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/ ($$$)
¨Ultra Lingua’s Web Dictionary: http://www.ultralingua.com/en/index.html
¨The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus: http://www.wordsmyth.net/
¨Your Dictionary: http://www.yourdictionary.com
¨High Beam Library: http://www.highbeam.com/library/index.asp? ($$$) (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/