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us: Encyclopedias and dictionaries


  • Here are entered comprehensive reference works in the English language consisting of explanatory articles arranged alphabetically or topically and not limited to a specific topic. Works of this type in other languages are entered under headings of the type Encyclopedias and dictionaries, [language], e.g. [Encyclopedias and dictionaries, French; Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Spanish.] Works about encyclopedias and dictionaries in general, and works about English-language encyclopedias and dictionaries, are entered under [Encyclopedias and dictionaries] with further subdivision, e.g. [Encyclopedias and dictionaries--History and criticism.] Works consisting of comprehensive alphabetical lists of the words of a specific language, usually with definitions, are entered under the heading for the language with subdivision Dictionaries, e.g. [English language--Dictionaries.] Works about dictionaries of a specific language are entered under the heading for the language with subdivision Lexicography, e.g. [English language--Lexicography.]
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  • Variants

    • us: Books of knowledge
    • us: Cyclopedias
    • us: Dictionaries
    • us: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, English
    • us: Knowledge, Books of
    • us: Subject dictionaries
  • Broader Terms

    • us: Reference books
  • LC Classification

    • AE
    • AG
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered comprehensive reference works in the English language consisting of explanatory articles arranged alphabetically or topically and not limited to a specific topic. Works of this type in other languages are entered under headings of the type Encyclopedias and dictionaries, [language], e.g. [Encyclopedias and dictionaries, French; Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Spanish.] Works about encyclopedias and dictionaries in general, and works about English-language encyclopedias and dictionaries, are entered under [Encyclopedias and dictionaries] with further subdivision, e.g. [Encyclopedias and dictionaries--History and criticism.] Works consisting of comprehensive alphabetical lists of the words of a specific language, usually with definitions, are entered under the heading for the language with subdivision Dictionaries, e.g. [English language--Dictionaries.] Works about dictionaries of a specific language are entered under the heading for the language with subdivision Lexicography, e.g. [English language--Lexicography.]
  • Editorial Notes

    • subdivisions [Dictionaries] or [Encyclopedias] under subjects
  • Change Notes

    • 2002-07-19: new
    • 2011-01-28: revised
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