Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Issue Overviews

CREDO Reference

Overviews of topics and/or definititions of key terms published in academic encyclopedias and dictionaries in all fields.

CQ Researcher

Excellent "pro/con" analysis of over 500 key social, economic, and policy issues. Weekly issues compiled by a leading publisher cover a new topic in a 20-30 page report, including a history of the issue, the current debate, and a bibliography of key sources.

Scholarly Encyclopedias

CREDO Reference

Overviews of topics and/or definititions of key terms published in academic encyclopedias and dictionaries in all fields.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Scholarly encyclopedias in biography, business, education, history, law, literature, medicine, religion, science and social science.

Oxford Reference Online

Dictionaries and companions in art, biology, history, literature, mathematics, music, philosophy, physical sciences, and theatre.

Encyclopedias in the Library Catalog

Call numbers (for print volumes) and/or links (for online titles) to dictionaries available in the library's Reference Collection, bookstacks, and ebook collection.

General Encyclopedias

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Basic encyclopedia compiling over 25,000 entries on general topics. Also includes selected images and brief biographies.

General Encyclopedia

Over 57,000 articles from the sixth edition of the Columbia Encyclopedia.

Dictionaries

Oxford English Dictionary

Most comprehensive single dictionary of the English language.

Merriam-Webster

Online dictionary and thesaurus.

Bilingual Dictionaries from Oxford University Press

Provided via the Library's Oxford Reference service

Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Designed for English language learners, including Idioms and American English options.

Dictionaries in the Library Catalog

Call numbers (for hard copies) and/or links (for online titles) to dictionaries available in the library's Reference Collection, bookstacks, and ebook collection.