Subtitler's and translator's Internet tools

 

A Webliography

 

This page is principally intended to serve the needs and interests of subtitlers, but as subtitling in many countries is first and foremost a translator’s job, it can of course be useful for other translators as well. As the major part of screen translation is from English into other languages, I have concentrated on information in this direction, but tips for other languages are often given.

 

 

Contents

 

 

 

Acronyms, abbreviations, trademarks          Newspapers, reviews
Animals, plants, nature Police, law, etc.
Arts, architecture, music Quotations, etc.
Biography Rap, rasta, hiphop, graffiti
Comics Reference works, encyclopaedias, etc
Communications, cars, trains, air... Religion, hymns, religious texts, myths
Computers & Internet
Conversion tables Sex
Discussion groups Space
Drugs Sports, recreations, games, etc.
Economy Subtitlers' and Translators' organisations
EU & UN Terminology
Food and drinks Texts, lyrics
Geography, geology, maps, climate Translation, CAT, MT
Linguistics Varia
Medicine
Militaria and weapons
Movies, TV, etc Amusements and timewasters

 

 

 

You can of course always search directly for e.g. a song text or the title of some director's film that you cannot hear clearly from the sound of the video cassette. But you run the risk of having to look through hundreds of the possible links that your search engine provides. Therefore I have tried to select sites that will lead you faster to the goal.

If you find a link that is not working, if you happen to know of better sources than mine or can add sites, I would be happy to get that information. I can be joined at 

jan.ivarsson@transedit.se .

When selecting the sites, I have tried to avoid those that are filled with publicity and those that leave you in a dead end when you try to leave them.

 

 

http://www.internet-resources.com/writers/ Links to lots of sources of all kinds.

http://www.deraaij.com/irt/general.html General and multilingual resources.

http://dmoz.org  Open Directory is a good place to start searches, since you can continue the search on many different search engines without having to retype anything.

http://www.wordiq.com/encyclopedia.html  A searchable collection of definitions of all kinds.

http://www.jump.net/%7Efdietz/glossary.htm  A translator's list of over 2200 links to practically everything.

http://www.jrdias.com/JRD-Links.html  Translation Links - 5500 of them.

http://users.pandora.be/luc.ockers1/links.html  Links for translators. Rich, especially for German and Dutch.

 

 

For Mac users:

http://www.dict.org/  and http://www.bainsware.com/macdict  provide e.g. Webster's Revised version (1913)and several reference works

 

 

Acronyms, Abbreviations,  Trademarks

 

 

http://www.inta.org/tmcklst1.htm  The International Trademark Assoc. INTA’s useful list of over 3000 trademarks, principally American. For correct spelling and explanation of content.

http://profileshowcase.foodprofile.com/internetshowcase/default_sman.htm  Food manufacturer and brand name search.

http://www.worldhistory.com/wiki/L/List-of-fictional-brands.htm  Non-existing brands used in artistic or entertainment productions.

http://www.acronymfinder.com/  Explanation for more than 200 000 acronyms.

http://www.opaui.com/acro.html  Abbreviations, acronyms and initialisms, from the generic to the specific. Many useful links.

http://www.seadolby.com/dictionary/abbr/abbr.html  Abbreviations and Acronyms found in the Marine and Maritime World ashore and at sea.

 

 

Animals, Plants, Nature

 

 

http://www.speciestoolkit.org/index.jsp  The All Species search engine has indexed more than 873,000 species, 120,336 common names, and 130,504 synonyms from 12 contributing databases. (Under construction.)

http://www.sp2000.org/  Species 2000 has the objective of enumerating all organisms (animals, plants, fungi and microbes).

http://www.nordiq.net/djurord/  Animal Word List in English, Swedish, French or Latin.

http://www.jump.net/%7Efdietz/glossary.htm#Biology  Links to biology glossaries.

http://www.bsz-bw.de/wwwroot/text/fabioBIOL.html  Links to biological sites.

http://www.mumm.ac.be/~serge/birds/  European bird names in Latin, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish and Russian. 804 records.

http://www.fatbirder.com/links/ornithology/names_and_taxonomy.html 

http://www.bsc-eoc.org/avibase/avibase.jsp  Avibase - birds of the world, 1.4 million records, 10,000 species, distribution information, taxonomy, synonyms in eight languages.

http://www.babelbird.de/start_e.html   Babel Bird (Bird Name Translator)

http://www.knutas.com/birdsearch/  Multilingual Bird Search Engine (9716 species)

http://amphibiaweb.org/  Amphibian biology and conservation.

http://www.embl-heidelberg.de/~uetz/Reptiles.html  

http://www.fishbase.org/search.html Mirrors: fishbase.de, fishbase.fr, fishbase.se, fishbase.tw  28100 species, 78300 synonyms , 152900 common names, 35300 pictures.

http://www.geocities.com/chappleby/fiskenavn.htm  Fish names in Latin, English, German, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish (searchable)

http://www.hafro.is/ordabok/  Sea animals and fish in ten languages.

