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Posted on January 14th, 2016

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When you think of dictionaries you might think of Webster’s Dictionary or the Oxford English Dictionary. Did you know that the subject you’re studying probably has a dictionary too? Specialized subject dictionaries can be used to help you define tricky terms that are specific to your subject or further explain concepts you run across in your reading. The dictionaries often give more then just simple definitions too, they also offer context and examples to help you understand the material.

Take a look at these dictionaries displayed in reference!

  • Blackwell Dictionary Of Sociology: A User’s Guide to Sociological Language
  • Johnson, Allan G.
  • HM425 .J64 2000
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  • Congressional Quarterly’s American Congressional Dictionary
  • Kravitz, Walter.
  • JK9 .K73 2001
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  • Cop Speak: The Lingo Of Law Enforcement and Crime
  • Philbin, Tom, 1934-
  • HV7901 .P55 1996
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  • Dictionary Of Cults, Sects, Religions, and the Occult
  • Mather, George A.
  • BL31 .M295 1993
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  • Dictionary Of Entomology
  • Gordh, Gordon.
  • QL462.3 .G67 2001
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  • Dictionary Of Environmental Science and Technology
  • Porteous, Andrew.
  • GE10 .P67 1996
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  • Dictionary Of Geography
  • Mayhew, Susan.
  • G63 .M39 2009
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  • Dictionary Of Media and Communication
  • Chandler, Daniel.
  • P87.5 .C43 2011
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  • Dictionary Of Microbiology and Molecular Biology
  • Singleton, Paul.
  • QR9 .S56 2001
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  • Dictionary Of Multicultural Education
  • LC1099 .D53 1997
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  • Dictionary Of Pure and Applied Physics
  • QC5 .D485 2001
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  • Dictionary Of Travel and Tourism Terminology
  • Beaver, Allan, 1934-
  • G155.A1 B38 2005
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  • Dictionary Of Weather
  • Dunlop, Storm.
  • QC854 .D86x 2001
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  • Facts on File Dictionary Of Earth Science
  • QE5 .F318 2000
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  • Glossary Of Language and Mind
  • Aitchison, Jean, 1938-
  • BF455 .A36 2003
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  • Historical Dictionary Of Buddhism
  • Olson, Carl.
  • BQ130 .P74 2009
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  • Historical Dictionary Of Hinduism
  • Long, Jeffery D.
  • BL1105 .S847 2011
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  • Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Preus, Anthony.
  • B111 .P74 2007
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  • Historical Dictionary Of Animation and Cartoons
  • Dobson, Nichola, 1976-
  • PN1997.5 .D63 2009
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  • Historical Dictionary Of Colonial America
  • Pencak, William, 1951-2013.
  • E188 .P45 2011
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  • Historical Dictionary Of Film Noir
  • Spicer, Andrew, 1953-
  • PN1995.9.F54 S685 2010
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  • Historical Dictionary Of Postmodernist Literature and Theater
  • Mason, Fran, 1962-
  • PN771 .M36 2007
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  • Historical Dictionary Of Witchcraft
  • Durrant, Jonathan B. (Jonathan Bryan)
  • BF1566 .B25 2012
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  • Illustrated Dictionary Of Architecture
  • Burden, Ernest E., 1934-
  • NA31 .B83 2002
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  • Laboratory Health and Safety Dictionary
  • Gottschall, W. Carl, 1938-
  • QD63.5 .G67 2001
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  • Mcgraw-hill Dictionary Of Scientific and Technical Terms.
  • Q123 .M15 2003
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  • Mcgraw-hill Dictionary Of Geology and Mineralogy
  • QE5 .M3654 1997
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  • Media and Communication Dictionary: A Guide for Students, Educators, and Professionals
  • Kleinman, Sharon.
  • P87.5 .K64 2011
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  • Methuen Drama Dictionary Of the Theatre
  • PN2035 .M47 2011
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  • New Dictionary Of the History Of Ideas
  • CB9 .N49 2005
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  • Oxford Dictionary Of Dance
  • Craine, Debra.
  • GV1585 .C78 2010
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  • Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary Of Finance, Investment, and Banking
  • Banks, Erik.
  • HG151 .B36x 2010
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  • Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary Of Political Thought
  • Scruton, Roger.
  • JA61 .S37 2007
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  • Penguin Dictionary Of Plant Sciences
  • QK9 .P46x 1999
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  • Stedman’s Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing.
  • R121 .S8 2008
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  • Thames and Hudson Dictionary Of Art and Artists
  • N33 .T53 1994
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  • Watkins Dictionary Of Dreams
  • Reading, Mario.
  • BF1091 .R43x 2007
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