In addition to the individual online titles listed on the guide, these two databases allow you to search across hundreds of scholarly encyclopedias and dictionaries simultaneously. These are great places to start your research.
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.
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 reach out to a librarian for assistance.
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. 1923 – present.
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. New content will be added every year in alphabetical order. In 2008 we started with the A, we expect to finish in 2023
Provides articles about more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. Updated weekly, with links to a 12-year back-file, Issues and Controversies offers in-depth articles made to inspire thought-provoking debates.
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.
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 over 600,000 entries and 3.5 million illustrative quotations. Use quick or advanced search, or browse words by subject, usage, region, or origin.
Provides searchable, comprehensive bilingual dictionaries in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish based on languages as they're used today. Includes articles, quizzes, and tips to help users understand how languages are used in modern culture. Offers quick-search access to definitions of words, phrases, and idioms, with expert guidance on style, usage, grammar, and spelling.
Some reference works are only available in print. All titles are included in MUSCAT Plus and are shelved on the library's main floor.
When looking at your results, you can limit your the location to "Reference Collection." Or, you can browse the collection by call number in person.
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Part of LexisNexis Academic. Provides information on directors, politicians, celebrities and other leading figures in their field. The information may contain data such as positions, date of birth, education, achievements and interests.