Dictionaries and encyclopedias

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Each library holds a selection of print dictionaries and encyclopedias. Library search will include links to online reference information in its search results.

The Oxford English Dictionary Online

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

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