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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Acronyms and Abbreviations 

The Cambridge History of English and American Literature

Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition - An online version of the Columbia Encyclopedia.

Dictionary Links - English and Foreign language dictionaries.

DOD Dictionary of Military Terms

Encyclopedia Britannica - The Encyclopedia Britannica is a very reputable encyclopedia. (Off-campus access is available to RSC faculty and students with an active network login.) Online Database Log-in Instructions

Library Vocabulary

MedTerms - Online medical dictionary.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus

OneLook Dictionary Search - Search hundreds of dictionaries at once.

Oxford English Dictionary - The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. (Off-campus access is available to RSC faculty and students with an active network login.)

Quotations at - Online reference resources.

Webopedia - A hyper-linked dictionary of computer and Internet terms.

Wikipedia -- A web-based, free encyclopedia. (Professors might not permit use of this encyclopedia, because anyone can edit the entries.)

Foreign Language Dictionaries & Translators