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ENGL 2653 British Literature since

A survey of British literature and British literary movements from 1800 to the present, with evenly distributed emphases.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

For Your Reference

Reference works such as dictionaries and encyclopedias can provide background information. These resources are most 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
  • Oxford
  • Full-text resource

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

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Gale eBooks
  • Gale
  • Full-text resource
  • Electronic books

Gale eBooks is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Digital Reference Texts

Full-text resources in Gale eBooks include:

Suggested Encyclopedias & Handbooks

The following is a sample from our reference collection.

Reference Databases

These research databases contain full-text reference works.

Their content includes encyclopedias and specialized dictionaries but may also include journal articles and other sources.

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