http://www.biosis.org.uk/zrdocs/zoolinfo/vernac.htm  Links to sites with vernacular/common names of animals and plants.

http://www.biosis.org.uk/free_resources/ion.html  Index to Organism Names of animals, algae, bacteria, fungi and mosses.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Taxonomy/taxonomyhome.html/  National Center for Biotechnology Information

http://www.biosis.org.uk/free_resources/nomglos_AZ.html#l  Nomenclatural Glossary for Zoology.

http://www.ent.iastate.edu/List/  Directory and search engine of insect-related resources on the Internet.

http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/warp/lepidoptera-English-index-a.html  Butterfly names in English with Latin name.

http://198.77.169.80/diptera/flies.htm  Flies, gnats, maggots, midges, mosquitoes, keds, bots, etc.

http://research.amnh.org/entomology/spiders/catalog/INTRO1.html  The World Spider Catalog.

http://entomology.si.edu/Entomology/data.lasso  Smithsonian Institute's database library.

http://www.nbii.gov/disciplines/botany/generalref.html#general  National Biological Information Infrastructure: Botany: General reference sources. Especially US.

http://www.plantnames.unimelb.edu.au/Sorting/Frontpage.html   Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database.

http://hortiplex.gardenweb.com/plants/  Garden and pot plants.

http://plantsdatabase.com/  Cultivated plants.

http://www.worldagroforestrycentre.org/Sites/TreeDBS/Botanic/CommonSearch.cfm  Common and botanic names of trees, with variants, in many languages.

http://www.lenntech.com/Water-Glossary.htm  Terminology concerning water related issues. Also available in German, French, Spanish and Dutch.

 

 

 

Arts

 

 

http://www.artlex.com/  Definitions for more than 3,600 terms from art / visual culture, along with thousands of images, quotations and cross-references

http://dir.yahoo.com/arts/  Links to practically everything in the field.

http://muleta.3ct.com/  Multilingual and multimedia encyclopaedia on architecture, town planning and housing.

http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/classmus.html  The Classical Music Pages.

Libretti and song texts, see Texts.

 

Biography

 

 

http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/ref15.00.00/  Internet Public Library's lists of links to biographical sites.

http://www.s9.com/biography/  Biographical dictionary with 28 000 names, searchable by birth or death years,  professions, works, achievements and other keywords.

http://amillionlives.com/  Rich collection of biographies of dead persons, taken from the Internet.

http://www.litencyc.com/  Click on "Find". 6000 writers, 17,500 works and 1600 topics.

http://www.biblion.com/litweb/index.html  500 biographies of the most important writers.

www.trussel.com/books/pseud_c.htm  Authors' pseudonyms.

 

 

Comics

 

 

http://dir.yahoo.com/Entertainment/Comics_and_Animation/Comic_Books/Titles/  2000 fan pages on a great number of comic books.

http://dir.yahoo.com/Entertainment/Comics_and_Animation/Comic_Strips/  A thousand fan pages on comic strips.

http://stp.ling.uu.se/~starback/dcml/chars/index.html Disney comics characters including animations. With ftp://ftp.update.uu.se/pub/comics/disney/characters/interlingual , a searchable database of translations of the names in many languages.

http://duckman.pettho.com/characters/characters.html  Who's who in Ducksburg.

http://www.cs.unimaas.nl/~wiesman/kuifjeindex/talen.htm  Tintin in 28 languages with names of the principal characters.

 

 

 

Communications, cars, trains, air, ships...

 

 

http://www.carlist.com/autoglossary.html  Automotive glossary.

http://www.uk-classic-cars.com/  Classic cars - not only UK. Many links.

http://www.hotrodsandclassics.net/hotrodslang.htm  Hot rods, street rods, classic cars slang.

http://www.railway-technical.com/links-page.html  Technical and terminology Pages, Stories, Steam Links, Links to link lists.

http://www.trackbed.com/pages/glossary_terms.htm  Steam locomotive terminology.

http://www.catskillarchive.com/rrextra/glossry1.Html   US Railroad Terms and Slang.

http://ukhrail.uel.ac.uk/glossary/glossary.html  Railways in general and the UK in particular.

http://www.fly.faa.gov/FAQ/Acronyms/acronyms.html  Air Traffic Management Glossary of Terms.

http://www.tcmall.com/nauticalknowhow/GLOSSARY.htm  Boating Basics Glossary of Terms.

http://www.psych.su.oz.au/vbb/woronora/maritime/Glossary.html  Glossary of Nautical Terms (cirka 1814).

http://www.bruzelius.info/Nautica/Nautica.html  Maritime History Virtual Archives.

http://www.bruzelius.info/Nautica/Etymology/Etymology.html  Maritime Etymology Dictionaries in English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish and Swedish.

http://www.seadolby.com/dictionary/abbr/abbr.html  Abbreviations, Truncations, Shortenings, Initialisms, Contractions and Acronyms found in the Marine and Maritime World ashore and at sea.

http://www.mcgill.ca/maritimelaw/maritime-admiralty/  Glossaries of Maritime Law: Abbreviations, Definitions, Terms, Links. Searchable. 

