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Academic references
Business, investment, jobs
Computers, Internet
Education: teacher, student resources
Entertainment, transportation, travel
Government, law, official documents, statistics
Health, fitness, nutrition, weight, safety
Interests: hobbies, lifestyles, social issues
Language tools
Locating people, organizations, places
Shopping: other
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Country, language, audience, Internet application
File format
Search tool abilities

Definitions and
spellings of terms, abbreviations, acronyms, etc.


Meta and all-in-one search tools

Information Source Description Web Address
OneLook.com Parallel searches several dictionaries, does language translation, and has a reverse dictionary www.onelook.com
Glossarist.com Searchable directory of glossaries and topical encyclopedias www.glossarist.com
Lagenberg.com

Dictionaries

dictionary.langenberg.
com
Acronyms acronym.langenberg.
com
iTools Tools to search dictionaries, encyclopedias, quotes, biographies, translation, etc. www.itools.com
Profusion Acronyms; Dictionaries

Link no longer active, but you can still consider the listed search tools.


Individual directories & other search tools

AF/Acronym Finder Acronyms and abbreviations www.acronymfinder.
com/af-query.asp?
String=exact&Acronym
=OPML
AllWords.com Substring and multi-lingual dictionary searching www.allwords.com
Computer-related terms Search Tool Guide: Computers/Internet
Dictionary.com Multi-lingual dictionaries and thesaurus, language resources www.dictionary.com
InfoPlease.com Almanacs, dictionaries, thesauri, atlases, and biographies, with special interfaces for parents, teachers, and kids www.infoplease.com
Medical Terms Search Tool Guide: Health, nutrition, and physical fitness
MSN Learning and Research Encyclopedia, dictionaries, maps beta.encarta.msn.
com/encnet/error
/Error.aspx?mesgid=404
Multilingual.ch Glossaries, lexicons, dictionaries, thesauri www.multilingual.ch
Scholes Library Electronic Reference Desk scholes.alfred.edu/
ref_desk/ref.html
SearchEdu.com Dictionaries, thesauri, encylodpediae, almanacs. www.searchedu.com
Thesaurus.com Dictionaries, language translation, and resources www.thesaurus.com
YourDictionary.com Dictionaries in various languages, glossaries by topic, abbreviations, rhyming, grammar guides, and more www.yourdictionary.com
Also see: Search Tool Guide: Academic references


Language
translation


Meta and all-in-one search tools

Information Source Description Web Address
Langenberg Provides all-in-one language translation tool

www.langenberg.com


Individual directories & other search tools

AltaVista Provides its own brand of Babelfish language translation tool

babelfish.altavista.com

Google Provides language translation tool

www.google.com/
language_tools?hl=en

InterTran Translate between 16,000 language pairs

www.tranexp.com:2000
/Translate/result.shtml

ListenAndLearn Directory of language schools and learning resources

www.listenandlearn.org

Multilingual.ch Translation, and find parallel texts in different languages www.multilingual.ch
The Linguist List Information on language and language analysis; mailing list of 19,000 subscribers worldwide; website contains 2000 pages linguist.emich.edu
Translatum Greek translation vortal www.translatum.gr
Transref All kinds of translations services www.transref.org
Yahoo Provides language translation tool

tools.search.yahoo.
com/language/?fr=srch_more


Writing
style and reference guides
Information Source Description Web Address


Individual directories & other search tools

John Abbott CEGEP Links to information and library technology resources www.johnabbott.qc.ca
/webpages/departments/
ilt/links.html
Online Guide to Writing in Canada Canadian writing resources www.track0.com/ogwc
/resources/index.html
Purdue University Online Writing Lab Resources for Documenting Electronic Sources owl.english.purdue.edu
/handouts/research
/r_docelectric.html
QuintCareers Guide to Writing Reference Sites www.quintcareers.com
/writing/writeref.html
The Virtual Library Reference Materials www.surfline.ne.jp/janetm
/khslib.html
University of Washington Student Research and Writing Guides faculty.washington.edu
/krumme/readings/
res+writ.html#internet


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