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Reference Resources: Quotations

Columbia World Of Quotations

This 1996 compilation contains about 65,000 quotations from over 5,000 writers and speakers.
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Familiar Quotations

1919 edition of Bartlett's
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Middle English Dictionary

"A comprehensive analysis of lexicon and usage for the period 1100-1500, based on the analysis of a collection of over three million citation slips."
The printed set is available in the library collection.
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Oxford Dictionary Of American Quotations

This 2006 work contains nearly 6,000 quotations from Americans, commenting on about 500 topics.
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Oxford Dictionary Of Modern Quotations

This 2008 edition contains over 5,000 quotations from the 20th and 21st centuries. The library also has earlier editions.
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Oxford Dictionary Of Quotations

This is the 7th edition (2009), containing about 20,000 quotations. W&L libraries hold several editions, in printed and electronic forms.
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Quotable Woman

Revised edition (2010) contains over 18,000 quotations from women. Contributors are presented in chronological order by the year of their birth, then alphabetically within each year. Indexes allow readers to find quotations by subject and contributors by name, occupation/profession, and nationality/ethnicity.
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Simpson's Contemporary Quotations

10,000 quotations since 1950.
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