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Room: 122.16 Murray
Phone: 966-5970
Email: Donna.Canevari@usask.ca
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Location: Murray
Room: 122.5 Murray
Phone: 966-7208
Email: David.Smith@usask.ca


Universal Encyclopedia

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Academic Edition Current Bookmark and Share
Comprehensive reference work including content from several resources: Encyclopædia Britannica and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia articles as well as media, Web sites, and videos. Magazine and journals are also available. Also includes dictionary and thesaurus as well as the notable quotations from Merriam-Webster's Dictionary & Thesaurus.

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Subject specific encyclopedias

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras 2005 Bookmark and Share
A reference book "profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music, and religion from a specific period, each volume in this five-volume set helps students and researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture." [details]
Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB) Current Bookmark and Share
A comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary for Ireland. "It contains 9,014 signed biographical articles which describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavour, including politics, law, religion, literature, journalism, architecture, painting, music, the stage, science, medicine, engineering, entertainment and sport." [details]
Encyclopaedia Judaica 2nd edition, 2007 Bookmark and Share
A reference work providing "an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures." [details]
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture 2003 Bookmark and Share
A reference work presenting "600 articles on food and its place in human culture and society, covering everything from agronomy to zucchini." [details]
Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment, The Current edition Bookmark and Share
A reference work including over 700 articles by leading scholars covering the Enligntement in Western Europe, North America, Brazil, and Iberian, Russian, Jewish and Eastern European cultures. [details]
Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire Scribner Library of Modern Europe 2006 edition Bookmark and Share
The online version of a five-volume encyclopedic survey of "European history from the onset of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War." [details]
Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction 2007 edition Bookmark and Share
A reference work surveying European history from the beginning of World War I in 1914 to the present. [details]
The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts Current edition Bookmark and Share
A reference work covering "thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western culture." [details]
Oxford Companion to World Exploration 2007 ed. Bookmark and Share
An electronic reference work that "offers information on all topics of exploration worldwide, including advances in navigation, the discovery of the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age." [details]
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford DNB Coverage varies Bookmark and Share
An illustrated collection of biographies of over 57,000 people who shaped the history of Britain, from the earliest times to the 21st century. [details]
Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance Current edition Bookmark and Share
A reference work with over 4,000 entries providing "rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe, including comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period." [details]
Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History, The Current edition Bookmark and Share
"International in scope and spanning all time periods of human history," it includes 900 original articles by noted scholars and "coverage ranging from accounting and advertising to zoning and zoos." [details]
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History 2007 edition Bookmark and Share
A reference work covering the entire history of seafaring, from ancient Egyptian shipbuilders to the nuclear submarines and supertankers of today, edited by John B. Hattendorf. [details]
Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation, The Bookmark and Share
Online reference work covering social and intellectual history of early modern Europe, including "the entire range of religious and social changes that altered the face of Europe in the sixteenth century, encompassing not only issues of church polity and theology but also developments in politics, economics, demographics, art and literature."
Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History 1st edition, 2008 Bookmark and Share
A definitive reference work that covers the role women have played throughout world history, edited by Bonnie G. Smith. [details]
Oxford Islamic Studies Online Current Bookmark and Share
A reference database covering the history and culture of Islam and providing full-text access to Oxford reference and scholarly works. [details]
The People's Chronology 3rd ed., 2005 Bookmark and Share
An electronic reference book, presenting "a year-by-year record of human events from prehistory to the present." [details]
World War II Reference Library 1939-1945; 2000 edition Bookmark and Share
A reference work covering "significant events, topics, and people related to World War II. [details]

Language Dictionaries

LEME Lexicons of Early Modern English 15th century to 1700 Bookmark and Share
"A historical database of monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries, lexical encyclopedias, hard-word glossaries, spelling lists, and lexically-valuable treatises surviving in print or manuscript from the Tudor, Stuart, Caroline, Commonwealth, and Restoration periods." This is a source of "contemporary comments" in published lexicons and other sources of the day, that illustrate word usage in the periods covered by the Short-title and Wing catalogues. [details]
Oxford English Dictionary (OED Online) The definitive record of the English language Current Bookmark and Share
The "accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world. As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from those of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. You'll still find these in the OED, but you'll also find the history of individual words, and of the language—traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to films scripts and cookery books." [details]
Oxford Language Dictionaries Online (OLDO) Current Bookmark and Share
A collection of bilingual dictionaries offering millions of words, phrases, translations into and out of English, sample sentences, and pronunciation software that allows users to hear how words sound for Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. The site will expand to include many other languages such as Japanese and Polish. [details]