 

 

Computers and Internet

 

http://webopedia.internet.com/  Online dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology definitions

 

 

Conversion tables

 

 

http://www.onlineconversion.com/  Conversion tables of all kinds of units.

http://www.convert-me.com/en/  Easy to use, but not as complete as the above.

http://www.xe.com/ucc/full.shtml  Universal Currency Converter.

http://www.ex.ac.uk/cimt/dictunit/dictunit.htm  A dictionary of units of measurement around the world and appropriate conversion factors.

 

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Discussion groups, etc.                     

 

 

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&group=sci.lang.translation Discussion group for translators.

http://groups.google.com/  Addresses of all of Google’s discussion groups.

http://www.faqs.org/  Internet Frequently Asked Questions archive. About most everything. Give it some time, and you’ll find…

http://www.americandialect.org/  American Dialect Society's discussion group, ADS-L. You have to become a member (free, go to ADS-L e-mail List) and can then ask specialists for advice on e.g. difficult slang words. They usually answer very soon.

subtitling@yahoogroups.com  Join by sending a message to: subtitling-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
translation_subtitling@yahoogroups.com  Join by message to: translation_subtitling-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
captioning@yahoogroups.com  Join by sending a message to: captioning-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/fritext/  Swedish subtitlers. Join by sending a message to: fritext-subscribe@yahoogroups.co.uk 

http://es.groups.yahoo.com/group/trag/  TRAG (TRAducción de Guiones de películas) Suscribir: trag-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 

 

Drugs

 

 

http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/drugfact/index.html  US Office of National Drug Control.

http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/streetterms/  Database with over 2,300 street terms.

http://www.drugs.indiana.edu/slang/home.html  The Indiana Prevention Resource Center on-line dictionary contains more than 3,800 street drug slang terms.

 

 

Economy

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/library/financial/glossary/bfglosa.htm  NY Times' Glossary of Financial and Business Terms.

http://www.wwnorton.com/college/econ/stiglitz/gloss.htm  Stiglitz's Glossary of Economic Terms.

http://www.moneywords.com/  MoneyWords for Technology Professionals.

http://www.aicpa.org/members/glossary/a.htm  American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' Glossary of Terms, Acronyms, and Abbreviations.

http://www.axone.ch/new/fr/financial_glossary.htm  Glossary with over 5000 financial terms in English, German, French and Italian.

 

 

EU & UN

 

 

http://europa.eu.int/  The European Union on-line. Well-structured information in 20 languages.

http://www.un.org/  UN's home page. Lots of info in many languages.

 

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Food and drinks

 

 

http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/etext/000022.html  Food and Nutrition Information Center. Good and mainly reliable links.

http://profileshowcase.foodprofile.com/internetshowcase/default_sman.htm  Food manufacturer and brand name search.

http://www.1000dictionaries.com/food_dictionaries_1.html  Many links, but of varying value.

http://www.xs4all.nl/~margjos/indxengr.htm  Food-terms dictionary with translations in several languages (English, Danish, Dutch, French and German). Under construction – you can contribute.

http://www.gomadrid.com/dict/spanish-food-dictionary.html  Spanish food dictionary.

http://hometown.aol.com/acalendar/April/dictionary.html  Cooking information center.

http://allrecipes.com/encyc/  Cooking basics terminology and recipe collection - searchable.

http://www.cooking.com/  Cookware, etc.

http://www.hungrymonster.com/humor/Restaurant_Lingo.cfm Old-time diner slang.

http://www.dinersoft.com/lingo.htm  More diner slang – more modern.

http://www.lebensmittellexikon.de/  Very comprehensive.

http://www.dicorama.com/Nourriture_Alcool_et_Cuisine/  Many links, but of varying quality.

http://www.epicurious.com/run/winedictionary/home  Epicurious Wine Dictionary.

http://www.planetliquor.com/  "The World Liquor Wine & Beer Center". Searchable.

 

Geography, Geology, Maps

 

 

http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blindex.htm?PM=ss11_geography  Online World Atlas.

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/main.adp?formtype=address  Type an address practically anywhere in the world to get a detailed map.

http://www.uk.map24.com/  Good for route planning.

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/map_sites/cities_sites.html#B  Maps of Cities of the World.

http://www.maporama.com/share/  Accepts "fuzzy search" both for cities and for street names.

http://maps.google.com/  Maps of US and Canada. Allows zooming up to street level.

http://www.p.lodz.pl/I35/personal/jw37/EUROPE/europe.html  European place names in several languages.

http://www.placesnamed.com/  US place names.

http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/tgn/index.html  The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names is a  vocabulary of over 1,000,000 geographic names, vernacular and historical, coordinates, and place types.

http://europa.eu.int/comm/translation/currencies/entable1.htm  List of the world's countries, their inhabitants and currencies.

http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html  CIA's World Factbook contains basic facts on all countries. Frequently updated.

http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/agidict/welcome.html  Geographic Information Society's dictionary.

http://www.world-gazetteer.com/  Population data and related statistics. Links to geographical resources.

http://jersey.uoregon.edu/%7Emstrick/geology/geo_glossary_page.html#top  GeoMan's Glossary of Earth Science Terms.

http://geology.dictonarypage.co.uk/ 

http://www.geonord.org/mapeng.html  Basically Scandinavian geology, but also many links.

