Answered By: Georgina Martorella
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2016     Views: 44

Hofstra does have online encyclopedias as well as other reference sources.  You must be a member of the Hofstra community to access these sources.  One way to find them is to search the online library catalog.  Please go to the Library homepage at www.Hofstra.edu/Library > Search the Catalog (light blue bar).  If searching by title, do not enter the words "The" or "A" or "An" at the beginning of the title.  If you do not have a specific title, you can use the Advanced Search (use the drop down menu on the upper right of the page to get to Advanced Search) and search by keyword and limit location to Axinn Reference (online).  You will then get a results list--each result will have a link to the electronic version of the encyclopedia.

Hofstra also subscribes to two databases containing a wide variety of online encyclopedias, Credo Reference and Gale Virtual Reference Library.  Please go to the Library homepage at www.Hofstra.edu/Library  >  eResources (light blue bar).  You will see quick search boxes for Credo and Gale. If you are off campus you will be prompted for your Hofstra network account.

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