Communications 2001

Links to Reference Works
Italicized Links open a new window to an external site.

These online reference works should prove useful as you make your way through the course.

For quick access to each section, click its title in the following table.

Dictionaries and Thesauri Encyclopedias Almanacs
Quotations Atlases and Maps Baseball information
Reference Links - Mother Lode Citation Formats Complete list of Communications Assignments
Election 2000 debate topic resources Site Navigation Menu return to the Starting page

As of this writing (November 10, 1999), this link accesses the complete Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Tenth Edition.  Searchopolis provides an advanced dictionary search screen for those wanting to search by date, etymology, usage, function, or pronunciation rather than the main entry word. They also provide a great deal of help for those looking to fine tune a query or learn more about this online gem.

While not giving access to the complete Oxford English Dictionary (that is promised to begin in March 2000 at a cost of $750 per year), this site displays a different word from the OED each day.  Viewing it will give you a taste of the magnificence that is the OED.  Who knows, maybe it will inspire you to seek out the complete dictionary in your library's reference room.

In addition to access to the complete encyclopedia, this site features current news, useful links on a multitude of topics and much, much more.

This is a link to the concise, free version.  The complete deluxe version is available for a free trial period, then for a fee.

This is the web site that accompanies Henry Louis Gates' CD-Rom, Book (Africana) and PBS television documentary.

This site gives you access to the 1901, ninth edition.

This site must be seen and experienced to be believed.  Try it, you'll like it.

Here you'll find facts and maps for all the nations of the earth. is the "Mother Lode" of links to reference materials on the web. If you are unable to find it here, it probably does not exist online. 

The following links are for those who want to know how to properly cite information found in reference works like those above.

Click on any link below for access to its handouts, assignments and external links.

Initial Handouts
An Election Cometh
Return to the Starting Page e-mail Bill  
What did we do this week? What's been misspelled? Complete list of Communications Assignments