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The EMU Library subscribes to a growing collection of online reference resources which include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, company information, style guides, etc.

This site contains links to over 400 online reference titles, organizes them by discipline, and allows you to browse descriptions of the titles. Disciplines include subcategories. For example, biology includes subcategories for botany, genetics, molecular and microbiology, zoology and animal resources. Multidisciplinary titles are usually listed under multiple disciplines.

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Women's and Gender Studies

American Masculinities: a Historical Encyclopedia
This is an encyclopedia about American masculinities. Its purpose is to provide a reference guide and an introduction to the many ways in which men have defined, imagined, and experienced male identity in the social, cultural, and political contexts of the United States. American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia Edited by: Bret Carroll California State University, Stanislaus Pub Date:October 2003 Pages: 576

Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists
Title: A biographical dictionary of women economists [electronic resource] / edited by Robert W. Dimand, Mary Ann Dimand, and Evelyn L. Forget. Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar, c2000. Description: xxviii, 491 p. ; 24 cm.

Celebration of Women Writers
The Celebration of Women Writers recognizes the contributions of women writers throughout history.. The Celebration provides a comprehensive listing of weblinks to biographical and bibliographical information about women writers, and complete published books written by women.

Companion to Feminist Philosophy
Title: A companion to feminist philosophy [electronic resource] / edited by Alison M. Jaggar and Iris Marion Young. Edition: [1st pbk. ed., 2000]. Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 2000, 1998. Description: xvii, 703 p. ; 26 cm.

Dictionary of Feminist Theologies
Title: Dictionary of feminist theologies [electronic resource] / edited by Letty M. Russell and J. Shannon Clarkson. Edition: 1st ed. Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, c1996.

Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia
Title: The Eleanor Roosevelt encyclopedia [electronic resource] / edited by Maurine H. Beasley, Holly C. Shulman, and Henry R. Beasley ; foreword by Blanche Wiesen Cook ; introduction by James McGregor Burns. Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001.

Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories
Title: Encyclopedia of feminist theories [electronic resource] / edited by Lorraine Code. Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.

Encyclopedia of Women in the American West
Through these articles, the Encyclopedia of Women in the American West brings together an array of experiences, and like its predecessor publications, hopes to advance continued scholarship in western women's history, to develop new methodologies for analysis, and to locate new materials that will allow for inclusiveness and a broader, more accurate understanding of women's contributions to western and American history.

Feminism: a Reference Handbook
Feminism [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / Judith Harlan. Feminism United States History Handbooks, manuals, etc. Feminist theory United States Handbooks, manuals, etc." ABC-CLIO, c1998. HQ1410 .H365 1998eb

Gay and Lesbian Rights: a Reference Handbook
Gay and lesbian rights [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / David E. Newton. "Gay rights United States Handbooks, manuals, etc. Gay liberation movement United States Handbooks, manuals, etc." ABC-CLIO, c1994. HQ76.3.U5 N48 1994eb

Handbook of Gender, Culture, and Health
Handbook of gender, culture, and health [computer file] / edited by Richard M. Eisler, Michel Hersen."Health Sex differences Handbooks, manuals, etc. Health Social aspects Handbooks, manuals, etc. Medical care Social aspects Handbooks, manuals, etc."Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000. RA418 .H27 1999eb

Historical Dictionary of Women’s Education in the United States
Title: Historical dictionary of women’s education in the United States [electronic resource] / edited by Linda Eisenmann. Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998.

Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples
Title: A legal guide for lesbian and gay couples [electronic resource] / by Hayden Curry, Denis Clifford, and Frederick Hertz. Edition: 12th ed. Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Nolo, 2004.

Notable Women in World Government
Title: Notable women in world government [electronic resource] / edited by the editors of Salem Press. Publisher: Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, c2000. Description: 2 v. (x, 610) p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Contents: v. 1. Abzug, Bella-Joséphine-- v. 2. Kirkpatrick, Jeane-Zetkin, Clara.

Studies in Human Sexuality: a Selected Guide
Studies in human sexuality [computer file] : a selected guide / Suzanne G. Frayser, Thomas J. Whitby. Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1995. Description: xx, 737 p. ; 25 cm. Subject(s): Sex --Bibliography. Sex --Reference books --Bibliography.