October 30, 2008

Oxford Reference Online updates

This month Alloway Library received a huge update to our Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection. New to the collection are four superb, long-entry and in-depth titles, ranging from molecular biology, to opera, to natural history, and eleven new editions, packed with up-to-date facts and information, including a new edition of the world-famous Concise Oxford English Dictionary. Several of these titles now contain entry-level links to other editorially vetted websites, offering starting points for further research. In total, this update includes over 6,300 updated entries, over 24,000 new entries, and over 1,600 illustrations and photos!

(Click on any of the titles to access the resource; TWU login may be required)

Opera fans have much to celebrate, with the addition of the scholarly and accessible Grove Book of Operas and The Grove Book of Opera Singers. More excellent core science content has been added with the Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology – over 21,000 entries, in fact! A new addition to the Natural History subject area is The New Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians, the authoritative overview of reptiles and amphibians, including over 200 colour illustrations and photographs.

The new editions are:

A Dictionary of Computing (with entry-level weblinks)

A Dictionary of Human Resource Management

A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (with entry-level weblinks)

A Dictionary of Statistics (with entry-level weblinks)

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archeology (with entry-level weblinks)

A Dictionary of Weather (with entry-level weblinks)

The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (with entry-level weblinks)

Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

The Concise Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

A Dictionary of Opera Characters

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