This is a collection of online reference resources selected from the Internet. Please inform us if you know of others that would be useful to have here. Please send comments and suggestions to Last updated November 2011.

Dictionaries & Encyclopaedias

  • Merriam-Webster OnLine
    Includes both the dictionary and thesaurus. This dictionary gives words nearest to your request, if you are not sure of the spelling.
  • Roget's Thesaurus
    This is the web version of the Roget's Thesaurus of English words and phrases. A good aid to find synonyms for overused words. Words may be looked up in the thesaurus or dictionary
  • OneLook Dictionaries
    Indexes over 670 online dictionaries including many in specialized subject areas. You may browse an individual dictionary or glossary or use the search engine to search all dictionaries at once.
  • Access 1800 dictionaries in 230 languages.
  • Online web dictionary and thesaurus.
  • WELL - Web Enhanced Language Learning
    Links to a wide array of Web resources for language learning in some of the world's major languages; includes dictionaries, news and magazines, and literature.
  • The WWW Acronym and Abbreviation Server
    An award winning searchable list of acronyms and abreviations
  • Acronym Finder
    Developer: Mountain Data Systems
    A searchable database of >186,000 acronyms,abbreviations and initialisms.
  • Yahoo's list of dictionaries
  • French / English Dictionary
    Developer: Mark Olsen, ARTFL Project, University of Chicago
  • NASA Thesaurus
  • Encyclop√ɦdia Britannica Online
    14 consecutive days of free access to the 32-volume Encyclop√ɦdia Britannica.
  • Encyberpedia
  • Freeality Encyclopedias
  • from Electric Library
  • Encyclopedia Resources
  • Yahoo! Reference>Encyclopedia
  • Quotations
    Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (of 1919)
    A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs traced to their sources in Ancient and Modern Literature
Internet General Subject Resources
  • Yahoo: ( A Guide to the WWW)
    COPAC provides access to the merged online catalogues of 20 of the largest university research libraries in the UK and Ireland.
  • Argus Clearinghouse
    A selective collection of topical guides.
  • BUBL Information Service 
    A national information Service for the UK higher education community.
  • Information Please
    Comprising online dictionary, Internet encyclopaedia, atlas and almanac.
  • WWW Virtual Library
    World Wide Web Initiative's massive one-stop subject web - all you need for subject access to the internet.
Geographical & other place-oriented references
  • World Factbook 2000
    Developer: Central Intelligence Agency, USA
    Contains country listing, field listing, reference maps, notes and definitions)
    Developer: ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta
  • Online World Atlas
  • Atlapedia Online
    Developer: Latimer Clarke Corporation
    Contains full colour physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world
Search Engines/Guides to the Internet
General Statistics & Data Sources
Documentation & Citation Styles

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