Last Updated: Feb 19, 2014
Welcome to the library's list of online Dictionaries and other sources for Quick Facts. We hope this guide will help you discover and use the wealth of information resources provided by the library. Librarians can assist you further, also. We hope to hear from you!
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Here are a few places to start. Look under the tabs above for more.
Answers from American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, WordNet, The Free On-line dictionary of Computing, Jargon File, CIA World Factbook, Easton's 1897 bible Dictionary, Hitchcock's bible Names Dictionary, and the U.S. Gazetteer.
- Oxford English Dictionary
Landmark historical resource that defines and illustrates through quotations the use of English language words from earliest known occurrence to present
Answers from Roget's New Millennium Thesaurus.
- Britannica Online
Academic edition of Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Full text entries accompanied by video clips, images, audio, related websites, and more. Includes timelines, a world atlas, and Merriam-Webster dictionary and thesaurus.
- Bartleby.com Quotations
Includes Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Columbia World of Quotations, Simpson's Contemporary Quotations, and Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations