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BIOL 1224 General Zoology

Introduction to animal biology.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

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Reference works such as dictionaries and encyclopedias provide background information. These resources are useful when you:

  • Want to quickly learn about a topic.
  • Are having trouble selecting a topic for an assignment.
  • Don’t know what search terms to use.
  • Need to find facts and figures.

Virtual Reference

Oxford English Dictionary Online
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  • Full-text resource

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language.

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