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English as a Second Language (ESL): Dictionaries & Vocabulary

Online Dictionaries

Words of the Day

Build your vocabulary day by day.  Check these sites for the daily word, with its definition, pronunciation, and examples of how to use it in conversation or writing.

Dictionaries and Vocabulary Online from the VIU Library

To access these e-books, you will need to log in with your student number and Library PIN.  See the Get Started page of this guide for information on Library PINs.

Use LibrarySearch to find other e-books about vocabulary.  You can find LibrarySearch on the Get Started page of this guide, and on the Library's home page.

Dictionaries in the VIU Library

To borrow any of these books, present your Library card (student card) at the Service Desk on the third (main) floor of the Library.

The Call Number is the book's location on the shelf.  In Nanaimo, the Stacks (main book collection) are on the fourth floor.

Use LibrarySearch to find other books about vocabulary.  You can find LibrarySearch on the Get Started page of this guide, and on the Library's home page.

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