February 25, 2009

Oxford Reference Resources Updated

Alloway Library's Oxford Reference databases have been recently updated once again to add more resources and entries.

This huge update to Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection contains five new long-entry and in-depth titles and five new editions, over 3,650 updated entries (many online-only), over 5,470 brand new entries, and many new illustrations and photos. Systematic and regular updating policy ensures current, trustworthy content from Oxford

The update includes the latest edition of the celebrated Oxford Guide to Literary Britain, hailed by The Times as ‘the finest reference book of its kind’.
The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History is also included, providing readers with all the tools and advice they need to research into their English, Irish, Scottish, or Welsh origins.
A new addition to the Natural History subject area is The New Encyclopedia of Insects and their Allies, the authoritative overview of anthropods, including hundreds of colour illustrations and photographs.
UK education professionals will be delighted to see the inclusion of the recently published Dictionary of Education, which comprehensively covers all sectors of UK education.
The Oxford Companion to Global Change is also among the new titles added, and is a fully up-to-date reference work covering a wide range of pertinent issues surrounding both man-made and natural changes in the Earth's environment.

The new editions are:
The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
A Dictionary of Zoology (with entry-level weblinks)
A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (with entry-level weblinks)
A Dictionary of Economics (with entry-level weblinks)
A Dictionary of Sociology (with entry-level weblinks)

Note: Your TWU login may be required to access these resources. There may be a limit on the number of simultaneous users for these resources

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