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Quick Encyclopedias & Dictionaries Search

The Quick Search box is no longer available. But, you can still search these databases individually. Need help? Contact a reference librarian.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Provides a database of encyclopedias and reference sources for research. Coverage include the Arts, Business, Education, the Environment, History, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Religion, Science and Social Science. 2000 – present.
  • Oxford Reference
    Combines reference coverage of the full subject spectrum with the resources of Oxford Companions. Quick and easy retrieval of subject reference entries, bilingual dictionaries, English dictionaries, and quotations & proverbs. 5 users.

Other Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

These are just a few of our largest online reference sources.  If you have questions about online information for a discipline or topic, please ask! Our online reference collection changes constantly.

  • CQ Researcher
    Provides reports of research and analysis on issues in the news. Coverage includes health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. 1991 – present.
  • Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics
    Covers all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics. It is interdisciplinary in scope and represents different schools and approaches.
  • Encyclopedia Islamica  
      
    A projected 16-volume publication, consisting of an abridged and edited translation of the Persian Dāʾirat al-Maʿārif-i Buzurg-i Islāmī, one of the most comprehensive sources on Islam and the Muslim world. In addition to providing entries on important themes, subjects and personages in Islam generally, it offers the western reader an opportunity to appreciate the various dimensions of Shiʿi Islam, the Persian contribution to Islamic civilisation, and the spiritual dimensions of the Islamic tradition.
  • Encyclopedia of Islam, Second Edition
    Provides the authoritative source on the religion of Islam, and also on the believers and the countries in which they live. 3 users.
  • Oxford Art Online (formerly Grove Art Online)
    Provides full-text access to Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Contents include encyclopedia-length articles, thumbnail art images and line drawings, extensive image links, and more. (Access limited to 3 simultaneous users.)
  • Oxford Music Online (formerly Grove Music Online)
    Provides full-text access to Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and The Oxford Companion to Music.
  • Oxford English Dictionary
    Provides full-text access to the Oxford English Dictionary. The OED is regarded as the most authoritative and comprehensive English language dictionary in the world. It contains close to 300,000 entries and over 2.5 million illustrative quotations.
  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online
    Provides over 3,000 reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, and timelines about Islam.
  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
    Provides searchable, comprehensive bilingual dictionaries in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish.
  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online
    Full-text, online version of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
 

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries in Musselman Library

Use the search box below to find all encyclopedias and dictionaries available in Musselman Library. This search will locate both online and print materials. You can find the print books on the main floor in the library's Reference Collection.

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