My day job right now involves creating a LibGuide called “Online Reference Shelf.” It provides basic reference resources to library patrons, including dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, search engines, news, biographies, thesauri, travel, and weather information.

One of my tasks is to research the resources, to determine if they are the best, unique, or most relevant to library patrons.

Today I worked on thesauri. To find out what kind of resource provides in its Roget’s Thesaurus, I staged a trial search. I asked my coworker to tell me a word, any word. When he started thinking about it, I asked him to pick the first one that comes to mind. He chose “infatuation.”

The following are Roget’s results.


Together, I think they do a decent job of defining infatuation. What do you think? 😉


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