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Online dictionaries & encyclopedias – University of Reading

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Online dictionaries & encyclopedias

Use these sources to find authoritative definitions and summaries – a useful starting point for seminar presentations and projects. They are a reliable alternative to Wikipedia!

General works and collections

These resources allow you to search for definitions and summaries in all subjects.

See also our list of Quick reference sources.

Some More specific sources

This is a selection of reference works and collections we have purchased for specific subjects. To find other individual titles search the Enterprise catalogue.

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