Dictionaries

Subject Librarian
email Jane Kessler

emailjkessler@albany.edu
phone(518) 442-3830
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Key Databases

Oxford English Dictionary

Online version of the 2nd edition of the 23 volume print set. Updates will include 1000+ new words. In addition, the search features scale from simple to the complex, and users can search by keyword, author, quotation, and more.

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Coverage:
1150 - present
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Oxford Reference

A collection of online reference books from Oxford University Press. Contains more than one million entries, 12,000 images and 500 maps. Complete title list.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Three times a year
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Oxford Dictionaries Pro (Now available as Oxford Dictionaries)

Online English dictionaries, thesauruses, and writing guidance. More than 350,000 entries and definitions and 600,000 synonyms and antonyms. Includes New Hart's Rules, Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage, New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors, Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Oxford Dictionaries

Oxford Dictionaries is a collection of online dictionaries from Oxford University Press that provides guidance for the language of today: meanings, pronunciations, synonyms, antonyms, usage, and translations. English coverage includes dictionaries, thesauruses, and writing guidance with more than 350,000 entries and definitions and 600,000 synonyms and antonyms. Also includes New Hart's Rules, Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage, New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors, and Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage. Language coverage includes unabridged bilingual dictionaries in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Updated Quarterly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE)

A dictionary of the full panoply of American regional vocabulary. It includes 60,000 entries, 5,000 original audio recordings, 3,000 maps illustrating regional distribution, and insights into the DARE survey of over 1,600 questions.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Dictionary of Old English A to I

The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (C.E. 600-1150) of the English language. The DOE complements the Middle English Dictionary (which covers the period C.E. 1100-1500) and the Oxford English Dictionary, the three together providing a full description of the vocabulary of English.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Oxford Dictionaries - Portuguese

Oxford Dictionaries is a collection of online dictionaries from Oxford University Press that provides guidance for the language of today: meanings, pronunciations, synonyms, antonyms, usage, and translations. English coverage includes dictionaries, thesauruses, and writing guidance with more than 350,000 entries and definitions and 600,000 synonyms and antonyms. Also includes New Hart's Rules, Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage, New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors, and Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage. Language coverage includes unabridged bilingual dictionaries in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users

Other Databases

ABC-CLIO eBook Collection

A collection of reference ebooks from ABC-CLIO.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
As new titles are purchased
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Oxford Language Dictionaries Online (Now available as Oxford Dictionaries)

Unabridged bilingual dictionaries in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Chinese. Usage examples and illustrative phrases, grammar guidance, click-through verb tables and pronunciation charts, explanations of grammatical terms, and help with spelling and punctuation. Correspondence templates including sample letters, CVs and resumes. Contextualized language reference help, including notes on life and culture, guidance on grammar and idiomatic usage, and Words of the Day.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Bi-Annually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Sage Knowledge

A collection of subject encyclopedias from Sage Publishing.

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Coverage:
2007+
Updated:
varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users