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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

A Dictionary of Abbreviations Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
572,454 words
This online-only Dictionary of Abbreviations, exclusive to Oxford Reference Online, includes over 100,000 abbreviations and acronyms in alphabetical and numerical order, including the ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (3 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
Length:
129,225 words
“This dictionary’s virtues and its plain-spokenness make it ... as apt to the bedside table as to the desk: Dr Baldick is a Brewer for specialized tastes” - Times Literary ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations

The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
248,378 words
Over 5,700 quotations ... This collection offers a stimulating picture of American culture and life. Up-to-date and thoroughly researched, the Dictionary gives readers a nutshell ... More
Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
768,696 words
Illustration(s):
860
‘the book is almost an encyclopedia. It is comprehensive, thorough, clear, and accurate’ - TIBS ... The Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
Length:
308,550 words
"A treasure (from the Greek ‘thesauros’, treasure, store or storehouse) trove (past participle of an Anglo-Norman verb meaning ‘to find’) of verbal wonders" – William ... More
The Oxford Companion to Military History

The Oxford Companion to Military History Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
Length:
852,842 words
Illustration(s):
91
This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated in 2011 by Charles Singleton with help from Dr Spencer Jones. ... A complete overview of military history from classical ... More
Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German

Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German (4 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
288,060 words

Essential vocabulary, clear translations, usage and grammar help in this English-German dictionary. ...

The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature

The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
Length:
516,028 words
This Companion offers a comprehensive record of New Zealand writing in easily accessible form. It contains more than 1,500 entries on writers, novels, plays, poetry, journals, periodicals, ... More
Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

Oxford Companion to Australian Politics Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
598,781 words
The Oxford Companion to Australian Politics is the first scholarly and comprehensive account of Australian political life and thought that gives attention to all aspects of ... More
Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: Spanish-English

Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: Spanish-English (4 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
391,322 words

Essential vocabulary, clear translations, and usage and grammar help in this Spanish-English dictionary. ...

The Oxford Companion to the Bible

The Oxford Companion to the Bible Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
653,854 words
The Oxford Companion to the Bible provides an authoritative one-volume reference to the people, places, events, books, institutions, religious belief, and secular influence of ... More
The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
547,146 words
Over 1,100 entries ... Ambitious, authoritative, and comprehensive, The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity covers for the first time the 2000-year old story of ... More
The Oxford Companion to Global Change

The Oxford Companion to Global Change Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
499,991 words
Illustration(s):
127
‘Clear, thorough, and meticulously researched. An invaluable resource for our changing world.’ - Elizabeth Kolbert, author, Field Notes from a Catastrophe The ... More
The Oxford Companion to the Body

The Oxford Companion to the Body Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
938,329 words
Illustration(s):
126
The Oxford Companion to the Body is a fascinating and authoritative guide to every aspect of the body. It provides concise and readable accounts of the structure and function ... More
The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature

The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature (2 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
Length:
951,737 words
The second edition of the acclaimed Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature has been thoroughly updated with more than 340 new entries on new writers, new books, and extended entries on ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
Length:
1.02 million words
Illustration(s):
184
From the Viking invasions to the Crusades to the Hundred Years’ War, wars were crucial agents of change in medieval Europe. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military ... More
The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
756,823 words
This Companion provides a comprehensive survey of women writers across four centuries of American history. There are biographical entries on poets, novelists, and playwrights, such as ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
Length:
1.65 million words
Winner of the Roland H. Bainton Prize for reference works ... 1996 Choice Outstanding Academic Book The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation is the ... More
The Oxford Companion to American Military History

The Oxford Companion to American Military History Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
Length:
877,819 words
The Oxford Companion to American Military History boasts over 1000 entries written by some 500 distinguished contributors. Readers will find Stephen E. Ambrose writing on the D-Day ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1.58 million words
Illustration(s):
59
1991 Reference Reviews Best Specialist Reference Work ... 1992 Choice Outstanding Academic Book With more than 5,000 entries by an international group of eminent ... More
The Oxford Companion to American Literature

