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Glossary Library

The Glossary Library includes educational and specialty glossaries in multiple fields.

They are intended for students, term papers, reports, theses, essays, and communication between colleagues. They differ in the type of language they use and also in size:

ArtReview.glo 2 090 Words 1 240 Phrases
Biology101.glo 2 281 Words 1 449 Phrases
Civics.glo 618 Words 197 Phrases
Computer 101.glo 2 464 Words 1 717 Phrases
Dinosaurs.glo 555 Words 359 Phrases
Economics.glo 850 Words 502 Phrases
Environment.glo 621 Words 314 Phrases
Geography.glo 1 611 Words 1 193 Phrases
Physics101.glo 2 831 Words 1 188 Phrases
Psychology.glo 400 Words 492 Phrases
Sports.glo 1811 Words 1 056 Phrases
USHistory 18.glo 520 Words 316 Phrases
USHistory 19.glo 475 Words 315 Phrases
USHistory 20.glo 1 824 Words 984 Phrases
Words10000.glo 12 671 Words 0 Phrases
World.glo 411 Words 88 Phrases
WorldFacts.glo 1730 Words 2464 Phrases



This glossary contains the basic words and phrases of Art  Appreciation survey courses for the visual  arts of drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and tapestry.



This glossary contains the basic vocabulary and phrases of  Introductory level courses in biology, both animal and  vegetable – the study of life.



The vocabulary and phraseology related to US federal, state and municipal governments, politics, citizenship, elections, representation, governmental bodies, legislation, etc.



Useful vocabulary and phrases for writing about computers derived from educational texts on elementary level computer courses and similar sources.



The vocabulary and phrases of the studies of dinosaurs.  All the big names no one can spell.  A great help to anyone writing a report on this popular subject.



A glossary of the basic terms and phrases of introductory courses in economics covering ideas in macro- and micro-economic theories and practices.



The words and phrases for writing about the environment, including  the vocabulary of pollution, conservation, forests, hazardous  wastes, rivers, dams, global warming and similar issues.



A glossary of geographic terms related courses about the physical features of the United States, including rivers, lakes, mountains,  cities, states, forests, islands, peninsulas, deserts, plains, etc.



A glossary for writing about physics at the introductory course level, including the terms and phraseology of the nature of matter, solid, liquid and gaseous states, energy, velocity, mass, etc.



A glossary focused on the vocabulary of introductory psychology. It includes terms on individual  human behavior, emotions, and other conditions.



A glossary of terms and words from the world of sports-writing encompassing the languages of all major American sports and many of the players in the news.


USHistory18 – USHistory19 – USHistory20

Three glossaries of the vocabulary and phraseology for writing  about 18th, 19th, and 20th century US history from the colonial days through the American revolution, the Civil War, the two World Wars, right up the presidential administration of Richard Nixon.



This glossary contains about ten thousand of the most commonly used words in the American English writing vocabulary, for use in composition-writing, term papers in any subject, book reports and similar school work.



The world glossary contains names of cities, states, and countries of the world. No need to look up their spelling!



This glossary is compiled from The 1997 World Factbook, in the version made available by The Gutenberg Project.

The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency for the use of US Government officials, and the style, format, coverage, and content are designed to meet their specific requirements.

Information was provided by the American Geophysical Union, Bureau of the Census, Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, Defense Nuclear Agency, Department of State, Foreign Broadcast Information Service, Maritime Administration, National Imagery and Mapping Agency, National Maritime Intelligence Center, National Science Foundation (Antarctic Sciences Section), Office of Insular Affairs, US Board on Geographic Names, US Coast Guard, and other public and private sources.