Specialized Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easy to use sign language dictionary with over 7200 ASL signs. Composed of main dictionary, religious, conversational and ASL for babies.
Provides definitions of 3,000+ fine art terms, often accompanied by illustrations, quotations, and links to other Web resources.
A place to look for the meaning and origin of phrase and fable.
Information on every aspect of Jewish belief and practice, both ancient and modern
Gives accounts of the lives of many classical authors and character entries and plot summaries for their works. General entries trace the development of literary forms such as comedy and tragedy. There is also wide coverage of the historical, political, social, and artistic background.
Guide to Western Art from ancient Greece to the present day.
Provides succinct and accessible explanations of over 1,800 terms used in the wide variety of visual media that makes up the art world.
"Based on The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology, the principal authority on the origin and development of English words, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology contains a wealth of information about the English language and its history. Find out where the words 'bungalow' and 'assassin' came from, what 'nice' meant in the Middle Ages and much more."
The "most authoritative and up-to-date dictionary of linguistics available. It provides concise, informative entries across the whole field of linguistics."
Contains "over 1,000 of the most troublesome literary terms."