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Scientific Presentations
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Technical Writing
English as a Second Language
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Machine Translation
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Business and Finance Mathematics and Statistics Religion
Chemistry Medical and Health Sciences Telecommunication
Criminology  a) Dictionaries and Glossaries Trade
Dentistry  b) Additional Biomedical Resources  
Engineering, Environmental, and Geosciences    
Scientific Presentations
  Presenting Science - with Case Studies in Information Science, Biological Science and Material Science, by Dee Worman, Ph.D. and Md Maruf Hasan, D.Eng.
Powerful Posters
Guidelines by Dr. Pamela Alean-Kirkpatrick for poster presentations at scientific conferences.
Presenting solutions
A useful guide to effective presentations.
The 12 minute talk
A short article from the University of Canberra.
Calculators
Calculators On-Line
Over 10,000 calculators for every conceivable use!
Measure 4 Measure
A collection of sites that estimate, calculate, evaluate, and translate.
Internet Terms
Glossary of Internet Terms
Netlingo: The Internet Dictionary
From @ to .zip, you'll find it here.
Software
LaTeX Resources
    • Getting Started with LaTeX
    • LaTeX help 1.1

Guides to Bibliographic Software
    • UK Online User Group
    • Oxford University Bibliographic Workshop
    • Universität Bielefeld
English Grammar
Deadwood Phrases
Prune those useless phrases!
Common Errors in English
Homonyms, synonyms, mis-spellings and more - a great site!
Dictionary.com Language FAQ
Frequently asked questions on grammar, usage, and style
Guide to Grammar and Writing
An excellent site!
Hyphens and Dashes
The American Book of English Usage
Grammar, style, diction, word formation, gender, social groups and scientific forms.
World Wide Words
English Words and phrases - where they came from, how they've evolved.
Heteronyms
Get you homographs, homophones, and homonyms straight!
Comma usage
HyperGrammar
Electronic grammar and writing course from the University of Ottawa.
Quotation marks and punctuation
Antagonyms
Single words with contradictory meanings.
Capitalization
From the St. Olaf Communications Office.
Infoplease's Guide to Writing & Language
Capitalization, italicization, punctuation, forms of address, spelling tips, frequently misspelled, confused and misused words, foreign words and phrases, and common abbreviations.
Essay Info
Another excellent style guide.  Covers abbreviations and acronyms, addresses, capitalization, grammar myths, numbers, plurals, possessives, punctuation (&'[]:;,-...!-().?""/), and spelling.
British vs. American English
A series of articles (1 2 3 4 5 6) from the award-winning Magazine of the Macmillan English Dictionary.
General Writing Resources
Guidelines from the Writing Center at Harvard
Emory Writing Center Online
Guidelines and materials for writers.
The Elements of Style by William Strunk
A classic.
Guide to Online Citation
From the Columbia Guide to Online Style.
Writer's Resource Center
John Hewitt's tips on writing poetry, craft, technology, business, reviews and in general.
Writing Tools
A collection of links - part of the Readers' and Writers' Resource Page.
Copyright Basics
U.S. Copyright Office.
Online Writing Workshops
EnglishOnline.Net
Business Writing Center
Purdue's Online Writing Lab
Online-Learning.com
Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission Training at Austin Community College
Gotham Writers' Workshop

Online Education

Technical Writing
How to Submit A Scientific Paper to a Journal
SciDev.net.
Advice on Research and Writing - Carnegie Mellon University
Technical Writing: An Online Textbook
Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students
Letters, résumés, reports, dissertations, proposals, journal articles, posters, presentations, and more.
Guides for Better Science Research and Writing
List of Books.
APA - American Psychological Association Style Guide
Brint.com
Links to the websites of thousands of journals in all disciplines.
English as a Second Language
Dave's ESL Cafe
Online Writing Lab at Purdue
Includes ESL resources.
ESL Resources
Lists of Journals/Instructions for Authors
Journal style guides or instructions for authors are accessible from the homepages of most journals.
ICMJE Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals
Theses guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors have been adopted by over 500 medical journals.
Brint.com
Links to the websites of thousands of journals in all disciplines.
Biological Journals and Abbreviations
Abbreviations and full titles for biological and medical journals, with links to journal websites.
Chemistry
Links to the publishers' websites for 750 chemistry journals.
Earth Sciences
Links to the websites of 1,000 earth sciences journals.
Economics
Links to the websites of 1,000 economics journals.
Engineering and Exact Sciences
Links to 3,000 engineering and exact sciences journals.
Finance and Banking
Links to the websites of 80 journals in finance.
Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences
A very useful list of links to over 3,500 journal websites.
