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Research and Reference eResources Research and Reference eResources

Encyclopaedias, dictionaries and research. Check facts, quotations and historical biographies and acadmeic research papers.

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Oxford Dictionaries is an easy to use resource for quick definitions, quizzes, spelling and grammar tips.


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Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the authoritative English language dictionary. As well as finding present-day meanings in the >OED, you will also find the history of individual words, and of the language—traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.


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This dictionary is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK, covering English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames. It includes every surname that currently has more than 100 bearers, and those that had more than 20 bearers in the 1881 census.
 


Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB) is a collection of over 60,000 biographies of significant, influential or notorious figures who shaped British history.


Oxford Reference is the premier online reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias.


Access to Research gives students and independent researchers free access to many of the world’s best academic papers from leading publishers. Subjects include art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics and the sciences. 


Proquest contains trade as well as academic journals and reports to facilitate your research.

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