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New Oxford American Dictionary

New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
6.52 million words
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1
“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
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
341,811 words
Illustration(s):
10
‘an essential reference tool for any archaeologist’ - Professor Mick Aston With over 4,000 entries covering the essential vocabulary for everyday archaeological work ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
531,245 words
Over 2,500 entries Covering Western art from the ancient Greeks to the present day, this best-selling and authoritative dictionary is more wide-ranging than any comparable ... More
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
128,683 words
The Concise Dictionary of Art Terms is an accessible and useful A-Z, covering a wide range of terms from the visual art world, including materials, techniques, and important ... More
A Dictionary of Biomedicine

A Dictionary of Biomedicine   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
393,926 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
A Dictionary of Buddhism

A Dictionary of Buddhism   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
231,509 words
Illustration(s):
23
This dictionary features broad-ranging entries on the history and doctrines of the major Buddhist schools, information on the spread of Buddhism in Asia and the West, and coverage of ... More
A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Society and culture, Customs and Traditions, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
303,593 words
Illustration(s):
1
A comprehensive and accessible survey of the whole of Celtic mythology, legend, saga, and folklore. It covers the people, themes, concepts, places, and creatures of Celtic mythology, from ... More
A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Engineering and Technology
Length:
215,387 words
Illustration(s):
367
Over 3,200 entries This dictionary provides definitions and explanations for chemical engineering terms in areas including: materials, energy balances, reactions, separations, ... 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
The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (4 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Over 11,000 entries This dictionary explores the history, meanings, and origin of place names around the world. It covers continents, countries, regions, islands, bays, capes, ... More
Concise Medical Dictionary

Concise Medical Dictionary (9 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
541,121 words
Illustration(s):
162
‘“No home should be without one” certainly applies to this splendid medical dictionary’ – Journal of the Institute of Health Education Over 12,000 entries ... More
The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Literature
Length:
361,160 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
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (3 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Linguistics
Length:
203,535 words
Illustration(s):
17
Over 3,250 entries The third edition of this dictionary is an authoritative and invaluable reference source covering every aspect of its wide-ranging ... More
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (5 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Mathematics and Computer Science
Length:
187,405 words
Illustration(s):
628
Over 3,000 entries Authoritative and reliable, this A–Z reference work provides jargon-free definitions for even the most technical mathematical terms. With entries ranging from ... More
A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations

A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations (4 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
417,963 words
Illustration(s):
5
Over 1,700 entries Written by a leading team of political scientists, this dictionary embraces the multi-disciplinary spectrum of political theory including political thinkers, ... 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:
472,935 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 provides ... More
A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Science and technology, Engineering and Technology
Length:
213,691 words
Illustration(s):
65
Over 8,000 entries The most up-to-date dictionary of building, surveying, and civil engineering terms and definitions available. Written by an ... More
A Dictionary of Critical Theory

A Dictionary of Critical Theory   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
Length:
207,076 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
The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
433,527 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 performance. ... More
A Dictionary of Abbreviations

A Dictionary of Abbreviations   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
583,619 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
A Dictionary of Accounting

A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
227,015 words
Illustration(s):
61
Over 3,900 entries This best-selling dictionary contains entries on all aspects of accounting, including financial accounting, financial reporting, management accounting, ... 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
A Dictionary of African Politics

A Dictionary of African Politics   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
84,662 words
Illustration(s):
3
Over 350 entries This new dictionary provides clear and authoritative definitions of terms within the fast-growing field of African Politics. It includes coverage of elections, ... More
A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
208,906 words
Illustration(s):
20
Over 2,000 entries This new dictionary covers both agriculture and land management, including animals and crops, farm machinery and systems, estate management, forestry and ... More
A Dictionary of Anaesthesia

A Dictionary of Anaesthesia (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
20,692 words
Illustration(s):
6
‘an excellent publication and a very useful quick reference tool’ - Carl Waldmann, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Reading UK Over 170 ... More
A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
76,409 words
Illustration(s):
9
Over 480 entries Covering every aspect of animal behaviour from adaptation to warning, this accessible A–Z also includes terms from the related fields of ecology, physiology and ... More
A Dictionary of Arabic Literary Terms and Devices