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Literature
Length:
643,949 words
For more than half a century, The Oxford Companion to American Literature has been an unparalleled guide to America's literary culture, providing one of the finest resources to this ... More
The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
3.27 million words
Illustration(s):
637
Over 2,030 entries ... The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture offers unparalleled coverage of all aspects of art and architecture from Medieval ... More
Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
644,020 words
Illustration(s):
1
“I would recommend this book to any school library or those with a general interest in the Classics”, Journal of Classics Teaching ... Spanning almost one ... More
The New Encyclopedia of Insects and their Allies

The New Encyclopedia of Insects and their Allies (3 rev. ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
114,706 words
Illustration(s):
133
With around one million species, insects and their allies are by far the most successful, variable and bizarre group of living things to have evolved on our planet. Yet much of their ... More
The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
469,074 words
‘… impressive list of contributors … a substantial achievement’, Italian Studies ... Embracing the whole of Italian literature, from the early thirteenth ... More
The Oxford Companion to Food

The Oxford Companion to Food (2 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
1.07 million words
Over 3,000 entries ... The Oxford Companion to Food by Alan Davidson, first published in 1999, became, almost overnight, an immense success, winning prizes and ... More
The Oxford Companion to World War II

The Oxford Companion to World War II Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
Length:
987,877 words
Illustration(s):
245
This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated by the original editors in 2011. ... Written by more than 140 specialist contributors from Italy, Germany, and Japan, as ... More
The Oxford Book of Health Foods

The Oxford Book of Health Foods Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
"A handy guide to more than a hundred types of food for which health claims have been made." Catholic Library World ... The health food ... More
A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

A Dictionary of Asian Mythology Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Meet the supreme Gautama Buddha, the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesa, and Chang O, the Lunar Toad who is Chinese goddess of the Moon. Journey to the sacred Cambodian ruins of Angkor and ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
1.90 million words
Illustration(s):
441
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, edited by Bonnie G. Smith, captures the experiences of women throughout history in a far-reaching, four-volume work. ... More
Encyclopedia of Social Work

Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Social sciences, Social Welfare and Social Services
Length:
1.44 million words
Illustration(s):
15
Co-published by the National Association of Social Workers and Oxford University Press, the 20th edition of the Encyclopedia of Social Work is widely considered the cornerstone of ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
1.51 million words
2004 Choice Outstanding Academic Title ... 2004 Pennsylvania School Librarians Association “Best Reference Title” 2004 Library Journal Best Reference 350 ... More
Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
Length:
1.36 million words
Illustration(s):
6
2003 Booklist Editors' Choice ... 2003 Library Journal Best Reference Source 2004 Library Journal Starred Review 2004 Choice Outstanding Academic Title ... More
Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
1.92 million words
Illustration(s):
97
The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics is the first reference work to survey the full breadth of critical thought on art, culture, and society from classical philosophy to ... More
Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1.80 million words
Illustration(s):
410
This remarkable work traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1.60 million words
Illustration(s):
1
2005 Library Journal Best Reference ... 2006 New York Public Library Best Reference 2006 Dartmouth Medal Honorable Mention 2006 ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
1.81 million words
Illustration(s):
396
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome offers a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world—Greek, Hellenistic, and ... More
Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
2.98 million words
Illustration(s):
664
Through its fluent global coverage, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World provides information about major world developments from 1750 to the present, with close attention to ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
This is the first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction. It shows the development of science-fiction words and their associated concepts over time, with full citations and ... More
The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
681,049 words
Illustration(s):
184
The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on all aspects of this fundamental area of the visual arts. ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
195,020 words
What is the singular of 'paparazzi'? Is 'graffiti' singular or plural? Should I say 'empathic' or 'empathetic'? What is the correct pronunciation of 'concierge'? ... In this book ... More
The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, History of Science
Length:
604,390 words
Written by more than 200 prominent scholars, The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science presents an unparalleled history of the field invaluable to anyone with an interest in ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1.02 million words
Illustration(s):
87
2001 Library Journal Best Reference Source ... 2001 Booklist Editor's Choice 2001 New York Public Library Best Reference 2001 Choice Outstanding Academic ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture (2 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
509,161 words
Over 1,900 entries ... This dictionary is a fascinating guide to the broad range of terms used in the study of the history of Christian art and ... More
The Oxford Classical Dictionary

