.

Local

City of Sumter
The official website for the city of Sumter, South Carolina.
Sumter County, SC
The official website for Sumter County, South Carolina. Here you may pay your taxes online.

Health

Reference

American Medical Association Family Medical Guide. R 613 AMER
Complete Guide to Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs. Ed. by Stephen W. Moore, M.D. R 615.1 GRIF
Consumer Reports Consumer Drug Reference. 615.1173 CONS
Diseases and Disorders. R 616 DISE
Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease. Elaine A. Moore. R 616.831 MOOR
Encyclopedia of Family Health. R 610.3 ENCY
Gray's Anatomy Ed. by Charles Mayo Goss. R 611 G
Historical Encyclopedia of Nursing. Mary Ellen Snodgrass. R 610.73 SNOD
Macmillan Health Encyclopedia. R 610.3 MACM
Magill's Medical Guide. R 610.3 MAGI
Mayo Clinic Family Health Book. R 613 MAYO
Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary. 610.3 MERR
Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. 610.3 MOSB
Physicians' Desk Reference. R 615.1 PHYS
The Complete Encyclopedia of Medicine and Health. R 610.3 COMP
The Encyclopedia of Obesity and Eating Disorders. Dana K. Cassell and David H Gleaves, Ph.D. R 616.8526 CASS
The Medical Advisor: The Complete Guide to Alternative and Conventional Treatments. R 610.3 MEDI
The Merck Manual. Ed. by Mark H. Beers, MD. R 615.5 MERC
The New Complete Medical and Health Encyclopedia. Ed. by Richard J. Wagman, M.D. R 610.3 NEW
The Oxford Companion to the Body. Ed. by Colin Blakemore and Sheila Jennett. R 612.003 OXFO

Websites

AARP Health
Information on healthy living, health insurance and more for people 55 and over.
American Cancer Society
Dedicated to erasing cancer once and for all.
Health.gov
The U.S. government portal to health information.
National Institutes of Health
Official website for this government entity, one of the world's reading health research centers.
KidsHealth
Articles, animations, games and resources for parents, teens and children.
Mayo Clinic
This website features timely and accurate health information, including an e-newsletter on topical health issues.
Mental Health America
Dedicated to Americans living healthier mental lives.
National Cancer Institute
Comprehensive cancer information from the U.S. government.
National Center for Health Statistics
This government funded center under the helm of the Center for Disease Control provides world and national health statistics.
National Institute of Drug Abuse
Discusses the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.
South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Contains state health information for adults and children, health care information and more.
Travelers' Health: Center for Disease Control
Disease outbreaks, cruise ship inspection scores, travel warnings and much more information to keeping healthy when traveling.
WebMD
Provides a wealth of health news and information, including special sections on men's health, women's health and nutrition.
World Health Organization
Lists health events and conferences and also provides health news from around the world.

History

Reference

Africana. Henry Louis Gates Jr. et al. R 909 AFRI
Chronology of World History Vol. 1-4 R 902.02 MELL
Encyclopedia Judaica. R 909 ENCY
Great Events from History: The Middle Ages. Vol. 1-2. R 909.07 GREA
Great Events from the 18th Century. Vol. 1-4. R 909.7 GREA
Great Events from the 19th Century. Vol. 1-4. R 909.81 GREA
Great Events from the 20th Century. Vol. 1-6. R 909.825 GREA
History of the World. J.M. Roberts. R 909 ROBE
Merriam Webster's Geographical Dictionary. R 910.3 MERR
The Illustrated History of the World. J.M. Roberts. Vol. 1-10. R 909 ROBE
The NY Times: Complete Front Pages 1851-2009. R 909.8 NEWY

Websites

1492 Exhibit
An online exhibit on the travels of Christopher Columbus in 1492.
American Treasures of the Library of Congress
Features important American historical documents including the Constitution, Bill of Rights and more.
Archaeology Magazine
News and information on archaeology.
British Museum: World Cultures
Features information on various world cultures throughout history.
BBC Ancient History
Interactive ancient history pages from the BBC.
Historical Maps
Features Historical Maps from the 15th century onward.
HistoryBuff
Contains archives of newspapers and newsletters, as well as primary source material.
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
Tons of information on the history of ancient humans.
Internet Medieval Sourcebook
Tons of information on medieval history.
PBS: Freedom: A History
The history of America through the sacrifices of its people.
TheHistoryNet
Features articles and resources on American history.
U.S. Women's National History Project
Documenting the lives of women throughout history.
World History
A Web 2.0 interactive website for reviewing world history topics.

Job Searching

Reference

America's Top Jobs for People Without a Four-Year Degree. J. Michael Farr. R 331.7 FARR
Career Information Center. 7th Edition. R 331.702 CARE
Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance. 14th Edition. R 331.702 ENCY
Occupational Outlook Handbook. 2010-11 Library Edition. R 331.7 OCCU
VGM's Careers Encyclopedia. 5th Edition. R 331.7 VGM

Websites

CareerBuilder
Indeed
Job Sniper
Jobs.SC.Gov
Government positions available in the State of South Carolina.
Monster.com
SimplyHired
USAJobs.com
The hiring website for the federal government.
WorkSC
Job-related resources for SC residents are located here!

