Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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Dictionaries

WWWebster Dictionary and Thesaurus
Online dictionary based on Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Tenth Edition (1999).
(Merriam-Webster, Incorporated - US - http://www.m-w.com/netdict.htm)

Encarta World English Dictionary
Online dictionary from Microsoft (North American Edition).
(Microsoft - US - http://dictionary.msn.com/)

yourDictionary.com
Online dictionaries.
(yourDictionary.com - US - http://www.yourdictionary.com/)

Cambridge International Dictionaries Online
Includes Cambridge Dictionary of American English, Cambridge International Dictionary of English, Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs and Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms.
(Cambridge University Press - GB - http://www.cup.cam.ac.uk/esl/dictionary/)

onelook.com
Definitions of words/phrases
(US - http://www.onelook.com)

infoplease.com
Definitions
(US - http://www.infoplease.com/dictionary.html)

freeality.com
Definitions
(US - http://www.freeality.com/dictiona.htm)

ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science 
ODLIS is designed as a reference resource for library and information science professionals, university students and faculty, and the general reader and library user.
(Western Connecticut State University Libraries - US - http://www.wcsu.edu/library/odlis.html)

investorwords.com
Financial glossary with definitions; other terms that contain the word
(US - http://www.investorwords.com/)


 

Encyclopedias

Britannica.com
Britannica.com is a concise edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica.
(Britannica.com Inc.- US - http://www.britannica.com)

Encarta Concise Free Encyclopedia
Encarta Concise Edition of the Encarta encyclopedia.  
(Microsoft - US - http://encarta.msn.com/

Webopedia
Online dictionary for computer and Internet technology.
(internet.com Corp. - US - http://www.webopedia.com/)

Wikipedia
Online multilingual open access dictionary.
(Wikimedia Foundation Inc. - US - http://www.wikipedia.org/)



Overviews

Yahoo! Reference  
(Yahoo! Inc - US - http://dir.yahoo.com/Reference/)

BUBL LINK / 5:15 General Reference 
(Joint Information Systems Committee - GB - http://bubl.ac.uk/link/types.html)