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Hutchinson Dictionary of Word Origins go! Available Online

A very short (67 pages) list of words and their origins.

International Encyclopedia of Linguistics go! Available Online Available in Print

Contains over 900 signed entries that include a bibliography. Subjects reflect the history, theory and direction of the discipline, written in “popular” language rather than scholarly.  The online edition is available with logon, and we also own the print edition which is held in the Reference Stacks under REF P29 .I58 2003.

McGraw-Hill’s Dictionary of American Idioms & Phrasal Verbs go! Available Online

Contains over 24,000 phrases and expressions in 1081 pages.

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