October 2019 Oxford Reference update
This month one Reference Library title and three new Quick Reference editions have been added to the site.
Eminent Chinese of the Qing Period (1st rev.)
Edited by Arthur W. Hummel and Berkshire Publishing Group
This much-loved work was produced under the auspices of the Library of Congress, and published by the US Government Printing Office during World War II. The 2016 Berkshire edition contains the original biographical sketches as well as its extensive front and back matter. The Wade-Giles transliteration has been converted to modern pinyin and the book includes a pinyin / Wade-Giles conversion table and an up-to-date bibliography.
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)
Edited by John Everett-Heath
This dictionary explores the history, meanings, and origin of place names around the world. The fifth edition includes two recent county name changes: that of Swaziland to Eswatini and the final resolution of the long-running dispute about the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, which has become Northern Macedonia. In addition to the entries themselves, the dictionary includes a glossary of foreign word elements which appear in place-names and their meaning, as well as a list of personalities and leaders who have influenced the naming of places around the world.
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 complex biomedical terms. It includes entries on all areas of biomedicine, focusing on areas that have developed since the first edition, such as genomics and biomedical science. Entries are authoritative and wide-ranging, covering terms from the related areas of anatomy, genetics, molecular bioscience, pathology, pharmacology, and clinical medicine.
A Dictionary of the Internet (4th ed.)
Edited by Darrel Ince
This dictionary provides thousands of terms related to the Web, software technology, jargon, e-commerce, security, and the technical and organizational infrastructure of the Internet.