Online Reference Materials (Dictionaries, etc.)

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    Online Reference Materials (Dictionaries, etc.)

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    Types of Reference Materials On This Page Include the Following

    Acronym and Jargon Finders
    Dictionaries
    E-Mail Address Books
    Encyclopedias
    Internet Searches
    Glossaries
    Language Translators
    Libraries
    News
    Manual of Styles (APA, Chicago,
    etc.)

    Phone Books
    Quotations
    Reference “Desks” (sites with multiple types of reference
    information)
    Thesaurus


    Acronym and Jargon Finders

    Acronym Finder
    another Acronym Finder
    Computer and Internet Acronyms

    Dictionaries

    Online Dictionaries
    18 – Online specialized dictionaries
    American Heritage Dictionary
    Oxford English Dictionary
    Accounting, Business Studies and Economics Dictionary for Students

    E-mail Address Books

    Large Email Directories
    Finding Email Addresses on the Web

    Encyclopedias

    Wikipedia
    Encyclopedia Britannica Online
    The Canadian Encyclopedia
    An I.T. encyclopedia

    Glossaries

    Glossary of Business
    Terms A-Z

    Business Thesaurus Glossary

    Language Translation

    Google Translate
    Free Online Language Translator
    Free Web and Text Translation Service
    Free Translation Online

    Libraries

    lib-web-cats
    (includes access to 4,000 libraries)

    Library Spot — government libraries

    On-Line Sources to Get Up-to-Date National and International News

    Media “Watchdogs”

    Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
    News from around the World
    Media Research Center
    Media Matters for American

    Business News

    New York Times Business News
    Wall Street Journal
    CNN Money
    Forbes Financial
    Bloomberg News
    Business Wire
    Business Week

    World News

    BBC World News
    CNN World News
    New York Times World News
    MSNBC World News

    USA, including international focus

    Reuters (with focus on financial and business news)
    CNN
    Google News
    ABC News
    USA Today
    NSNBC News
    CBS News

    Phone Books

    Telephone Directories on the Web, Phone Books,
    White Pages, Yellow Pages

    International Telephone Directory
    Switchboard for US and Canada

    Quotations (general)

    Creative Quotations
    Quoteland.com
    Quotations Page
    Creativity Quotes

    Reference “Desks” (sites with multiple types of reference information)

    Reference Desk
    CWL Publishing Enterprises
    Online Reference Desk
    used to be the Ask Dr. Jeeves and now has a new face

    Thesaurus

    Merriam Webster thesaurus
    Getty
    Thesaurus of Geographic Names

    Thesaurus (an Ask.com service)

    Internet Searches

    Google
    DuckDuckGo
    Search Engine Watch
    International Directory of Search Engines
    Base Bones 101 — Basic Tutorial on Searching the Web
    25 Free People Search Engines to Find Anyone