Friday, March 15, 2013

Visual English Dictionary - online in Oxford

The most recent edition of the Visual English Dictionary is available online in our Oxford Reference collection. Over 40,000 words are illustrated in 2000+ drawings, with labels reflecting the most current usage.

See the parts and names of an ambulance, a backhoe loader, or a radio telescope; the technical terms for pottery making, carpentry, or alpine skiing; the names of natural features of deserts and mountains; plus numerous other topics for which visuals can serve as helpful explanations: cartography, winning poker hands, stitch patterns for knitting.  

All images can be enlarged for clearer viewing.

An online collection of encyclopedias and dictionaries covering all fields--language, science, the humanities--, Oxford Reference is useful for finding quick answers. It is available to students, faculty, and staff at Christian Brothers University.

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