Online dictionaries, translating sites, and thesaurus are appearing online almost overnight. Here are a few of my “quick picks” (click on the logos to access their sites):

Cambridge Dictionary (5 dictionaries): Cambridge University Press publishes a range of dictionaries for learners of English all around the world. You can search their dictionaries using the search box at the top of the page.

            FreeDictionary: Collection of dictionaries by subject including medical and legal together with free and subscription encyclopedias, in ten languages. An excellent free online dictionary which also contains a thesaurus and sound recognition. It also gives you lots of examples of how the word or expression is used in context.


             Free online dictionary, thesaurus, French-English, Spanish-English, etc. and medical dictionaries, audio pronunciations, Word of the Day, word games, and much more high-quality linguistic information.


                A free online Talking English Pronunciation Dictionary – simply mouse over your entry to hear it pronounced.         American and British spellings, with alternative accents.

American Heritage Dictionary: http://www.bartleby.com/61/

¨All The Web: http://www.alltheweb.com/

¨Word Reference: http://www.wordreference.com/ Online language dictionaries from Oxford

¨English Idioms and Idiomatic Expressions: http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/: good source for learning over 3,449 colloquial expressions and common sayings

¨Grand Dictionnaire Terminologique: http://www.granddictionnaire.com/btml/fra/r_motclef/index1024_1.asp

¨Internet Public Library:http://www.ipl.org/

¨Library Spot (Online Library Portal): http://www.libraryspot.com/

¨National Geographic: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/index.html

¨Questia (World’s Largest Online Library): http://www.questia.com/ ($$$)

¨GuruNet: http://www.gurunet.com/

¨Ultra Lingua’s Web Dictionary: http://www.ultralingua.com/en/index.html

¨The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus: http://www.wordsmyth.net/

¨Your Dictionary: http://www.yourdictionary.com

¨High Beam Library: http://www.highbeam.com/library/index.asp? ($$$) (Find lots of periodicals here online)

¨The Change Agent (New England Library) : http://www.nelrc.org/changeagent/backIssues.htm

¨Library of Congress (Washington D.C.): http://www.loc.gov/

¨America’s Library: http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi

¨Smithsonian Library: http://www.sil.si.edu/


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