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  Britannica Encyclopaedia Online logo

  • Britannica Online is the online version of the renowned Encyclopaedia Britannica, which not only allows access to all the resources of the print volumes, but is also available with three age-specific sections. It offers searchable and browsable collections of reference articles with thousands of links and related websites. Please click on the relevant link below and enter your library card number to search the databases.


     ‌ Britannica Junior (Age 5-11)

     ‌ Britannica Student (Age 12-18)

     ‌ Encyclopaedia Britannica (Age 18 and up) 


 Oxford University Press logo

  • Oxford Dictionaries / English an extensive, integrated, smart-linked one-stop English language resource. It offers quick-search access to definitions of words, phrases, and idioms, with expert guidance on style, usage, grammar, and spelling; plus specialist guides for legal and technical writing.
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography access to the lives of over 58,500 people worldwide in this illustrated online collection of specially written biographies. This vast and authoritative resource covers individuals who have shaped all aspects of British history, from the Romans to the 21st century.
  • Oxford Reference: Premium access to over 120 core subject, quotation, and language dictionaries providing concise entries for readers wanting to quickly check a fact, or find key information about a concept, person, or term, plus a selection of in-depth, single-volume works from Reference Library, many of them being Oxford Companions.
  • Oxford English Dictionary Online access to most authoritative and comprehensive record of the English language in the world, tracing the evolution and use of words.The Oxford English Dictionary Online gives you not only the latest content of the full Oxford English Dictionary, but also the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, providing more depth and breadth than ever before.


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