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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

CREDOreference

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  • Subject coverage: Online reference books including encyclopaedias, dictionaries and thesauri in a wide range of subject areas. Search single titles, subject clusters or all titles. 
  • Size/scope: Over 600
  • Type of content: ebooks
  • Level of access: Some full text available.

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Library Hub Discover

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  • Subject coverage: multidisciplinary
  • Size/scope: simultaneously searches 139 UK and Irish academic, national and specialist library catalogues (including the British Library).  Replaces COPAC and SUNCAT
  • Type of content: library catalogues
  • Level of access: catalogue records only.

Oxford English Dictionary

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  • Subject coverage: English language dictionary
  • Size/scope: 500,000 entries
  • Type of content: reference definitions
  • Level of access: full text.

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Oxford Language Dictionaries

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  • Subject coverage: translating language dictionaries
  • Size/scope: English, French, German, Spanish and Italian
  • Type of content: reference
  • Level of access: full text.

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WorldCat

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  • Subject coverage: Library catalogues
  • Size/scope: Catalogue of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

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