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Hours & Location

Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday-Friday

St. Mary's Hospital
Health Science Library
1800 E. Lake Shore Dr.
Decatur, IL 62521

General Reference Websites

  • About.com
    Expert answers to questions on health care, travel, cooking, technology, etc. Over two million original articles, recipes, product reviews, videos, tutorials, etc. A top 15 content site.
  • Acronym Finder Abbreviations & Acronyms Dictionary
    Over 750,000 entries. World's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. and abbreviations.
  • Bartleby.com Reference
    Free classic online reference books including Robert's Rules of Order; Gray's Anatomy; Roget's International Thesaurus; Emily Post's Etiquette; Fannie Farmer's Cook Book; quotation & poetry books; english usage books; religion & mythology books, etc.
  • Britannica Atlas (WI users only)
    Interactive world atlas with full-color maps of today's world
  • Drug Information Portal
    Current and accurate drug information on over 56,000 drugs from the National Library of Medicine & other US government agencies.
  • Free Reference Books
    Variety of reference sources available for searching or downloading
  • HeritageQuest Online (WI users only)
    Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical & historical sources, including US Censuses, books, local & family histories.
  • History Reference Center (WI users only) (EBSCOhost)
    Full-text of nearly 2000 history reference books; about 57,000 historical documents & 40,000 photos & maps
  • Martindale's "The Reference Desk"
    Links to online resources in business, math, science, technology, languages & translations, medicine, nursing, etc.
  • MasterFILE Premier (WI users only) (EBSCOhost)
    Full-text general reference publications, magazines, newspapers, reference books on many subjects. Includes photos, maps & flags.
  • Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary (WI users only)
    The largest, most comprehensive American dictionary currently available in print or online. Includes more than 700,000 definitions; top 10 lists; word of the day.
  • Newspaper Source Plus (WI users only) (EBSCOhost)
    Full-text of 63 million newspaper articles & TV & radio transcripts from over 1200 newspapers, 130 newswires & 250 news magazines. Includes articles from Wisconsin State Journal, Madison Capital Times, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, & others.
  • Science Reference Center (WI users only)
    Full-text science-oriented encyclopedias, reference books & periodicals covering biology, chemistry, earth & space science, health & medicine, life science, mathematics, physics, scientists, wildlife, etc. Includes over 730,000 images.
  • YourDictionary.com
    Includes Webster's New World College Dictionary; Roget's II; Webster's New World Law Dictionary; American Heritage Medical Dictionary; American Heritage Science Dictionary; Wall Street Words; Computer Desktop Encyclopedia; New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, etc.
 
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