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/help/timeform.html  Geologic time frames from the Precambrian period to today and an introduction to Geology.

http://www.lenntech.com/Water-Glossary.htm  Terminology concerning water related issues. Also available in German, French, Spanish and Dutch.

http://www.meteor.wisc.edu/~hopkins/100hold/a-zehgls.htm  Hopkins glossary of weather terms.

http://www.wxusa.com/index.htm  US weather for any given city and date.

http://www.espere.net/  ESPERE climate encyclopedia. Currently being translated into French, German, Polish, Hungarian and Norwegian, but far from finished.

http://www.flags.net/mainindex.htm  Flags of all countries.

 

 

Linguistics

 

 

http://www.ilovelanguages.com/  Ex Human-Language Page, with over 2000 links for the translator.

http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/~lcarlson/catpage.shtml  Helsinki University's CAT (Computer Assisted Translation) page with many useful links.

http://saussure.linguistlist.org/  or http://www.ling.ed.ac.uk/linguist/  The Linguist List. Information on language and language analysis, searchable archives of over 100 other linguistic mailing lists.

http://www.ethnologue.com/web.asp  Languages of the World

http://alt-usage-english.org/  English usage. Searchable. FAQs, links and UCLE Corner (UK.culture.language.english)

 

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Medicine

 

 

http://www4.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/  Access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. Links to many full text articles and other resources.

http://www.medweb.emory.edu/MedWeb/ MedWeb has over 7000 links.

http://www.merckmedicus.com/pp/us/hcp/hcp_home.jsp Merck Medicus. Many links and resources, but some require professional registration.

http://www.mtdesk.com/swg.shtml  Surgical/Medical/New Terms glossary. New Drugs/Equipment/Procedures.

http://www.medterms.com/script/main/hp.asp Medical terminology

http://www.jklcompany.com/a.html       - " -

http://www.merckmedicus.com/pp/us/hcp/thcp_dorlands_content.jsp?pg=/ppdocs/us/common/dorlands/dorland/  Dorland's Medical Dictionary.

http://www.mic.ki.se/Diseases/index.html  Diseases, Disorders and Related Topics and many links.

http://health.allrefer.com/  Extensive information on diseases, symptoms, etc. Focuses on family and community health.

http://www.who.int/entity/en/  WHO links to their sites, very informative.

http://www.rxlist.com/  Drug names (even misspells), keywords, pill id, imprint codes, NDC codes and medical terminology.

http://www.whonamedit.com/index.cfm  A dictionary of medical eponyms.

 

 

Militaria & Weapons 

 

 

http://www.janes.com/  “Jane’s – the ultimate source for defence, aerospace and transportation information”.

http://www.defence-discovery.com/  Search over 2 million defence related documents with Jane's Defence Discovery.

http://hemsidor.torget.se/users/k/klix/grader_e.html  Links to military rank insignia of the world.

http://www2.powercom.net/~rokats/armyhome.html  US Army's insignia through history and up to date.

http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usawc/Parameters/Links.htm  US Army War College's collection of links.

http://www.combatsim.com/archive/htm/htm_arc4/pilot_tk.htm  Air Operational brevity words. Military jargon.

http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/doddict/  US  Dept. of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms.

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/army/docs/astmp98/  1998 Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP) Very comprehensive

http://www.naval-history.net/index.htm  British naval history WW1-Falklands War

http://www.oldcontemptible.com/  Old Contemptible’s website is dedicated to the conflict of 1914-18.

http://members.lycos.co.uk/hinckley1/links.html  Old Contemptible's rich list of links.

http://www.worldwar1.com/reflib.htm  Trenches on the Web 1914-18.

http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/  U.S. Army Military History Institute. Many links.

http://www.history.navy.mil/nhc9.htm  U.S naval history-related web sites and links to history of other military branches.

http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/  UK Navy today.

http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/static/pages/376.html  UK Navy slang.

http://www.allwords.com/Slang_Military_Slang_Jargon.php  DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, Jargon and Slang links.

http://www.military.com/Resources/EQG/EQGmain  American military equipment.

http://www.weapons.0golf.com/  Russian military equipment.

http://www.skalman.nu/third-reich/  Lots of facts, seen from the German angle.

http://home.clara.net/percy/glossary.htm  German Army unit terminology.

http://www-medlib.med.utah.edu/WebPath/TUTORIAL/GUNS/GUNINTRO.html  Gives a good short introduction to firearms and to their impact on the human body. The images are not for the faint of heart.

http://www.rememuseum.org.uk/arms/armindex.htm  Reme Museum Weapons Collection. Searchable. Images of weapons.

http://in.dir.yahoo.com/business_and_economy/shopping_and_services/weapons/firearms/Retailers/  Links to sellers of all kinds of firearms, many with catalogues.

http://www.nraila.org/Issues/FireArmsGlossary/Default.aspx  Firearms Glossary of the National Rifle Association of America.

http://www.themasterofdisguise.com/glossary.html  Glossary of spy terms.

http://www.fas.org/irp/official.html  A very rich guide to US intelligence and security agencies.

