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General Reference Websites

    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.
  • 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.
  • Credo Reference
    Search 100 dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc., simultaneously or separately. Subjects include medicine, social sciences, psychology, history, geography, business, science, English Language, Spanish, Latin. Images can be inserted into presentations.
  • 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
  • Martindale's "The Reference Desk"
    Links to online resources in business, math, science, technology, languages & translations, medicine, nursing, etc.
  • Oxford English Dictionary
    Respected guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over 600,000 English language words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 3 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources.
  • Taber's Medical Dictionary Online
    Electronic version of Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. Includes 60,000 medical entries; "sounds like" search feature; full-color images & audio.
    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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St. John's Hospital
Health Sciences Library
800 E. Carpenter St.
Springfield, IL 62769
Text: 217-280-4582
Phone: 217-544-6464 ext 44566
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