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Encyclopedias and Dictionaries: Home
Full text encyclopedias and dictionaries at the Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans.
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Here you will find online versions of dictionaries and encyclopedias. Some are the same as print counterparts, others are newer versions and some we do not have in print. They are all great sources for quick definitions and brief background on a myriad of subjects in all areas: humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and the performing and visual arts.
Visual art encyclopedia online with over 45,000 articles includes bibliographies and links to many images. Consists of the Grove Dictionary of Art, Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and the Oxford Companion to Western Art. Formerly Grove Art Online. Limited to three simultaneous users.
The most comprehensive dictionary of the English language over the last millennium. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from international English language sources.
Music encyclopedia with the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the New Grove Dictionary of Opera, the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition, and the Oxford Companion to Music. Formerly Grove Music Online.