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A guide to library resources for Literature at the University of Essex

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias : Introduction

You can use dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference works to:

  • Get an overview of your topic or issue
  • Learn the definitions of terms and concepts
  • Identify keywords to use in your search for additional information

Some useful dictionaries and encyclopedias are listed below.

Useful Dictionaries and Encyclopedias for Literature