Reference Shelf - Dictionaries
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- Acronym Finder - currently contains over 475,000 entries covering all fields of interest
- Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations Dictionary - (WSU) 4 vols, 37th edition, 2006. In the Gale Virtual Reference Library - click under "general reference"
- Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable - hosted by Info Please. The 1894 edition, the last one Brewer worked on himself; a classic reference book.
- Oxford Reference Online - (WSU) many foreign language dictionaries [listed under Bilingual Dictionaries] and special subject dictionaries
- American Sign Language Dictionary
- Multi-language Dictionaries - links from Yahoo Directory page
- Webopedia - computer related terms
- For dictionaries in specific subjects (psychology, philosophy, medicine, literature, etc.) see our Subject Guides