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Modern Languages LibGuide: Getting Started

Reference Books

Reference books — such as encyclopedias, atlases, and directories — are useful for topic overviews, historical background, statistics, images, maps, and more. Here are some suggested Reference Book titles in Modern Language-related subject areas. 

Title

Location

Brock Haus Enzyklopädie

REF 033.1 B76

La Grand Encyclopédie (Larousse)

REF 034 G75

Macmillan Visual Dictionary (Multilingual Edition)

REF 413.1 M33

ASL Dictionary

REF 419 S74am

English Dictionaries

REF 420s

German Dictionaries

REF 430s

French Dictionaries

REF 440s

Italian Dictionaries

REF 450s

Spanish Dictionaries

REF 460s

Latin Dictionaries

REF 470s

Greek Dictionaries

REF 480s

Hebrew Dictionaries

REF 492.4

Arabic Dictionaries

REF 492.7

Japanese Dictionaries

REF 495.6

Korean Dictionaries

REF 495.7

Online Reference Books

Three of the library’s databases allow you to do keyword searches across a large selection of high quality reference works online, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and directories. These works help you find topic overviews, statistics, images, maps, and more. Because they have full text online, you can access these materials any time using any computer.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Over 70 reference works
Oxford Reference Online Premium Over 190 reference works published by Oxford University Press, including Oxford Companions, dictionaries, and encyclopedias

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