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Tudor, Dean
Reviews of books about journalism, media, and research.
The Dictionary of the Turtle
Online reference work.
Historical-Critical Dictionary of Marxism
Haug, Wolfgang Fritz (ed.)
12 volumes

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary CD-ROM
The text is the complete Canadian Oxford Dictionary, which can now be used in different modes and ways. Access is by holding the cursor over a word in a document or an Internet site.
The Concise Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary
Second Edition
Corréard, Marie-Hélène; Grundy, Valerie
Contemporary French language in a concise and accessible format. Over 175,000 words and phrases and 270,000 translations that cover all areas from technical and business to literary.
Dave VE7CNV's Truly Canadian Dictionary of Canadian Spelling
This is a dictionary with Canadian English spelling. By Canadian spelling I mean that which is used in Hansard (the official transcript of proceedings) by the Parliament of Canada (which represents Ca...
Descriptive and Visual Dictionary of Objects
Parks Canada
This dictionary provides knowledge about Canada's special places and a classification of more than 500,000 objects.
A Dictionary of Contemporary World History
From 1900 to the Present Day
Palmowski, Jan
More than 2,500 entries, detailed yet concise, covering countries, individuals, political parties and movements, and events.
Dictionary of Ologies and Isms
Quinion, Michael
A Dictionary of Superstitions
Opie, Iona; Tatem, Moira
Divinations, spells, cures, charms, signs and omens, rituals, and taboos arranged A - Z by term.
Dictionary of the Internet
Ince, Darrel
About 3600 entries, mostly jargon from networking and Internet usage, with many abbreviations and technical terms.
Gage Canadian Dictionary
Revised and Expanded
Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary
With additional material from a Thesaurus of Old English
A historical thesuarus that presents synonyms and their meanings in chronological order, noting their appearance and disappearance, representing a map of the development of words in the English langua...
Informatics Glossary
Translation Bureau
A glossary of key terms and concepts in the the field of informatics and computers.
Lexique Analogique
Translation Bureau
This index contains over 250 entries and can be used as a French-English glossary.
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An online dictionary is a dictionary that is accessible via the Internet through a web browser. They can be made available in a number of ways: free, free with a paid subscription for extended or more...
The Meaning of Everything
The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
Winchester, Simon
New Words
Hargraves, Orin (ed.)
The Oxford Companion to Canadian History
Hallowell, Gerald (ed.)
Here are the basic details of the main events, institutions, places, and people in Canada's past. The topics appear to be politics, economy, education, religion, law, medicine, science, transportation...
Oxford Concise Dictionary of Quotations
Revised Edition
Partington, Angela (ed.)
A compact and entertaining source of literary and historical quotations.
The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations
Kemp, Peter
About 4000 quotations, all arranged by subject in one alphabetical sequence blending topics and authors, with a chronological arrangement within each subject.
Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang
Ayto, John; Simpson, John
There are 5000 slang words and phrases here, words commonly found in the UK, North America, Australia, and other parts of the English-speaking world.
The Oxford Dictionary of New Words
Knowles, Elizabeth; Elliott, Julia
If you want to know the hot words of the Eighties and Nineties then this dictionary is a requirement. It covers over 20,000 high-profiled words and phrases.
Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Second Edition
Knowles, Elizabeth (ed.)
These entries tell the story behind words, names and sayings. The range is from short definitions to more detailed accounts.
Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
Speake, Jennifer
Here are 1100 proverbs, 40 new coinages, and about 400 updated examples, as well as annotations and current citations from around the English-speaking world.
The Oxford Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
Spooner, Alan (Editor)
This work contains 150,000 alternative and opposite words that will help to improve your wordpower and communications skills.
The Oxford Guide to Library Research - Review
An excellent guide to doing research, explaining research methods and strategies and their strengths and weaknesses of. See review in Sources Select Resources.
The Oxford Reverse Dictionary
The New Way to Find Those Elusive Words on The Tip of Your Tongue!
Edmonds, David
The Reverse Dictionary lists about 31,000 items. Items that share a particular concept or theme are found as entries within the listing devoted to that item.
Roget's Thesaurus of Words and Phrases
Roget, Peter Mark; Roget, John Lewis; Roget, Samuel Romilly
Word for Word
Clark, Stewart; Pointon, Graham
The authors try to explain the differences between word usages. Here are about 3000 examples that are confusing because they look alike, sound alike, or seem alike.

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