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Online Reference Shelf--Dictionaries, Encylopedias, Thesaurii, and Quotations

Dictionaries  |   Encyclopedias   | Thesaurii   |   Quotations  |  Acronyms, Abbreviations and Symbols

Dictionaries

Modern English  |  Multi-Search  |  Foreign Language  |  Specialized

Modern English Language Dictionaries
  • American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
  •         http://www.bartleby.com/61/
     
  • Meriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
  •         http://www.m-w.com/netdict.htm

    Multi-Search Dictionaries
    Select a dictionary or search a number of dictionaries at once.  Includes specialized and foreign language dictionaries 

  • Onelook Dictionaries
  •         http://www.onelook.com/
     
  • yourDictionary.com
  •         http://www.yourdictionary.com/

    Foreign Language Dictionaries 

  • French-English Dictionary/(English-French)
            http://humanities.uchicago.edu/forms_unrest/FR-ENG.html

     
  • German-English Dictionary/(English-German)
            http://dict.leo.org/

     
  • Rustran: Russian-English Dictionary/(English-Russian)
            http://www.rustran.com/

     
  • Alta Vista Translator
  •         http://babelfish.altavista.com/translate.dyn
     

    Specialized Dictionaries 

  • Animated American Sign Language Dictionary
            http://www.bconnex.net/~randys/

     
  • Epicurious Food Dictionary
  •         http://www.epicurious.com/run/fooddictionary/home
     
  • Legal Dictionary -- Nolo (Everybody's Legal Dictionary)        http://www.nolo.com/lawcenter/dictionary/wordindex.cfm
     
  • Glossary of Literary Terms and A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices        http://www.virtualsalt.com/litterms.htm
     
  • Middle English Compendium
  •         http://www.hti.umich.edu/mec/
     
  • Computer/Internet Dictionaries        http://www.chabotcollege.edu/Library/onlineref/computerref.html#dictionaries
  • Encyclopedias

    General  |  Specialized

    General Encyclopedias
     
  • Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition
  •         http://www.bartleby.com/65/
    Courtesy of bartleby.com, you can browse the full text of this current edition (published in the year, 2000)
     
  • NobleMind
            http://www.noblemind.com/

     

    Specialized Encyclopedias
    You can find more such encyclopedias in our Online Subject Index 

  • Encyclopedia Mythica
  •         http://pantheon.org/
    Containing over 5,700 entries, this encyclopedia contains extended definitions of gods, goddesses, and folklore figures as well as providing introductions on mythologies for different regions of the world 
     
  • Encyclopedia of Teleivison
            http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/index.html
     
  • Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
            http://www.utm.edu/research/iep/

    An ongoing project of the University of Tennessee
     
  • PC Webopedia
  •         http://www.pcwebopedia.com/
    For thorough, nontechnical definitions to computer terms, followed by links to web pages related to the subject of the terminology you are seeking
     
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
            http://plato.stanford.edu/

    Project still in process, but a number of entries are available at this time
     
  • Encyclopaedia of the Orient
  •         http://www.i-cias.com/e.o/
     
  • TechEncyclopedia
  •         http://www.techweb.com/encyclopedia/
    Thesaurii
    General Thesaurii
     
  • Roget's Thesaurus Search Form        http://humanities.uchicago.edu/forms_unrest/ROGET.html
     
  • Roget's II: The New Thesaurus
  •         http://www.bartleby.com/62/
     
  • Lexical FreeNet
  •         http://www.lexfn.com/
    Finds all sorts of relationships surrounding words or demonstrates relationships between two words and/or proper names you enter

    Subject Headings Thesaurii/Controlled Vocabulary  

  • MeSH Browser
  •         http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/htbin-post/Entrez/meshbrowser?
    Terminology used in medicine according to the National Library of Medicine

    Quotations

  • Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
            http://www.bartleby.com/100/

     
  • Simpson's Contemporary Quotations
            http://www.bartleby.com/63/
  • Acronyms, Abbreviations and Symbols

  • World Wide Web Acronym and Abbreviation Server
           
    http://acronyms.silmaril.ie/cgi-bin/uncgi/acronyms
     
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms in the U.S. Government
            http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/subjectareas/gov/docs_abbrev.html

     
  • Journal Abbreviation Sources
  •         http://www.public.iastate.edu/~CYBERSTACKS/JAS.htm
    A listing of web sites, each one that spells out abbreviations to all sorts of journals and magazines used by many indexes and institutions
     
  • Symbols.com - An encyclopedia of Western signs and ideograms        http://www.symbols.com/
    Indexes more than 2,500 Western symbols. Articles discuss their histories, meanings and uses.  Search either in their graphic index or their word index


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    This web site was last updated on May 11, 2004.
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    Norman Buchwald, Information Literacy and Technology Librarian.
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