Dictionaries/Directories/Encyclopedias

The following sites have come to our attention through various sources; their inclusion in this section does not indicate endorsement by Scientific Library staff.

  • AccessMedicine - Updated daily by world-renowned physicians and expanded continuously, AccessMedicine is designed for direct access to the information necessary for completing evaluations, diagnoses, case management decisions, conducting research, medical education, or self-assessment and board review. (NIH/NCI-F)
  • Britannica Online - Limited free access.
  • Glossary of Genetic Terms - NHGRI - From the National Human Genome Research Institute, a free searchable glossary of genetic terms with an audio glossary helpful for pronunciation of terms.
  • InfoPlease - free access to almanacs, facts and statistics on various topics.
  • LibrarySpot - award-winning 24-hour virtual library resource center for Web researchers.
  • Peer Review Policies & Procedures - from NIH; see also Nature's Peer Review Debate articles.
  • Scientific, Medical, General Proofreading, and Editing - free newsletter from San Francisco Edit contains tips and techniques for improving medical and scientific writing. Features list of links to Tips.
  • Webopedia: Computer Definitions on the Web - Free online dictionary and search engine dedicated to computer definitions and internet technology.
  • YourDictionary.com - Global portal for language, and language-related services on the Web, with over 1500 dictionaries representing more than 230 languages.


Date Last Updated: 7/9/2019