Peter's Digital Reference Shelf - February 2003

Lois Kiehl kiehl at
Mon Feb 3 19:22:45 EST 2003

Peter's Digital Reference Shelf - February 2003

The February 2003 edition of Peter's Digital Ready Reference Shelf is
available on the Gale Group website. Peter Jacso is a member of the
Internet Librarian Hall of Fame (
and this month he reviews:

Consulta - a collection of about 100 Spanish language encyclopedias,
dictionaries, almanacs and then some.

These in-depth reviews are illustrated with dozens of screenshots and
provide a multi-linked virtual walk-through of the databases. They are
written by Peter Jacso, the 1998 recipient of the Louis Shores - Oryx
Press Award of the Reference and User Services Association for his
discerning database reviews. His column is available free of charge to all
users at:

See the Archives for databases previously reviewed:

	American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms
	UK Official Charts
	American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms
	Concise Oxford Dictionary
        Annual Reviews, Inc.
        OCLC WorldCat
        DOE Energy Citations Database
        Subway Navigator
        How Stuff Works
        Search Engine Showdown
        AP Multimedia Archive
        Virtual Acquisition Shelf & News Desk
        Oxford Reference Online
        Merriam-Webster Third International Unabridged Dictionary
        McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
        Britannica Concise
        Word Reference Desk
        NBC Olympics
        Bloomsbury Research Center
        The Top 10 of Everything
        Ulrich's International Periodicals
        Cultural Profiles Project
        Columbia World of Quotations
        Yahoo! Reference
        Atomica 2.1
        Penguin New English Dictionary
        ADAM Medical Encyclopedia
        Comparative Religions on File
        Canadian Encyclopedia Online
        Awesome Library
        Librarian's Index to the Internet
        Webster's Third New International Unabridged Dictionary
        Sports Rules on File
        Nolo Law Dictionary
        Nolo Legal Encyclopedia
        CIA World Factbook 2000
        GuruNet reference suite
        InteliHealth version of the Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary
        Columbia Dictionary of Quotations
        Nobel Prize List
        Zagat Survey
        Encyclopaedia of the Orient
        Bowker's Complete Video Directory
        Simpson's Contemporary Quotations
        Online Columbia Encyclopedia 2000 (6th edition)
        Cambridge Dictionary of American English
        Choice Reviews Online.
        Oxford English Dictionary Online.
        New Millennium Encyclopedia on CD-ROM
        Funk & Wagnalls Knowledge Center
        Biography Resource Center
        Biographical Dictionary
        Barnes & Noble
        Encarta Encyclopedia Deluxe 2000 (CD-ROM)
        Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia Deluxe 2000 (CD-ROM)
        Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia 2000 (CD-ROM)
        American Heritage Dictionary Deluxe
        Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
        WWWebster Dictionary
        Encarta World English Dictionary
        Encarta Africana 2000
        Grolier Multimedia Online Encyclopedia version 2
        Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology
        Encarta Interactive World Atlas 2000

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