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
2.08 million words
‘magnificent’, Boris Johnson, Daily Telegraph ... ‘scrupulously sourced intellectual meat of a texture that Socrates himself would savour’, ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
413,576 words
Illustration(s):
1
‘A must-have volume’ The Times ... The second edition of this dictionary is a unique single volume reference on all aspects of dance ... More
A Dictionary of Sociology

A Dictionary of Sociology (3 rev. ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
408,606 words
Illustration(s):
14
‘Readers and especially beginning readers of sociology can scarcely do better than turn to this dictionary. There is no better single-volume compilation for an up-to-date, readable and ... More
The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Literature
Length:
599,557 words
Over 4,900 entries ... Based on the bestselling Oxford Companion to English Literature, this is an indispensable guide to all aspects of English literature. Over 4,900 new and ... More
The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Literature
Length:
339,320 words
For nearly half a century, James D. Hart's Oxford Companion to American Literature has offered a matchless guided tour through American literary culture, both past and present. This ... More
A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms (5 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
352,696 words
Over 3,400 entries ... A revealing guide to the richness and colour of the Australian language, this fascinating work records a distinctive, inventive ... More
A Dictionary of Space Exploration

A Dictionary of Space Exploration (3 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Astronomy and Cosmology
Length:
160,636 words
Written by a team of experts, this dictionary covers the fascinating world of space exploration and every aspect of the technology involved. It explains the jargon used in space ... More
A Dictionary of Epidemiology

A Dictionary of Epidemiology (5 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Medicine and health, Public Health and Epidemiology
Length:
115,045 words
Illustration(s):
28
Over 1,650 entries ... The completely revised, and updated edition of this classic text—sponsored by the International Epidemiological Association (IEA) ... More
Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
2.77 million words
Illustration(s):
179
Featuring 815 articles by distinguished scholars from many fields and countries, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics is a comprehensive survey of major concepts, thinkers, and debates about the ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
217,904 words
Over 6,000 entries ... A landmark contribution to New Zealand English, The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms collects distinctive New Zealand words and ... More
Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Over 3,200 entries ... The Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators features over three thousand entries on British artists, ranging from contemporary ... More
A Dictionary of Superstitions

A Dictionary of Superstitions Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Society and culture, Customs and Traditions
Length:
331,546 words
This is a fascinating dictionary covering the wide range of folk beliefs that have survived into our own age. Each superstition is illustrated by quotations tracing its development through ... More
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference, History of English, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
Length:
1.34 million words
Illustration(s):
10
Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and ... More
The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
492,086 words
This concise version of the acclaimed Oxford Companion to the Theatre covers all aspects of theatre worldwide and throughout the ages. It contains entries on a vast range of theatrical ... More
The Oxford Companion to German Literature

The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
910,474 words
‘the scope of this Companion is vast’, Modern Language Review ... This new edition of Henry and Mary Garland's classic Oxford Companion to ... More
The New Encyclopedia of Birds

The New Encyclopedia of Birds Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
317,075 words
Illustration(s):
610
The New Encyclopedia of Birds is the definitive single-volume guide to birds of the world. Entries prepared by a team of renowned biologists and conservationists give a ... More
Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Over 4,700 entries ... The Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists consists of more than 4,700 entries on Asian artists representing all regions of the continent, including the ... More
The Oxford Companion to Medicine

The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
664,514 words
Illustration(s):
3
‘Crammed full of fascinating titbits of information on a hugely broad range of topics while containing trustworthy and comprehensive reviews’, The Lancet ... More
The Handbook of International Financial Terms

The Handbook of International Financial Terms Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management, Economics
Length:
411,749 words
Illustration(s):
321
This Handbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference book on the world of finance. Here you can find out the meanings of what can seem a bewildering array of financial terms, ... More
A Dictionary of Sports Studies

