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Language & Literature

A guide for finding language and literature resources and information

English-language Word and Phrase Dictionaries

Dictionaries are a great source for word etymology (history/origin), definitions, and usage. Some online dictionaries may provide only a definition. The following sources may be used to enhance the information you find through the online dictionaries. In the boxes below you will find a representation of both English and non-English-language dictionaries available at NNU Riley Library. If you wish to locate language dictionaries of languages not represented in the list, you can search the library system using the following format:

Russian Language--Dictionaries

On the results page, make sure to limit the results to books/eBooks. Contact a librarian if you need assistance locating a language dictionary.