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General & Subject Encyclopedias

  • Britannica Online
    Online version of Encyclopaedia Britannica, containing more than: --72,000 articles --10,000 illustrations (photographs, drawings, maps, and flags) --75,000 definitions, including pronunciation guides and word histories from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. Many of the articles include bibliographies and statistics. Also includes articles not yet included in the print Encyclopaedia Britannica and the Britannica Book of the Year.
  • Credo Reference
    Provides full-text online versions of general and subject dictionaries and encylcopedias.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library  
      
    Provides online, full text access to Gale subject encyclopedias and dictionaries.
  • Oxford Reference Online Premium
    Provides online, full-text access to over 100 subject dictionaries, foreign language dictionaries, and reference books published by Oxford University Press. See the title list of books included in this database.
  • Reference Universe
    Allows you to search the indexes of print and electronic reference works and link to library catalog information for works in Georgetown University libraries.

Dictionaries

For foreign language dictionaries, see the respective subject guide.

  • Oxford Reference Online Premium
    Provides online, full-text access to over 100 subject dictionaries, foreign language dictionaries, and reference books published by Oxford University Press. See the title list of books included in this database.
  • Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
    The largest dictionary and the most complete historical record of the English language. Use for:
    --How a word was used in a specific time period
    --When a word or phrase (e.g., fagged out) was first used
    --Where words come from (etymology)
    --Sample quotations using a particular word
 
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