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Resources Relaunches With Five Major Reference Works

On March 20, a premiere source for free online literature, verse, and reference books, relaunched their Website and added five major reference works. Users can now access complete electronic versions of the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition; The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition; Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition; Simpson's Contemporary...

As is probably well-known to most readers, a few weeks ago Encyclopaedia Britannica decided to place the entire contents of its 32-volume set online for free. The decision was widely reported both online and in the print press, and the site promptly crashed under the huge strain. Though a bit slow and sometimes buggy, is now officially up and running, offering full access to the...

Designed and created by Linda Joseph, a library media specialist who works with the Columbus, Ohio public school district, CyberBee is a site dedicated to helping young people learn about using the web for research and assisting teachers with the process of using web-based materials in classroom instruction. One nice feature of the site is the Primary Source of the Month, where users can view a...
eMedicine Consumer Health

This Web site is the consumer health version of, "the largest and most current Clinical Knowledge Base available to physicians and health professionals." Launched in May 2003, eMedicine Consumer Health offers over 5,500 pages of health-related information geared toward the general reader. This extremely comprehensive site is organized into three main sections: Heath Resources, First...
Internet History of Science Sourcebook

Edited by Paul Halsall, PhD, Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Florida, this Fordham University metasite contains links to documents and Web resources pertaining to the history of science. Although this site has a historical focus, it includes interesting science-related links and original texts from great scientific thinkers. Contents are organized by geographic locations... is one of the numerous related offerings from StartSpot Mediaworks. All of their Spot sites are very user-friendly portals to relevant sites and resources; this particular site offers resources relates to books and libraries. Each site has a similar layout, with subsections such as Must See sites, In the News, By the Numbers, Themes, You Asked For It, and On Exhibit in the main...
Subject Guides at Syracuse University Library

Undergraduates, graduate students, and the generally curious will find much to wander through here. The librarians at Syracuse University have created dozens of subject guides for everything from anthropology to writing & rhetoric. Each guide contains links to books, databases, journals, dissertations, electronic resources, and so on. Visitors will note that some of the resources are only licensed...
Wordsmyth: The Educational Dictionary -- Thesaurus

Relaunched with a new search engine and other new features in July, Wordsmyth: The Educational Dictionary-Thesaurus (WEDT) touts itself as "the premier online American English dictionary with an integrated thesaurus." WEDT contains 50,000 headwords and well-defined and hyperlinked synonyms. The site offers multiple search strategies for different purposes allowing users to perform narrow or... Resources for Translation Professionals

Looking for a glossary of cigar terms, a Danish-Japanese dictionary, or a collection of Cree language lessons? is the place to go. Hosting an impressive and actively maintained collection of tools for translation professionals, is the work of Robert Altenburg and Dyran Maldonado. The site's features are too numerous to give an exhaustive list here. In the Dictionaries,...