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AHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCO)Login Required
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AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. AHFS is published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists—long recognized as an authority on educating patients about drug use and safety, and a founding member of the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE)
Britannica Academic EditionLogin Required
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An excellent online encyclopedia, dictionary, and world atlas. Don't know much about your topic? Start here.
Encyclopedia.com
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A free online encyclopedia, Encyclopedia.com features premier titles like The Columbia Encyclopedia, Oxford’s World Encyclopedia, and the Encyclopedia of World Biography. Dictionaries range from the general purpose Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English, to social science terms in A Dictionary of Psychology, to health-related nutrition definitions in A Dictionary of Food Nutrition & more. Note: Some of the sources may not be particularly current, so be sure to check the copyright date of the source.
Etymology Dictionary
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Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago.
Green's Dictionary of Slang
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The free portion of this resource has more than 50,000 main entries encompassing more than 130,000 individual slang words and more than two-thirds of a million citations of usage.
How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measure
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InfoPlease
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Provides a free, online  encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary, biographies and more...
Mango Languages - Start LearningLogin Required
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"The easiest way to learn a foreign language!" Mango is an online learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian & more. You may create your own login to save and track your progress. OR select "GUEST" to log on anonymously.
Medical Dictionary
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From MedlinePlus
Merriam-Webster Dictionary (Free)
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Basic online dictionary for free (no login required.)

Net Lingo
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A dictionary for Net users that includes net jargon, text messaging acronyms, smileys & emoticons.
Oxford English Dictionary Online (OED)Login Required
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The premier English language dictionary. This is a paid subscription dictionary; it is the best place to start.
Oxford Living Dictionaries (Free. English version)Login Required
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This is a simple version of Oxford Dictionaries. For more in-depth definitions, grammar, synonyms, etc. use the premier Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
Roget's International Thesaurus of English Words & Phrases
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From Bartleby.com - Great Books Online
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (via STATRef!)Login Required
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A nursing & medical resource & dictionary.
WhatIs.com: a technology dictionary
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A technology dictionary dealing with IT, networking, security, applications, computer science & more.
WordNet
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A lexical database for English that provides a network of meaningfully related words and concepts. Similar to a thesaurus, WordNet's structure makes it a useful tool for computational linguistics and natural language processing.
Your Dictionary.com
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Includes over 2,500 dictionaries and grammars in over 300 languages, dictionary, thesaurus, glossary and reference articles, games that build language skills, and a forum for discussing language issues with the logophile community.

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