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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

Edited by Phyllis Hartnoll and Peter Found.

January 1996; published online January 2003.

Book. Subjects: theatre. 3383 pages.492086 words.

This concise version of the acclaimed Oxford Companion to the Theatre covers all aspects of theatre worldwide and throughout the ages. It contains entries on a vast range of theatrical...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone.

January 2005; published online January 2009.

Book. Subjects: Christianity. 7497 pages.2075663 words.

Uniquely authoritative and wide-ranging in its scope, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church is the indispensable reference work on all aspects of the Christian Church. It contains...

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement

Graham Gooch and Michael Williams.

January 2007; published online January 2007.

Book. Subjects: policing. 3252 pages.251253 words.

The only dictionary available that focuses on UK law enforcement terms, A Dictionary of Law Enforcement contains over 3,400 entries covering law, accountancy, insurance, shipping, commerce...

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists

Ann Lee Morgan.

January 2007; published online January 2007.

Book. Subjects: art. 1468 pages.418909 words.

The first one-volume dictionary of American Art to be published in thirty years, this essential resource’s 945 alphabetically-arranged entries offer an insightful and informative view of...

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A Dictionary of World History

Edited by Edmund Wright.

January 2006; published online January 2007.

Book. Subjects: world history. 4091 pages.527973 words.

This wide-ranging dictionary contains a wealth of information on all aspects of history, from prehistory right up to the present day. It includes biographies of key figures in world...

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

James Stevens Curl.

January 2006; published online January 2006.

Book. Subjects: architecture. 6162 pages.608062 words.

‘Splendid...much more perceptive than its recent predecessors...you can't have a more concise, entertaining and informative guide to the words of architecture’, Architectural...

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A Dictionary of English Folklore

Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud.

January 2003; published online January 2003.

Book. Subjects: customs and traditions. 1164 pages.305237 words.

Includes over 1,250 entries

An absorbing and entertaining guide to English folklore and an authoritative reference source on such legendary characters as Cinderella, Jack the Giant...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics

Iain McLean and Alistair McMillan.

January 2009; published online January 2009.

Book. Subjects: politics. 1587 pages.365450 words.

This best-selling dictionary contains over 1,700 entries on all aspects of politics. Written by a leading team of political scientists, it embraces the whole multi-disciplinary spectrum of...

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A Dictionary of Geography

Susan Mayhew.

January 2009; published online January 2009.

Book. Subjects: earth sciences and geography. 2734 pages.224355 words.

Containing over 6,400 entries on all aspects of both human and physical geography, this best-selling dictionary is the most comprehensive single-volume reference work of its kind. It...

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

Jan Palmowski.

January 2008; published online January 2008.

Book. Subjects: contemporary history (post 1945). 2442 pages.565505 words.

“Concise, current information ... highly recommended” - Choice, the magazine of the American Library Association

This authoritative dictionary distinguishes itself by...

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