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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
A Dictionary of Statistics

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Mathematics and Computer Science
Length:
124,703 words
Illustration(s):
601
‘...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 Scientists

A Dictionary of Scientists Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology
Length:
444,478 words
From Archimedes and Copernicus to Stephen Hawking and Stephen Jay Gould, this is the most authoritative and up-to-date biographical dictionary of scientists currently available. Spanning ... 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
Dynasties of the World

Dynasties of the World Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
History
Length:
75,236 words
This title has tables giving years of rule and family relationships (in the male line unless otherwise indicated) for the reigning families of the world, from Horus Aha, first pharoah of ... 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 Crime and Mystery Writing

The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
479,062 words
‘A treasure trove ... One that lovers of crime and mystery writing will want on their shelves’, P D James ... This Companion provides scholars and fans of the crime ... More
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
Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Encyclopedia of Human Rights Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
1.75 million words
The five-volume Encyclopedia of Human Rights, edited by David Forsythe, offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history in over 300 entries ... 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 Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art

The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
1.78 million words
Illustration(s):
590
The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art offers the most current and comprehensive scholarly information on the visual arts of the Renaissance in Northern Europe. ... 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
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
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 the Christian Church

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion
Length:
2.08 million words
Uniquely authoritative and wide-ranging in its scope, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church is the indispensable reference work on all aspects of the Christian Church. It contains ... 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
A Dictionary of Law Enforcement

A Dictionary of Law Enforcement Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Law
Length:
251,244 words
The only dictionary available that focuses on UK law enforcement terms, A Dictionary of Law Enforcement contains over 3,400 entries covering law, accountancy, insurance, shipping, commerce ... 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
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
1.23 million words
2004 Reference Reviews Top Ten Print Reference Source ... 2004 Choice Outstanding Academic Title This encyclopedia provides authoritative and up-to-date information ... 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 Consciousness

The Oxford Companion to Consciousness Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
Length:
521,393 words
Illustration(s):
88
Consciousness is undoubtedly one of the last remaining scientific mysteries and hence one of the greatest contemporary scientific challenges. How does the brain's activity result in the ... 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
Magic Universe: A Grand Tour of Modern Science

Magic Universe: A Grand Tour of Modern Science Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Science and technology, History of Science
Length:
298,891 words
‘The ideal compendium for non-scientists of any age’ Sunday Times ... This is a marvellously engaging tour covering the whole of modern ... 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
The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

The Oxford Dictionary of Islam Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
187,414 words
Designed for readers with little or no knowledge of Islam, the Oxford Dictionary of Islam provides vividly-written, up-to-date, and authoritative entries. The Dictionary focuses primarily ... 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 Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
1.29 million words
Illustration(s):
571
The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture is the most comprehensive reference work in this complex and diverse area of art history. Built on the acclaimed scholarship of the ... 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
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1.88 million words
Illustration(s):
345
Publishing in print in February 2009, this encyclopedia presents students, researchers, political analysts, journalists, and common readers with accurate, comprehensive, and balanced ... 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
The Oxford Companion to United States History

The Oxford Companion to United States History Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
976,739 words
Here is a volume that is as big and as varied as the nation it portrays. With over 1,400 entries written by some 900 historians and other scholars, it illuminates not only America's ... More
A Dictionary of Creation Myths

A Dictionary of Creation Myths Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Covering thousands of years of intricate creation tales, A Dictionary of Creation Myths is the first and most comprehensive work devoted to creation myths from cultures throughout the ... 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
An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare

An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare (2 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Over 860 entries ... Compiled by one of the best-known authorities on Shakespeare's works, this online-only dictionary offers up-to-date information on all aspects of Shakespeare ... 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 Companion to American Law

The Oxford Companion to American Law Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Law
Length:
660,167 words
Illustration(s):
1
The Oxford Companion to American Law takes as its starting point the insight that law is embedded in society, and that to understand American law one must necessarily ask ... 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 Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion
Length:
472,632 words
Over 6,000 entries ... Based on the highly acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, this is an indispensable guide for both students and the general reader. It ... More
New Oxford American Dictionary

New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
6.39 million words
“More current than its closest rival in size....This is a ‘buy’. ” — Booklist STARRED REVIEW ... As Oxford's flagship American dictionary, the New Oxford American ... 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 Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Classical studies
Length:
496,785 words
Illustration(s):
1
‘a volume for all seasons... indispensable’—Times Educational Supplement ... The third edition of The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature is the ... 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 Encyclopaedia of the Music of India

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
Length:
719,457 words
Illustration(s):
223
Comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date, the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Music of India depicts the story of Indian music through 2,000 years of history. Entries cover forms of music ... More
The Encyclopedia of Underwater Life

The Encyclopedia of Underwater Life Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
157,384 words
Illustration(s):
252
A breathtaking insight into underwater life, this Encyclopedia offers unrivalled coverage of the fish and aquatic invertebrates that inhabit our rivers, lakes, and oceans. It describes in ... 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 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 Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care

A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Social Welfare and Social Services
Length:
229,345 words
Illustration(s):
10
Over 1,500 entries ... This new dictionary provides over 1,500 A-Z definitions of terms from the field of social care, concentrating on social work as a significant area within ... 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 Companion to the Book

The Oxford Companion to the Book Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
1.00 million words
Illustration(s):
184
‘Provides a global approach to the world of the book and is, in every way, a monumental achievement’ – CHOICE ... The Oxford Companion to the ... More
The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
2.26 million words
Illustration(s):
358
The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History, edited by Stanley N. Katz, is the first encyclopedia of law to provide both historical and contemporary comparisons of the world ... More
The Oxford Companion to Western Art

The Oxford Companion to Western Art Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
948,435 words
Illustration(s):
48
The Oxford Companion to Western Art, written by over 100 distinguished art historians and specialists, provides in-depth coverage of Western Art with entries on artists and ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (4 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
505,552 words
Covering Western art from the ancient Greeks to the present day, this best-selling and authoritative dictionary is more wide-ranging than any comparable reference work. It contains over ... More
A Dictionary of Modern Design

A Dictionary of Modern Design Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
236,459 words
From Art Nouveau to Postmodernism, Benetton to Frank Lloyd Wright, this fascinating dictionary covers the past 150 years of international design, with accessible and succinct entries on ... 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
Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

Who's Who in the Twentieth Century Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
History
Length:
493,203 words
From Albert Einstein to the Marx Brothers, this authoritative reference book provides biographies of men and women from different countries and cultures who have contributed to the thought ... More
Oxford Essential Quotations

Oxford Essential Quotations Quick reference

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
809,064 words
Over 12,500 quotations ... This collection is the ideal place to answer all your quotation questions. You can discover which of over 3,000 authors said that tantalising phrase, ... 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
The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists

The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
418,921 words
Illustration(s):
25
The first one-volume dictionary of American Art to be published in thirty years, this essential resource’s 945 alphabetically-arranged entries offer an insightful and informative view of ... 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
The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (20th century onwards)
Length:
730,492 words
This Companion examines English-language writers and writing throughout the twentieth century, in all major genres and from all around the world. All the great literary figures are ... 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

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