Volume 17, Number 5 May 2000
Silent partners on the Web
The identities of many online reference resources are often
by Péter Jacsó
INTERNET INSIGHTS column focuses on the free online resources that
few people are aware of. Says that very few of the Web directories
and subject guides list the free American Heritage Dictionary (AHD)
or the free Random House dictionaries. Relates that those that do
list the Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia refer to the original Web
version published by Versaware, but not to the versions that have
the advantage of not requiring a user ID and password. States that
Houghton Mifflin is the publisher of the flagship print edition of
the AHD, but its home page does not reveal the AHD's licensees, and
the catalog mentions only the print and CD-ROM - not the many free
online versions. Observes that Lycos hides this excellent dictionary
so well that it is almost impossible to find, and has hoarded so
many excellent reference sources on its site that its editors do not
seem to know what they have.
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