Dictionaries, Glossaries, and Tech Resources

Language-related links on the Internet are endless. 

Below is a minute sampling of useful sites. 

You are encouraged to add your own favorite websites by writing to our webmaster.



English Monolingual Dictionaries


www.merriam-webster.com

dictionary.reference.com/ (Dictionary.com)

https://ahdictionary.com (American Heritage Dictionary)


https://en.oxforddictionaries.com


Reference Sites that List More Dictionaries

www.proz.com/glosspost

www.lexicool.com/

www.yourdictionary.com/diction5.html#medicine

www.bikinfo.com/HTML/Langlink.html

www.angelfire.com/ga2/transcription/translinks.html (medical resources)

www.onelook.com/ (OneLook dictionary search)


Glossaries

See archived copies of the ATA Chronicle for an excellent series of articles containing a very large selection of glossaries on a host of topics: 6/06, 8/06, 9/06. 2/07, 3/07, 6/07, 7/07, and 9/07.


Technology Resources

• CAT tools

www.omegat.org/en/omegat.html (open-source)

www.sdl.com/campaign/lt/sdl-trados-studio-2014

www.wordfast.net/

anaphraseus.sourceforge.net/ (open-source, for translation memory)

• Software

www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking/ (Dragon Naturally Speaking)

www.nuance.com/pdfconverter/standard/ (PDF Converter)

www.efax.com/en/efax/twa/efaxPlus (for faxing)

www.practiline.com/features.htm (for text counting and invoicing)

www.practicliine.com (for word count and line count)

www.internationalwriters.com/toolkit and www.internationalwriters.com/toolbox (Jost Zetsche’s technology tool biweekly newsletter and computer primer for translators)

www.openoffice.org/ (complete, open-source office software suite)


Term Searches

www.linguee.com (searches in different languages)

www.proz.com/?sp=ksearch#glosspost (search for specific terms by language)

www.wordreference.com/ (search for specific terms by language)

www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/tpv2alpha/alpha-eng.html?lang=eng

(Termium term search in English, French, Spanish)

iate.europa.eu/iatediff/switchLang.do?success=mainPage&lang=en


Miscellaneous

www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html (Chicago Manual of Style Online)

www.acronymfinder.com/

www.metric-conversions.org/conversion-calculators.htm

www.natcorp.ox.ac.uk (British National Corpus, a 100-million word collection of samples or written and spoken language from a wide range of sources)


 
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