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General Reference

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  • Britannica Online
    Includes the standard plus much more: *Databases: World Data Analyst Online, Gateway to the Classics, Primary Sources, * Video Collection * World atlas featuring interactive maps * Daily biographies and historical events

  • Oxford English Dictionary
    The accepted authority on the evolution of the English language, the OED is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.(Updated regularly)

  • Visual Thesaurus
    Interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. (Updated regularly)

  • World Almanac & Book of Facts


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