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Dictionaries & Thesauri

Databases

 

SIRS

Dictionary/Thesaurus feature built in.

 

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eBooks

 

Credo Reference

Over 500 highly-regarded titles from over 70 publishers; Credo General Reference covers every major subject.

ebrary

Access to over 25,000 books from publishers such as McGraw Hill, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.

EBSCO eBooks (formerly NetLibrary)

Over 5,000 eBooks are available to GBC students in the EBSCO eBook collection. Search by subject, title or author and research right from home.

 

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Websites

 

General

 

American Heritage Dictionary on Yahoo!

Find definitions, spellings, and word suggestions in this free online searchable dictionary that features over 200,000 entries, 70,000 audio word pronunciations, and 900 full-page color illustrations.

Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Includes audio pronunciations, and links to definitions by subject material.

Dictionary.com

Includes audio pronunciations, quotes and word origins.

Dictionaries

Links from the LibrarySpot to more general and specialized dictionaries.

Merriam Webster's Dictionary & Thesaurus

Provides audio pronunciations, examples and definitions of phrases. Also includes link to Medical Dictionary and Spanish-English Dictionary.

Merriam Webster's Visual Dictionary

Includes 20,000 terms with contextual definitions, developed by terminology experts; and 6,000 full-color images of a wide variety of objects from all aspects of life.

Roget's Thesaurus at Yahoo!

Find synonyms and word suggestions in this free online searchable thesaurus that features 260,000 synonyms and cross-references in an easy-to-use format, succinct word definitions, and an innovative hyperlinked category index.

Thesaurus.com

Provides part of speech, a brief definition, synonyms and antonyms.

Specialty

 

Acronym Finder

Enter an acronym to find out what it stands for.

Rhymezone

Rhyming Dictionary.

Language

 

American Heritage Spanish Dictionary on Yahoo!

Free online Spanish-English translation dictionary is newly revised to include the most current computer, telecommunications, and Internet vocabulary and to include pronunciations in both English and Spanish. Featuring American English and Latin American Spanish, it contains 70,000 entries with more than 120,000 meanings.

Babel Fish

Translate a single word, a block of text, or an entire webpage.

bing Translator

Translates text, or webpages for over 30 languages.

Sign Language Dictionary

Video dictionary.

 

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