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Literature

Reference

American Writers. R 810.09 AMER
Ancient Writers. Vol. 1-2. R 880.09 A
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. R 808.88 BART
British Writers. R 820.9 B
Drama for Students. R 809.2 DRAM
Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century. Vol. 1-4 R 803 ENCY
Epics for Students. Vol. 1-2. R 809.132 EPIC
Gay and Lesbian Literature. Vol. 1-2. R 809 GAY
Magill's Survey of American Literature. Vol. 1-6. R 810.9 MAGI
Magill's Survey of World Literature. Vol. 1-8. R 809 MAGI
Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature. R 803 MERR
Modern Black Writers. R 809.8895 MODE
Novels for Students. R 809.3 NOVE
Poetry Criticism. R 809 POET
Poetry for Students. R 809.1 POET
Short Stories for Students. R 809.31 SHOR
Short Story Writers. Vol. 1-3. R 809.31 SHOR
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare. R 822.33 OXFO

Websites

American Academy of Poets
Features biographies and texts of hundreds of poets.
American Authors on the Web
Information on American authors. Order is arranged by date of birth.
American Verse Project
Contains American poetry before 1920.
DantesWorld
Images and character studies on Dante's "Divine Comedy".
EncyclopediaMythica
An online encyclopedia of all the world's mythologies.
Internet Medieval Sourcebook
Features a wide array of sources from Medieval literature as well as culture, government, etc.
LiteraryHistory
Contains profiles of authors and periods of literary history.
Modern American Poetry
This website features over 150 links to poets, including their works and criticism.
Nobel Prize
Features the annual winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, among other categories.
Perspectives in American Literature
An extensive research and reference guide to great authors and works of American Literature.
Perseus Digital Library
This website contains a top collection of classical literature from the Greeks, Romans and more.
Society for the Study of Women Writers
This site features links from the journal Legacy,pictures of American women writers, online texts, and other resources.
The AntiSlavery Literature Project
Texts, videos and podcasts on the Anti-Slavery movement.
The Philological Museum
A fine collection of carefully edited Renaissance works, many in available to read on the site itself.
The Romantic Chronology
A chronology of the Romantic Period of literature.
Victorian Web
An informative and well-research website on Victorian literature.
Voice of the Shuttle
Provides information on a variety of literary theories.
World Wide Study Bible
One of the best online sources for Biblical text.

Psychology

Reference

APA Dictionary of Psychology. R 150.3 APA
Encyclopedia of Psychology. R 150.3 ENCY
Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreaming. Mary Carskadon. R 154.603 ENCY
Encyclopedia of Sociology. Edgar Borgotta. R 301.03 ENCY
Psychology Basics. Vol. 1-2. R 150.3 PSYC
Survey of Social Scence: Psychology Series. R 150.3 SURV
The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology. Susan Gall. R 150.3 GALE

Websites

AllPsych Online
Reference, texts, journals, tests are more are available here.
American Psychological Association
APA educates the public about psychology, behavioral science, and mental health and fosters education to all levels of children and adults.
American Sociology Association
Serves sociologists and those researching topics in sociology.
Encyclopedia of Psychology
Contains over 900 links to websites on psychology.
JRank Psychology Encyclopedia
A free online encyclopedia.
PsychologyToday
News and articles on psychology and all aspects of human behavior.
The Socjournal
A new media journal on sociology in relation to society.

Religion

Reference

Contemporary American Religion. Wade Clark Roof. R 200.973 CONT.
Encyclopedia of African and African-American Religions. R 299.603 ENCY
Religion and American Cultures: An Encyclopedia of Traditions, Diversity and Popular Expressions. R 200.973 RELI
Religion in the Schools: A Reference Handbook. James Jurinski. R 379.28 JURI
The Encyclopedia of Religion. R 200.321 ENCY
The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion. James Frazier. R 291 FRAZ

Websites

 
Anti-Defamation League: Religious Freedom
ADL has created a Religious Freedom Resource Kit which includes various materials on religious freedom.
BBC: Religions
Information on various religions from the British Broadcasting Company.
Beliefnet
A website on religion and spirituality. Features news articles, information on various faiths and more.
Buddhanet
Buddhist education and resources.
HinduNet
Hindu information and resources.
Islam and Islamic Studies Resources
Extensive resources from the University of Georgia.
ReligionFacts
Factual information on religions of the world.
What Is Christianity?
A summarization of Christian beliefs and practices. From the University of Rutgers.

Science

Reference

Encyclopedia of the Animal World. R 591.03 E
International Wildlife Encyclopedia. 3rd Edition. R 590.3 BURT
MacMillan Encyclopedia of Chemistry. R 540.3 MACM
Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists. R 509.22 BIOG
McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. R 503 McGR
Britannica Illustrated Science Series. R 503 BRIT
The American Heritage Science Dictionary. R 503 AMER
Encyclopedia of Earth and Physical Sciences. R 500.203 ENCY
The New York Public Library Science Desk Reference. R 500 BARN

Websites

AstronomyToday
A monthly sky guide, space news and astronomy articles.
Biology-Online
Answers to all your biology questions.
Eric Weisstein's World of Chemistry
Explanations of chemical reactions, experimental chemistry, geology and other questions involving chemistry.
Geology.com
Geology and Earth Science news, articles, maps, satellite images and more.
Science/AAAS
An international science journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Features scientific research, articles, news and resources.
Science.gov
Scientific information brought to you by the U.S. Government.
The Biology Project
Activities, study guides and information on biology from the University of Arizona.
The Physics Classroom
Interactive tutorials of physics concepts.

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