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Links to Free online Dictionaries

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American-British, British-American Dictionary for English Speaking People, The (Smith, Jeremy) American to British and British to American words and phrases.

Bibliomania. Searchable language reference books, including dictionaries, books of quotations, synonyms, thesaurus, and literary sources.

Biographical Dictionary, The (S9.com) Briefly covers more than 28,000 notable men and women from ancient times to present.

Computer, Telephony, and Industry Glossary (CSGNetwork.com ) 900,000 words, phrases, and database search.

Graphic Design Dictionary. (GraphicDesignDictionary.com) A guide to graphic design terminology.

Legal Dictionary, Duhaime's (Duhaime, Lloyd) Legal definitions written in plain language.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary (The Language Center) Abridged dictionary and thesaurus.

NetLingo List of chat acronyms and text message shorthand.

Prisoner's Dictionary, A (Prison Law Page) Words and matters that are part of prison culture.

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Urban Dictionary (UrbanDictionary.com) Thousands of uncommon slang words and illustrations submitted daily from contributors worldwide.

Webopedia (Internet.com) Definitions of many computer-related terms from hardware to the Internet.

Wiktionary (A Wikimedia project) Multilingual dictionary with definitions, etymologies, pronunciations, sample quotations, synonyms, antonyms, and translations.

Wordnet (Cognitive Science Laboratory at Princeton University) A lexical database for the English language. Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are organized into synonym sets.

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Links to Free online Encyclopedias

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Baseball-Reference.com (Furtado, Jim and Forman, Sean) Statistics from 1871 to the present for major league players, teams, and leagues. Managerial data, baseball travel guide and more.

Canadian Encyclopedia, The (Historica Foundation) Text in English and French, interactivities, feature articles, extensive timeline of Canadian events.

Catholic Encyclopedia, The  (New Advent) Presents readers with the full body of Catholic teaching and an impartial record of different views.

Citizendium The Citizens' Compendium.  Wiki with stricter editing rules and obligatory disclosure of editor's real names.

De Imperatoribus Romanis ("On the Roman Emperors") Index of all emperors who ruled during the empire's 1500 years, significant battles and maps.

Encyclopedia Astronautica (Wade, Mark) Resource for rockets, spacecraft, launch vehicles, astronauts, cosmonauts, space flight, engines, space history, exploration and projects.

Encyclopedia of Cajun Culture (Bernard, Kara Tobin and Shane K.) Accurate basic information on Cajun-related topics culled from a variety of sources

Encyclopedia Mythica (Lindemans, M. F.) Mythology, folklore, legends, and more. Over 6100 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings, creatures and monsters.

Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology (Skidmore, Joel) Heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology.

Encyclopedia of Psychology (JSU Psychology Dept.) Links to Web sites and original information by researchers and practitioners in various fields of psychology.

Encyclopedia of the Celts (Mariboe, Knud) Some of the greater and lesser know works of Celtic literature; including works of mythology, legend, fiction and history.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, The (Fieser, James and Bradley, Dowden)  Detailed, scholarly information on key topics and figures in the history of world philosophy.

JewishEncyclopedia.com Complete [unedited] contents of the original 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia (1901-1906). Over 15,000 articles and illustrations.

Perseus Digital Library, The (Crane, Gregory, Editor in Chief, Tufts University) Engineering interactions through time, space, and language. Source materials including those for the study of the humanities.

Shi'ite Encyclopedia, A (Ahlul Bayt DILP) Sunni-referenced-oriented however, in the discussions, both Shia and Sunni perspectives are presented.

Wikipedia An information source in an encyclopedia format. Multiple topics. Multilingual.

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