Type: Reference Works

Materials to help you study and learn the basic of a wide variety of subject areas. These materials can also help you study for taking the G.E.D. examination.
  • Basic French Lesson
    • This course gives the basics speaking French, especially for those wishing to travel to french speaking countries.
  • Basic German Lesson
    • On the following pages you'll find a basic German language course for beginners, covering most everyday situations from ordering a meal at a restaurant to asking for directions. Many topics come with video or audio links, so that you can hear German spoken and get the chance to practice your accent.
  • Basic Spanish Lesson
    • This course gives the basics speaking Spanish, especially for those wishing to travel to Spanish speaking countries.
  • Daoist Philosophy
    • Often debated whether Daoism is more of a philosophy or a religion, this article provides a brief overview of Daoism
  • Encyclopedia of Law and Economics
    • The Encyclopedia of Law and Economics is an ambitious reference work that attempts to survey the whole law and economics literature in nearly 5,000 pages.
  • Free Online Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC)
    • Free Online Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC).
  • General Chemistry Cross-Index
    • This page provides a cross index of CHP documents that are typically presented in an undergraduate general chemistry course.
  • Glossary of Mathematical Terms
    • This is not a comprehensive dictionary of mathematical terms, just a quick reference for some of the terms commonly used.
  • Glossary of Technical Musical Terms
    • Learn any musical term by referencing this glossary.
  • Ismaili Philosophy
    • Ismailism belongs to the Shi‘a main stream of Islam
  • Jain Philosophy
    • The ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, and logic of Jainism
  • Legal Information Institute
    • The Legal Information Institute (LII) is a research and electronic publishing activity of the Cornell Law School. Popular collections include: the U.S. Code, Supreme Court opinions, and Law about...
  • List of Solar-Terrestrial Terms
    • On-line Glossary of Solar - Terrestrial Physics Terms taken from the SESC Glossary of Solar-Terrestrial Terms.
  • LOC Country Studies
    • Approximately 101 country studies worldwide including 5 former countries.
  • Music in Perspective
    • Select a composer or composition from the listings to see a table of their major works, and a comparative table of historical occurrences in the same period. Then, choose a category from the colour-coded menu to compare with World Politics, Philosophy, Science, Art, English Novels, English Poetry, and Foreign Literature.
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service
    • Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS services and resources are available to anyone interested in crime, victim assistance, and public safety including policymakers, practitioners, researchers, educators, community leaders, and the general public. NCJRS offers a range of services and resources, balancing the information needs of the field with the technological means to receive and access support.
  • Neo-Confucian Philosophy
    • “Neo-Confucianism” is the name commonly applied to the revival of the various strands of Confucian philosophy and political culture that began in the middle of the 9th Century and reached new levels of intellectual and social creativity in the 11th Century in the Northern Song Dynasty.
  • Physics of the Universe
    • Difficult topics made understandable. Learn about the big bang theory, quantum theory, important scientists and more.
  • Religion and Politics
    • This article covers topics such as separation of church and state, liberalism, and tolerance
  • Statistics
    • A book about statistics- The area of applied mathematics concerned with the data collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation.
  • The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    • The purpose of the IEP is to provide peer-reviewed, detailed scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy.
  • Weber, Max
    • A sociologist of religion, Weber studied the relationships between religion and economic behavior
  • Wex
    • Wex is an ambitious effort to construct a collaboratively-created, public-access law dictionary and encyclopedia. It is sponsored and hosted by the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School.