 

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Movies, TV, etc. 

 

 

http://www.imdb.com/  “The world's largest and most complete database of movie information,” especially Anglo-American. Use IMDb-Browse button.

http://www.accessplace.com/  A directory of some useful websites, providing news, information, shopping, movies, TV, music, arts… 

http://pages.yahoo.com/nhp?h=entertainment_arts  Among other things biographies of movie, TV, performing arts and entertainment personalities.

http://www.allmovie.com/  Film title and people finder.

http://www.movieculture.com/  Selected movie sites on the web.

http://www.script-o-rama.com/  Scripts of classic and popular films and TV programmes.

http://www.iscriptdb.com/  Movie script database.

http://www.wiredonmovies.com/scriptindex  2000 movie scripts.

http://www.filmsite.org/  Specializing in Classic Hollywood/American Films.

http://70s.fast-rewind.com/  The 70's Movies Rewind - info, pictures, trivia, soundtracks and links.

http://www.fast-rewind.com/  The 80's Movies Rewind.

http://www.ew.com/ew/  Entertainment Weekly’s home page, with searchable archives since 1994.

http://www.variety.com/  Variety’s home page, with searchable archives since 1914, but you pay to get more than a summary of the articles.

http://www.tvtome.com/  1,100+ complete guides covering current TV shows and many classics. 2,300+ guides that are "partially complete".

http://www.epguides.com/  Episode lists for over 2500 TV shows, with titles and airdates. For many, a detailed episode guide with guest stars and plot summaries.

http://www.tvacres.com/homepage_tv_acres.htm  On-line subject guide that quickly finds information about the Characters, Places & Things and Language.

http://www.lefilmfrancais.com/  In French only.

http://afrhc.fr/liens_frameset.htm  Association Française de Recherche sur l’histoire du Cinéma has many valuable links. In French and English.

http://home.snafu.de/ohei/ofd/moviedict_e.html  Online movie terms dictionary. Under construction. 21 languages.

http://www.allmovie.com/avg_glossary.html  A detailed reference source for a wide variety of movie and film-related terms.

 

 

Newspapers, reviews, etc., sometimes with archives.  

 

http://www.poynter.org/resource_center/  For journalists. Its Links to the News compiles valuable Web resources on current and previous news topics.

http://www.refdesk.com/paper.html  Newspapers USA and worldwide

http://www.iht.com/frontpage.html  International Herald Tribune

http://www.nytimes.com/  New York Times

http://www.usatoday.com/  

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/  The Times

http://www.guardian.co.uk/  The Guardian

http://www.lemonde.fr/  Le Monde

http://www.liberation.com/  Libération

http://www.welt.de/  Die Welt

http://www.zeit.de  Die Zeit

http://www.corriere.it/  Corriere della Sera

http://www.repubblica.it/  La Repubblica

http://www.elmundo.es/  El Mundo

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/  La Nacion

http://abcnews.go.com/  News pages of the ABC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/  News pages of the BBC

http://europa.eu.int/comm/ebs  The European Union's TV news agency Europe by Satellite (EbS) covers EU affairs for TV professionals. 

 

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Police, law, etc.   

 

 

http://members.aol.com/sincatl/resource.htm Web-Based Crime Writing Resources. A wealth of references and links with information on police and police procedure, investigative techniques, extra-legal activities, courts and the law, guns, and other crime and forensic links.

http://www.bearcat1.com/radio.htm  Radio Codes & Signals.

http://benjycohen.8m.com/NYPD-Codes.html  New York police 10-codes.

http://www.kb2ytf.com/nyfd_codes.htm  New York Fire Dept 10-codes and abbreviations.

http://radioscanning.wox.org/Scanner/codes/specific_codes.htm  More US 10-codes.

http://www.ajpotts.fsnet.co.uk/links.html  UK CB and police 10-codes; ham radio and civilian aircraft codes and jargon.

http://www.ci.walnut-creek.ca.us/WCPD/G_Dictionary.html  US West Coast police jargon.

http://www.10-7.com/link/links.htm  Links to over 6000 US law enforcement related websites.

http://www.odci.gov/  CIA's information site.

http://hem.passagen.se/patrikp/html/RanksInsigniaMain.html  Uneven but some good information on police rank insignia and titles.

http://dictionary.law.com/  The real life dictionary of the (US) law.”

http://www.lectlaw.com/def.htm  Definitions and explanations of legal terms.

http://dictionary.lp.findlaw.com/  Legal dictionary.

