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Oxford Reference

Oxford Reference

Oxford Reference is the home of Oxford’s quality reference publishing, bringing together over 2 million entries, many of which are illustrated, into a single cross-searchable resource.  Newly relaunched with a brand new look and feel, and specifically designed to meet the needs and expectations of reference users, Oxford Reference provides quality, up-to-date reference content at the click of a button. Made up of two main collections, both fully integrated and cross-searchable, Oxford Reference couples Oxford’s trusted A-Z reference material with an intuitive design to deliver a discoverable, up-to-date, and expanding reference resource.


1) Basic search screen

Oxford Reference search screen

Oxford Reference is an online collection of reference books, including encyclopedias and subject dictionaries.  You can use Oxford Reference Online Premium to look up terms or to find out general information about a subject.

Once you log onto Oxford Reference, you can either do a quick search in the search box on the left, or you can select a topic from the list of topics from the middle of the screen to see what reference books are available for that subject.


2) Search results

Oxford Reference search results screen

If you do a quick search, the search results show you a list of definitions and short reference articles about your topic. 

Most of the articles in Oxford Reference are short reference articles that fill you in about what your topic is about.  Some come from dictionaries and some come from encyclopedias.  You can print articles or email them to yourself.

If you need help using Oxford Reference, be sure to contact the library.

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