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Online Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Oxford Reference Online
Brings together over 175 subject reference works covering the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences in a single cross-searchable resource. Also includes the Oxford language dictionaries and the Oxford English Dictionary.

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
Online version of 21-volume dictionary published in 1989; updated quarterly. Print version available in the library, Reference PE1625 .O87 1989.

Biography In Context
Delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography.

For Specific Subjects

Aesthetics: Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics is a comprehensive survey of major concepts, thinkers, and debates about the meaning, uses, and value of all the arts, from painting and sculpture to literature, music, theater, dance, television, film, and popular culture.

Art: Oxford Art Online
Covers architecture, painting, sculpture, graphic arts, and photography. Full text of 34-volume set of the Grove Dictionary of Art as well as the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.

Literary theory: Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism
Alphabetically arranged entries on critics and theorists; critical schools and movements; and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods.

Music: Oxford Music Online
29-volume set of the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the Grove Dictionary of Opera (4 volumes), and the Grove Dictionary of Jazz (3 volumes)

Philosophy: Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Coverage includes Anglo-American, ethical and political, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, continental, and contemporary philosophy. Coverage also includes the following world religions: Judaistic, Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, and Hindu. Full-text of the 10-volume print encyclopedia. Updated quarterly.

Religion: Encyclopedia of Religion
Scholarly articles on religion and culture all over the world. Second edition, Macmillan, 2005.


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