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English Language Online Dictionaries and Thesauri

Follow the link above for a listing of recommended online resources. Some require authentication.

Foreign Language Reference Materials in the Main Library Collection

There are monolingual and bilingual dictionaries for most langauges available in the KSU Main Library Reference Collection, 1st floor.  You will find the language resources in the P-PM call number range. There is also a special Reference Index Table available close by that contains specialized bilingual dictionaries for the following languages: French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. Ask at the Reference desk for more information in locating these items.

English Language Reference Books

The following are books that support the study of the English Langauge. Many more are avilable in the PE call number range in the Main Library Reference Collection. Follow the links provided for more information.

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Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English
Comprehensive and easy to use guide to English Grammar.

Longman Language Activator: the World's First Production Dictionary
Tool to help build vocabulary and to find the right expression for your writing...go from basic terms like "eat" to more expressive terms and phrases like "wolf down", or "be a picky eater.

New York Public Library Writer's Guide to Style and Usage
Guide to English usage, grammar, style and tips on preparing a written text.

NTC's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions
Provides explanations of everyday slang and expressions.

NTC's Thematic Dictionary of American Idioms
Explanations of common everyday expressions, grouped by topic.

Oxford Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English
Provides pronunciation guides for both British and American English.