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The Art and Architecture Thesaurus Browser
http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/index.html
This comprehensive English language thesaurus allows browsing by hierarchies, relations, alphabetically and by facets. In addition you may type in keywords directly, separated by appearance in term or in scopenote fields.


American Association of Retired Persons: Ageline Retired Persons Thesaurus Navigator
http://research.aarp.org/ageline/thesaur.html
Thesaurus of Aging Terminology


Canadian Thesaurus of Construction Science and Technology
http://www.nrc.ca/irc/thesaurus/welcome.html
Copyright: Government of Canada 1978
Help available at http://www.nrc.ca/irc/thesaurus/ctcst-search-form.html
" The Canadian Thesaurus of Construction Science and Technology (TC/CS) was prepared by the IF Research Group, University of Montreal (director: Prof. Colin H. Davidson; collaborators: Michel Jullien, Pierre Garneau, and Jean-Jacques Chailloux) for the Government of Canada, Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce (now called Industry Canada). The electronic version was designed and installed by Dana J. Vanier, and Chenhao Chi of the Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada."


CERES Thematic Thesaurus
http://ceres.ca.gov/thesaurus/
CERES is the acronym for California Environmental Resources Evaluation System. This monolingual English thesaurus offers hierarchical and alphabetical browsing and, having selected a term, the possibility to search in related subject fields.


The Cook's Thesaurus
http://www.switcheroo.com/
The Cook's Thesaurus is a cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools.  Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions. 


Envoc-Thesaurus
http://p5uni.ii.pw.edu.pl/envoc/
The thesaurus of the INFOTERRA database.


ERIC Thesaurus
http://www.ericfacility.net/extra/pub/thessearch.cfm


The Foundation Center's Grants Classification Thesaurus
http://fdncenter.org/research/grants_class/thesaurus.html
American-English vocabulary of the Foundation Center for the description of national educational and cultural institutions in the USA. A very extensive and comprehensive documentation describes the exact process of indexing at the Foundation Center.


Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/tgn/index.html
Geographic thesaurus with one million of placenames in English-speaking countries mainly.


Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) Thesaurus
http://www.loc.gov/pmei/lexico?op=relogin
The thesaurus in English language (...), which is now used for the for the multinational Global Legal Information Network database, was created in 1950 and is continuously being extended. It is unusual (and maybe unique) among the legal searching instruments, because of its pragmatic working philosophy (according to the principle: 'A term is only selected when it is needed.') and its multi-faceted approach to index legal activities world-wide.


HASSET: Humanities and Social Science Electronic Thesaurus
http://155.245.254.46/services/zhasset.html
2nd Version (March1998) 
This thesaurus in English language is based among others on the UN Macrothesaurus and was developed at the University of Essex (GB).
Browsing can be done alphabetically or using the relations. The selected term can be taken directly for searching the library catalogue. 


IRIS Keyword Thesaurus
http://carousel.lis.uiuc.edu/~iris/thesaurus.html
IRIS (Illinois Researchers' Information Service) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
The IRIS Keyword Thesaurus contains over 2,100 keywords. These keywords are used in the "Subjects/Keywords" field of the IRIS database. The keywords are arranged hierarchically and alphabetically under the forty-five umbrella categories listed below. To jump to the section of the thesaurus that shows the keywords for a given category, simply click on the highlighted category in the list.


LC Thesaurus for Graphic Material
http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/tgm1/
This English language thesaurus with a comprehensible introduction was developed by the Library of Congress in the USA especially for indexing graphic material of all kinds. 


Legislative Indexing Vocabulary (LIV) 
http://www.loc.gov/lexico/servlet/lexico/liv/brsearch.html?usr=pub-40:0&op=frames&db=LIV
Legal experts of the Library of Congress Congressional Research Service (CRS) proof the content of every law and allot one or more descriptors to each law from a thesaurus especially developed for use in legislative and politics. 


Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung
http://www.mzes.uni-mannheim.de/bibinfo/thesein.html



NASA Thesaurus
http://www.sti.nasa.gov/98Thesaurus/vol1.pdf
Electronic edition of the English printed version of NASA-(U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Association)Thesaurus. Accessible by alphabetical Browsing, in a second step you can display the relations.


National Monuments Record Thesauri
http://www.rchme.gov.uk/thesaurus/frequentuser.htm
"English Heritage takes a leading role in setting standards for recording the built and buried heritage. By setting standards that can be adopted by everyone, we can make sure that all records are consistent. With this aim in mind, English Heritage is continually developing new thesauri to provide structure and guidelines for the standardisation of terms to be used when creating new records of the past.Now, in our drive to disseminate these standards and promote their wider use, we are making available seven separate online thesauri:"

NLM - MeSH Tree Structures
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) can be directly taken for searching the MEDLINE database. You may find more synonyms as entry terms at Medical World Search.

UMI: Controlled Vocabulary
http://www.umi.com/hp/Support/Vocab/
Controlled English vocabulary for a number of subject areas for searching precisely the Subject Fields of the ProQuest® databases, e.g. ABI/INFORM.



