Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Databases

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Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 4,600 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,500 journals and a total of more than 10,000 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for nearly 1,000 journals .

Bibliographic data and some full text articles from literature published in the Annual Reviews series: Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Biomedical Sciences.

Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. Reference tab includes: maps of major world regions, as well as flags of the world, a physical map of the world, a political map of the world, and a standard time zone of the world map.

Contains the entire text of the 22 volume OED 2nd edition with supplements prepared throughout this century. In addition to containing the definitions for most words in the English Language, the OED also provides information on word origins and quotations showing the history of a word's meanings.

Brings together language and subject reference works from one of the worlds biggest and most trusted reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource. Contains over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including the titles in OXFORD COMPANION SERIES. All books are cross-searchable.

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