1. Dictionaries

NetMOT Dictionaries – only available within the university network. You can find this on your university Intranet

Ilmainen Sanakirja – free online Finnish-English-Finnish dictionary

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary – look up a word and get a definition. American English.

Macmillan Dictionary – Macmillan’s excellent dictionary, plus lots of information about language and tips for learning

Phrase Finder – Origins and meanings of phrases, sayings and idioms.

Free online resource from Cambridge University Press. You can look up words, phrases, idioms etc.


2. Encyclopedias

Bartlett’s Familar Quotations

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Britannica Online – this you need to pay for, but there is a free trial!

The World Factbook (made by the CIA!)


3. The English Language

History of the English Language

William Shakespeare – biography and collection of his works.

American literature 


Update – SvB and Heikki Saira, 24 May 2024