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E-Books at the University of Kentucky Libraries: Oxford Reference

Oxford Reference

About this Resource

Quick-reference coverage of a broad range of subjects. Brings together language and subject reference works from Oxford University Press into a single cross-searchable resource. Includes over 130 subject dictionaries covering everything from art to accountancy, politics to physics, and computing to classics as well as English dictionaries and bilingual dictionaries of French, German, Spanish, and Italian. Quotations, 500+ full-color maps and flags, 12,000 images.

Oxford Reference is updated at least three times a year with new titles, new editions, and additional features.

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  • Articles are available as web pages (html) via most standard web browsers.

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