On this page we attempt to gather links to other big glossaries and dictionaries collections as well as metasearch engines. Since internet search became one of the most important tools for researchers, it is worth to know capabilities of specialised search tools which can be of great benefit to translators. Almost all of them offer a variety of customise options under ‘Advanced search’ menu. Power users who know all the tricks will be able to find relevant information just with a few mouse clicks!
Search terminology questions answered by translators — members of ProZ.com. Also search members’ personal glossaries. All language combinations.
ForeignWord.com a specialized language directory from foreignword.com including terminology databases, glossaries, parallel corpora, bilingual and monolingual dictionaries, encyclopedias, language related sites, standards, patents, international organizations, linguistics, translators sites, language industry, localization, tips and tricks, educational resources, etc
Lost in Babel — a collection of links to dictionaries, grammars, software, corpora, translation mailing lists, journals, translators directories, associations and organizations, maps, converters, and more by Diana Marqués.
Clusty organizes search results into folders grouping similar items together. Thus a search for ‘pearl’ organizes the top 250-500 results into subject folders such as Jewelry, Pearl Harbor, Pearl Jam, Steinbeck Novel and Daniel Pearl. Clusty allows users to focus on the area of interest without all the chaff.
* Get a quick overview of the main themes that relate to the query.
* See similar results grouped together for faster access.
* Find results that are buried in the ranked list and would otherwise be missed.
* Discover unexpected results and relationships between items.
Clusty does not maintain its own index — it queries multiple search engines ( Looksmart, Lycos, MSN, Open Directory, Overture, Gigablast, and Wisenut) and combines the results.
Metasearch engine which queries a number of indexes and catalogues, including 120 resources from “invisible web”, groups and sorts the results according to user specified criteria. All features are free, but registration is required.
Webcorp a suite of tools which allows access to the World Wide Web as a corpus. Currently relies on standard web search engines such as Google and AltaVista, adding layers of refinement specifically for linguistic analysis. It’s own engine to be launched this year. Offers collocation, concordance, stopwords as well as Wordlist Generator: generates wordlist for a given url (by frequency or alphabetically)
InfoGrid consolidates popular news and information from over 3000 news sources, 12 top internet search engines, 16,000 direct-links, 4.1 million Open Directory links, 35,000 usenet news forums, top internet auctions and vendors. No advertising.
It dynamically identifies various topics in the return set of a search engine and sorts the documents it finds accordingly. This allows the user within a few mouse clicks to identify and aggregate all and only relevant documents regardless whether they have been listed in the first ten or the last hundred in the return set.
It ranks results based on the "top 10" rankings a site receives from the various search engines. It also offers an international phone directory. Ixquick interface is available in several languages, także po polsku.
Enables to search millions of articles from leading academic, industry and general interest publications. Use either browsing or searching techniques. Select a specific publication up front, or start with a general search and then include or exclude publications. Insert new search terms as needed to pinpoint the most relevant results. Then sort results by article date, length, relevance or publication name.
Recently re-launched. Offers site preview but no advanced search options whatsoever. It shows results in various languages, but you can’t specify which one you prefer... Weird and urgently demanding improvements.
For encyclopedia-style searches. Presents matches on the basis of your whole topic area, not just your keyword. Also produces a list of related topic. Offers meaningful sentences from every site in the search results Currently in beta.