History Journals
Directory of over 5,000 journals plus other resources.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Publications
IEEE publishes more than 100 leading journals in computing, telecommunications, power and dozens of other disciplines.
Legal Journals on the Web
Life Sciences Journals
MedBioWorld
The largest medical reference site, with 25,000 links to journals and related information.
National Library of Medicine List of Serials
Titles and abbreviations of the complete NLM index (over 10,000 biomedical journals), including MEDLINE/PubMed and Index Medicus.
Mathematics and Statistics Journals
American Mathematical Society's links to the websites of over 500 mathematics journals.
Marketing and Market Research
Tilburg University, The Netherlands.
Physics Journals
Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences.
Philosophy Journals and Related Areas
PSYCLINE
2,000+ psychology and social science journals.
Machine Translation
Babel Fish
The best sentence translator.  Translate webpages and full-text between English and French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian.  Also between French and German.
InterTran
Translate webpages and full-text among Albanian, Bosnian, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, European Portuguese, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Norwegian, Pilipino/Tagalog, Polish, Rumanian/Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, and Welsh.
Babylon
The best single word translator.  Recognizes and translates among Arabic, Chinese (T), Chinese (S), Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Swedish.
Search the internet in your own language
TextCat - Identifies 77 languages
Meta-translation page
Respell English conversion tool
This download translates between American, British, and Canadian.
Dictionaries, Glossaries, and Thesauri
a) General
Bartleby.com
Quickly search Roget's Thesaurus and hundreds of other references, fiction, non-fiction and verse at this excellent site.
Scientific and Technical Acronyms, Symbols, and Abbreviations
Wiley, InterScience.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
yourDictionary.com
Comprehensive site based on American Heritage Dictionary, 4th ed. Includes 300 foreign-language dictionaries, translation, and links to hundreds of specialty dictionaries.
The Glossarist
Searchable directory of over 6,000 glossaries and topical dictionaries.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus
OneLook Dictionaries
Index of more than 5 million words in more than 900 dictionaries.  Includes wildcard word search and reverse dictionary.
  OneLook Specialist Dictionary and Glossary Lists A
  OneLook Specialist Dictionary and Glossary Lists B
Wordsmyth Dictionary-Thesaurus
Completely integrated dictionary-thesaurus with unparalleled clarity, simplicity, and precision of style.  Includes children's dictionary.
Meta-Dictionary Page
Search Dictionary.com, OneLook, Merriam-Webster, Wordsmyth, and more all from one page.
Cambridge Dictionaries
Online look-up in any of five dictionaries.
AcronymFinder
The web's most comprehensive database of acronyms and abbreviations.
Phrase Finder
Find the meanings and origins of over 1,000 phrases, sayings, quotes and clichés.  Subscription service returns a list of phrases and sayings that are somehow related to a search word.
EU Glossary
Up-to-date glossary of terms relating to European integration and the institutions and activities of the EU, in 12 languages.  Also see Eurojargon.
A Dictionary of British Slang
US Slang Dictionary
b) Specialty Dictionaries and Glossaries
Agriculture
Crop Science Glossary
Dairy Terms
Babcock Institute for International Dairy Research and Development.
Glossary of Flowers
Forage-Related Terminology and Other Agricultural Dictionaries
Glossary of Rice Terminology
Plant Dictionary
Glossary of Dairy Terms
AGRICultural OnLine Access
AGRICOLA is a bibliographic database created by the National Agricultural Library and its partners.  Searches return citation information only; no abstracts are available online.
Archeology and Anthropology
Archeology-Related Glossaries
Paleogeography
Arts and Entertainment
ArtLex
Visual arts dictionary.
On-line Dictionary of Theatrical Terms
Glossary of Technical Theater Terms
Words of Art
A glossary of theory and criticism for the visual arts.
Glossary of Painting Styles
Animation Art Glossary
Art and Experience Glossary
A Glossary of Photographic Terms
IMDb Film Glossary - Internet Movie Database
Glossary of Film Terms
Videonics Video Glossary
Colour Science Glossary
Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books - A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology
A Book Collector's Glossary
Antiques Glossary
Encyclopedia of Percussion
Music Technology Glossary
Guitar Nine Records - Glossary
Recording studio terms.
The Rap Dictionary
Bay Area Hip Hop Dictionary
Astronomy and Space
Aerospace Technical Terms
Astronomy Dictionary (AROTN)
Astronomical Terms Glossary
Eric Weisstein's World of Astronomy
Solar-Terrestrial Terms Glossary
Space Terms Glossary
Biology
BioTech Life Science Dictionary
Talking Genetics Glossary at NHGRI - National Human Genome Research Institute
Oceanography Glossary
The Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
Glossary of Rice Terminology
Botanical Terms Dictionary
UCMP Glossary of Natural History Terms
Glossaries in biochemistry, botany, cell biology, ecology, geology, life history, paleogeography, phylogenetics, and zoology.
