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  • Babelfish: Language translation service. Provides online text and website translation. Very easy to use.
  • Bartletts Quotations: over 11,000 searchable quotations.
  • Etymological Dictionary of Classical Mythology: modern English words whose origins reach far back in Ancient Greek or Roman mythology.
  • Gods & Goddesses: A useful cross-reference in all forms of ancient mythology.
  • The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry Online: Completely updated and expanded in 2007, Granger's now offers users access to 450,000 poem citations. The database also offers 250,000 poems in full text, commentaries, audios of selected poems, a wide range of foreign language poetry, and glossary terms.
  • The Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online: is a dynamic tool for understanding our changing world. The Columbia Gazetteer of the World provides users with access to authoritative information on more than 170,000 places and areas around the world.
  • Columbia International Affairs Online: CIAO is the world's largest full-text online resource for political science, diplomatic history, international law and business, policy formation, and country analysis. It is a full-text online database encompassing more than 400,000 pages of working papers, policy briefs, interviews, journal articles, and e-books in the field of international relations.
  • Columbia Earthscape: Columbia Earthscape is an integrated, interdisciplinary resource that connects the Earth and environmental sciences with their social, political, and economic dimensions.
  • Gutenberg-e: Gutenberg-e titles afford emerging scholars new possibilities for online publications, weaving traditional narratives with digitized primary sources, inlcuding maps, photographs, and oral histories. In addition, select books published by as Gutenberg-e electronic books will also be made available as print books.
  • Glossary of Musical Terms/Synopses of Operas: a good resource for musical references that you may come across in literature.
  • Glossary of Religious Terms: organized by the major religions of the world.
  • Language Tool: search 275 dictionaries, translate from 69 source languages to 73 target languages.
  • Today in Literature: is a daily calendar of stories about the great people, books, characters and events in literary history emailed to you once a day or week.
  • Shakespeare Glossary: glossary of unusual words found in Shakespeare's works.
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  • Central New York Book Arts: you'll spend hours on this fascinating and comprehensive site about bookmaking.
  • Los Angeles Book Arts Center: the focus of this center is on artists books and the paper arts. The website features a course schedule of free lectures and fee-based classes.

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