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Thesaurus.com

Alternative Titles
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, 3rd ed.; Rogets Twenty-First Century Thesaurus, Third Edition
Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases by Peter Mark Roget
Description

Searchable online version of Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus (3rd edition, 2005), based on Peter Mark Roget's classic Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases.  Provides brief definitions of words, with lists of other words with similar meanings (synonyms).

Type
Dictionary
Coverage
Third Edition of 2005 (updated 2009)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8865
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Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary

Alternative Titles
MWU, MWUD, Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, MWCD, MWCT, MWCD&T, MWCD+T
Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, Spanish-English, French-English, Concise Encyclopedia
Description
Provides 700,000 definitions of 476,000 words, including 5,000 new entries added since the publication of the most recent print edition, plus:  etymologies; illustrative quotations from skilled writers and additional example sentences to clarify meanings; synonyms and antonyms; usage guidance for commonly misused words; nearly 1,000 pictorial illustrations; audio pronunciations; and expanded & advanced search features including access to the Merriam-Webster citation files 
 
Incorporates other Merriam-Webster reference works including the Collegiate® Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Encyclopedia; Medical, Spanish-English, and French-English Dictionaries.
Type
Dictionary
Coverage
Continuously updated edition. Based on Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8847
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Middle English Dictionary

Alternative Titles
MED
Description

The print MED, completed in 2001, has been described as "the greatest achievement in medieval scholarship in America." Its 15,000 pages offer a comprehensive analysis of lexicon and usage for the period 1100-1500, based on the analysis of a collection of over three million citation slips, the largest collection of this kind available. This electronic version of the MED preserves all the details of the print MED, but goes far beyond this, by converting its contents into an enormous database, searchable in ways impossible within any print dictionary.

Type
Dictionary
Coverage
1100 - 1500
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8827
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Oxford English Dictionary (Third Edition)

Alternative Titles
OED
OED, 3rd Ed.; OED3; O.E.D.; Oxford English Dictionary, New Edition
OED, 3rd Ed.; O.E.D.; Oxford English Dictionary, New Edition
Historical Thesaurus of the OED
Description

New web version of the most complete and authoritative dictionary of the English language. Provides definitions, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words, past and present, from across the English-speaking world, with over 3 million quotations documenting how and when they have been used over time. Also incorporates the Historical Thesaurus of the OED, where words are arranged by their meaning rather than alphabetically.

Type
Dictionary
Coverage
Third Edition (in progress since 2000), with Second Edition (1989) entries (gradually being replaced).
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8747
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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

Alternative Titles
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music
Description

Derived from the highly classic Oxford Dictionary of Music, this concise edition is a mine of information for lovers of music of all periods and styles. Providing thousands of entries on musical terms, works, composers, librettists, musicians, singers, and orchestras, the dictionary's coverage is exceptional, giving comprehensive work-lists for major composers, detailed entries on living composers and performers, important ballets and operas, as well as descriptions of musical instruments and their histories.

Type
Dictionary
Coverage
Current edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8755
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Oxford Dictionary of Dance

Description

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance offers wide coverage of dancers, choreographers, teachers, composers, technical terms, major works, important films, and organizations involved in the dance world. It embraces the new activity within traditional forms like ballet as well as the stream of new dance languages invented by fresh generations of choreographers and the many dance forms imported from the rest of the world. There is information on classical ballet, Spanish flamenco, Indian Bharata Natyam, Japanese Butoh, and jazz. The volume also covers post-modern dance, examining everything from Balanchine to recent practitioners of Eurocrash, minimalism, and contact improvisation. Ranging from the history of music to the changing design of the ballet shoe, this is a comprehensive dictionary compiled by two leading authorities on dance.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8753
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Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG): A Digital Library of Greek Literature

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Alternative Titles
Greek-English Lexicon
Description

A searchable database of all Greek texts from Homer to A.D. 600, and many texts dating to the period between A.D. 600 and the fall of Byzantium in 1453. The database contains more than 105 million words from over 10,000 works associated with 4,000 authors and is constantly updated and improved with new features and texts. Note: Individual registration required for advanced features.

Type
Dictionary
Text Collection
Coverage
8th Century B.C. - 1453 A.D.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8715
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Concise Medical Dictionary

Description

This best-selling and market-leading dictionary contains over 12,000 clear and concise entries. Written by a team of medical experts, the entries are accessible and jargon-free, and complemented by over 140 illustrations and diagrams. The 8th edition has also been expanded in many areas, with particular attention paid to pharmacology, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, ethics, nephrology, and psychiatry.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
2002 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8519
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Dictionary of Old English Corpus

Alternative Titles
DOE
Description

The Dictionary of Old English Web Corpus is an online database consisting of at least one copy of every surviving Old English text. In some cases, more than one copy is included, if it is significant because of dialect or date. As such, the DOE Web Corpus represents over three million words of Old English and fewer than a million words of Latin, or almost five times the collected works of Shakespeare. Compiled as part of the Dictionary of Old English project at the University of Toronto, the texts in the Corpus are XML-encoded and are fully conformant with the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines (TEI-P5 2007).

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
450 - 1100 A.D.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8407
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