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Translation Studies: Reference Works

Reference Works (print)

Some print Reference Works:

A dictionary of linguistics and phonetics / David Crystal. 6th ed. Blackwell Pub., 2008. N 410.3 CRYSTAL

Multilingual illustrated dictionary: English, IsiZulu, Sesotho, IsiXhosa, Setswana, Afrikaans, Sepedi: dictionary, isichazimazwi, bukantswe, isichazi-magama, bukafoko, woordeboek, pukuntsĒ” / John Bennett, Nthuseng Tsoeu [with] Thabisile Buthelezi ... [et al.]. Juta Gariep, 2006. N 403 BENNETT

Pharos Afrikaans-Engels, English-Afrikaans woordeboek = Pharos Afrikaans-Engels, English-Afrikaans dictionary. 1st ed. 2nd print, with corrections. Pharos, 2010. N 439.36321 PHAROS

Pharos English dictionary for South Africa. Pharos Dictionaries, 2011. N 423.3936 PHAROS

For more, refer to the Reference Collection on Level 6.

Oxford Reference Online (electronic reference works)

New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)   2015

Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)     2015

Oxford Paperback Thesaurus (4 ed.)   2012

The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion. (3 ed.) 2015 (online).

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English. 2002 (online).

Pocket Fowler’s Modern English Usage. 2nd ed. 2008 (online).

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization. 2nd ed. 2014 (online).

The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature. 3rd ed. 2011 (online).

A Guide to Countries of the World (3 ed.) 2014.

Visual English Dictionary. 2005.

World Encyclopedia. 2014. 

World Flags. 2004.

World Maps. 2004.

Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language. 2013 (online).

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics. 3rd ed. 2014 (online).

A Dictionary of Critical Theory. 2010 (online).

A Dictionary of Writers and Their Works. 3rd ed. 2015 (online).

Oxford Companion to Classical Literature. 3rd ed. 2011 (online).

Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. 3rd ed. 2012 (online).

Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms. 4th ed. 2015 (online).

Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 2nd ed. 2014 (current online version).

Oxford Dictionary of Plays. 2nd ed. 2015 (online).

Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction. 2007 (online).

Focus on: Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Business French Dictionary: English-French / French-English

Oxford Business Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish/Spanish-English

Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German/German-English (4 ed.)

Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: English-Latin/Latin-English (3 ed.)

Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish/Spanish-English (4 ed.)

Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: English-French/French-English (4 ed.)

E-Reference works


Book Citation Index “provides researchers with access to the citation network between books and the wider world of scholarly and scientific research, allowing them to measure the contribution of books in specific disciplines and identify potential collaborators.” Subscription resource.

Pharos Dictionaries - Subscription resource. On-campus access only.

Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (WAT) - Subscription resource. On-campus access only.

Also see lists of relevant databases and e-journals, of favourite web-links, and of e-books in this guide.