Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and related tools will inevitably save you time, especially at the start of a research project, because they will provide background, vocabulary, and selected references to key publications.
Academic version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, which is no longer published in print format. For a list of all editions of the Britannica held by Princeton, see the History Resource Guide. Includes the Merriam Webster Dictionary. Antiquity+
Considered the most authoritative and comprehensive English language dictionary in the world. Includes information on the English language, its history, and the social, cultural, and political influences that have shaped the language through the centuries.
Interactive English language dictionary and thesaurus that draws word maps and allows users to click on any word in a diagram to connect it with more synonyms. Excellent tool to use before you conduct a keyword search.