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Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online is the home of Oxford’s quality reference publishing, bringing together over 2 million entries, many of which are illustrated, into a single cross-searchable resource. The Hekman Library has purchased 60+ titles and they span all subject areas.


  1. Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation
  2. Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
  3. Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion
  4. Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible
  5. Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature
  6. Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World
  7. Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics
  8. Encyclopedia of Islam and Women
  9. Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies
  10. Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology
  11. Encyclopedia of the Bible and Arts

Arts - Music, Visual Arts, Dance, Theater, Architecture

  1. The International Encyclopedia of Dance
  2. Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance
  3. The Companion to Theatre and Performance
  4. Grove Dictionary of American Music
  5. The Encyclopedia of Popular Music
  6. Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture
  7. Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture
  8. Oxford Companion to Architecture
  9. Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture
  10. Encyclopedia of Aesthetics


  1. Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
  2. Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt
  3. Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures
  4. Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment
  5. Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
  6. Oxford Companion to Irish History
  7. Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance
  8. Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World
  9. Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History
  10. Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages
  11. Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought
  12. Dictionary of African Biography
  13. Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History
  14. Companion to British History

Language, Linguistics, Literature

  1. Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature
  2. Encyclopedia of Rhetoric
  3. International Encyclopedia of Linguistics
  4. Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature
  5. Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature
  6. Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature
  7. Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English
  8. Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage
  9. Oxford Companion to Children's Literature
  10. Oxford Companion to Shakespeare
  11. Oxford Companion to English Literature

Social Sciences/Society and Culture

  1. Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History
  2. Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America
  3. Encyclopedia of Africa
  4. International Encyclopedia of Peace
  5. Oxford Companion to American Politics
  6. Oxford Companion to Food

Science, Technology, Medicine

  1. Encyclopedia of Global Change
  2. Oxford Companion to Medicine
  3. Encyclopedia of Evolution
  4. Oxford Illustrated Companion to Medicine
  5. Oxford Companion to Cosmology
  6. Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather


  1. New Oxford Companion to Law
  2. Encyclopedia of Human Rights


  1. Oxford Classical Dictionary

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