Monday, April 12, 2010
Introduction to reference: Dictionaries: representative titles
The Canadian Oxford dictionary
Gage Canadian dictionary
ITP Nelson Canadian dictionary
Dictionary of Canadianisms on historical principals
Oxford English dictionary
Concise Oxford dictionary of current English
Webster’s third new international dictionary of the English language, unabridged
Random House unabridged dictionary
Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary
Random House Webster’s college dictionary
Chambers English dictionary
Dictionary of American slang
Dictionary of slang and unconventional English
Cold as a Bay Street banker’s heart: the ultimate Prairie phrase book
Fitzhenry & Whiteside Canadian thesaurus
Roget’s international thesaurus
The new Fowler’s modern English usage
Guide to Canadian English usage
Acronyms, initalisms & abbreviations dictionary
Selected online sites
Contains American heritage dictionary of the English language. 4th ed.
American Heritage ® Book of English usage. 1996.
Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus, Third edition. 1995.
Merriam-Webster online http://www.m-w.com/
Contains a dictionary and a thesaurus.
Chambers 21st century dictionary
Collins English dictionary 2000 ed.
British. Site contains Spanish-English dictionary, French-English dictionary, Italian-English dictionary, German-English dictionary.
Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English.
A dictionary of slang
From British perspective but covers all English-speaking countries. Includes graphic content and some links are sexually explicit.
The WorldWideWeb Acronym and Abbreviation Server
Internet Public Library