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Dictionaries, Thesauri, and More

General Thesauri

Jenkins has a small collection of thesauri, which are listed below. Edition and year information is also listed.

Tip: This guide focuses on materials available at Jenkins. Public libraries, like the Free Library of Philadelphia, and academic libraries often have a larger collection of dictionaries, thesauri, and other reference materials. Academic libraries may have access restrictions and we recommend contacting them before visiting for their most up-to-date policy information.

General Thesuari

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms Merriam-Webster

  • Location: PE1591 .M47 1984 (General Collection)
  • Note: Library has ©1984.

The Oxford American Thesaurus of Current English Oxford University Press

  • Location: PE1591 .O89 1999 (General Collection)
  • Note: Library has ©1999.

Roget's International Thesaurus HarperResource

  • Location: PE1591 .R732 2001 (General Collection)
  • Note: Library has 6th (2001) and 5th (1992) editions.

Roget's II: The New Thesaurus Berkley Books

  • Location: PE1591 R732a (General Collection)
  • Note: Library has ©1984.
  • Note: Condensed version of Roget's II: The New Thesaurus.

The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words Marion Street Press

  • Location: PE1591 .M464 2005 (General Collection)
  • Note: Library has ©2005.

Historic Thesauri (pre-1950)

A Thesaurus Dictionary of the English Language Historical Publishing Company

  • Location: AG5 .M3 1902 (Rare Books)
  • Note: Library has 1902 printing.

Internet Resources

Merriam-Webster.com

  • Note: Includes dictionary, thesaurus, and more.
  • Note: The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary was originally based on the print version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition and has been updated and expanded since.
  • Note: Mobile apps for a variety of devices are available.

Thesaurus.com

  • Note: A sub-site of Dictionary.com
  • Note: Random House Unabridged Dictionary is the proprietary source for Dictionary.com and is updated by lexicographers and supplemented with content from sources like American Heritage and Harper Collins.
  • Note: Mobile apps for a variety of devices are available.