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Oxford English Dictionary (full text; current)
Electronic edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Oxford Reference Online (full text; current)
A collection of over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference books published by Oxford University Press. (Farlex)
Mega-dictionary site incorporating a variety of dictionaries including American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Stedman's Medical Dictionary, People's Law Dictionary, and Computer Desktop Encyclopedia.

American Heritage Dictionary (4th ed.)

MSN Encarta (Microsoft)

Infoplease Dictionary


The American Heritage Book of English Usage

Acronym Finder
A dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms


Rogets International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (1922)

Infoplease Thesaurus

Finding Subject Dictionaries and Thesauri in the Library

One way to locate subject-based reference materials is to browse the reference collection in the call number area(s) assigned to your topic.

All of the reference books in McGraw-Page Library are listed in MaconCat. You can locate reference items in the catalog using a subject or akeyword search, or by title if you know it.

For a subject search, type in a very broad subject discipline or topic as your major heading (i.e. french language, german language, psychology, music, biology, philosophy) and look for the subheadings dictionaries or synonyms and antonyms.

The library's online catalog, providing access to books, journals, music, and movies in the library.

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