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These online sources may be useful for finding background information on your topic, and for checking facts as you write your paper. For printed encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference books, check OskiCat or ask the librarians for help.
Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics
Covers the field of linguistics, plus related topics in other disciplines such as anthropology, education, psychology, language acquisition, cognitive science, media, computer science, sociology, medicine, and the law. Includes an article on "War Rhetoric".
Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications
More than 200 articles on media and communications. International in scope. Topics include: media types, formats and genres; international copyright; globalization of the media industry; status of media in different countries and regions. Includes articles on "War Reporting", "Propaganda Films", etc.
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (IESBS)
The electronic version of the 26 volume set published in 2001. It contains over 3800 articles spread over 99 subject areas.
Oxford Reference Online - Literature
Includes 18 reference sources published by Oxford University Press on the topic of literature.
Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
The accepted authority on the evolution of the English language. Entries contain detailed etymological analyses that trace word development through time and are illustrated by quotations from a wide range of English-language sources.