Dictionaries & Thesaurii
Varieties of English
- The Alternative
Collection of various forms of "bad language" -- slang, profanities,
vulgarisms -- from many languages
Amatory and erotic terms.
A 14,000-word dictionary of obscure and rare words.
A searchable and categorized directory of glossaries and topical
"Provides search, language and research tools on one page. Includes web,
discussion groups, and people search, language identifier, translator,
dictionaries, encyclopedia, biography, quotations, and telephone area
- Merriam-Webster Online
- One-Look Dictionaries
Possibly the only online English dictionary you need: "More than 5
million words in more than 900 online dictionaries."
Online version of Roget's Thesaurus of English words and
Commonly Misspelled Words
Geographical Reference and Maps
- Antique Words by C. J. Cherryh
List of words that were commonly used prior to the 1900s.
- World Wide Words
"English words and phrases: what they mean, where they came
from, how they have evolved, and the ways in which people sometimes
misuse them. A few others concern issues of grammar, style and
- The Word Spy
"Devoted to lexpionage,
the sleuthing of new words and phrases."
- The Word Detective
Online version of a newspaper column answering readers' questions about
words and language.
- Atlapedia Online
Physical and political maps, facts and statistics on countries of the world.
Clear, easy-to-read maps made for printing and copying from National Geographic.
Historical Atlas of the 20th Century
National Geographic Map Machine
National Geographic'sonline atlas: find nearly any place on Earth
and view it by population, climate, and more. Plus antique maps, country facts,
and trail maps.
Perry-Casta??eda Library Map Collection (U of Texas)
Over 5000 maps online: World, Africa, Americas, Asia, Australia/Pacific, Europe,
Middle East, Polar/Oceans, Russia/Republics, U.S., Texas, Historical, and Thematic. Also excellent links
to other map sites including extensive collection of City Map Sites.
University of Iowa Center for Global & Regional Environmental Research Maps & References
- The World of Maps: A Gateway for Maps and Mapping
- Yahoo! Maps
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