The Urban Conservation Glossary

UoDThe Urban Conservation Glossary was produced by Neil Grieve as a teaching tool for use on the postgraduate course on European Urban Conservation. It is produced in conjunction with Urban & Regional Planning, University of Dundee. The Glossary includes definitions and illustrations of terms related to conservation of the built environment.

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How to Write a Paper

WriteAPaperA brief manual written by Mike Ashby of the Engineering Department, University of Cambridge. It is designed to help those struggling with their first paper, or those who have written several but find it difficult. It takes as a model a typical Materials project: one combining experiment with modelling and computation to explain some aspect of material behaviour. The manual deals with structure, style, register, punctuation and grammar.

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Ludwig

LudwigLudwig is a smart translator and linguistic search engine which helps you to find the right word or sentence to express your ideas. By leveraging the most powerful learning tool that humans have, the ability to imitate, this tool advises people on how to put down their ideas in words with confidence. A gigantic database with millions of correct English sentences and an algorithm specialized in language allows you to compare any of your English phrases with a set of similar correct and contextualized ones. It also has a dictionary and can translate from other languages into English.

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MagicSearch

MagicSearchMagic Search is a multilingual tool allowing you to look-up multiple sources with a single click (dictionaries, corpora, machine translation engines, search engines). Select a language pair and submit a search. MagicSearch will display a single scrollable page with multiple sources. You can customize the order of the dictionaries, as well as add/remove dictionaries.

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Hyperstat Online

vlabThe Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics offers Hyperstat Online, an online statistics book Complied by David M. Lane of Rice University with links to other statistics resources on the web. It includes a Statistics Glossary with explanations and examples.

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AntConc

AntConcAntConc is a freeware corpus analysis toolkit for concordancing and text analysis created by Laurence Anthony of WasedaUniversity, Japan. It can help you solve your language usage and lexical queries by consulting compilations of texts of general language or specific fields.

See this link for instructions on creating your first corpus and analysing it with AntConc.

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania Writing Center

IUPThe Resources for Writers section of the IUP Writing Center offers a wide range of resources for student writers. They include tips on planning and structuring a text, grammar and punctuation, document sections and types (essays, papers and theses) and sample documents. The site even has a video on how to set up a blog.

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Recursos lingüístics a la xarxa

CNLEl wiki Recursos lingüístics a la xarxa del Consorci per a la Normalització Lingüística té per objectiu recollir una mostra representativa de recursos lingüístics que hi ha a la xarxa per produir i millorar textos en català.

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EuroTermBank

ETBThough the EuroTermBank project claims to focus on “harmonisation and consolidation of terminology work in new EU member states”, it is also an excellent resource for the major European languages. It has an attractive interface and offers an add-in for MS Word and a plug-in for memoQ.

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Wordnik

worknikWordnik claims to be the world’s biggest online English dictionary, by number of words. It shows definitions from multiple sources and example sentences, in addition to synonyms, antonyms, hypernyms and a “reverse dictionary”.

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