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General Reference Web Resources

Quick access to Web resources, selected and annotated by NEIT's Reference Librarians. 
Dictionaries | Encyclopedias |

Dictionaries

GENERAL
♦  AlphaDictionary.com
URL: http://www.alphadictionary.com
Search over 1000 dictionaries at the same time. Blog about language, fun games with words, grammar help, much more. [11/15]
♦  Luciferous Logolepsy: Dragging obscure words into the light of day
URL: http://www.kokogiak.com/logolepsy/
Obscure English words. [11/15]
♦  Marketing Dictionary
URL: https://www.ama.org/resources/Pages/Dictionary.aspx?
Specializing in marketing terms, since 1995. From AMA, American Marketing Association. [11/15]
♦  ODLIS: Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science
URL: http://www.abc-clio.com/ODLIS/odlis_A.aspx
Definitions and explanations of traditional library terms along with updated digital definitions.  Originally created, 2004, Joan M. Reitz. [11/15]
♦  The Online Slang Dictionary
URL: http://onlineslangdictionary.com/
Real definitions for slang words and phrases.  American, English and Urban slang. [11/15]
♦  Oxford Dictionaries
URL: http://oxforddictionaries.com
Definitions, synonyms, and grammar for English and many other languages. [11/15]
♦  Visual Dictionary Online
URL: http://visual.merriam-webster.com
Images and pictures make this a dictionary with a different focus. Definitions in up to 6 different languages. [11/15]
♦  YourDictionary.com
URL: http://www.yourdictionary.com/
Dictionary definitions with origin of use, and example. Launched in 1995. [11/15]

Encylopedias

♦  Encyclopedia.com
URL: http://www.encyclopedia.com/
"Encyclopedia.com has more than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations." [11/15]
♦  Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This EBSCOhost database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.  [11/15]
♦  Webopedia
URL: http://www.webopedia.com/
"Webopedia is an online tech dictionary for IT professionals, educators and students. We provide definitions to words, phrases and abbreviations related to computing and information technology. Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand definitions, avoiding the use of heavy jargon when possible."  [11/15]

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