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Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Links for dictionaries and encyclopedias useful for your studies.

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  • Encyclopedia in Swedish. Also includes Nationalencyklopedins dictionary.

    Search Nationalencyklopedin


  • The EU’s multilingual terminology database, in 24 European languages: Swedish, English, Finnish, Spanish, German, Greek, Polish, etc.

    Read more about IATE

    Search IATE

Medical dictionaries

  • Svensk MeSH is a translation of MeSH (Medical Subject Headings), which is the controlled vocabulary produced and maintained by NLM (U.S. National Library of Medicine). Karolinska institutet. (in Swedish, limited content in English)
    Search Svensk MeSH

  • Snomed CT is an international clinical reference terminology.
    (Recommended browser: Google Chrome. Does not work in Internet Explorer).
    Search SNOMED CT Browser