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If you are off-campus, before searching, click on "I am off campus" link. The off-campus access items are available only to CPUT users!
Keyword search terms can be a chemical substance example amphetamines, ivory, beryllium or it can be a class of substances like drugs, metals or a particular environment like water, soil, blood. Very important is "identify and combine your key words"
Examples: blood analysis, pesticides analysis.
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The following languages are covered: French, English, Spanish, German and Italian.
Cambridge Dictionaries Online
There are at least 12 bilingual dictionaries and 6 English dictionaries available at this site.
The Collins Dictionaries
The following languages are available: English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. There is a thesaurus as well as a translator feature.
This dictionary provides reliable access to millions of English definitions and meanings, spelling, audio pronunciations, example sentences and word origins. Content is licensed from trusted and established sources including American Heritage and Harper Collins. Dictionary.com’s main source is based on The Random House Dictionary.
This is a glossary of photographic terms.
The Free Dictionary
This dictionary offers the following options: dictionary/thesaurus ; medical dictionary, legal dictionary; financial dictionary; acronyms, idioms, encyclopedia.
Macmillan dictionary and thesaurus
This online dictionary is regularly updated, and includes a thesaurus, which is fully integrated into the entries.
Merriam Webster Online Dictionary
This site offers the following options: an English dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia and a medical dictionary.
The highest quality dictionary and grammar content available built from Oxford’s extensive research programme is available free on Oxforddictionaries.com and thelibrary has a copy of Oxford dictionary of chemistry
It provides users with over 1,000 modern synonyms and a suite of helpful features and tools to help people find the perfect word.
The Visual Dictionary
The Visual Dictionary combines dictionary-scale definitions with exceptional illustrations. It is an indispensable visual reference that goes beyond object identification to answer questions about function, significance and purpose.
This is an online dictionary for Information Technology. Webopedia definitions evolve and change as technology and standards changes, so definitions are frequently updated to reflect trends in the field. New terms are added on a regular basis
This dictionary is easy to understand with lots of tools to help you choose your words precisely, understand a word, avoid usage pitfalls and be confident in your use of words.