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Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

A selection of the Library's e-dictionaries and e-encyclopedias. Reputable sources of definitions, factual and background information.

e-Reference collections

The Library subscribes to several e-reference collections, which contain numerous dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference works in a wide range of subject areas.

Browse these collections for titles on your topic:

English dictionaries - open access

These are free online resources that don't require RMIT logins.  

Macquarie dictionary - print (hard) copies only

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Use LibrarySearch to find more online dictionaries and encyclopedias.

Tip: Add the word 'dictionary' or 'encyclopedia' to your topic, for example: 'French dictionary'. You can then use 'Refine my Results' options to list titles by subject.