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Each section of this guide contains collections, search tools, suggested resources and assistance to help you with your research and studies in this field. This page will get you started with the research process.
Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias
To start the search process, it can be useful to begin with an encyclopaedia, dictionary or handbook to get an overview of your topic, or an explanation of terminology or concepts with which you're unfamiliar.
A comprehensive collection of hundreds of reference resources from Oxford Publishing, comprising quick reference works - academic subject, language, and quotations dictionaries - from Oxford University Press; and a selection of in-depth, specialised titles from Oxford University Press and partner publishers.
You can browse by subject or reference type, and search across the whole collection or within a specified subject.
When you have done a browse or search, you will probably see two tabs of results - for "entries" and for "books" - and you can narrow your results by criteria including availability, reference type, subject, and content set, and even for results with illustrations.