Whatis.com covers terms related to information technology only. For a good general dictionary, we recommend:
General EncyclopediasWikipedia is an open source encyclopedia with many detailed tech entries.
- Wikipedia.com (http://wikipedia.com)
The online Britannica Encyclopedia is a good source for science, electronics, and engineering explanations as well as for many other subjects.
- Britannica.com (http://britannica.com)
Other Information Technology Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
- How Stuff Works is not quite an encyclopedia, but we think you'll enjoy exploring tech-related topics. (http://howstuffworks.com)
- Another recommended resource is the TechEncyclopedia (http://www.techencyclopedia.com), written by Alan Freedman.
- Written by Erin Jansen in layman's language, NetLingo.com caters to new users and industry professionals and describes the online world of business, technology, and communication (http://www.netlingo.com).
Other Useful References
- The Acronym Finder (http://www.acronymfinder.com).
- For synonyms, Roget's Thesaurus (1911 edition) (http://humanities.uchicago.edu/forms_unrest/ROGET.htm).
- Bartlett's Quotations (http://www.cc.columbia.edu/acis/bartleby/bartlett).
- For marketing terminology, The Marketing Association of Australia and New Zealand Glossary
- For financial and investment terminology, Investorwords.com