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Reference Resources: Dictionaries


English Language Dictionaries | Foreign Language Dictionaries

English Language Dictionaries

Online version of the well-known historical dictionary of English, covering the language from the earliest times to the present day, showing not only the current meanings of words, but also tracing their development through time.

OneLook searches nearly 3 million words in 684 dictionaries. Search all dictionaries simultaneously, search all dictionaries in one of nine categories, or search a specific dictionary.

This electronic version of the MED preserves all the details of the print MED (available in Tutt Library”:, but goes far beyond this, by converting its contents into an enormous database, searchable in ways impossible within any print dictionary.

Foreign Language Dictionaries

Bilingual online dictionaries for Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. Also features audio pronunciation guides, grammatical notes, and much more.

Includes online dictionaries for over 250 foreign languages.