a. Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online [http://uclibs.org/PID/9817] is a Tier 2 resource licensed by Irvine, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

The Core Collection, the first database to be available as part of Oxford Reference Online, brings together 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works – containing well over 60,000 pages – into a single cross-searchable resource.  It contains over 1.5 million dictionary definitions, facts, figures, people, places, dates, and quotations across 20 broad subjects from the humanities and social sciences to science and medicine.