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Biographical Dictionary
Searchable information on more than 18,000 notable citizens of the planet Earth. Watch for the great profile of a man using "activating" dandruff shampoo.

Columbia University: Project Bartleby
A searchable Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, the inaugural addresses of the presidents of the United States, and more, within what aims to become the public library of the Internet.

The Dictionary of Computing


The Elements of Style
The definitive style guide by William Strunk and E. B. White.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online
A subscriber service - but amazing if you can afford it.

French/English Dictionary
Translates words from French to English and vice versa. Use the asterisk (*) at the end of the search term to match all suffixes. For example: aim* or raison*

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German/English Dictionary
Search for German words or translate vocabulary from English. Note: When it's done searching, look for the translations at the bottom of the page.

The HTML Dictionary
Bone up on your HTML here.

Index of Online Dictionaries
Lexicons for hundreds of languages around the world - even artificial languages, such as Klingon and Esperanto. This way, you'll never be stuck without something to say.

Japanese/English Dictionary
Translates English or Japanese words.

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Jargon File
The print version is known as The New Hacker's Dictionary - a comprehensive, searchable index of techie, wired jargon that's also available alphabetically. Go to editor Eric Raymond's site to check out the very latest version.

King James Bible
Searchable and indexed.

Library of Congress
Search the Library of Congress using their Web gateway below - or through a telnet interface, which lets you search for federal legislation as well. Go to the LOC site for more narrow searches and a Vietnam War-era POW/MIA database.

(Note: For this search you can use AND, OR, and NOT as connectors between words. The database is available 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday; and 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sunday. All times Eastern.)

Personal name
Return documents.

List of Dictionaries
Nice source if you're looking for that specific dictionary.

Merriam-Webster Online
Includes the WWWebster Dictionary, the online version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition.

MLA/APA Bibliographic Styles
When thou hast forgotten how to reference a novel, an interview, a recording, or a zine - consult this site.

Morse Code Translator
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Net Lingo
The Internet Language Dictionary. Making sense of Java, smileys, and the like.

PC Webopaedia
Sandy Bay Software's list of 2,000 computer terms, with a slick search engine.

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