Printed reference material such as dictionaries, encyclopaedias and directories are available on the shelves in the Drill Hall Library and are listed on the library catalogue. Examples:
Your university provides useful reference material online through the library portal. Some useful arts sources include:
Oxford Art Online (Kent, CCCU) provides web access to the Grove Dictionary of Art along with the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms and the Encyclopaedia of Aesthetics. This resource is updated quarterly.
Oxford Music Online (Kent, CCCU) includes Grove Music Online, the Oxford Dictionary of Music and the Oxford Companion to Music.
General reference resources include:
Visuwords is an interesting example of a free open access English language dictionary.
It is based upon Princeton University's WordNet and enables users to look up definitions of words and then view in visual graphs which map their associations with related terms and concepts. These include broader and narrower terms, associated nouns, verbs and adverbs.
This makes the site very effective for use as a thesaurus and for tracing related synonyms. Information on sources and compilation is provided on the website.