The Dictionary of Cell Biology
Botanical Terms Glossary
Botanical Glossary
Forestry Glossary of Terms
Canadian Ministry of Forests
Orchid Terminology
Plant Dictionary (Ohio State University)
Plant Dictionary (Virtual Garden)
Zoology Glossary
Business and Finance
Yahoo! Financial Glossary
AICPA Glossary of Accounting
Washington Post Business Glossary
Glossary of Purchasing Terms
Comprehensive Glossary of Financial Terms
List of Mutual Fund Terms
Definitions for searched terms plus links to articles related to that term; covers mutual funds plus general investing.
Basic Mutual Fund Terms
Basic glossary of mutual fund and investment terms.
Glossary of Futures and Options Terms
Finance Glossary
NASDAQ Stock Market Glossary
Home Loan Glossary
eCommerce Glossaries
Mabercom Financial Glossaries
200 old links to financial, business, and economics glossaries, in a variety of languages.
Direct Marketing Glossary
Chemistry
ChemInfo
Science writing aids, databases, networking, and instructional materials.
Bioinorganic Chemistry Glossary (IUPAC)
Chemistry Dictionary
Chemistry Glossary
Medicinal Chemistry Glossary (IUPAC)
Organic Class Names Glossary (IUPAC)
Physical Organic Chemistry Glossary (IUPAC)
Stereochemistry Basic Terminology (IUPAC)
Eric Weisstein's World of Chemistry
English-German Chemistry Dictionary
IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology
Abbreviations and Symbols for Nucleic Acids, Polynucleotide, and Their Constituents
UBMB Nomenclature Recommendations
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Enzyme Nomenclature Database
Chemical Nomenclature Aids
List of books.
Criminology
Criminology Vocabulary
Glossary of Police Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Terminology
Polex International Police Lexicon in 7 Languages
On-line Dictionary of Street Drug Slang
Dentistry
A Glossary of Dental and Orthodontic Terms
Dental Terminology
Engineering, Environmental, and Geosciences
Engineering and Environmental Glossary
Environmental Glossary (NRDC)
Glossary of Environmental Statistics
Info-Mine Mining Glossary
Water Words Dictionary (Nevada Division of Water Planning)
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center Glossary
Indoor Air Quality Glossary
Recycling Glossary
Dictionary of Petroleum and Oilfield Terminology
Geological and Gem Terminology
GeologyLink Glossary
Glacier Glossary
Earthquake Image Glossary
Weather Glossary for Storm Spotters
Glossary of Nuclear Terms
Principal Metals Glossary
UCMP Glossary of Natural History Terms
Glossaries in biochemistry, botany, cell biology, ecology, geology, life history, paleogeography, phylogenetics, and zoology.
Steel Terms and Concepts
History
A Glossary of World Cultures
Glossary of Military Terms and Slang from the Vietnam War
Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang
Knighthood, Chivalry and Tournament Glossary of Terms
Information and Computer Technology (IT)
TechWeb Technology Encyclopedia
Over 20,000 definitions of technology terms and concepts
Technology Glossary
Novell's Glossary of Networking Terms
IBM Terminology
Glossary of computing terms, AS/400 Glossary, AIX Glossary, DB2 Glossary, CICS Glossary, DCE Glossary, Tivoli Glossary.
FOLDOC
Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing.
SAP Glossary of Terms
The Leading global provider of client/server business software solutions.
O'Reilly Dictionary of PC Hardware and Data Comm. Terms
NetLingo
The Internet Language Dictionary.
WhatIs?
Information technology reference site.
The Jargon Dictionary Guide to Hacker terms
BABEL A Glossary of Computer Related Abbreviations and Acronyms
High Performance Computing and Communications Glossary
AIX Version 4 Glossary
Mathematical Programming Glossary
Sun Microsystem's Glossary of Java-Related Terms
A Glossary for the Java Language
Netscape Communicator Glossary
NETGLOS
Multilingual Glossary of Internet Terms in Croatian, Deutsch, Ellinika, English, Español, Français, Hrvatski, Italiano, Hebrew, Hungarian, Maori, Nederlands/Vlaams, Norsk, Português, Ruskii, and Zhongwen.
Multilingual Glossaries of Internet Terms
High Tech Computer Dictionary
  Technology Glossary
TechDictionary.com
Electrical Glossaries
Law
The Web's Legal Dictionary
International Law Dictionary
Cornell Legal Information Institute
Linguistics
Linguistic Glossary
Literature
The Encyclopedia Mythica
On-line encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and legend.
Glossary of Poetic Terms
Project Gutenberg
Full-text of over 6,000 important texts.
