Language & Literary Resources

The Free Dictionary, Encylcopedia & Thesaurus

Bartlby Library

Encyclopedia.Com - based on the Columbia Encyclopedia

Internet Public Library

One Look Dictionary - try the One Look Reverse Dictionary that lets you describe a concept and get back a list of words and phrases related to that concept.

Online Writing Lab - a service of Purdue University.  Excellent resource for grammar, spelling, and composition questions. - Search or browse for quotations.

Shakespeare - the complete works of William Shakespeare (searchable version)

Visual Thesaurus - a visual representation of the English language.

Wordsmyth: The Educational Dictionary-Thesaurus - Access dictionaries of many languages along with other linguistic resources.


Index of Online Poetry - full-text of poetry, by author, first line, time, and more.

RhymeZone - find a rhyme for your next poem or jingle.

Sign Language

American Sign Language Dictionary

HandSpeak - a visual sign language dictionary.


Babel Fish - translate from one language to another.

FaganFinder - this translation wizard will find a translating web site for many uncommon languages.

Google Language Tools - another language and/or web translator.


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The first high school orchestra in the nation was established at Morton High School in Richmond, Indiana in 1899 by Joseph Edgar Maddy.