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Finding Information: Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

How can these resources help me? How are they different?

Dictionaries help you to define your keywords.

Encyclopedias help you to get an overview of your topic and provide more information than a dictionary.

Online Print

Britannica Online

Macquarie Dictionary


Encyclopedia Britannica

Oxford English Dictionary

Macquarie Online Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases 423/5
Oxford English Dictionary
Social Issues 301.03/17
Oxford Reference Year Book Australia 319.406/2

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