I've been working on improving
and expanding these two files for over 10 years in hopes
of facilitating access to the public.
But how does it work?
All you have to do is select
a word to quickly obtain information on that subject.
- For example, take the
word « Rehabilitation » found in either of
the « Dictionary of whales and/or dolphins»
file. It happens to be found in the « Dictionary
for Dolphins ».
Using Word , you click
on « Edition/Edition » then « Rechecher/Research
», type in your word then click « Mot entire/Entire
Word » and finally « Suivant/Next ».
You will obtain directly the word in alphabetical
order! Very simple! From there, you'll obtain all
the references that I've obtained through my readings
(including books, journal articles, reports, ….) to help
you in your research. You'll find the page number,
title of the book in italics, the author and the date
-Take a second example.
The word referring to the
whale species « Mesoplodon densirostris »
(Blainville's beaked whale) in the « Dictionary
for Whales ». You go to« Edition »
then « Rechercher», type in your word then
click « Mot entier » and finally «
Suivant ». The word appears.
The goal is to share recent
or archival information and data about a word for which
you would like results. I have yet to meet anyone who
has had the idea to create such an online database. It
simplifies your efforts when searching for a source at
the library, bookstore, or ordering certain documents.
Clearly, it was my choice
to decide which word would be in either of the glossaries.
I did not want to have the same word in the two
glossaries. Or if the same word does appear in
both dictionaries it is because the information refers
specifically to a certain type of whale or dolphin. Furthermore,
this represents my personal bibliography and not someone
else's. Therefore, clearly you cannot have all
the noted references. It's up to you to choose
I apologize in advance
for the fact that the files are on PC (Word) and not MAC.
If a page number is wrong, or any of the information
is erroneous or if I forgot any reference detail in the
book, please let me know and I will correct it immediately.
In any case, know that
this tool will help you to advance your knowledge and
Julien Marchal (Montréal
– Québec/Canada – janvier 2006).