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The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Dinah Birch.

January 2009; published online January 2009.

Book. Subjects: literary reference works. 7066 pages.1052701 words.

‘No guide could come more classic than The Oxford Companion to English Literature … the literary reference source of first resort’The Times

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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.527857 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 Modern Design

Jonathan M. Woodham.

January 2004; published online January 2005.

Book. Subjects: industrial and commercial art. 867 pages.236462 words.

From Art Nouveau to Postmodernism, Benetton to Frank Lloyd Wright, this fascinating dictionary covers the past 150 years of international design, with accessible and succinct entries on...

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Who's Who in the Classical World

Edited by Simon Hornblower and Tony Spawforth.

January 2003; published online January 2003.

Book. Subjects: biography (historical, political, and military). 564 pages.315810 words.

Focusing exclusively on real people, this is a dictionary of ancient biography, covering Greek and Roman history and politics, literature, philosophy, science, and art. Shorter entries...

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Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

Edited by John Roberts.

January 2007; published online January 2007.

Book. Subjects: classical studies. 2389 pages.644020 words.

“I would recommend this book to any school library or those with a general interest in the Classics”, Journal of Classics Teaching

Spanning almost one...

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The Oxford Book of Health Foods

J. G. Vaughan and P. A. Judd.

January 2003; published online January 2009.

Book. Subjects: cookery, food, and drink. 121 pages.62608 words.

"A handy guide to more than a hundred types of food for which health claims have been made." Catholic Library World

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The Oxford Companion to Food

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

January 2006; published online January 2013.

Book. Subjects: cookery, food, and drink. 2711 pages.1074432 words.

Over 3,000 entries

The Oxford Companion to Food by Alan Davidson, first published in 1999, became, almost overnight, an immense success, winning prizes and accolades...

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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.2075655 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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An A-Z of Food and Drink

Edited by John Ayto.

January 2002; published online January 2004.

Book. Subjects: cookery, food, and drink. 1390 pages.164569 words.

From absinthe to zabaglione, this dictionary reveals the origin, meaning, and development of a host of gastronomic terms.

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The Oxford Companion to Black British History

Edited by David Dabydeen, John Gilmore and Cecily Jones.

January 2007; published online January 2007.

Book. Subjects: British history. 448 pages.330374 words.

‘A magisterial excavation of black Britain...every student in the country should read it. ’, - Christina Patterson, The Independent

Essential reading for...

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