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Online Resources: Glossaries
Online resources are available to anyone with an internet connection and do not require any login credentials to access. General online sources must always be carefully vetted to verify appropriateness for use in a project (see the Academic Integrity and CRAP Test Guides for details).
GardenWeb Glossary of Botanical Terms
This glossary of botanical terms is a list of terms related to botany and horticulture. These include flower terms, plant terms and words, and botanical definitions and terminology.
GeoMan's Glossary of Earth Science
(Not updated since 2009, but still has good info.)
From Investor.gov. Glossary of investment terms.
Glossary of Linguistic Terms
The SIL Glossary of Linguistic Terms provides information in the form of glossaries and bibliographies designed to support fieldwork and linguistic research.
A Glossary of Literary Terms
From Virtual Salt by Robert Harris, writer and educator.
A Glossary of Political Economy Terms
This is the online edition of A Glossary of Political Economy Terms by Dr. Paul M. Johnson of Auburn University.
Glossary of Rhetorical Terms
From the University of Kentucky's Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department.
Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms
From Theatrecrafts.com. Entertainment technology resources & history.
Hypertextual Finance Glossary
By Campbell R. Harvey with Susana Harvey. At over 8,000 entries and 18,000 links, the largest financial glossary on the Internet.
Multilingual Glossary of Technical and Popular Medical Terms in Nine European Languages
This system contains the electronic form of eight glossaries, in which you can find 1830 technical and popular medical terms in eight of the nine official European languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Danish.
From Connect For Education, Inc. OnMusic Dictionary is the successor of former Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary.
Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms
From the National Human Genome Research Institute. The Talking Glossary features more than 250 common genetic terms pronounced and explained in an easy-to-understand way by leading scientists and professionals at the National Human Genome Research Institute.
In addition to definitions, specialists in the field of genetics share their descriptions of terms, and many terms include images, animation and links to related terms.
Twists, Slugs and Roscoes: A Glossary of Hardboiled Slang
By William Denton. Slang from hardboiled detective stories.
From the Weather Channel.
Web Design Glossary
From the University of Minnesota Duluth, Information and Technology Systems and Services.