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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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“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:
349,331 words
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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:
531,310 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 Buddhism

A Dictionary of Buddhism   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
231,509 words
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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
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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:
323,763 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
Concise Medical Dictionary

Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Clinical Medicine
Length:
573,028 words
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167
‘“No home should be without one” certainly applies to this splendid medical dictionary’ – Journal of the Institute of Health Education Over 12,500 entries This ... 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:
361,163 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
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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:
187,435 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:
418,098 words
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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:
498,999 words
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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
Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names

Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (6 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
This dictionary explores the history, meanings, and origin of place names around the world. It covers continents, countries, regions, islands, bays, capes, cities, towns, deserts, lakes, ... 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
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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:
433,533 words
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‘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):
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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:
84,674 words
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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
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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:
22,836 words
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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
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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:
790,259 words
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‘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:
337,230 words
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‘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:
401,504 words
Illustration(s):
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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 Biomedicine

A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Over 10,000 entries This new edition fills the need to define the specialist language used within an evolving field by offering clear, concise definitions of even the most ... 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:
513,029 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
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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:
381,840 words
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‘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:
31,864 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:
57,164 words
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30
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 (8 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Science and technology, Chemistry
Length:
312,067 words
Illustration(s):
574
Over 5,000 entries Clear and authoritative, this popular dictionary provides an invaluable guide to every aspect of chemistry and its related fields. Its coverage is broad, ... 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:
388,327 words
Illustration(s):
791
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 Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Science and technology, Engineering and Technology
Length:
249,694 words
Illustration(s):
104
Over 8,000 entries This is the most up-to-date dictionary of its kind, covering the key areas of construction and civil engineering. This new edition has been fully ... 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:
995,664 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:
236,280 words
Illustration(s):
2
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
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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 (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
274,118 words
Illustration(s):
242
This dictionary covers thousands of important terms and concepts used in dentistry today. Entries are written in clear and concise English without the use of unnecessary dental or medical ... 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:
281,544 words
Illustration(s):
122
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

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