Core Databases and Indexes
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|Info||Title||# Users||Access Restrictions||Format|
|Encyclopaedia Britannica Online||On & Off Campus||Online|
|Global Reference Center||On & Off Campus||Online|
|Oxford English Dictionary Online||On & Off Campus||Online|
|Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection||On & Off Campus||Online|
To search for a specific journal, use the A-Z Journal List.
The following are selected English-language dictionaries. For more dictionaries, including foreign language dictionaries, please use the library catalog: Library Catalog.
To find books in other libraries, try using WorldCat, a collective catalog for thousands of libraries in the United States, Canada, and around the world. This catalog should not be used as a substitute for this library's catalog, but as another avenue of searching for books.
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (Reference Collection: PE 1628. A 623 2000): This dictionary offers concise definitions of English words.
Cassell's Dictionary of Slang (Reference Collection: PE 3721. G 74 2000): This dictionary defines slang terms and expression in British, American, Australian, and other varieties of English.
How Not to Say What You Mean: A Dictionary of Euphemisms (Reference Collection: PE 1449. H 548 2002): This dictionary lists and defines common and not so common euphemisms in English.
The Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words & Phrases (Reference Collection: PE 1582. A 3 O 94 1997): This dictionary defines words and phrases from other languages that have been adopted into English.
The Oxford Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (Reference Collection: PE 1137. U 66 2003): This dictionary lists thousands of words with their pronunciations. Pronunciations are written in the International Phonetic Alphabet.
Dictionary of Difficult Words: Based on Hutchinson's Dictionary of Difficult Words, this online dictionary defines almost 14,000 unusual and tricky words.
Dictionary.com: This online dictionary also includes a thesaurus, a translator, and links to other language tools.
OneLook Reverse Dictionary: This site allows you to search for words by typing in descriptions of their meaning.
Online Dictionaries and Translators: This site lists hundreds of dictionaries and translators for many of the world's languages. Dictionaries and translators are listed by group; the groups are listed in a menu at the top of the page. NOTE: Many online translator services have difficulties translating slang, idioms, and colloquialisms.
Terminology Collection: Online Dictionaries: This Web site lists links to dictionaries for foreign languages and glossaries for dozens of different fields, including forestry, space, religion, the European Union, and more.
yourDictionary.com: This online dictionary also has links to foreign language resources, a built-in translator, information about language histories and development, and a discussion board for linguists and logophiles (word lovers).
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Last Modified 10/01/2013 kk