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Encyclopædia Britannica
(including Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus):

Since the Encyclopædia Britannica's founding in 1768, Britannica editors have gathered and organized information on thousands of topics for easy retrieval. More than 200 years later, Encyclopædia Britannica is still the standard by which other reference works are judged.

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences

The International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences is the first attempt in a generation to map the social and behavioral sciences on a grand scale. It is the largest reference work ever published for the social and behavioral sciences.


Oxford English Dictionary (OED):

The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

Oxford Reference Online Premium (ORO) Collection:

With more than a million entries over 25 subjects, The Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection brings together more than 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works into a single cross-searchable resource. A complete list of title in the collection is at: http://www.oxfordreference.com/views/SUBJECTSBOOKS.html.