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.

Quoteland.com - Search or browse for quotations.

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

Thesaurus.com

Visual Thesaurus - a visual representation of the English language.

Wordsmyth: The Educational Dictionary-Thesaurus

YourDictionary.com - Access dictionaries of many languages along with other linguistic resources.

Poetry

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.

Translators

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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Wilbur Wright, co-inventor of the airplane with his brother, Orville, attended school in Richmond, Indiana. His family moved to Dayton, Ohio in June of 1884 just before he would have received his diploma from Richmond High School. The diploma was awarded to him posthumously on April 16, 1994.