To find monolingual dictionaries, including specialized ones, do an Advanced Keyword Search using subject words "xxx language dictionaries" (e.g., German language dictionaries).
Subject search produces very specific results; for example:
To find bilingual dictionaries, use the Advanced Keyword Search and type the terms English, dictionaries, and the target language you're looking for (e.g., German) into each of the search boxes.
You can also use Subject search following the formula in this example:
To find multilingual dictionaries, do an Advanced Keyword Search using subject words "polyglot dictionaries". To limit these to a specific subject, you can also add another term such as law or medicine.
Select Dictionaries on the Public Web
Online German Dictionaries
To find etymological dictionaries in various languages, use the following formula:
target language -- Etymology -- Dictionaries; for example:
German language -- Etymology -- Dictionaries
To find dictionaries of idioms in a language, use the formulas in the examples below:
For searching the library catalog use the following formula: Language -- Synonyms and antonyms -- Dictionaries; for example,
English language -- Synonyms and antonyms
Keyword search results for dictionar* and (terms or terminology)
To find terminology in a special area use the following formula:
dictionar* and (terms or terminology) and [abbreviation or versions of the subject]; for example:
Specialized foreign language dictionaries
To find dictionaries in various subject areas, use the following formula:
subject -- dictionaries -- target language; for example,
Use the formula in the following examples:
Great resource for translators of EU texts
EU - Translation and Drafting Resources
The page contains links to language dictionaries and glossaries, guidelines for contractors translating into EU languages, translation quality resources, and more.
General: United Nations
Specialized terminology databases