A Dictionary of Sports Studies Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
262,346 words
This is the brand new Dictionary of Sports Studies. It contains over 1,100 clear, concise, and authoritative entries compiled by Professor Alan Tomlinson, a leading expert in the field. ... More
Guide to Latin in International Law

Guide to Latin in International Law Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Law, International Law
Length:
116,669 words
As knowledge of Latin continues to diminish, the constant use of this language in cases, textbooks, treaties and scholarly works baffles law students, practitioners, and scholars alike. ... More
A Dictionary of Education

A Dictionary of Education Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
158,146 words
Illustration(s):
1
Education is of relevance to everyone but it involves a specialised vocabulary and terminology which may be opaque or unfamiliar to those new to the field. The new UK-focused Dictionary of ... More
A Dictionary of Biology

A Dictionary of Biology (6 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
312,703 words
Illustration(s):
137
Fully revised and updated, the sixth edition of this dictionary provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry, as well as key terms from medicine and ... More
World Encyclopedia

World Encyclopedia Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
877,137 words
Illustration(s):
654
This encyclopedia features concise entries providing essential information on a range of subjects, including world affairs, science and technology, the arts, modern and ancient history, ... More
A Dictionary of Statistics

A Dictionary of Statistics (2 rev. ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Mathematics and Computer Science
Length:
141,737 words
Illustration(s):
115
‘...this gem of statistical terms is highly recommended to users of statistics at all levels’ - Significance (the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society) ... This ... More
A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (2 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
583,363 words
This unique and authoritative reference work contains around 2,000 clear and concise entries on all aspects of modern and contemporary art. Its impressive range of terms includes ... More
A Dictionary of Political Biography

A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
388,697 words
Over 870 entries ... Compiled by an expert team of contributors, this dictionary covers all the major figures in world politics of the twentieth century. ... More
The Grove Book of Operas

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
519,807 words
Illustration(s):
194
“The Grove Book of Operas, Second Edition, should be on every opera-lover's short list of indispensable reference books. Highly recommended. ” - Gary Hoffman, Opera Today. ... More
A Dictionary of the Bible

A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
283,639 words
"Snappy entries elucidate hazy Biblical events." – Christopher Hirst, The Independent ... A Dictionary of the Bible is the most acclaimed, accessible, and ... More
A-Z of Plastic Surgery

A-Z of Plastic Surgery Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Medicine and health, Surgery
Length:
161,646 words
The A-Z is a quick reference guide to the ever expanding specialty of Plastic Surgery. The succinct bullet pointed references will enable the reader to rapidly assimilate the essentials of ... More
A Dictionary of Biomedicine

A Dictionary of Biomedicine Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
377,437 words
This brand new Dictionary of Biomedicine includes A-Z entries on all areas of biomedicine. Entries are authoritative and wide-ranging, covering terms from the related areas of anatomy, ... More
The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
265,368 words
This comprehensive reference includes detailed information on the spelling, history, and usage of thousands of foreign words and phrases used by English speakers. There are words from more ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
84,639 words
This dictionary provides both amateur and professional historians with quick answers to questions of terminology that may arise in the course of research. It contains, for example, entries ... More
The Oxford Companion to Black British History

The Oxford Companion to Black British History Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
330,374 words
‘A magisterial excavation of black Britain...every student in the country should read it. ’, - Christina Patterson, The Independent ... Essential reading ... More
A Supplementary Dictionary of Anaesthesia

A Supplementary Dictionary of Anaesthesia Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
19,099 words
Over 150 entries ... A Supplementary Dictionary of Anaesthesia features over 150 entries that clearly define and describe essential terms ... More
Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations Reference library

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
415,289 words
Over 4,300 quotations ... The original words announcing great scientific discoveries, from the first ‘Eureka!’ to the cloning of Dolly the sheep, can all be found in this ... More
Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
226,375 words
Over 5,000 quotations ... This up-to-date collection offers a vivid picture both of the world today, and of the landmark events and key voices leading to it. From Scott's ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
1.99 million words
Illustration(s):
685
A joint effort between Oxford University Press and the renowned American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), this comprehensive work analyzes the archaeological and linguistic data that ... More
The Oxford Companion to Beer

