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Topic: Re:May be a useful site for us
Posted by: nj
Date/Time: 26/05/2002 21:04:27

how about Xrefer?

Xrefer offers access to word searches across both general and discipline-specific dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, and more...

Visit :

It's *free* for some titles, listed below.   I think they also offer a paid service, for even better information retrieval capabilities.

You can add one of their search boxes to your site for free, or use their search box yourself from their site.

Source references fully indexed by Xrefer include:

Free titles listed by topic
The Encyclopaedia of the Renaissance 
The Oxford Dictionary of Art 
The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms 
The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art and Artists 
Dictionary of British History 
A Dictionary of Law, Oxford University Press 
Dictionary of Accounting, Oxford University Press 
Dictionary of Business: Oxford University Press 
The Penguin Dictionary of Economics 
Wall Street Words 
The Penguin Rhyming Dictionary 
The Pocket Oxford Dictionary of Current English 
A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford University Press 
Oxford Paperback Encyclopedia 
The Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography 
The Macmillan Encyclopedia 2001 
The Oxford English Reference Dictionary 
The Penguin Biographical Dictionary of Women 
Who's Who in the Twentieth Century: Oxford University Press 
A Dictionary of Shakespeare, Oxford University Press 
The Oxford Companion to English Literature 
A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition 
Concise Medical Dictionary: Oxford University Press 
Dictionary of Medicines, Oxford University Press 
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms 
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics, Oxford University Press 
The New Fowler's Modern English Usage 
The Oxford Companion to the English Language 
Oxford Dictionary of Music 
The Penguin Dictionary of Music 
The Oxford Companion to Philosophy 
A Dictionary of English Place-Names 
Bloomsbury Biographical Dictionary of Quotations 
Bloomsbury Thematic Dictionary of Quotations 
The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations 
A Dictionary of Earth Sciences 
A Dictionary of Geography 
A Dictionary of Science, Oxford University Press 
A Dictionary of Scientists, Oxford University Press 
Dictionary of Biology, Oxford University Press 
The New Penguin Dictionary of Science 
Compact American Dictionary of Computer Words 
Bloomsbury Thesaurus  

The pocket dictionary is supplemented by discipline-specific dictionaries, including ones for Science, Biology, and Law.  The multiple encyclopedias that offer word and phrase information.

Multiple results are returned from each reference because full-body text searches are made across every entry of each *free* reference cataloged in xrefer.


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May be a useful site for us26/05/2002 19:52:41Stephen M. Hawley
     Re:May be a useful site for us26/05/2002 21:04:27nj

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