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August 31, 2007

Library Acquisitions, 2006-2007

Here is an Excel file listing all of the books we acquired for Composition last year.

August 27, 2007

Electronic reference books from Oxford University Press

We have a nice collection of electronic reference books from Oxford University Press that are kind of hidden away within our databases. Among them are a good number of reference books of interest to the Composition program.

There is a collection of English dictionaries and thesauruses that includes:


  • The New Oxford American Dictionary
  • The Canadian Oxford Dictionary
  • The Oxford American Dictionary of Current English
  • The Concise Oxford English Dictionary
  • The Oxford Dictionary of English (2nd edition revised)
  • The Oxford American Thesaurus of Current English
  • The Oxford Paperback Thesaurus

There is a collection of other English language reference books that includes:

  • The Oxford Dictionary of Abbreviations
  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology
  • The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar
  • Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language
  • A New Dictionary of Eponyms
  • The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms
  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics
  • Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes
  • The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style
  • Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage