Welcome to the Bibliomania reference section. This is where you can find, in one place, fully searchable copies of your favourite language reference books, including dictionaries, books of quotations, synonyms, thesaurus, and literary sources.
Brewer's Readers Handbook Brewer's Phrase & Fable
Webster's Dictionary (1913 Edition) Soule's Synonymes
Biographical Dictionary of English Literature The Hobson Jobson Dictionary
Grocott's Quotations - Thematic Grocott's Quotations - Alpha
Roget's Thesaurus Simonds History of American Literature
Doing vocabulary exercises? Look up the words in Websters' Dictionary, then put them into our search engine and find many examples of use by the great authors.

Writing an article? Find some inspiration in Bartlett's Dictionary of Quotations or Grocott's Dictionary of Quotations.

Writing an essay, or your first novel? Use Roget's Thesaurus and Soule's Synonyms to find different ways of expressing your ideas.

Wondering where that word comes from? It might well be from India or a precursor to one of the Indian languages. Hobson Jobson Dictionary of Anglo/Indian Words will tell you.

Looking for a literary reference, or obscure author biography? Its probably there in Brewer's Phrase and Fable, or Brewer's Reader's Handbook. But you could also try Rhys' Biographical Dictionary and Simonds' History of American Literature

On a non-literary theme, are you looking at a homeopathic remedy but want to find out about the herbs in it? Culpeper's Complete Herbal will give you the answers.

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