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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
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 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 African American Literature

The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Literature
Length:
408,413 words
This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated by the original authors in 2011. ... This abridged and updated edition of the acclaimed Oxford Companion to African ... More
The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

The Oxford Guide to the United States Government   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
413,846 words
This is the ultimate resource for authoritative information on the American Presidency, Congress, and Supreme Court. ... Compiled by three leading scholars, it contains the key ... 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 Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Archaeology, Religion
Length:
671,794 words
Illustration(s):
95
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology represents a new way of conceiving of the relationship between archaeology and biblical studies that allows the results of a wide ... 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
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
Length:
507,352 words
Based on The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology, the principal authority on the origin and development of English words, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology contains a wealth of ... 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
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
Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: Italian-English

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

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
214,998 words

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

A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Science and technology
Length:
221,144 words
Illustration(s):
53
Over 8,000 entries ... This dictionary offers jargon-free entries on food, nutrition, diet, and health that clearly explain even the most technical of ... More
A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Engineering and Technology
Length:
238,739 words
Illustration(s):
184
Over 7,400 entries ... This new Dictionary provides definitions and explanations for mechanical engineering terms in the core areas of design, stress analysis, dynamics and ... More
Black Women in America

Black Women in America (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1.18 million words
Illustration(s):
446
2006 ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source ... 2005Booklist Editor's Choice 2005 Choice Outstanding Academic Title The second edition of Black Women in ... 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
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
Green's Dictionary of Slang

Green's Dictionary of Slang   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
10.58 million words
Green’s Dictionary of Slang is an unprecedented 10.3 million-word collection of the impertinent, vile, censored, hip, witty, and fascinating slang words of the English ... More
Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: Latin-English

Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: Latin-English (3 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries, Classical studies
Length:
115,053 words

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

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
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 Encyclopedia of British Literature

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
Length:
1.66 million words
Illustration(s):
169
2006 ALA/RUSA Best Reference ... 2006 Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2006 Booklist Editor's Choice The Encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of ... 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
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
Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

Dictionary of Early American Philosophers   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Philosophy, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
666,360 words
Over 450 entries ... The Dictionary of Early American Philosophers, which contains over 450 entries by nearly 300 authors, provides an account of philosophical thought in the ... More
The Oxford Companion to American Politics

The Oxford Companion to American Politics   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
646,300 words
Over 275 entries ... This is the first reference work to provide detailed, in-depth coverage of all aspects of American politics. Top scholars have written entries that surpass ... More
The Biographical Dictionary of American Economists

The Biographical Dictionary of American Economists   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
416,329 words
Illustration(s):
12
This critically acclaimed biographical dictionary of American economists offers in-depth biographies of the most important economic figures in American history from the seventeenth century ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Over 450 entries ... The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History offers both assessment and analysis of the key episodes, issues and actors ... 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
The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists

The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
786,189 words
This wide-ranging Dictionary brings together in-depth biography essays on over six hundred individuals. It also includes coverage of individuals who are not normally thought of as ... 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 Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Social sciences
Length:
710,219 words
Over 700 entries ... The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History offers a record of the nation’s values, aspirations, anxieties, and beliefs as ... 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 Guide to People and Places of the Bible

The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Religion
Length:
182,314 words
This essential guide offers 325 articles that describe the people and places that appear in the New Testament and Old Testament of the Bible. From prophets, apostles, and groups (such as ... More
The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
884,578 words
Illustration(s):
666
2006 Library Journal Best Reference ... 2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Over 3,000 entries The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts ... More
The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Society and culture, Customs and Traditions, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
304,086 words
Illustration(s):
91
This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated by the original author in 2011. ... Covering all aspects of mythology, this Companion includes essays on the world's ... More
Dictionary of American Family Names

Dictionary of American Family Names   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
2.15 million words
2003 Library Journal Best Reference Source ... 2003 Booklist Editors' Choice The Dictionary of American Family Names contains more than 70,000 of the most commonly ... 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 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
The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
1.46 million words
Illustration(s):
72
Winner of the 2005 Annual Book Award at the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists. ... This comprehensive scholarly ... More
Science, Technology, and Society

Science, Technology, and Society   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Science and technology, History of Science, Social sciences
Length:
399,663 words
Illustration(s):
3
Science, Technology, and Society contains over 130 A to Z signed articles written by major scholars and experts from academic and scientific institutions and institutes ... More
The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences
Length:
1.56 million words
2005 ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source ... 2005 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature is a landmark work in 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 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 Classical Art and Architecture

The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
Length:
1.21 million words
Illustration(s):
651
2007 Booklist Editor's Choice ... 2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Over 1,000 entries The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and ... More
The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Law
Length:
898,248 words
This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated by the original editor in 2011. ... The highly‐acclaimed Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court was first published in ... More
The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

The Oxford Companion to World Exploration   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History
Length:
595,603 words
Illustration(s):
228
2007 Booklist Editor's Choice ... 2008 ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source From Antarctica to the North Pole, The Oxford Companion to World Exploration offers ... More
Who's Who in the Classical World

Who's Who in the Classical World   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
315,810 words
Focusing exclusively on real people, this is a dictionary of ancient biography, covering Greek and Roman history and politics, literature, philosophy, science, and art. Shorter entries ... More
Pocket Modern Oxford Welsh Dictionary: Welsh-English

Pocket Modern Oxford Welsh Dictionary: Welsh-English   Reference library

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
115,330 words

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

Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Science and technology
Length:
181,966 words
Illustration(s):
71
This dictionary enables users to evaluate the claims made about different diets and types of exercise. It covers all matters relating to diet and exercise including diet methods, food ... More
The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
275,812 words
The Supreme Court has been the site of some of the great debates of American history, from child labor and prayer in the schools, to busing and abortion. The Oxford Guide to United States ... More
The Oxford Companion to World War II