More English resources:

Library of Congress Authority Files (u.a. LCSH)

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German 

Dokumentation Krankenhauswesen Thesaurus der HECLINET Datenbanken
http://www.heclinet.tu-berlin.de/infoserv/Produkt/THESAUR.HTM


http://www.eclass.de/
http://eclass.de
This thesaurus classifies products, materials, goods and services by classification numbers. Finding concepts is possible by browsing subject terms or numbered classes and by browsing hierarchy. The thesaurus is maintained by the Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft Köln.



Infodata-Thesaurus
http://www.iud.fh-darmstadt.de/iud/wwwmeth/publ/example/werkz/infodata/regista2.htm
This version of the Infodata-Thesaurus was made available by the Informationszentrum (Fachhochschule Potsdam) in a Word-format file and authorized for publication on this website.


LISK-Thesaurus
http://www.lisk.de/Site/html/Frameset/Frame.html


Schlagwortbrowser des Projektzentrum Ökosystemforschung Kiel (PZÖ)
http://wwwdb.pz-oekosys.uni-kiel.de/db/global/sw_main.htm
Christian-Albrechts-University / Kiel , Bornhöved-Project


SETCOM - Semantisch reicher Thesaurus für cooperatives Modellieren
http://w4.siemens.de/zt_pp/ergebnis/b_s1_3.html


Standardthesaurus Wirtschaft
http://www.gbi.de/thesaurus/
THE German standard thesaurus in the field of economics is password-protected and therefore only accessible to registered clients of the GBI (Gesellschaft für betriebswirtschaftliche Information, Association for Economic Information).


Thesaurus computer science
http://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/bib/thesaurus-cs.html
Alphabetical, German demo thesaurus on informatics, constructed within the scope of a diploma thesis in the field of knowledge-based systems at the Technical University, Berlin. 


Thesaurus Homöopathie
The Institut für Geschichte der Medizin (IGM) der Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stuttgart, is developing a thesaurus for the field of homoeopathy. For more information please contact:  Mrs. helena.korneck@igm-bosch.de, IGM library.



Thesaurus zu Gnomon Online
http://www.gnomon.ku-eichstaett.de/Gnomon/tha.html
Thesaurus in German language, developed for the GNOMON - International information system for Classic Studies bibliographic database of the C.H. Beck Verlag.
You may choose between alphabetical browsing or searching by keywords, searching the single thesauri or doing a search over all thesauri simultaneously. In addition, the thesaurus can be downloaded in ASCII format in two different character sets.


ZUDIS - Thesaurus (Zentrales Umwelt- und KlimaDaten- MetaInformationsSystem)
http://imkhp7.physik.uni-karlsruhe.de/ZUDIS/FTP-Server/info-locations.html
Information about the ZUDIS-Thesaurus.


Danish 

Dansk Tekniske Videnscenter (DTV) Thesaurus
http://www.dtv.dk/search/tesaurus/index_d.htm
A Danish Thesaurus of the DTV Library containing technical terms. Accessible via alphabetical or systematical browsing by UDC notation (Universal Decimal Classification).


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Multilingual thesauri

AGRI/AGRISANASTO Thesaurus
http://www-db.helsinki.fi/triphome/agri/agrisanasto/Welcomeng.html
Thesaurus of the University of Helsinki Agricultural Library. Contains vocabulary of the following subject areas: agriculture, food, nutrition, domestic science, consumer studies, agricultural development and ecological sciences. Besides the Finnish und English descriptors the thesaurus contains the Latin names for plants, plant diseases and epidemics.


Astronomy Thesaurus
http://msowww.anu.edu.au/library/thesaurus/
Controlled astronomic vocabulary in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. Switching from one language to the other or from searching to alphabetical or hierarchical browsing is possible from every entry.


CATIE - Community Aids Treatment Information Exchange / Réseau communautaire d'info-traitements sida (Canada)
http://www.catie.ca/thesaurus.nsf
Key words out of context (KWOC)


European Education Thesaurus
http://www.eurydice.org/TeeForm/frameset_en.htm
The European Education Thesaurus (EET) is an information resource language
intended to facilitate the recording of and search for information in databases on
education in Europe. Covering the 11 official languages of the European Union,
it consists of a set of terms linked to one another by hierarchical or associative
relationships. The European Education Thesaurus, called EET, is a joint product of the European Commission and the Council of Europe.
Users interested can download part of all of the EET.


OECD Macro-Thesaurus
http://www.iud.fh-darmstadt.de/iud/wwwmeth/LV/WS97/im3/GrpCordis/thes.htm

This version of the OECD Macro-Thesaurus (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) is available for searching the OECD databases Programme and Projects.
Click on the button "Check Thesaurus" beside the field "Controlled Terms" and you will reach the retrieval interface and choose one of the languages English, Spanish and French.


Thesaurus Sozialwissenschaften
http://www.social-science-gesis.de/en/information/support/#Thesaurus
The Thesaurus (available in German, English and Russian) has been developed by the InformationsZentrum (IZ) Sozialwissenschaften, Bonn, and is aimed for searching the databases SOLIS und FORIS. 


UDK-Thesaurus
http://193.170.161.213:8080/wwwudk/html/de/start.html



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Latest update in January 2003