Businesses, resources and more

Links to companies and products we like, causes we support, books, music, art, culture, language tools, dictionaries, glossaries, etc. Please feel free to share!

Companies & Causes We Support


Sustain Yourself
A growing company founded by two very bright and environmentally-conscious young women who are also twin sisters from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sustain Yourself not only makes a variety of very cool natural, eco-friendly and zero-waste body care products, but they also share DIY recipes and offer a virtual cornucopia of useful tips and information about sustainable living. They are also major influencers on social media with over 60,000 followers worldwide. Follow them on Instagram @sustainyrself.

Center for Urban and Racial Equity
The Center for Urban and Racial Equity partners with people and organizations to advance equity and justice through policy, systems, institutional, community and social change.

Sierra Club
Defends our most precious resources and wild places.


American Society for Quality –

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) – 

Trados – Translation Memory Software and Language Technology for Your Business – 

Society for Technical Communication, Twin Cities Chapter (STC) –

American Translators Association (ATA) –

iSixSigma – The Quality Internet –

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) –

Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) –

The Institute of Localisation Professionals (TILP) –

World Wide Web Consortium –

The Association of Language Companies (ALC) –

World Intellectual Property Organization –

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation –



Medicine, Life Sciences:  – Orthodontics, an English dictionary of orthodontic and dental terms – Health and disease information, follow link to English medical dictionary  – German medical dictionary from Ratiopharm, a German manufacturer of pharmaceuticals


Chemistry, Chemical Technology, Analytics:
  – Beilstein German/English dictionary of organic chemistry terms, searchable in English or German
  – Science dictionary for chemistry, searchable in English and German


Internet, Computing, Software:
  – English on-line dictionary of net-related terminology


General Bilingual and Multilingual Dictionaries:
  – LOGOS dictionary, extensive multilingual database with over 7 million entries in more than a 150 languages, maintained by Logos Translation Co. and continuously expanding through user input  – Langenscheidt dictionary, a changing selection of at least one Langenscheidt dictionary on-line – LEO dictionary, searchable database with over 170,000 entries for English and German terms, includes the new German orthography reform – German/English dictionary, over 110,000 entries, searchable in English and German


General Monolingual Dictionaries and References: – The renowned American Merrian-Webster dictionary on the WWW
  – Encyclopedia Britannica on the WWW
  – English thesaurus, search Roget’s International Thesaurus of the English language




Medicine, Life Sciences:  – MT Desk medical and surgical glossary with product specific information & links to additional information  – Multilingual Glossary of technical and popular medical terms in nine European languages


Chemistry, Chemical Technology, Analytics: – Polyurethane plastics, an English glossary and term descriptions to flexible urethane foam


Other Special Topic Glossaries:  – Shoes and leather, a German glossary of various leather types and their uses (in German, follow links to Fashion/Lexikon

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