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Dictionaries & Encyclopaedias

The library has a wide collection of dictionaries and encyclopaedias. Many of them are held in the Reference Area on the ground floor but some are shelved in the main library beside the relevant subject. To find the location of a dictionary or encyclopaedia search by Keyword in the Library Catalogue. E.g. dictionary religion or encyclopaedia education.

Please note that the different spellings of encyclopedia, encyclopaedia, encyclopedias, dictionaries will give different results

Online Dictionaries

Oxford English Dictionary - brought to you by IReL

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - brought to you by IReL
Biographies of over 50,000 people who shaped the history of Ireland and the UK 

Oxford Music Online/Grove Music Online - brought to you by IReL
Full text of Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Grove Dictionary of Opera, Grove Dictionary of Jazz, Encyclopaedia of Popular Music, Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford Companion of Music.

Oxford Reference Online - brought to you by IReL 
It includes English dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries (French, Spanish, German, Irish, Italian, Latin, Welsh) quotations, thesauruses, encyclopaedias etc.

Cambridge Dictionary
Dictionary.com
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary
French Dictionaries
German Dictionaries

Irish Dictionaries

Encyclopaedias

World Book - Made available by Scoilnet

Oxford Reference Online - brought to you by IReL
It includes English dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, quotations, thesauruses, encyclopaedias etc.

Oxford Art Online /Grove Art - brought to you by University of Limerick Library
Full text of encyclopedia of Grove Art Online, also includes The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopaedia of Aesthetics and Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art

Oxford Music Online/Grove Music Online- brought to you by IReL
The database includes fulltext of Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Grove Dictionary of Opera, Grove Dictionary of Jazz, Encyclopaedia of Popular Music, Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford Companion of Music.

Routledge Encyclopaedia of Philosophy- brought to you by IReL

UK/EIRE Reference Centre - brought to you by University of Limerick Library
The UK/EIRE Reference Centre combines British & Irish sources (magazines, newspapers, and reference books) with international sources to create the most complete collection of full-text research publications for UK/Irish public libraries. Magazine coverage includes full text of publications such as The Economist, New Statesman, PC Magazine, National Geographic and many more. Newspaper coverage includes full text of publications such as The Times (London) The Sun, The Daily Mail, The Birmingham Post, Irish Times, etc. In addition, this database provides thousands of photos, maps, and flags.