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Encyclopedias | Dictionaries

For Your Reference

Reference materials are compendia of knowledge such as dictionaries and encyclopedias. The search widgets below will give you direct access to references sources. Alternatively, you can see our list of reference databases, which contain complete texts of reference works. You can also use the search bar at the top of the screen to find reference sources available in our online catalog.

Virtual Reference

Oxford English Dictionary Online
  • Oxford

The unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of more than 600,000 words—past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

Use this widget to search five collections of reference books from EBSCO.

Choose Your Databases
Gale eBooks
  • Gale

Gale eBooks is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Reference Databases

These research databases contain full-text reference works.

Their content includes encyclopedias and specialized dictionaries, but may also include journal articles and other sources.