The new International dictionary (Webster’s) New edition, 1910, enlarged, with copious and exact etymologies.
ROGET’S thesaurus of English words and phrases A standard book of synonyms.
Fernald, English synonyms, antonyms, and prepositions With illustrations and expositions of the differences in meaning.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Very full; highly authoritative; 11th edition, 1910.
New International encyclopedia Briefer; reedited in 1904.
La Grande ENCYCLOPIDIE; Brockhaus, KONVERSATIONS-LEXIKON Both copious and authoritative.
ALLUSIONS AND QUOTATIONS
CRUDEN’S concordance An index to every word in the Bible.
BARTLETT’S concordance to Shakespeare An index to every word in Shakespeare.
BARTLETT’S familiar quotations An index to a very large number of the quotations most frequently met with.
BREWER’S dictionary of phrase and fable This explains a great quantity of common allusions in words and phrases.
Dictionariesof proper names
Century cyclopedia of names This includes not only names of real persons, but also those of many famous characters in fiction.
LIPPINCOTT’S UNIVERSAL PRONOUNCING DICTIONARY OF BIOGRAPHY AND MYTHOLOGY
Dictionary of national biography Revised edition. Confined to English biography, and to persons dead at the dale of publication of Supplement (1909). The articles are full, and of the highest authority. In the index and epitome is a convenient summary of dates and facts.
APPLETON’S cyclopedia of American biography Six volumes, 1887-1901; with supplement (unfinished), bringing it down to date.
Who’s who An annual publication; English, but with some American names; living persons only.
Who’s who in America; WER IST’S; QUI ETES-VOUS Corresponding works for America, Germany, and France.
DEBRETT’S peerage A repository of a great mass of facts concerning English families of historical distinction.
For current or historical facts
The statesman’s year book Arranged by countries; contains a great mass of facts; has a bibliography at the end of each country or state.
The world almanac; the Tribune almanac Examples of annuals issued by large newspapers, which contain an enormous mass of facts, chiefly American.