Dictionaries, term search, glossaries
http://www.multitran.ru/ – large, powerful online dictionary with more than 4 million words in its English-Russian dictionary alone.
The most widely used dictionary by Russian translators. One should remember that the dictionary is updated by users, so it may contain errors.
Google.com – of course, you know what it is. Some helpful tips for translators on how to use Google in their work: http://www.google.ru/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?answer=136861
Nowadays, the translation for any term can be found. But you have to be a professional translator to choose the best option among hundreds of translations.
http://www.prolingoffice.com – online and offline Russian-Ukrainian and vice versa dictionary and machine translator.
Rather efficient machine translator and helpful dictionary. Nevertheless, its translations require thorough editing by a human.
http://www.microsoft.com/language/en-us/default.aspx – Microsoft Language Portal – Online Terminology and Glossary Search Online collection of Microsoft glossaries that is vital for any Microsoft translation project and helpful for most software localisation projects.
We always use it within our team translating IT texts.
http://www.industrystock.com – industry portal with intelligent search engines for products and services as well as manufacturers, dealers, suppliers and service providers in Business to Business.
Useful for searching for translations of terms related to different areas of industry and business. Some of the terms (initially in German) are very difficult to find in Russian dictionaries. Each language has its own search results, which makes it difficult to find the translation in the required language.
Our team translated a lot of terms from German into Russian for this website through a translation agency.
www.dictionarylink.com – search many dictionaries, search engines, and glossaries from one page.
There are so many dictionaries on the Internet that it is difficult to choose the best one. No need to choose just one; try many with “multisearch.” However, all of these multisearch sites contain an insufficient number of places to search.
A more advanced multisearch with more searchable links is presented on our website.
http://www.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/ – a 100 million word collection of samples of written and spoken language from a wide range of sources, designed to represent a wide cross-section of current British English, both spoken and written.
Good online context search for many words. However, the texts are only in English.
http://www.acronymfinder.com/ – world’s largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms.
Very useful online search for abbreviation meanings. It’s a pity it is monolingual.