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  • Oxford English Dictionary
    The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the accepted authority on the English language . It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over a half a million words, present and past. The OED covers words from across the English-speaking world. The online version is updated quarterly. Oxford U. Press/Library Subscription

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  • MLA International Bibliography
    Bibliographic index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. It is compiled by the Modern Language Association. Annually indexes over 50,000 books and articles. Also available in the Literature Resource Center. EBSCO/Library Subscription
  • Academic Search Complete  Icon
    Provides full text for nearly 5,318 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, biological & ecological sciences, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. EBSCO/TexShare

Reference & Dictionaries

  • Oxford Reference Online
    Covering the full spectrum of subjects: from General Reference & Language to Science & Medicine, from Humanities & Social Sciences to Business and Professional, Oxford Reference Online is a full & authoritative resource of over 100 dictionaries and reference titles. Library subscription provides access for 5 simultaneous users.Oxford U. Press/Library Subscription
  • Oxford Bilingual Dictionaries
    A collection of foreign language dictionaries including French, German, Irish, Spanish Latin, Welsh and Italian

Search the Library Catalog

There are many ways to search for books in the Library Catalog. One way is to use the KEYWORD search. Keep these things in mind:

  • Select keywords (generally nouns) that describe your topic
  • Use a connecting word between the keywords.  The most common connecting word is AND.
  • Put phrases in quotation marks

Here are some examples:

  • Phrase - "inorganic chemistry"
  • Two Keywords - nanotechnology AND medicine

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If we don't have it, don't worry!  Our InterLibrary Loan Service can help.

We can borrow books and journal articles from another library.

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