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Electronic Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Reference Resources: Home

This guide contains links to electronic reference materials such as encyclopedias and dictionaries.

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Jodi Poe
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Houston Cole Library
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Rd N
Jacksonville, AL 36265
256-782-8103
256-782-5872
jpoe@jsu.edu
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Welcome

Welcome to the Houston Cole Library Encyclopedia and Dictionary Guide page! This guides provides links to a variety of reference materials.

Who has access?

If you are faculty, staff, or currently enrolled in classes at Jacksonville State University, you can access the Library's electronic resources from your home computer.

How Do I Access These Resources?

When you're prompted for a student/staff ID and your last name, type in your student/staff number (all numbers, no dashes, no spaces) including ALL leading zeroes and your last name. For example:

  • Student/Staff ID: 123456789
  • Last Name: smith

Click the "Submit" button and you're in! Once you have been authenticated, you can begin searching the resource. If you have any problems accessing the databases, use the contact information in the Help box above to contact us.

Special Note

NOTE: Due to license agreements, some journals and/or specific issues may not be available in full-text.

Where can I access these resources?

Access is granted through an authentication application called EZproxy. It is very easy to use, and it allows our users to access our resources from any browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) or service provider (AOL, Mindspring, etc.).

Need Help? Ask a Librarian.

Need more help? Ask a librarian!

  • Online Form
  • In Person: 2nd Floor Reference Desk
  • Call: 256-782-8034 or 1-800-782-5291
  • Contact a Subject Specialist
  • Chat: Blackboard IM: jsulibrary (this service is only available for JSU faculty, staff and students)

Reference hours:

  • Mon-Thurs: 9 am - 10:30 pm
  • Fri: 9 am - 4 pm
  • Sat: 9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sun: 3 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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