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/ Access to European Union law and public documents. Available in 23 languages.

http://www.glossarist.com/glossaries/law-justice/  60 justice & law glossaries and dictionaries.

http://www.uscourts.gov/  U.S. Courts.

http://www.policelaw.co.uk/  Links to UK and international law sites.

http://sosig.ac.uk/roads/subject-listing/World-cat/law.html  Social Science Information Gateway's law links.

 

 

Quotations, etc.

 

 

http://www.yale.edu/yup/qyd/sites.html  Links to English language quotation sites.

http://home.earthlink.net/~altquot/resources.html  Quotation resources on the Net

http://www.bartleby.com/quotations/  Several quotation dictionaries.

http://www.bartleby.com/66/  The Columbia World of 65 000 quotations.

http://www.bartleby.com/63/  Simpson's Contemporary Quotes 1950-1988.

http://www.bibliomania.com/2/3/255/frameset.html  Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable.

http://www.phrases.org.uk/ The Phrase Finder - meanings and origins of phrases and sayings.

http://www.bartleby.com/100/138.html  John Bartlett's 1500 Shakespeare quotations.

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Rap, rasta, hiphop, graffiti

 

 

http://travel.to/graffiti/  International Dictionary of Aerosol Art = Graffiti
http://www.dolemite.com/ebonics/  Hiphop, Ebonics, etc.

http://www.ohhla.com/  HipHop Lyrics Archive.

http://www.faqs.org/faqs/music/hip-hop/dictionary/part1/  Rap Dictionary. How to translate e.g. “I’m Audi 5000”.

http://www.rapdict.org/  Rap dictionary.

http://www.urbandictionary.com 

 

 

Reference works, encyclopaedias, etc.  

 

 

http://www.britannica.com/  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.

http://www.refdesk.com/  Facts-at-a-Glance.

http://www.reftools.com  Reference Tools and Custom Searches

http://thorplus.lib.purdue.edu/eresources/readyref/  Ready Reference list.

http://www.ipl.org/  The Internet Public Library.

http://www.wikipedia.org/  A growing multi-language encyclopedia, managed by volunteers. 32 languages with more than 5000 articles (English has over 500 000), and many smaller, in all 199.

http://www.infoplease.com/index.html  "All the information you need".

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/  English, Medical, Legal, and Computer Dictionaries, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Literature Reference Library, and Search Engine

http://reference.allrefer.com/  Encyclopedia with 52,000 entries plus a North America gazetteer with 50,000 entries. Includes country studies and facts.

http://www.xrefer.com/  Oxford Paperback Encyclopaedia's free reference site.

http://www.itools.com/  iTools - quick access to Internet tools.

http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/  The Probert Encyclopaedia complements other encyclopaedias. Fully searchable.

http://www.constitution.org/default.htm  The American Constitution Society’s rich reference pages are useful.

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ammemhome.html  Primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the U.S. 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections.

http://www.searchsystems.net  12 000 public records databases in the US and Canada.

http://alt-usage-english.org/  English usage. Searchable. FAQs, links and UCLE Corner (UK.culture.language.english).

http://www.libdex.com/country.html  Links to library catalogues on-line all over the world.

http://www.ddb.de/gabriel/  Gabriel, the information service for the National Libraries of Europe.

http://www.quid.fr/  Site de l’Encyclopedie Quid.

 

 

Religion, hymns, religious texts, myths

 

 

http://www.pantheon.org/  Encyclopedia Mythica. Myths and folklore.

http://www.biblegateway.com/  The Bible Gateway, with Bible texts in over 35 languages and with a browser for looking up words or phrases.

http://www.biblestudytools.net/  Complete concordance for many English versions.

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~acolyte/Resource.htm  Liturgy resources (Roman Catholic and Orthodox) and much more.

http://www.rkc.si/duhovno/red_mase.html and http://www.katolsk.no/liturgi/messen/  give the text of the Roman Catholic Mass in several languages.

http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bcp/  The Book of Common Prayer, several versions.

http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/indexsnt.htm  1678 topics / 4793 saints.

http://www.christusrex.org/www1/pater/  The Pater Noster in 1207 languages and dialects.

http://www.ou.org/about/judaism/index.htm  A Glossary of Basic Jewish Terms and Concepts.

http://www.hti.umich.edu/k/koran/  Text and browser.

 

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Sex

 

 

http://www.sexology.org/glossary.htm  Sex Therapy Online's rather chaste dictionary.

http://www.sexuality.org/  Society for Human Sexuality. Searchable.

http://www.kinseyinstitute.org/resources/reference.html  The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex has a resource links list.

http://216.58.107.91/sex-lexicon.html  Sexual terms, the F-word, thesaurus, synonyms, quotations.

http://www.dreix.de/  Very comprehensive sex dictionary - in German.

http://www.hurricane.net/~wizard/19a.html  Gay slang.

http://www.geocities.com/WestHollywood/Cafe/1017/lexicon.html  Flamespeak - a term to describe lingo used by LBGT people (lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgendered).

http://public.diversity.org.uk/deviant/  The Deviants' Dictionary

http://www.worldwidewank.com/index.html  Everything about masturbation, including a dictionary of synonyms.

