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General Reference Collection: Home

Syracuse University Library's online reference collection.


This guide covers general reference materials in the SU Libraries' collections.  Use the tabs at the top of the page to browse online reference tools by type (dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.). 

Internet Public Library

Internet Public Library

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General Reference Sources


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Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest and most trusted reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource.

Premium Collection offers a huge range of fully-indexed, extensively linked, up to date, and cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including detailed information across a broad subject range from titles in the world-renowned Oxford Companions series.

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Offering online access to more than 490 full-text reference books in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences from over 70 publishers.

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