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Museum studies: Dictionaries & encyclopedias

A guide to finding information in museum studies. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.

Use encyclopedias:

  • for summaries
  • for lists of further reading
  • when starting a project

Some useful titles are listed below. Find more on the catalogue by searching for "archaeology encyclopedias" or "classics encyclopedias"

You can also search across multiple dictionaries and encyclopedias using the boxes below.

Useful reference works for Museum studies: selected titles

Useful reference works for archaeology: selected titles

Search Oxford Reference

Use Oxford Reference to search across multiple dictionaries and reference titles, including bilingual dictionaries of French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Latin. If you are off-campus, you may need to log-in to view your search results.

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Search Credo Reference

Use Credo Reference to search across multiple dictionaries and reference works.

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Useful reference works for Classics: selected titles

Search Summon for definitions and explanations

Find definitions and summaries from a wide range of online dictionaries and encyclopedias by searching the Summon discovery service using the box below.