Contains the full text of over 2000 volumes of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources in a variety of disciplines. Fully cross-searchable across different resources. Formerly known as Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Premier resource for etymological studies containing the meaning, history, and derivation of over half a million words in the English language. Provides examples of both current and historical word usage through more than 2.5 million quotations from a variety of sources. Includes etymological analysis, pronunciation, and variant spellings.