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Ethnography database with full-text, indexed materials with a focus on mostly pre-industrial cultures from around the world, and on North American immigrant groups.
Electronic Access to the premier English language dictionary. Includes complete definitions with an etymology or history of each word. Extensive use of quotations from literature to show proper usage.
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