Thursday, November 1, 2012

Saints in Oxford

Like Credo, Oxford Reference is an online collection of encyclopedias and dictionaries that can be searched all at once. For All Saints' Day, try searching the word 'saints.'

Limit your results to those that are in our collection. Check  the"provided by library" box in the left sidebar.
Even with the limit, you'll get 8000+ results having something to do with the term, 'saints.' Titles on the results list include the expected - Oxford Dictionary of Saints, Dictionary of the Bible, Dictionary of English Folklore, Oxford Companion to Irish History, Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible, Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, etc., as well as the unexpected - Oxford Companion to Medicine and Oxford Companion to the Body.

You can also use the left sidebar to drill through and extract results by subject when you are looking for how a topic may be treated in a specific discipline. If you are looking for pictures, a special limiter pulls out results that include images.

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