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Welcome to the library's list of online Dictionaries and other sources for Quick Facts. We hope this guide will help you discover and use the wealth of information resources provided by the library. Librarians can assist you further, also. We hope to hear from you!


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Key Resources

Here are a few places to start. Look under the tabs above for more.

    Answers from American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, WordNet, The Free On-line dictionary of Computing, Jargon File, CIA World Factbook, Easton's 1897 bible Dictionary, Hitchcock's bible Names Dictionary, and the U.S. Gazetteer.
  • Britannica
    Full text academic edition of Encyclopedia Britannica; includes video and audio clips
  • Oxford English Dictionary
    Landmark historical resource that defines and illustrates through quotations the use of English language words from earliest known occurrence to present
    Answers from Roget's New Millennium Thesaurus.
  • Quotations
    Includes Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Columbia World of Quotations, Simpson's Contemporary Quotations, and Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

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