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Reference Materials (web links)

Search or browse the thesaurus, or search the dictionary or the Web for a particular word. You can also find interactive crossword puzzles, a word of the day, and a translator for Spanish, German, Italian, French, and Portuguese.
Roget's Thesaurus

Links to over two hundred dictionaries of languages from Creole to Maori to Zulu! Also included are links to specialized English dictionaries, thesauri, on-line grammars, and a Web of linguistic fun.
Web of On-line Dictionaries


In addition to the dictionary and thesaurus, this site includes a daily word game, a word of the day, a word for the wise, and a feature on the lighter side of language.
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus


Part of the Bartleby Library, this 1901 edition of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is a collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs from ancient and modern literature.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations


This site makes finding word meanings easy! To find synonyms, all you need do is point the cursor at a word and the synonyms appear in a web surrounding the original word. Continue the process by pointing to another word in the web as synonyms appear for that one, and so on.
Visual Thesaurus

Invaluable for Internet research, this site contains the entire Encyclopaedia Britannica, as well as listings of thousands of Web sites. Search by topics from arts, science, travel, and technology. Also, link to today's news postings from the Washington Post.
Britannica.com

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The Internet sites referenced here may include third-party Web sites or resources. Although EMC Paradigm Publishing reviews these sites regularly, we cannot guarantee their appropriateness, accuracy or ongoing availability. We encourage teachers to preview the sites before students access them.


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