The LDCM’s Collection

The Laurel Dictionary Collection and Museum (LDCM) contains more than 140 reference volumes* and is always expanding. The following is a complete list (arranged alphabetically by title) of the books on the LDCM’s shelves as of 8/16/2018.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
A Book about a Thousand Things (Stimpson)
Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions
American Heritage Dictionary (1969)
American Slang (Chapman)
Basic Catholic Dictionary (Lowery)
Bible Dictionary (Powell)
Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology
Bloomsbury Treasury of Quotations
Brewer’s Dictionary of Twentieth Century Phrase and Fable
Clichés (Kirkpatrick)
Browser’s Book of Beginnings: Origins of Everything Under, and Including,
the Sun (Panati)
Columbia Encyclopedia (Unabridged)
Columbia-Viking Desk Encyclopedia (1953)
Comprehensive Signed English Dictionary
Construction Dictionary (National Assn. Women in Construction)
Concise Dictionary of Existentialism (Winn)
Concise Glossary of Cultural Theory (Brooker)
Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music
Concise Oxford Dictionary of Opera
Continuum Encyclopedia of Symbols (Becker)
Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature
     (McClintock and Strong)^
Davis Dictionary of the Bible

Devil’s Dictionary, Enlarged (Bierce)
Dictionary of All Scriptures and Myths (Gaskell)
Dictionary of American Regional English (vol. 1)
Dictionary of American Social Reform (Filler)
Dictionary of Classical Mythology, Religion, Literature, and Art (Seyffert)
Dictionary of Cultural Literacy (Hirsch Ed.)
Dictionary of English Etymology (Skeat)
Dictionary of Eponyms (Beeching)
Dictionary of Film Quotations (Crawley)
Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms (Downes/Goodman)
Dictionary of Foreign Terms, 2nd ed. (Berlitz)
Dictionary of Forestry (Helms)
Dictionary of Global Culture (Appiah, Ed.)
Dictionary of Imaginary Places (Manguel, Ed.)
Dictionary of Misinformation (Burman)
Dictionary of Modern English Usage (Fowler)
Dictionary of Natural Resources Management (Dunster)
Dictionary of Philosophy (Angeles)
Dictionary of Philosophy (Voltaire)
Dictionary of Philosophy (Flew)
Dictionary of Philosophy (Lacey)
Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion (Reese)
Dictionary of Problem Words and Expressions (Shaw)
Dictionary of Republicanisms
Dictionary of Science and Creationism (Ecker)
Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (Partridge)

Dictionary of Symbols (Cirlot)
Dictionary of Symbolism (Biedermann)
Dictionary of Theories (Bothamley)
Dictionary of Word Origins (Ayto)
Doublespeak Dictionary (Lambdin)
Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 27th Ed.
Dream Dictionary (Crisp)
Dream Dictionary from A to Z (Cheung)
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Psychology (Harre)
Encyclopedia of Hell (Scott)
Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians (Parkhurst)
English Synonyms (Crabb)
Faber Dictionary of Euphemisms
Facts on File Descriptionary: A Thematic Dictionary (McCutcheon)
Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins (Hendrickson)
Film Snob’s Dictionary
Funk & Wagnell’s Encyclopedia (1972)^
Harvard Dictionary of Music (Apel)
How Did It Begin? (Branch)
Idiom Savant (Dunn)
Isms: A Compendium of Concepts, Doctrines, Traits and Beliefs (Altendorf)
Johnson’s Dictionary: A Modern Selection (McAdams)
Larouse Dictionary of World Folklore
Lectionary of Music (Slonimsky)
Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Ed.
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Allusions
Merriam-Webster’s Geographical Dictionary
Merriam-Webster’s New Book of Word Histories**
Music Theory Dictionary (Lee)
Myth Information (Varasdi)
National Dictionary (1940)
Name Dictionary (Kolatch)
New American Medical Dictionary and Health Manual (Rothenberg)
New Dictionary of Existentialism (Nauman, Jr.)
New Dictionary of Thoughts (Edwards)
New York Times Public Library Science Desk Reference
NTC’s Dictionary of Word Origins
NTC’s American Idioms Dictionary
Oxford Book of American Literary Anecdotes
Oxford Companion to American Literature
Oxford Companion to Philosophy (Honderich)
Oxford Dictionary of the Catholic Church
Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar
Oxford Dictionary of Geography
Oxford Dictionary of Journalism
Oxford Dictionary of Latin
Oxford Dictionary of Psychology
Oxford Dictionary of Saints
Oxford Dictionary of Word Histories
Oxford English Dictionary (Compact Ed.)^
Oxford English Reference Dictionary
Oxford New French Dictionary
Penguin Dictionary of Architecture
Penguin Dictionary of Biology
Penguin Dictionary of Classical Mythology
Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms
Penguin Dictionary of Proverbs
Penguin Dictionary of Religions
Penguin Dictionary of Sociology
Philosophical Dictionary (Bunge)
Pocket Medical Dictionary (Blakiston)
Psychiatric Dictionary 6th ed. (Campbell)
QPB Dictionary of Ideas (Norton)
Random House Dictionary (Unabridged)
Rawson’s Dictionary of Euphemism and Other Doubletalk
Reader’s Guide to Literary Terms (Beckson)
Reverse Dictionary (T. Bernstein)
Rock Snob’s Dictionary
Roget’s Thesaurus
Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (Partridge)
Slang of Sin (Dazell)
Synonym Finder (Rodale)
Thesaurus of Slang (Lewin)
The Poet’s Dictionary (Packard)
There’s a Word For It (Elster)
The Science Class You Wish You Had (Brody)
The Thinker’s Thesaurus (Meltzer)
The Way Things Work, Vol. 1: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Technology
     (Simon and Schuster)
The Winston Dictionary
Ultimate Visual Dictionary (Dorling Kindersley)
University of Chicago Spanish to English Dictionary
Watkins Dictionary of Dreams (2007)
Webster’s Dictionary (1971)
Webster’s Compact School and Office Dictionary (1989)
Webster’s New Explorer Dictionary of Word Origins**
Webster’s New World Dictionary (1966)
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. (2004)
Webster’s School and Office Dictionary (1914)
Webster’s Third New International Dictionary
Webster’s Dictionary of Synonyms
Websterisms: A Collection of Words and Definitions Set Forth By the Founding
Father of American English (Schulman)
Word Origins … and How We Know Them (Liberman)

World Book Dictionary (1988)^


^ Indicates multiple volumes

* This number does not include the volumes in our expanded holdings that straddle the “line” between non-fiction and reference, such as writing guides, field and survival guides, how-to books, and so-on.

** Despite their different titles, these two books are the same