Bibliomania
Free Online Literature and Study Guides.
The Children's Literature WWW Page
Complete Works of Shakespeare
By The Tech at MIT.
Shakespeare Database Project
Middle English Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics (MathWorld)
The web's most complete mathematical resource.
Historical Dictionary of Mathematical Terms
Mathematics Glossary
Mathematical Programming Glossary
By H.J. Greenberg.
UN Glossary of Environmental Statistics
Glossary of Statistics
Glossary of Social Science Computer and Social Science Data Terms
On-Line Statistics Glossary
Statistical Glossary
Statistics Glossary
Extensive.
Medical and Health Sciences
a) Dictionaries and Glossaries
Index of On-Line Science, Medical, Environmental, and Psychology Dictionaries
Very comprehensive lists with many sub-fields.
BioTech's Life Science Dictionary
Multilingual Medical Terms
Multilingual glossary of technical and popular medical terms in nine European languages.
MediLexicon
70,000 medical, pharmaceutical, biomedical & healthcare acronyms and abbreviations.
CANCERLIT
CANCERLIT provides citations and abstracts from NCI's bibliographic database.
A Hypermedia Glossary of Genetic Terms
UCMP Glossary of Natural History Terms
Glossaries in biochemistry, botany, cell biology, ecology, geology, life history, paleogeography, phylogenetics, and zoology.
Indoor Air Quality Glossary
Allergy Glossary
NIDDK Diabetes Dictionary
Dictionary of (Ecological) Epidemiology
Talking Genetics Glossary at NHGRI - National Human Genome Research Institute
Gray Laboratory Online Medical Dictionary
Internet Drug Index (RxList)
Glossary of Health Care and Health Care Management Terms U.S.
MedTerms Medical Dictionary
MEDLINEplus
Patient site with medical dictionary and encyclopedia, drug info, clinical trials and other information.
b) Additional Resources for Biomedical Authors
American Medical Association
Access CME resources and online journals.
ICMJE Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals
Theses guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors have been adopted by over 500 medical journals.
Writing Guides and Style Manuals, Yale Medical School Library
American Pharmaceutical Association
Database with top stories from the APhA.
Writing and Publishing in the Health Sciences
University of Nebraska Medical Center.
American Public Health Association
An independent source for public health information.
DocGuide
Useful web page for physicians.
Jeffline
Thomas Jefferson University Medical School online library.  Includes electronic journals and MEDLINE.
Healthfinder
A government-sponsored resource site designed for consumers.
Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences
A very useful list of links to over 3,500 journal websites.
PubMed
The National Library of Medicine's searchable database of over 12 million MEDLINE citations.
JournalService
Sends email notifications of new medical articles in your field, based on the keywords you specify.
Medscape
Clinical articles, news, CME credit, daily questions, Medline & Drug Info searches.
NCQA
Assesses and reports on the quality of American managed care plans and HMOs.
MedBioWorld
The largest medical reference site, with 25,000 links to journals and related information.
Philosophy
Philosophical Dictionary
Physics
Dictionary of Units
Eric Weisstein's World of Physics
Nuclear Science Terms Berkeley Labs
Nuclear Science Terms
Interactive Periodic Table of the Isotope
Particle Accelerator Glossary - Stanford
Glossary of Astrophysics Terms
Physical Quantities, Units, and Universal Constants
Solar Physics Glossary
Psychology
Psychology Glossary
Social Psychology Glossary
Cognitive Psychology Glossary
Psychology Dictionary from PsyBox
The University of Alberta's Cognitive Science Dictionary
Kidopedia
A global children's encyclopedia written by kids for kids.
Sociology
Elwell's Glossary of Sociology
Glossary of Sociological Terms
Glossary of Social Science Computer and Social Science Data Terms
Public Administration
A Glossary of the European Communities and European Union
Glossary of Health Care and Health Care Management Terms U.S.
Jane's Defence Glossary
Over 20,000 defence-related acronyms and abbreviations. Login required.
 
 
Telecommunication
International Telephone Country Codes and City Codes
IT Glossary
Glossary of Telecommunication Terms
HEI Telecommunications Glossary
ITS Telecommunications 2000 Glossary
ITU Telecommunication Terminology Database: English, French, Russian, Spanish
NSA Glossary of Terms Used in Security and Intrusion Detection
Video and Networking Dictionary
Glossary of Telecommunications Industry Terms
Glossary of Multimedia Terms
Trade
The Language of Trade: Glossary of Terms USIA
Trade and Shipping Terms Glossary U.S. Dept. of Commerce
Vocabulary of International Trade Terms
Canadian E-Trade Glossary
HSBC Trade Glossary
Glossary of Purchasing Terms
 
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