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Dictionaries and encyclopedias

Use dictionaries and encyclopedias when you need to define words and phrases, or check facts.


Digital dictionaries with access to 6 languages (Norwegian, English, German, French, Italian and Spanish) and within the subjects technology, economy and medicine.

Oxford English Dictionary
A guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words - past and present - from across the English-speaking world.

Bokmålsordboka og Nynorskordboka 
Norwegian dictionaries, free of charge.

The LEXIN dictionaries
The first web-based dictionaries that are made especially for minority language immigrants in Norway. The dictionaries are clearly set out and easy to use. Free of charge.

Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid
Free of charge.

A dictionary for the Nordic languages.

A dictionary for terminology in higher education.

Professional encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science
Covers among others: archive, museum studies, information science, information systems, knowledge organization, document and genre theory, bibliography, social studies of information, in addition to the library and information science. 

Store medisinske leksikon
A Norwegian medical encyclopedia, free of charge.

General encyclopedias

Store norske leksikon
The largest encyclopedia in Norway, free of charge. 

Encyclopedia Britannica
Online edition is free of charge and includes a selection from the complete encyclopedia.

A Norwegian online encyclopedia, free of charge.

A nynorsk (one of Norway's two official written languages) digital encyclopedia. Texts about the nynorsk cultural history. In the long run, texts of other topics as well.

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