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Dictionaries and Thesauri

WWWebster Dictionary and Thesaurus

Web version of the popular dictionary provided by Merriam Webster. Includes a thesaurus.

A Web of On-Line Dictionaries

Robert Beard of Bucknell University, maintains this dictionary meta-site which contains links to dictionaries in over 160 languages, many of them bilingual (English and the language of the dictionary). The site offers multilingual and specialized dictionaries, thesauri, vocabulary aids and online language identifiers.

Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995
Users can access the 35,000 synonyms and over 250,000 cross-references of Roget's Thesaurus from the web at Bartlebys.

Locator Tools

Canada 411

Canadian telephone number look-up. Covers both individuals and businesses.

Reverse Telephone Directory Look-Up

This site allows you to locate a Canadian individual or business by reference to their phone number.

Postal Code Look-Up

Canada Post updates this directory on a monthly basis. You can look up postal codes for specific addresses or address ranges for specific postal codes.

Toronto Maps

Provided by the City of Toronto, this interactive system will provide you with a map focused on an area 4 km wide and centred around any address or intersection you chose.

The Toronto Transit Commission provides an on-line route map to assist you in getting to your destination once you have located it.

Map of the St. George Campus, University of Toronto

Click on any of the University buildings and it's address will appear in the upper left hand corner. The site includes an index to University buildings and Departments. The University also provides on-line maps of its other campuses at Erindale, Scarborough and Downsview.


Encyclopedia Brittanica

Includes a natural language search feature, a popular guide to the Internet, a subject list of articles and various reference materials. Most of the services are provided on a pay-for-use basis, however you can sign up for a free 7 day trial. Registration takes approximately 10 minutes to process.

Statistical Data

Statistics Canada

A comprehensive selection of data on various aspects of Canada's economy, land, people and government presented in tabular form. Information is updated as soon as the data is released by Statistics Canada.

CIA World Factbook

Produced by the CIA's Directorate of Intelligence, the Factbook consists of facts and statistics on more than 250 countries and other entities. Data is arranged in an identical format for each of the entities. Prepared for the use of US Government officials, the coverage includes a fairly comprehensive selection of statistical indicators related to geography, population, government, economy, communications, transportation and military. In addition, the appendixes contain valuable information, including a dictionary of the abbreviations used in the country profiles, a weights and measures appendix consisting of a table of conversion factors, mathematical notations and metric inter-relationships, charts containing basic information on major international organizations and international environmental agreements as well as the organizational structure of the UN, and a cross-referenced list of geographic place names.