The Oxford Companion to World War II   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
Length:
987,874 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 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 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:
129,226 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 Sports Studies

A Dictionary of Sports Studies   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
262,349 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
The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
505,539 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 Human Resource Management

A Dictionary of Human Resource Management (2 rev. ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
170,550 words
This dictionary comprises over 1,400 entries on human resource management, personnel, and industrial relations. It covers technical terms, jargon, theories, and concepts, all of which are ... More
A Dictionary of Human Geography

A Dictionary of Human Geography   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
Feb 2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
323,084 words
Illustration(s):
10
Over 2,000 entries ... This essential A–Z provides an in-depth guide to all aspects of human geography, including cultural, social, developmental, economic, political, and health ... More
A Dictionary of Critical Theory

A Dictionary of Critical Theory   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
Feb 2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
Length:
206,625 words
Illustration(s):
1
This is the most wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary of critical theory available, covering the whole range of critical theory, including the Frankfurt school, cultural materialism, ... More
A Dictionary of Education

A Dictionary of Education   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
158,136 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 First Names

A Dictionary of First Names (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
Feb 2015
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
208,530 words
Over 6,000 names ... ‘I have returned to this dictionary again and again for sheer pleasure?’ — Financial Times We all have a first name, but how ... 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:
472,715 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
A Dictionary of Finance and Banking

A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (5 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
Feb 2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management, Economics
Length:
244,845 words
Illustration(s):
2
Over 5,300 entries. ... The new edition of this best-selling Dictionary has been fully revised and updated, with over 1,000 entries either new or revised. These focus in ... More
A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Earth Sciences and Geography
Length:
283,935 words
Illustration(s):
20
Over 9,000 entries ... A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation provides over 9,000 A to Z entries on scientific and social aspects of the environment—its key ... More
A Dictionary of Business and Management

A Dictionary of Business and Management (5 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
Jan 2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
359,250 words
Illustration(s):
26
‘It will help to demystify terms such as bear hugs, white/grey knights, cash-cows and churning ... strongly recommended’—TES ... This wide-ranging and ... More
A Dictionary of Nursing

A Dictionary of Nursing (6 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
294,909 words
Illustration(s):
90
Over 10,000 entries. ... This best-selling Dictionary provides comprehensive and authoritative coverage of all aspects of nursing. The new edition has been fully updated and ... More
The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies - poetry and poets
Length:
459,311 words
Over 1,400 entries ... This impressive Companion is an extensive guide to the lives of influential poets writing in English, in Britain and around the ... 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
A Dictionary of Modern Design

A Dictionary of Modern Design   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
236,464 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
A Dictionary of Sociology

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
Jan 2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
408,587 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
A Dictionary of Popes

A Dictionary of Popes (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion
Length:
239,841 words
"very much a book to read or browse in as well as one to consult" – New York Times ... This fascinating dictionary gives concise accounts of every ... 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
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 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
International Encyclopedia of Linguistics

International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Linguistics
Length:
1.33 million words
Illustration(s):
520
2004 Reference Reviews Top Ten Print Reference Source ... 2004 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Second Edition 850 entries The Encyclopedia ... More
Pocket Oxford American Thesaurus

Pocket Oxford American Thesaurus (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
799,732 words
The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
790,222 words
In 2,400 entries, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion covers more than three millennia of Jewish religious thought, custom, law, and practice, from traditional approaches to ... More
The Encyclopedia of the History of American Management

The Encyclopedia of the History of American Management   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
324,112 words
This comprehensive reference source on American business and management includes over 250 in-depth entries tracing the development of management thinking and business culture in North ... More
The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islamic Philosophy

The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islamic Philosophy   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy, Religion
Length:
277,800 words
2006 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title ... There has been a long tradition of interest in philosophy in the Islamic world, and it is the aim of this comprehrensive reference work ... 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
A Dictionary of African Mythology

A Dictionary of African Mythology   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
This collection of fascinating, mysterious, and revealing tales captures the immense sweep and diversity of African mythology. The stories touch on virtually every aspect of belief: gods ... More
New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
8.33 million words
"this is a well-researched and comprehensive reference work, but something more besides; there is a remarkable textual richness here which can offer new, original and ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
726,723 words
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women provides clear, current, comprehensive information on the major topics of scholarly interest within the study of Islam and women. ... 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
Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: German-English

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

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
319,986 words

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

A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
264,014 words
Over 6,500 entries ... Provides over 6,500 definitions of travel and tourism terminology, including the operating language of the travel industry, acronyms ... More
Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary: Irish-English

Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary: Irish-English   Reference library

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
138,607 words

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

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
551,775 words
Illustration(s):
17
The Encyclopedia of Rhetoric is a comprehensive survey of one of the Western world's oldest disciplines. Its 150 entries, written by leading scholars, bring together expertise in classical ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
1.99 million words
Illustration(s):
83
2004 ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source ... 2003 Library Journal Best Reference 2004 Choice Outstanding Academic Title International in scope and spanning ... More
Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
When Bedouin shepherds discovered the first of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947, one of the most fascinating mysteries of ancient history was exposed. Embedded in the 850 manuscripts ... More
Encyclopedia of Semiotics

Encyclopedia of Semiotics   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
469,279 words
Illustration(s):
25
The Encyclopedia of Semiotics is a comprehensive reference guide to concepts in semiotics, sign theory, and cultural studies. Three hundred entries by leading scholars in a ... More

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