Instruction & OER Librarian (Faculty)
Interim Library Director
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Articles or entries can be read online.
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Articles in this database can be read online. Navigate through parts of the article using the Table of Contents (on the left).
These two databases provide similar search options and tools.
Browse or search by subject or reference type (in Oxford Reference). You can start with a specific book, or look for entries on a topic in multiple books.
Tip: Limit your search results to "unlocked" and "free" to only see resources accessible by CSM students.
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In addition to definitions, this resource provides the etymology (origin) and history of words. The OED also includes resources such as timelines, sources, a historical thesaurus, and browsing by categories (including subject, usage, region, or origin).