Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Thinking with the Thesaurus

I like to use Roget's Thesaurus as an aid to cogitation. To do so, however, I need access to its index of categories. With it I can ruminate up and down the old ladder of abstraction.

Unfortunately, it has become harder and harder to find an online thesaurus that includes a convenient index of categories. But today I did find one, here.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You might also find http://www.visualthesaurus.com/online/ useful also.

DSU Reference Librarian said...

I believe Yahoo is using Roget's. The 1995 edition is available from Bartleby - http://www.bartleby.com/62/31.html.

DSU Reference Librarian said...

I believe Yahoo is using Roget's. It is available also via Bartleby.com, http://www.bartleby.com/62/31.html. At least Bartleby.com cites it source.

Dan said...

I believe you are right, Mighty Quinn. But the Bartleby version is organized somewhat differently. I prefer Yahoo!'s interface for navigating the text, just because the high order concepts are right there on the surface.

Does the Bartleby version of Roget's have a separate concept index?

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