The print reference collections in the CCA Libraries have many dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference books for use in the library. Use the library catalog to find the book you need.
The online reference sources listed below are available from anywhere with an internet connection using your CCA login.
Online Reference Sources
Help with citing sources, editorial style, and publishing practices.
Formerly Grove Art, OAO contains the full-text of The Dictionary of Art, an encyclopedia of world art from prehistory to the present in over 45,000 articles as well as The Oxford Companion to Western Art [OCWA], and over 5000 color images.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online brings together the contents of the encyclopedia with resources such as World Data Analyst, Gateway to the Classics, Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Quotations, and selected journal articles from the ProQuest and EBSCO databases.
Online version of the 20-volume historical dictionary, including detailed etymologies.
You can find reference books on the library shelves using the library catalog. If you're researching a topic in philosophy, for example, you could search for the keywords "philosophy" and "dictionary" to find an list of philosophical dictionaries in the library stacks.
See the following pages for help and tutorials about using some of the above online reference resources: