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3: Dictionaries

The works listed here are a starting point for writers, editors, and others involved in publishing who would like more information about topics covered in this manual. The list includes all the works cited in the text as further resources along with other useful references. Although some make recommendations that diverge from those of this manual, they reflect the specific demands of different disciplines and the evolving traditions of writing, editing, and publishing. As with all reference sources, readers should carefully evaluate their suitability for a given purpose.


3.1 English Dictionaries

American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 4th ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. 11th ed. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 2003. Also available at http://www.merriam-webster.com/.
New Oxford American Dictionary. 2nd ed. Edited by Erin McKean. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. Also available at http://www.oxfordamericandictionary.com/.
Oxford English Dictionary. 2nd ed. 20 vols. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989. Also available at http://www.oed.com/.
Random House Webster’s College Dictionary with CD-ROM. New York: Random House Reference, 2005.
Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus. 3rd ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus in Dictionary Form. 3rd ed. Edited by Barbara Ann Kipfer. New York: Delta Trade Paperbacks, 2005.
Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 6th ed. 2 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Webster’s New World College Dictionary. 4th ed. Cleveland: Webster’s New World, 2001.
Webster’s Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1993. Also available at http://www.merriam-webster.com/.

3.2 Foreign-Language Dictionaries

ABC Chinese–English Comprehensive Dictionary. Edited by John DeFrancis. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2003.
Cassell’s Italian Dictionary. Compiled by Piero Rebora, Francis M. Guercio, and Arthur L. Hayward. New York: John Wiley, 1994.
Kenkyūsha’s New Japanese–English Dictionary. 5th ed. Tokyo: Kenkyūsha, 2003.
Larousse French–English, English–French Dictionary. New ed. Edited by Janice McNeillie. Paris: Larousse, 2007.
Minjung’s Essence English–Korean Dictionary. 10th ed. Elizabeth, NJ: Hollym International Corp., 2008.
Oxford English–Arabic Dictionary of Current Usage. Edited by N. S. Doniach. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972.
Oxford German Dictionary: German–English, English–German. 3rd ed. Edited by Werner Scholze-Stubenrecht, J. B. Sykes, M. Clark, and O. Thyen. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary. 4th ed. Edited by Marie-Hélène Corréard et al. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Oxford Latin Dictionary. Combined ed. Edited by P. G. W. Glare. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.
Oxford-Paravia Italian Dictionary. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Oxford Russian Dictionary. 4th ed. Edited by Marcus Wheeler, Boris Unbegaun, Paul Falla, and Della Thompson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Oxford Spanish Dictionary. 4th ed. Edited by Beatriz Galimberti Jarman and Roy Russell. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
The University of Chicago Spanish Dictionary. 5th ed. Edited by David Pharies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.