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Thesauri contain synonyms and antonyms and are useful for finding alternative (replacement, additional, substitute) terms for your writing and speech.

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names provides terms for proper names and associated information about places, such as political entities (i.e. cities and nations) as well as physical features (i.e. mountains and lakes). The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names can be used to find useful search terms as well as information about the term's evolution and background.

Rodale, J. I., Urdang, L., & LaRoche, N. (1986). The synonym finder. New York, NY: Warner Books.

This is the single greatest (incomparable, unequivocal, wonderous) thesaurus the Twin Cities librarians have ever come across. Note: it's a print book located in the library - you can't access it online.

Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus

Roget's Thesaurus is an authoritative source for synonyms. Using Roget's website, you can search your term and easily locate synonyms. The main site,, offers tons of other literary resources too, including Bartlett's Quotations, Emily Post's Etiquette, and the Oxford Shakespeare. Use the dropdown menus to explore these options.

Use the search box at the top of the page to search Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus. This site has a lot of advertisments but is easy to use.


Wordsmyth is a thesaurus and dictionary in one. Wordsmyth provides users with audio pronunciations and example sentences.