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Reference Sources
Online books


Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other reference works available in print or online.

American Heritage College Dictionary Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference PE1628.A6227 2007


American Heritage Thesaurus Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference PE1591.A44 2005


Cassell Dictionary of English Grammar Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference PE1097.C37 1996


Concise Oxford American Dictionary Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference PE1628.C676 2006


Dictionary of Modern American Usage Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference PE2827.G37 1998


Facts On File Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference PE1670.M26 2002


Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference PE1689.H47 1997


Merriam-Webster's Visual Dictionary Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference PE1629.C63552 2007


Random House Webster's Large Print Dictionary Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference PE1628.R294 1998


Webster's New Complete Thesaurus Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference PE1591.W42 1995


Webster's New World Dictionary and Thesaurus Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference PE1628.W56314 1996


Webster's New World Thesaurus Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference PE1591.L27 1997


Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference PE1625.W36 2002



Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations Dictionary Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings. Terms from subject areas such as associations, education, the Internet, medicine and others are included.


American Heritage Book of English Usage Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
With a detailed look at grammar, style, diction, word formation, gender, social groups and scientific forms, this valuable reference work is ideal for students, writers, academicians and anybody concerned about proper writing style.


American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contains over 90,000 word entries, complete with audio pronunciations, color illustrations, language notes, and word-root appendixes.


Columbia Guide to Standard American English Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Handbook of words, meanings, pronunciations, spellings, grammatical structures, and idiomatic expressions.


Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Documents the origin and development of words in the English language.


Elements of Style Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Online edition of Elements of Style (1918), a classic writing handbook on the principles of English grammar, usage, style, and composition. Print edition located in Reference [Call Number: PE1408.S772 2005].


Merriam-Webster Online Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Online version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition. Also includes a searchable thesaurus, medical dictionary, and spanish-english dictionary.


New Oxford American Dictionary Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Over 250,000 definitions and entries. Print edition located in Reference [Call Number: PE1628.N429 2005].


Oxford American Dictionary of Current English Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Concise definitions and entries, plus grammar, style, and usage notes that give guidance on correct English.


Oxford American Thesaurus of Current English Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
More than 15,000 main entries keyed to over 350,000 synonyms, with accompanying example sentences and phrases. Key entries are also supplemented by antonym lists. Print edition located in Reference [Call Number: PE1591.O89 1999].


Oxford Dictionary of Abbreviations Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Definitions of important business, scientific, and technical abbreviations, as well as those in everyday use.


Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
What is the singular of 'paparazzi'? Is 'graffiti' singular or plural? Should I say 'empathic' or 'empathetic'? What is the correct pronunciation of 'concierge'? This book answers these and hundreds of other questions regarding the proper usage of English words.


Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides access to 1,000 grammatical terms and their meanings. All the currently accepted terms of grammar are included, as well as older, traditional names, controversial new coinages, and items from the study of other languages. Concise definitions of the wider subject of linguistics, including phonetics and transformational grammar, are accompanied by examples of language in use, and frequent quotations from existing works on grammar.


Oxford Dictionary of Idioms Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Book of idiomatic phrases and sayings in the English language. Print edition located in Reference [Call Number: PE1464.O94 2004].


Oxford English Dictionary Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Comprehensive dictionary providing the meaning, history, and pronunciation for more than a half million words in the English language, past and present. Print edition located in Reference [Call Number: PE1625.O87].


Oxford Paperback Thesaurus Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
300,000 synonyms and antonyms complete with examples of usage to help users identify the right sense.


Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Over 4,000 entries offering guidance on issues of grammar, pronunciation, spelling, confusable words, and written style.


Roget's II: The New Thesaurus Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Online version of Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, 3rd edition, which contains 35,000 synonyms and over 250,000 cross-references. Print edition located in Reference [Call Number: PE1591.R715 1995].


Roget's International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Online version of Roget's International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (1922).


Visual English Dictionary Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Locate images, illustrations, and diagrams covering a variety of subjects such as anatomy, astronomy, art, architecture, machinery, computing, geography, and sports.


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