A Dictionary of Arabic Literary Terms and Devices   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
Length:
31,725 words
Over 300 entries This new dictionary provides clear definitions of the most important literary terms and devices in classical and modern Arabic literature. It covers technical ... More
A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
790,267 words
Illustration(s):
271
‘a valuable piece of scholarship, and the definitive reference work on architecture and landscape design’ – Hannah Malone, Architectural History ... 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
A Dictionary of Astronomy

A Dictionary of Astronomy (3 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Science and technology, Astronomy and Cosmology
Length:
337,190 words
Illustration(s):
59
‘An enormous amount of obscure data is satisfactorily explained here’ Times Literary Supplement Over 4,300 entries Compiled with the help of a team of expert ... More
A Dictionary of Atheism

A Dictionary of Atheism   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy
Length:
17,055 words
Over 150 entries This new dictionary provides definitions of terms related to the subject of atheism, ranging from those of historic importance, including ... More
A Dictionary of Audiology

A Dictionary of Audiology (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
50,802 words
Over 230 entries A Dictionary of Audiology features authoritative and detailed entries that clearly define and describe essential terms relating to hearing, balance, ... More
A Dictionary of Biology

A Dictionary of Biology (8 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
401,393 words
Illustration(s):
176
Over 5,800 entries This new eighth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent progress in the fields of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry, with particular ... More
A Dictionary of British History

A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
512,871 words
‘The book is packed with interest to the final page’ – The Independent Over 3,800 entries Written by over 100 specialist ... More
A Dictionary of British Place Names

A Dictionary of British Place Names   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Names studies, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
288,089 words
Illustration(s):
5
“Another volume for every local historian's bookshelf” - Local Historian This revised edition of the Dictionary of British Place-Names includes over 17,000 engaging ... More
A Dictionary of Business and Management

A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
368,845 words
Illustration(s):
26
‘will help to demystify terms such as bear hugs, white/grey knights, cash-cows and churning … strongly recommended’ – TES Over 7,000 entries This wide-ranging ... More
A Dictionary of Business and Management in China

A Dictionary of Business and Management in China   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
20,881 words
Over 240 entries Expanding on Oxford’s coverage of the topic in A Dictionary of Business and Management, this dictionary includes up-to-date coverage of China’s business policy, ... More
A Dictionary of Business and Management in India

A Dictionary of Business and Management in India   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
15,288 words
Over 200 entries This authoritative dictionary contains entries on all aspects of business and management in India, covering commercial vocabulary in broad terms. Topics such as ... More
A Dictionary of Business and Management in the Middle East and North Africa

A Dictionary of Business and Management in the Middle East and North Africa   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
31,865 words
Over 250 entries This innovative dictionary provides authoritative and easy-to-understand A–Z definitions of terms encountered in the area of business and management in the ... More
A Dictionary of Business Research Methods

A Dictionary of Business Research Methods   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
52,973 words
Over 650 entries This accessible new dictionary provides clear and authoritative definitions of terms, approaches, and techniques in the area of business ... More
A Dictionary of Chemistry

A Dictionary of Chemistry (7 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology, Chemistry
Length:
288,857 words
Illustration(s):
563
Over 5,000 entries Fully revised and updated, the seventh edition of this popular dictionary is the ideal reference resource for students of chemistry, either at school or at ... More
A Dictionary of Chinese Literature

A Dictionary of Chinese Literature   Quick reference

Over 240 entries From the Shi jing (Classic of Songs) of the eleventh century bc, to the to the wanglu wenxue (Internet literature) of the twenty-first century, this ... More
A Dictionary of Computer Science

A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology, Mathematics and Computer Science
Length:
371,243 words
Illustration(s):
89
Over 6,500 entries Previously named A Dictionary of Computing, this bestselling dictionary has been fully revised by a team of computer specialists, making it the most up-to-date ... More
A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
994,197 words
Illustration(s):
219
‘Concise, current information … highly recommended’ – Choice, the magazine of the American Library Association Over 2,800 entries The authoritative dictionary provides ... More
A Dictionary of Critical Theory

