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
Contains a dictionary and a thesaurus.

Chambers 21st century dictionary
Chambers thesaurus

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

OneLook Dictionaries

Internet Public Library

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