Dictionaries, Thesauri, Quotations and Acronyms


Foreign Language/Translators

Japanese/English Dictionary Gateway 
English/Japanese dictionaries.

Online Dictionaries 
This site links to 400+ english and foreign language dictionaries and thesauri.

Travlang's Translating Dictionaries 
Translates 16 different languages with one another. Includes english, german, italian and french.

Miscellaneous Resources

Bartleby.com Onine dictionaries such as American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language and much more.

Dictionary.com Collection of word resources, dictionary, thesaurus, translators, word games and more.

Dictionary of Units
"This dictionary provides an account of the principal units of measurement to be found in use around the world today, and the conversion factors often needed to change them into 'standard' units of the SI [International System of Units] system." Discusses conversions from one system to another and defines the systems themselves. Also includes calculators, a downloadable pocket guide, and a FAQ. From a retired mathematics professor and author.

Etymology Dictionary A supplemental site providing the history of thousands of words and their derivations.

'Lectric Law Library Strictly legal terms.

OneLook Dictionaries Search many dictionaries at once. Divides results by dictionary's main subject, links to the homepages are provided.

Webster Dictionary Online Merriam Webster dictionary and thesaurus.


Roget's Thesaurus
Online Version, print also available, check catalog for location/call numbers.

Alphabetical index and category outline. Also links to Dictionary.com

Websters Thesaurus
Search Merriam Webster's online thesaurus.

Wordsmyth Educational Dictionary-Thesaurus
An online American English dictionary with an integrated thesaurus.


Miscellaneous Resources

Online version of Simpson's Contemporary Quotations, The Columbia World of Quotations, and Bartlett's Familiar quotations.

Comprehensive site filled with quotes. Searchable by topic or keyword.

From Refdesk.com


...of the U.S. Government 
Lists 500+ abbreviations for government agencies, programs and publications.

Acronym Finder 
Database of 278,000+ acronyms and their meanings. The index contains acronyms concerning general topics, computers, technology, etc. Also provides relative links books sold at Amazon.

Postal Acronyms 
Official abbreviations of the U.S. Postal Service for states, streets and secondary units.