A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies, Social sciences
Length:
227,662 words
Illustration(s):
1
Over 750 entries The most authoritative and up-to-date dictionary of critical theory available, covering the Frankfurt school, cultural materialism, cultural studies, gender ... More
A Dictionary of Cultural Anthropology

A Dictionary of Cultural Anthropology   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Anthropology
Length:
46,253 words
Illustration(s):
9
Over 400 entries This new dictionary provides concise, authoritative definitions for a range of concepts relating to cultural anthropology, as well as important findings and ... More
A Dictionary of Dentistry

A Dictionary of Dentistry   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
227,560 words
Over 4,000 entries This first edition of A Dictionary of Dentistry provides over 4,000 definitions covering all the important terms and concepts used in dentistry today. Entries ... More
A Dictionary of Disaster Management

A Dictionary of Disaster Management   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
32,168 words
Illustration(s):
6
Over 200 entries This new dictionary provides definitions of terms covering disaster research and management. It features practical terms, key concepts in disaster research from ... More
A Dictionary of Ecology

A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
295,656 words
Illustration(s):
117
Over 6,500 entries Written in a clear, accessible style, this authoritative and wide-ranging dictionary contains entries on all aspects of ecology and related environmental ... More
A Dictionary of Economics

A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
262,336 words
Illustration(s):
5
Over 3,500 entries This authoritative and comprehensive dictionary contains clear, concise definitions of key economic terms. Covering all aspects of economics including economic ... More
A Dictionary of Education

A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
153,118 words
Illustration(s):
1
Over 1,000 entries Education is of relevance to everyone but it involves a specialized vocabulary and terminology which may be opaque or unfamiliar to those new to the field. ... More
A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering

A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (5 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Science and technology, Engineering and Technology
Length:
278,822 words
Illustration(s):
835
Over 5,200 entries This popular dictionary, formerly published as the Penguin Dictionary of Electronics, has been extensively revised and updated, providing clear, concise, and ... More
A Dictionary of Energy Science

A Dictionary of Energy Science   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Over 700 entries This new dictionary covers terms related to energy technologies and their impact on the world’s energy use. It sets out the principles behind each technology’s ... More
A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Earth Sciences and Geography
Length:
302,941 words
Illustration(s):
31
Over 10,000 entries A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation provides entries on scientific and social aspects of the environment—its key thinkers, treaties, movements, ... More
A Dictionary of Epidemiology

A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Medicine and health, Public Health and Epidemiology
Length:
138,929 words
Illustration(s):
45
Over 2,000 entries This sixth edition of A Dictionary of Epidemiology—the most updated since its inception—reflects the profound substantive and ... More
A Dictionary of Film Studies

A Dictionary of Film Studies   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
258,320 words
Over 500 entries Written by experts in the field, this dictionary covers all aspects of film studies, including terms, concepts, debates, and movements in film theory and ... More
A Dictionary of Finance and Banking

A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management, Economics
Length:
259,876 words
Illustration(s):
2
Over 5,500 entries The sixth edition of this bestselling dictionary has been fully revised and updated to take into account the ever-developing financial landscape of the last ... More
A Dictionary of Gangs

A Dictionary of Gangs   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology, Law
Length:
35,191 words
Over 250 entries This new dictionary gives a concise overview of key words used in the study and understanding of gangs. Broad in scope, it covers colloquialisms used in gang ... More
A Dictionary of Gender Studies

A Dictionary of Gender Studies   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology, Politics
Length:
45,466 words
Illustration(s):
5
Over 430 entries This new dictionary provides clear and accessible definitions of a range of terms from within the fast-developing field of Gender Studies. ... More
A Dictionary of Genetics

A Dictionary of Genetics (8 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
307,475 words
Illustration(s):
291
Over 7,500 entries This eighth edition of A Dictionary of Genetics contains over 7,500 up-to-date and cross-referenced entries, including 540 that are ... More
A Dictionary of Geography