The Oxford Companion to Beer Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
569,900 words
Illustration(s):
119
Over 1,100 entries ... 1st Place Winner of the 2012 Gourmand Award for Best in the World in the Beer category. The first major reference work to investigate the history ... More
The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature

The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Literature
Length:
210,102 words
This comprehensive guide spans sixteen centuries of the literature and literary culture of Ireland. From the ogam alphabet in the 4th century, to contemporary writers such as Roddy Doyle ... More
A Dictionary of World Mythology

A Dictionary of World Mythology Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Society and culture, Customs and Traditions, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
129,091 words
Illustration(s):
19
Since Plato first coined the term 'mythologia', mythology has come to hold greater significance and power as a crucial element of civilization as a whole. Written by a leading scholar of ... More
Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language

Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference, History of English, Linguistics
Length:
471,694 words
Illustration(s):
9
Based on the acclaimed Oxford Companion to the English Language, this is the most compact, authoritative, and up-to-date source of information about the English language. With ... More
Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
304,838 words
Illustration(s):
1
‘Scholarly, ambitious and scrupulous’ – Matthew Beaumont, Times Literary Supplement ... Over 400 entries cover Conrad's Conrad's life (health, Polish inheritance, the ... More
Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
344,606 words
‘Scholarly, ambitious and scrupulous’—Matthew Beaumont, Times Literary Supplement ... Under the editorial guidance of John Rignall, over 50 literary ... More
The Oxford Companion to the Earth

The Oxford Companion to the Earth Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography
Length:
815,068 words
Illustration(s):
506
The Oxford Companion to the Earth is a unique reference work, offering unrivalled coverage of the Earth Sciences, from volcanoes to flood plains, diamonds to meteors, deserts ... More
Brewer's Famous Quotations

Brewer's Famous Quotations Reference library

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
395,368 words
Over 3,300 quotations ... If you've ever wondered where the immortal phrase "A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do" originated, tried to establish who first said that "truth is ... More
A Dictionary of British Place Names

A Dictionary of British Place Names Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Names studies, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
288,093 words
“Another volume for every local historian's bookshelf” - Local Historian ... This revised edition of the Dictionary of British Place-Names includes over 17,000 ... More
The Grove Book of Opera Singers

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
405,699 words
Illustration(s):
89
Covering over 1500 singers from the birth of opera to the present day, this marvellous volume will be an essential resource for all serious opera lovers and an indispensable companion to ... More
The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
696,804 words
This exciting theatre companion, edited by a former literary manager of the Royal Shakespeare Company, includes over 2500 entries that range widely over theatre in the last century. It ... More
Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
440,570 words
Written in a lucid, easy style, The Oxford Reader’s Companion to Dickens draws together an unparalleled diversity of information on one of our greatest writers: his life, his works, his ... More
The Oxford Companion to Philosophy

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
897,095 words
‘that rarest of things: a philosophical work that is genuinely entertaining ... by far the best — and best value — philosophical reference book on the market’ ... More
The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
2.85 million words
Illustration(s):
22
This is the first comprehensive reference work devoted to philosophy in Britain. In addition to biographical entries on the lives and works of individual thinkers, it incorporates major ... More
Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather

Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
701,861 words
Illustration(s):
324
For most of history, humans have made every possible effort to accurately foretell the weather, evolving from the use of guesswork, rule of thumb, and signs in the sky to the development ... More
The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
1.52 million words
This is an indispensible reference work for scholars working on almost any aspect of modern American thought. Both academic and non-academic philosophers are represented, as are a large ... More
The Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophers

The Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophers Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
689,979 words
The Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophers is a massive reference work featuring those eighteenth-century German philosophers, scholars, jurists, literary ... More
The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
723,696 words
Illustration(s):
6
Over 350 entries ... The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics fills a gap in scholarship on an increasingly important field within Political Science. Comparative Politics, ... More

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