ONLINE DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Preferred Dictionary:   Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
   

Merriam Webster Learner's Dictionary American English Dictionary for ESL, EFL, and TOEFL students
Merriam Webster  Type  in the word you need to look up. Click the sound icon to hear it.
Word of the Day Archive  Daily entries of academic words are archived from 2001 to the present by Dictionary.com.
Cambridge Dictionaries Online  Cambridge Learner's, American English, Idioms, and Phrasal Verbs Dictionaries are available under the pull down menu.
Heinle's Newbury House Dictionary   The Newbury House Dictionary of American English with many Activities and a Pronunciation Guide. The network version of the software is on the desktops in the ESL Lab.
Wordsmyth   The new Wordsmyth with Beginner's, Children's, and Advanced Dictionaries.
Bartleby.Com  From the pull-down menu at the top of the page, you can select Dictionary, Thesaurus, Quotation, etc. to search for definitions, synonyms, and words used in quotation. Or use the American Heritage Dictionary online (center of page under Search).
Roget's Thesaurus  Type in a word and click GO.  Also note the Category Index below the Search frame for antonyms and the Alphabetical Index for synonyms.
One Look   Find meanings of words as they are defined in multiple dictionaries. You can also find translations.
All Words  An English Dictionary with Multi-Lingual Search.
Dictionary of Abbreviations  Bartleby's dictionary of abbreviations in alphabetical order.
Dictionary of Cultural Literacy   The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy contains brief introductions to commonly known literary works by title or by author.
Geographical Reference  A comprehensive encyclopedia of geographical places and features in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. At the pull down menu select a country (Mexico). In the next frame type a specific place (Michoacan) for geographical references.
Online Medical Dictionary  A comprehensive online Medical Dictionary that allows you to search by letter or by subject area.
Alpha Dictionary Language Directory    Alpha Dictionary.com's Language Directory, including over 300 languages with links to bilingual online dictionaries.
Free Online Dictionaries  Online dictionaries for many specializations and languages.
Encyclopedia  Search for research, information, facts, or pictures with this free encyclopedia. Type the name / term you are searching for. Featured articles on current events are listed also.

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