Reference: Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Directories

Credo Reference
Over 500 online reference books from more than 60 publishers in a single word-search database. is an online, self-paced, video-based training provider for learning software applications. has more than 42,000 individual online videos covering a wide range of software applications, including those in use at Ringling College, such as Maya, Final Cut, Flash, Photoshop, AutoCAD, MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, Adobe Acrobat, FrontPage, Zbrush, JavaScript, 3dsMax, After Effects, Pro Tools, and many others. 

Oxford Art Online
Reference for all aspects of the visual arts.

Images, biographies, auction records, exhibition records, and museum holdings of American and International artists.

Berg Fashion Library
Search resources for fashion which includes articles, e-books, images (over 5,000), essays and the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. (Ad Agencies)
This resource allows you to search for information about advertising agencies.  You can search by specialty, location, employee size and billings.  Each company has a profile that includes the above information, plus company summary, lists of contacts at the agency, clients and more.

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns
Profiles important marketing campaigns of the 20th century.

An online portal for job seekers with research information, job postings, and internships.  Includes information from and Ringling students must create an account using their RCAD email address.  First-time users: Create an account.

A hypertext encyclopedia of animated movies, animated television series, comic strips, and comic books.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Online encyclopedia spanning many disciplines.

Florida Electronic Library
Gateway to select Internet resources that include electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and books providing information and images on current events, the arts, technology, and other topics.  Available to anyone in the state of Florida.

Resources for Scholarships
(from Ringling College Financial Aid Department Webpage)

OneLook Dictionary
5 million+ words in 900+ online dictionaries.

Oxford English Dictionary
Definitions and evolution of the English language.


  • Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the United States or  
  • Directory American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries.
Reference works and classics of literature and nonfiction free of charge for home and classroom use.