Offering information in a quick and easy format, and providing quality, scholarly resources, the Gale Virtual Reference Library is a valuable resource for any library collection and for users of all types.
Reference Universe--contains 35 million data elements to over 45,000 specialized reference works. The elements are matched to NIU's electronic and print holdings, offering a customized view of local reference materials.
Finding Reference Sources in HuskieSearch
Filter your results in HuskieSearch by Genre to find reference sources. Reference sources may appear as dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, manuals, biographies, etc.
The database features comprehensive literary biographies of more than 143,000 past and present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriter, publishers, and playwrights. The biographies discuss the lives and careers of the literary figures profiled, along with the critical response to their works.
Contains biographical information on over 25,000 individuals from the past and present. Biography.com strives to provide users with the most up-to-date and accurate biographical information but is considered semi-authoritative because of its affiliation with for-profit television networks and channels.