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Oxford Reference Online CU - Search various Oxford quotation dictionaries


Dictionary of Contemporary Quotations CU


Gale Virtual Reference Library CU - Search various quotation dictionaries

Quotations at Bartleby.com - Search Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (1919), Simpson's Contemporary Quotations (1988), The Columbia World of Quotations (1996) and Respectfully Quoted: A Dictonary of Citations (1989)

Quotations Page - Over 25,000 quotations from 3,000+ authors

The Norlin Reference Stacks has many print volumes that include quotations from a variety of sources. Here is a short list of some of the titles available:


Title Call Number
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (2002) PN6081 .B27 2002
New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations (2003) PN6081 .N498 2003
Encarta Book of Quotations (2000) PN6081 .E53 2000
Quotations for All Occasions (2000) PN6084.O3 Q68 2000
Random House Webster's Quotationary (1999) PN6081 .R29 1999
Famous Lines PN6081 .A656 1997


There are many more print volumes available, including many on quotations on specific topics or from particular groups (examples: war and conflict, Supreme Court, women, African Americans, Hispanics, etc). You can search Chinook for "quotation" in the Reference Collection, or go to the Reference Stacks shelves under the call number PN 6081.


You can also browse Chinook by subject categories to find a specific type of quotation




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