When poor Oliver Twist, with courage fueled by near starvation, put this request to the master of the juvenile workhouse, all he received for his audacity was a knock with a soup ladle. Fortunately, in the matter, not of gruel, but of online resources, such is not the case here at Luther Seminary Library. You have asked for more digital reference resources, and more is what you shall get (and have been getting)
First off, these newly published resources already have been added to the Gale Virtual Reference Library, our collection of top flight online dictionaries and encyclopedias:
- Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media
- Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender
- International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
Most recently, we have bolstered our collection of Oxford University Press reference titles. Added last month were the following historically focused resources:
- Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment
- Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
- Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
- Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance
Planned to add during spring 2009 is Oxford Biblical Studies Online, a collection of study Bibles, commentaries, maps, timelines, and completed articles from the forthcoming Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible.
All these resources are (or will soon be) at your disposal. Try them out. There's no reason to go hungry.
Bruce Eldevik, Reference Librarian