Oxford Reference, or how to find “answers with authority”

Oxford Reference logoWhere do you turn to when you need to quickly check a fact and feel confident that the answer is accurate? What’s your first port of call when you need an overview of a particular topic, perhaps when embarking on an assignment or studying something unfamiliar?

The Library subscribes to Oxford Reference, a collection of over 250 high-quality reference books from Oxford University Press. Content ranges from quick reference books such as dictionaries and encyclopedias to more in-depth articles and essays, as epitomised by their excellent ‘Oxford Companions to…’ series. From Archaeology to Zoology, all subjects are catered for.

Below is a small selection of the trusted reference works that you can access, to give a flavour of the content:

  • A-Z of Plastic Surgery
  • A Dictionary of Abbreviations
  • A Dictionary of Forensic Science
  • A Dictionary of Opera Characters
  • A Guide to Countries of the World
  • Guide to Latin in International Law
  • New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary
  • The Oxford Companion to Cosmology
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang
  • Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
  • The Oxford Guide to the United States Government
  • Visual English Dictionary
  • Who’s Who in the Classical World
  • World Flags

Oxford Reference can be accessed via our Electronic Library (browse by resource type for ‘Reference resources’) or the library catalogue. Also, each individual title is listed on the library catalogue for easy discovery.

Oxford Reference provides quality, up-to-date, and fully cross-searchable reference content at the click of a button. Who needs Wikipedia?!

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