One of the truly wonderful things about the internet is the way it puts the world’s data at your fingertips and makes research so much easier. But to avoid wasting time and suffering from information overload, you need tools that can help you home in on the most relevant information and expert sources.
While surfing, I’ve come across some very interesting sites – somewhat out of the ordinary – and I thought I should share some of them with you. For research purposes, they could be especially helpful to teachers, secondary/high school students and undergraduates.
OneLook Dictionary Search –A search engine that provides definitions or translations of words and phrases. It quickly shuttles you to web-based dictionaries. More than 6 million words in more than 979 online dictionaries are indexed by the OneLook® search engine – http://www.onelook.com/
Voycabulary – makes the words on any webpage into links so you can look them up in a dictionary or other word reference-site of your choice, by simply clicking on the words. http://www.voycabulary.com/
National Virtual Translation Centre – provides listings of certified translation associations and translators in the United States. http://www.nvtc.gov/links.html
The WWW Virtual Library
Wikiverse – a list of the official languages of sovereign countries. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_official_languages
Ethnologue: languages of the world – an encyclopaedic reference work cataloguing all of the world’s 6,909 known living languageshttp://www.ethnologue.com/
UK Rivers Network – a guide to some the best websites on global warming. http://www.ukrivers.net/
FAIR.org – a US-based national media watch group offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship http://www.fair.org/
Google Earth Download