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Acronym Finder
A database of acronyms and abbreviations.

BBC Monitoring

BBC Monitoring provides useful information on countries throughout the world and the IoL feels that members might like to know about this helpful link.

British Library
The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest libraries. Its vision is to make the world's intellectual, scientific and cultural heritage accessible, and to bring the collections of the British Library to everyone - at work, school, college or home.

English Language Teaching

English Language Teaching Resources
An index of English language resources on the internet.

EuroDicAutom Europa

This is a huge EU database for all contexts and all EU languages which is also very useful for English definitions of terms.

Europa – The European Union on-line

This website contains information on the EU in all official EU languages.


This is an information network on education in Europe and includes European education glossaries and thesauri.


An information network on education in Europe, it covers the education systems of the Member States of the European Union, the three countries of the European Free Trade Association which are members of the European Economic Area, and the EU candidate countries involved in the Socrates Programme. It
has monolingual dictionaries in main European languages. Click on a country in either language (the language you select at this point will be the language of the glossary definitions) then on Glossary. The glossaries are available in many languages and are all monolingual.
Free multilingual glossary and encyclopaedia available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, Japanese and Korean.

A searchable directory of glossaries and topical dictionaries.

Go Translators

Tools for translators. Dictionaries, lexicons, glossaries, newsgroups, mailing lists, etc.

Heymans Institute of Pharmacology, University of Gent
Multilingual glossary of technical and popular medical terms in nine European languages.

This website includes on-line dictionaries, multilingual resources, organisations, reading resources and more.

Directory of bilingual & multilingual dictionaries.

Medicine Worldwide
Available in German only.

MedTrad - Panace@ e-magazine
Hermes Traducciones y Servicios Lingüísticos, S.L., has become one of the sponsors of the Panace@ e-magazine. Panace@ is published by MedTrad, an independent Internet forum of language professionals in the medicine and biological science field. It provides a source for mutual aid in relation to the translation, editing and proofreading of medical and scientific texts in Spanish and for open and respectful discussions on other related issues. Panace@ publishes original texts on different aspects of the translation and language of medicine and related sciences, especially in Spanish, although it welcomes collaborations in any language. The quarterly medicine and translation newsletter can be consulted free of cost from anywhere in the world at

Rice Knowledge Bank (International Rice Research Institute)
A reference guide (acronyms and glossary) for rice terminology. This reference guide will allow you to sample the alphabet soup of acronyms representing the many agencies involved in different parts of the rice sector, the various rice varieties, diseases and pests, experimental procedures, and more.


This site has medical information in Italian, but also includes medical glossaries in Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, as well as an English dictionary of medical terms.

SWW Logo Subtitling Worldwide
Subtitling Worldwide, resources for translators and subtitlers.

The Translator’s Home Companion

This website includes glossaries, translation news, newsletters for translators, interpreters and more.

Universite de Geneve - Ecole de Traduction et d'Interpretation
General and specialist bilingual dictionaries

Wordbank logoWordbank
Wordbank offers a number of resources for linguists including 72 language reference guides, management briefings and articles. Visit to download or register for copies.

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