 

Space

 

http://www.nasa.gov/  NASA's home page.

http://roland.lerc.nasa.gov/~dglover/dictionary//content.html  Aerospace dictionary

http://www.russianspaceweb.com/index.html  History and news of astronautics in the USSR and Russia.

 

 

Sports, recreation, games, etc.

 

 

http://www.glossarist.com/glossaries/sports-recreation/  134 sports glossaries in several languages, from archery to XC skiing.

http://www.rulescentral.com/  Rules of practically every sport or game.

http://www.everyrule.com/indextop.htm  

http://www.firstbasesports.com/football_glossary.html  American football glossary (with official's hand signals).

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/baseball_basics/mlb_basics_on_the_field.jsp  Baseball basics.

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/homepage/mlb_homepage.jsp  Major League Baseball's official home page with links.

http://www.firstbasesports.com/basketball_glossary.html  Basketball glossary.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/glossary3.html  Bicycle glossary.

http://www.forix.com/  Formula 1 car racing, with translations into many languages.

http://www.pgaprofessional.com/glossary/b.html  Golf glossary and basics

http://www.firstbasesports.com/hockey_glossary.html  Ice hockey glossary.

http://www.4martialartssupplies.com/dictionary.html  Martial Arts dictionary, equipment, etc.

http://espn.go.com/extreme/winterx00/s/glossarysnowboarding.html  Snowboard dictionary.

http://www.firstbasesports.com/soccer_glossary.html  Soccer glossary.

http://www.region73.org/ayso/ayso_web_pages/glossary.htm Soccer glossary.

http://www.dictionaryofgambling.com/  Dictionary of Sports and Gambling.

http://www.tradgames.org.uk/  History, links and information about traditional games from around the world

http://www.pagat.com/  Incredibly detailed site for card and tile games from all parts of the world.

http://www.seriouspoker.com/index.html  Rules, dictionary, etc.

http://www.thepokerforum.com/  Rules, terms, articles, etc.

 

 

Subtitlers' and Translators' organisations

 

 

http://www.lai.com/lai/trorg.html  Links to translators' organisations.

http://www.esist.org/  ESIST - European Association for Studies in Screen Translation.

http://www.est-translationstudies.org/  European Society for Translation Studies.

http://www.fit-ift.org/  International Federation of Translators.

http://www.avtranslators.org/index.htm  Audio-Visual Translators' union. A network in the field of media translation and information on agreements, contracts, working conditions and prices.

http://www.aidac.it/home.html  AIDAC - Italian Dubbers' Union.

http://www.screentranslation.be/  New e-zine on screen translation. In English.

http://www.fbo-dj.dk/  Forum for Screen Translators - in Danish.

http://www.navio.no/  Norwegian Union of Screen Translators. Page also in English and Spanish.

http://www.textabra.nu/main.htm  Swedish media translators' home page. In Swedish.

http://www.obs.coe.int/index.html.en  European Audiovisual Observatory.

http://europa.eu.int/  European Union On-Line.

 

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Terminology                  

 

 

http://europa.eu.int/eurodicautom/login.jsp  European Terminology Database.

http://157.150.197.21/dgaacs/unterm.nsf  United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database.

http://www.uwasa.fi/comm/termino/  Terminology Forum.

http://webopedia.internet.com/  Computer and Internet technology.

http://roland.lerc.nasa.gov/~dglover/dictionary//content.html  Aerospace dictionary.

http://www.usedbookcentral.com/glossary.html  Book & library terms.

http://home.snafu.de/ohei/ofd/moviedict_e.html  Online movie terms dictionary in several languages.

http://www.termisti.refer.org/  Centre de recherche en terminologie.

 

 

Texts                          

 

 

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/  Perseus is an evolving digital library specialized in Greek and Latin classics and Archaeology (original texts and English translations)

http://www.georgetown.edu/labyrinth/library/latin/latin-lib.html  Labyrinth Latin Bookcase. Classical and Mediaeval texts with translations.

http://www.promo.net/pg  Project Gutenberg. World literature classics that can be downloaded free of charges.

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/  On-line archive of tens of thousands of SGML and XML-encoded electronic texts.

http://ota.ahds.ac.uk/  Oxford Text Archive. More than 2500 resources in over 25 different languages.

