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Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

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New and trial databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Encyclopedia of Jewish Book Cultures Online This link opens in a new window

This database covers the cultural history of Jewish books, surveying all material and intellectual aspects of book production, publishing, and readership throughout the generations. Includes introductory essays and thematic entries.

Ethnologue: Languages of the World This link opens in a new window

A comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date resource spoken languages. Provides an individual profile of 7,000+ languages, individual country overviews, maps of where each language is spoken, a powerful search tool, cross-referencing, and is updated regularly.

Musical Theater Songs This link opens in a new window

This trial will run through Monday 10/20/2023.

Find the right song, right now, for your next audition, performance or study. Search 11,000+ titles spanning 150 years of shows, custom-tailor your search using up to 20 different parameters and over 100 descriptive tags, get direct links to sheet music and recordings. 

New Play Exchange This link opens in a new window

The New Play Exchange is the world’s largest digital library of scripts by living writers. The mission of the New Play Exchange is to provide an open, egalitarian platform on which writers all over the world can share their work and others can discover that work. Designed and built with the needs of the entire new play sector in mind, the New Play Exchange serves writers, producers, directors, artistic directors, literary managers, dramaturgs, publishers, agents, actors, professors, students, and even fans of the theater.


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  • Systematically or programmatically or massively copy any of these resources
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