From the site: “The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.” BHL content may be freely viewed through the online reader or downloaded in part or as a complete work in PDF, OCR text, or JPG2000 file formats. ” Browsing is available by Title, Author, Subject, and Year. Searching can be done by Author, Subject, Scientific Name, and Book/Journal Title. The record or the full book can be viewed. More than 53,000 titles and 102,000 volumes can be browsed or searched, including over 1 million species. Rare scientific texts are also shown.
The Wordnik website is an online dictionary and thesaurus. It includes the definition of a word, its pronounciation, thesaurus, and more. The definition of the word includes access to more than one dictionary. The word can be translated into different languages besides English. An example sentence of the word is listed. Synonyms and antonyms are also shown. You can even give your own opinion about the word.
Google Translate allows staff to translate a word, a sentence, or a whole website from one language to another. It provides translations between 57 languages. Just copy and paste what you would like interpreted and the site provides it. It may take a few minutes for a full website to convert.
“Browse the Web’s Largest Acronyms & Abbreviations Directory” – from the site. Initialisms are included as well. Abbreviations in other languages can be looked up. Users can browse by broad subject areas or search by specific terms.
This site provides definitions for over 20,000 words and terms from the business world.
This site, from the American Foundation for the Blind, lists eye conditions and diseases alphabetically and offers a brief description of each. Also includes links to useful online resources when available.
From the US Courts, an online glossary of legal terms.