Online Reference Library – Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias

The Library subscribes to online reference works to help you find reliable information and carry out research.

These are all free to use but you may be asked to enter the barcode number from your Hull library card to use them at home. Some can only be used on a computer in the library, we’ve made it clear which ones these are.

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Dictionaries

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Oxford English Dictionary

The definitive record of the English language

(use on any computer with your Library card)

Access the Oxford English Dictionary website

 

 


Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Information out about people who made an impact on British life in their lifetime

(use on any computer with your Library card)

Access the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

 

 

 

Encyclopaedias

 

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Oxford Reference Online

Look for information in over 250 dictionaries and encyclopaedias covering a wide variety of subjects

(use on any computer with your Library card)

Access the Oxford Reference online website 

 

 

 

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Oxford Music

Find information on a wide range of musical subjects

(use on any computer with your Library card)

Access the Oxford music online website