A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
259,244 words
Illustration(s):
78
Over 3,000 entries Covering all aspects of physical and human geography, this dictionary is an essential guide for students at all levels. It has been fully revised and updated, ... More
A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (4 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography
Length:
445,602 words
Illustration(s):
133
Over 7,500 entries The fourth edition of this leading dictionary (previously A Dictionary of Earth Sciences) contains over 7,500 clear and concise entries on all aspects of ... More
A Dictionary of Human Geography

A Dictionary of Human Geography   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
334,862 words
Illustration(s):
15
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 Human Resource Management

A Dictionary of Human Resource Management (3 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
185,254 words
Nearly 2,000 entries This authoritative dictionary contains succinct, expert definitions that are used in the fields of Human Resource Management and ... More
A Dictionary of Journalism

A Dictionary of Journalism   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
115,443 words
‘A book so good every journalist will ask: “Why didn't I think of that?”’ – Roy Greenslade Over 1,400 entries ... More
A Dictionary of Law

A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
408,498 words
Illustration(s):
1
Over 4,800 entries This bestselling dictionary is an authoritative and comprehensive source of jargon-free legal information. Its entries clearly define the major terms, ... More
A Dictionary of Law Enforcement

A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
292,511 words
Over 3,500 entries This UK-focused dictionary provides clear definitions of legal and specialist terminology encountered in law enforcement. From bail and ... More
A Dictionary of Logic

A Dictionary of Logic   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
48,612 words
Over 450 entries A Dictionary of Logic expands on Oxford’s coverage of the topic in works such as The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy. Featuring entries primarily ... More
A Dictionary of Marketing

A Dictionary of Marketing (4 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
160,693 words
Illustration(s):
25
Over 2,100 entries An accessible and wide-ranging A–Z, providing over 2,100 entries on topics spanning terms for traditional marketing techniques (from strategy, positioning, ... More
A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Science and technology, Engineering and Technology
Length:
246,637 words
Illustration(s):
377
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
A Dictionary of Media and Communication

A Dictionary of Media and Communication (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
223,656 words
Over 3,400 entries The most accessible and up-to-date dictionary of its kind, this wide-ranging A–Z covers both interpersonal and mass communication, in all their myriad forms, ... More
A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (3 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
647,161 words
Over 2,000 entries This authoritative reference work boasts worldwide coverage of modern and contemporary art from 1900 to the present day. It features A to Z entries on ... More
A Dictionary of Modern Design

A Dictionary of Modern Design (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
304,914 words
Illustration(s):
1
Over 950 entries From the Arts and Crafts Movement to Postmodernism, Apple to Frank Lloyd Wright, this fascinating dictionary covers the past 160 years of international design, ... More
A Dictionary of Nursing

A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
342,928 words
Illustration(s):
109
Over 10,200 entries This bestselling dictionary provides comprehensive and authoritative coverage of all aspects of nursing. The new edition has been fully revised and updated to ... More
A Dictionary of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

A Dictionary of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
600 entries This dictionary provides up-to-date definitions of the terms used in the related fields of occupational science and occupational therapy. Entries cover a broad range ... More
A Dictionary of Ophthalmology

A Dictionary of Ophthalmology   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Medicine and health, Clinical Medicine, Surgery
Length:
25,681 words
‘Barry and Denniston provide a dictionary for ophthalmology that is both thoroughly comprehensive and highly readable. It is likely to become an essential reference work for ... More
A Dictionary of Organizational Behaviour

A Dictionary of Organizational Behaviour   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
41,978 words
Over 300 entries This accessible dictionary provides authoritative definitions of terms in the field of organizational behaviour. Coverage spans ethics, stress and well-being, ... More
A Dictionary of Physics

A Dictionary of Physics (8 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Science and technology, Physics
Length:
305,253 words
Illustration(s):
358
Over 4,000 entries This new eighth edition has been fully updated to reflect progress in physics and related fields. It sees expansion to the areas of cosmology, astrophysics, ... More
A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

A Dictionary of Plant Sciences (4 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
351,905 words
Illustration(s):
81
Over 7,700 entries This new fourth edition has been completely revised and updated, covering all aspects in the field of plant sciences including biochemistry, plant physiology, ... More
A Dictionary of Political Biography

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
390,446 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
A Dictionary of Politics and International Relations in China