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/index.html  Over 15 000 e-books.

http://www.4literature.net/  More than 2,000 books, stories, poems, plays, and religious and historical documents.

http://www.bartleby.com/70/  The 1914 Oxford edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare.

http://www.gutenberg.aol.de/index.htm  Texts in German.

http://www.liberliber.it/  Progetto Manuzio – Texts in Italian.

http://gallica.bnf.fr/  In French: 80000 documents numérisés.

http://www.lysator.liu.se/runeberg/  Project Runeberg. Older Scandinavian literature.

http://www.script-o-rama.com/  Scripts of classic and popular films and TV programmes.

http://www.iscriptdb.com/  Movie script database.

http://www.wiredonmovies.com/scriptindex  2000 movie scripts.

http://www.recmusic.org/lieder/  Lied and song texts archive.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/songlyr.html  Links to song lyrics, libretti, etc.

http://opera.stanford.edu/operas.html  OperaGlass opera index with libretti and synopses.

http://www.lyricsrobot.com/  Song text archive.

http://www.sing365.com/  Artists and song texts.

http://www.lyricsxp.com/  Artist, lyrics and album indexes..

http://ingeb.org/Volksong.html  German folk songs and hymns.

(Many other specialized archives exist. Search for “Lyrics archive”, or search through Google for some “words of your problem text” within quotation marks.)

http://www.zelo.com/family/nursery/index.asp  Nursery rhymes

http://www.amherst.edu/~rjyanco/literature/mothergoose/rhymes/menu.html  Mother Goose Rhymes

 

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Translation, CAT, MT

 

 

http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/~lcarlson/catpage.shtml  Helsinki University's CAT (Computer Assisted Translation) page with many useful links.

http://www2.sbbs.se/hp/cfalk/indexeng.htm  The same goes for this excellent page, managed by a translator, Cecilia Falk.

http://www.malooflanguageservices.com/  Rich list of good translator's resources links.

http://www.jump.net/%7Efdietz/glossary.htm#General%20Translation-Related  A translator's links.

http://homepage.uibk.ac.at/~c61302/  Peter Sandrini's rich list of resources for translators and interpreters. Found under -->Links -->Translation 

http://www.mpichard.ca/trans.htm  Translation, interpretation and language links.

http://www.deraaij.com/irt/  More links.

http://www.accurapid.com/journal/00misc.htm  Miscellaneous Translators’ Resources.

http://www.screentranslation.be/  A Belgian site for screen translation.

http://europa.eu.int/comm/translation/index_en.htm  On-line translation aids that the European Commission's Translation Service uses in its day-to-day work.

http://www.webbsnet.com/  Links to valuable resources for translators.

http://www.lai.com/companion.html  The Translator's Home Companion.

http://www.trans-k.co.uk/glossary.html  Glossary of Translation and Interpreting Terminology. With German translation.

http://home.ncia.com/~slarsson/sitejour.html  Not up to date, but useful resource links and tips.

http://www.accurapid.com/journal/  Translation Journal. With lots of links.

http://www.jostrans.org/  Journal of Specialised Translation.

http://www.subtitling.net/  Many links to translation and subtitling resources.

http://www.joeclark.org/access/  "The King of Closed Captions".

http://www.subtitlingworldwide.com/  Compact online subtitling course.

 

 

Varia

 

 

http://www.howstuffworks.com/  For kids, but often useful.

http://www.refdesk.com/  A good source for facts.

http://www.stjarnhimlen.se/tv/tv.html  Practically everything about analog TV systems.

http://www.stjarnhimlen.se/comp/time.html Different time scales explained.

http://www.tech-faq.com/lass-codes.shtml  American LASS (Local Area Signalling Services) codes to access special features of the telephone system.

http://www.journalism.org/resources/tools/  Committee of Concerned Journalists' tools and resources.

http://www.catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/index.html  A comprehensive compendium of hacker slang illuminating many aspects of hackish tradition, folklore, and humor.

http://www.darkshire.net/~jhkim/rpg/encyclopedia/index.html  An encyclopedia of  non-computer role-playing games.

http://www.darkshire.net/~jhkim/rpg/freerpgs/index.html  Links for over 500 free role-playing games (RPG's).

http://www.darkshire.net/~jhkim/rpg/links.html  A collection of RPG-related links, also zines, fantasy, including Tolkien, etc. Plus RPG:s in other languages.

 

 

Amusements and timewasters for tired translators/subtitlers

 

 

http://home.online.no/~gremmem/engrish_ttt_captions/index.htm  The wonderful Engrish subtitles featured in an Asian bootleg DVD of Lord of The Rings.

http://www.kli.org/  The Klingon Language Institute. If you feel like learning another language.

http://www.absolutetrivia.com/  

http://www.uselessknowledge.com/ 

http://www.go2net.com/useless/useless/language.html  

http://www.snopes2.com/  Urban Legends Reference Pages.

http://members.aol.com/gulfhigh2/words.html  A Collection of Word Oddities and Trivia.

http://www.theonion.com/  “America’s finest news source”.

http://www.worldwidewords.org/  1000+ pages on the story of English. You never know what might turn up!

http://www.pseudodictionary.com/  If you know a word that should be in the dictionary but isn't, submit it.

http://www.unblinking.com/heh/googlewhack.htm  Googlewhacking. Quite addictive.

 

 

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