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Encyclopaedia Britannica

The world famous, award winning Encyclopaedia Britannica is now available online in our libraries. Britannica has been a comprehensive and authoritative reference resource for 230 years.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica online contains five databases, it can be searched as one unit or as individual titles. It includes:

  • internet guide
  • dictionary and thesaurus
  • Book of the year
  • a world atlas


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Oxford English Dictionary

600,000 words … 3 million quotations … over 1000 years of English

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words - past and present - from across the English-speaking world.

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Oxford Reference

The premier online reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

A comprehensive collection of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.

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Very Short Introductions

Full access to 10 titles in the Very Short Introductions series of digital eBooks. The perfect way to get ahead on theses topic quickly, help with revision, or consider study options.

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