Databases by Subject

Dictionaries

  • Provides coverage and integrated searching of the following encyclopedias and multiple reference tools: Encyclopaedia Britannica; Britannica Student Encyclopedia; Britannica Internet Guide; Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary; Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus; and World Atlas.

    Print edition ceased in 2010.

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  • Enciclopedia Moderna includes over 50,000 articles plus 4,200 images. Complete with a dictionary, atlas, and timelines, it's the perfect resource for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish. Britannica Escolar Online provides a Spanish elementary encyclopedia with 2,000 articles, images, videos, an atlas, and learning materials specifically designed for younger students.  Made possible through a State Library of Kansas contract.

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  • Provides an online collection of reference e-books. The collection covers a wide variety of subject matters, such as English literature, history, biography, literature, medicine, health, sociology, and education.

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  • The accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is the guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. The Historical Thesaurus is a taxonomic arrangement of the contents of the OED.

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  • Cross-searchable online database of Oxford University Press subject dictionaries and reference works. Each topical division contains the searchable version of the latest edition of published dictionaries and encyclopedias. (Restricted to 5 simultaneous users.)

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