ONLINE DICTIONARIES and ENCYCLOPEDIAS


ENGLISH

MONOLINGUAL / BILINGUAL

> Wordreference: 
http://www.wordreference.com.es  Very good English-Spanish bilingual dictionary. Also monolingual. 

> TheFreeDictionary: http://www.thefreedictionary.com  Excellent monolingual dictionary. 

> Cambridge Dictionaries Online: http://dictionary.cambridge.org  Direct access to Cambridge Advanced Learner´s Dictionary. Some other monolingual dictionaries (Learner´s, American English, Idioms, Phrasal Verbs), plus a Spanish-English bilingual one, also available.

> Merriam-Webster Online: http://www.merriam-webster.com  Pronunciation (with sound), etymology, a built-in thesaurus and a bilingual Spanish-English dictionary. 

> Onelook: http://www.onelook.com  Thousands of words indexed from hundreds of dictionaries. Both general and specialty dictionaries, monolingual and bilingual.

> Wordmagic: http://www.wordmagicsoft.com/diccionario/en-es/  English-Spanish. Bilingual. 

> Newbury House Dictionary of American English: http://nhd.heinle.com/home.aspx Monolingual dictionary of American English.

> Thesaurus: http://thesaurus.reference.com Contains General English Dictionary (including pronunciation and sound) and Enclyclopedia.

> Visual Dictionary: http://visual.merriam-webster.com/

> Snappywords: http://snappywords.com  Visual dictionary.

> Collocations:  http://www.ozdic.com/

 
ENGLISH & OTHER LANGUAGES


> Foreignword:
 http://www.foreignword.com/Tools/dictsrch.htm  Global dictionary to search in 275 dictionaries on the Internet and translate from 69 source languages into 73 target languages.

> Diccionario Bab.la: httpp://es.bab.la/diccionario/  31 bilingual dictionaries in different languages, including a Spanish-English one. Colloquial and dialectal terms, technical and specific language, synonyms, sample sentences, pronunciation, etc.

> Woxicon:
 http://www.woxikon.com  Online dictionary and translation. English, German, French, Spanish and Italian.

> AlphaDictionary: http://www.alphadictionary.com/langdir.html  Alpha dictionary language directory. Online links to dictionaries and grammars in over 100 languages. 

> Linguee:  http://www.linguee.com/  Translation tool combining an editorial dictionary and a search engine with which you can search billions of bilingual texts for words and expressions

SPECIALTY 

> Specialty Dictionaries
 (Alpha Dictionary´s listing): http://www.alphadictionary.com/specialty.html  Over 100 different fields: Botany, Accounting, Environment, etc.

> TheFreeDictionary: http://www.thefreedictionary.com  Contains links to Thesaurus, Computing, Medical, Legal, Financial Dictionaries, Idioms, Encyclopedias, etc.

ETYMOLOGY

> Etymonline.com: 
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?  Online etymology dictionary.

ENCYCLOPEDIAS

> Encyclopedia Britannica Online:
 http://www.britannica.com

> Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page  The largest encyclopedia on the Internet. Over 1,170,000 articles in English.

> Simple English Wikipedia:  http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_English_Wikipedia  A a simplified version, for beginners, elementary and low intermediate students

> Answers.com: http://www.answers.com  Look for the information you need: language, geography, culture and many other different fields.