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Electronic Encyclopedias


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Foreign Language Dictionaries

Foreign language dictionaries can be found in the Daley Library's Reference Collection and in the general stacks under the following call numbers:

Please ask at the Reference Desk in the IDEA Commons if you need help locating these.

Electronic Dictionaries and Thesauri

Electronic Reference Collections

  • Credo Reference  
    Growing collection of electronic reference books -- dictionaries, encyclopedias, bilinguals, almanacs, handbooks, atlases, and directories.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Search hundreds of encyclopedias and other resources; especially useful for biography and historical background. This database may not be compatible with Mozilla Firefox.
  • Oxford Reference Online  
    Specialty encyclopedias, handbooks, thesauruses and dictionaries; emphasis on American Literature and Western Civilization.
  • SAGE Reference E-Books  
    Growing collection of topic and subject encyclopedias online.

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