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Britannica for adults

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Collins Dictionary, Thesaurus and Translater

The home of living English, with more than 722,000 words, meanings and phrases.

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The John Johnson Collection

Printed primary sources from the 19th and 20th centuries. John Johnson collected printed ephemera from playbills to records of crime and punishment, advertisement posters to maps.

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World Digital Library

Historical and international primary resources including books, maps, manuscripts, newspapers, journals, prints and photographs. Available in 7 languages.

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