Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Online subject encyclopedias/dictionaries for RU staff & students

'People need reference at different stages of their research journey … and this is where the range of Oxford’s publishing provides unique connections.'
Robert Faber, Editorial Director, Reference, OUP

In addition to several individual online encyclopedias (see below), Rhodes Library subscribes to the Oxford Reference collection of over 125 core academic subject, language, and quotations dictionaries.  

PLEASE alert your students to these useful resources, particularly those who resort to Wikipedia for reference purposes!

Oxford Reference: Science & Technology (over 40 titles)
Oxford Reference: Medicine & Health (10 titles)
Encyclopedia of Ecology (Elsevier)
Encyclopedia of Microbiology (Elsevier)
Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science (Elsevier)

Oxford English Dictionary Online (OED)   
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (OUP)
Oxford Reference: Quotations (5 titles)
Oxford Reference: Literature (nearly 30 titles)
Oxford Reference: Bilingual dictionaries (33 titles)

Social Sciences & Humanities
Oxford Reference: Social Sciences (39 titles)
Oxford Reference: Language reference (17 titles)
Oxford Reference: History (nearly 30 titles)
New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
Encyclopedia of Anthropology (Sage)
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Elsevier)
Oxford Music Online (OUP)


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