A Dictionary of Politics and International Relations in China   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
27,934 words
Over 230 entries This new dictionary defines critical terms relating to China’s politics since 1949. It comprises succinct definitions covering core political structures, ... More
A Dictionary of Politics in the Middle East

A Dictionary of Politics in the Middle East   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
34,868 words
Over 300 entries This dictionary provides a useful overview of the wide array of political structures and systems that comprise the contemporary Middle East. From Turkey through ... More
A Dictionary of Popes

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Religion
Length:
305,511 words
‘well-researched, extremely well written, and a delightful exercise in its own right … an entertaining read for those of any religion or of none’ – Church Times ... More
A Dictionary of Public Health

A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Over 5,000 entries This dictionary covers terms used in public health science and practice, including areas such as communicable disease control, epidemiology, genetics, ... More
A Dictionary of Publishing

A Dictionary of Publishing   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
27,619 words
Illustration(s):
6
This new dictionary covers the full range of publishing-related topics, defining terms encountered in the processes of editing, producing, printing, and distributing books and digital ... More
A Dictionary of Sikh Studies

A Dictionary of Sikh Studies   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Religion
Length:
59,670 words
Illustration(s):
5
Over 350 entries This new dictionary provides accessible definitions of the terms that the growing number of students of Sikhism will encounter. It covers beliefs, practices, ... More
A Dictionary of Social Media

A Dictionary of Social Media   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
55,548 words
Over 1,800 entries This fascinating dictionary covers the whole realm of social media, providing accessible, authoritative, and concise entries centred ... More
A Dictionary of Social Research Methods

A Dictionary of Social Research Methods   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
38,930 words
Over 400 entries This new dictionary offers succinct, clear, expert explanations of key terms from both method and methodology in social research. It covers the whole range of ... More
A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care

A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (2 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Social Welfare and Social Services
Length:
270,709 words
Illustration(s):
19
Over 1,700 entries The new edition of this dictionary has been fully revised to provide up-to-date definitions of terms from the field of social care, concentrating on social ... More
A Dictionary of Space Exploration

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Science and technology, Astronomy and Cosmology
Length:
217,042 words
Illustration(s):
95
Over 2,300 entries This fascinating and expansive dictionary covers all aspects of space exploration, from A-Train to Zvezda. This jargon-free new edition has been fully revised ... More
A Dictionary of Statistics

A Dictionary of Statistics (3 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Mathematics and Computer Science
Length:
150,108 words
Illustration(s):
837
‘…this gem of statistical terms is highly recommended to users of statistics at all levels’ – Significance (the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society) ... 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
A Dictionary of the Bible

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
283,640 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 the Internet

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Over 3,500 entries This dictionary provides thousands of terms related to the Web, software technology, jargon, e-commerce, security, and the technical and ... More
A Dictionary of World History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History
Length:
569,042 words
Illustration(s):
223
Over 4,000 entries This wide-ranging dictionary contains a wealth of information on all aspects of history, from prehistory right up to the present day. Accessible, clear, and ... More
Dictionary Plus Archaeology

Dictionary Plus Archaeology   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
143 words
This dictionary comprises authoritative, highly accessible entries on people, places, and artefacts relating to archaeological finds throughout the world. These entries are supplementary ... More
Dictionary Plus Art and Architecture

Dictionary Plus Art and Architecture   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
8,364 words
This dictionary comprises authoritative, highly accessible entries on artists, architects, and their works. These entries are supplementary to other art and architecture titles in the ... More
Dictionary Plus Classical Studies

Dictionary Plus Classical Studies   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Classical studies
Length:
1,984 words
This dictionary comprises authoritative, highly accessible entries on the study of ancient civilizations and cultures, including philology, archaeology, and literature. These entries are ... More
Dictionary Plus History

Dictionary Plus History   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History
Length:
46,149 words
This dictionary comprises authoritative, highly accessible entries on notable eras, events, and individuals that have shaped our history. These entries are supplementary to other history ... More
Dictionary Plus Law

Dictionary Plus Law   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Law
Length:
1,017 words
This dictionary comprises authoritative, highly accessible entries on legal processes, legal bodies, and on the organization of specific legal systems. These entries are supplementary to ... More

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