Help for Search Terms

Article databases work best when you choose 1 to 3 search terms for the search box. These tools can help you pick the right words for your search.


Synonyms made visible

Sometimes you need to try a different word for your search. This synonym finder show how words are related to each other in visual, mind-map style.

An exhaustive synonym finder

No definitions, but lots (a plethora, an abundance, an extravagance, a plenitude...)
of synonyms!


A user-friendly dictionary with synonym powers

By the creators of Visual Thesaurus, this dictionary defines words in plain English and provides lots of examples of the word in a sentence. It anticipates potential confusion about the word and clears it up.