English: Reference

Oxford English Dictionary
The full text of the 20-volume 2nd edition (1989) plus regular updates.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Biographies of people of distinction in the British Isles and its colonies, from the 4th century to the 21st.
Oxford Reference
Large collection of online reference sources.
Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism
Full-text encyclopedia with entries for critics, theorists, schools and movements.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Online encyclopedia from Stanford University. Updated continuously.
Dictionary of slang and unconventional English, by Eric Partridge
Encompasses world Englishes, with an emphasis on American and British slang. Print location: PE3721 .P3 1984
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