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Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language

ASL HandShape Dictionary

Sternberg Flexi: ASL Dictionary

Perigee Visual Dictionary of Signing

Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary American Sign Language Dictionary-Flexi Perigee Visual Dictionary of Signing
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Signs For Me (for children, parents, and teachers)

Signs Across America (Regional ASL Variation)

Religious Signing (All Faiths!) by Elaine Costello

Signs for Parts of the Body

Signs for Me

Basic sign vocabulary for children, parents, and teachers.

Signs Across America  

A classic that should be owned by every student!

Religious Signing: Comprehensive Guide for all Faiths
by Elaine Costello

Parts of the Body
(download the article)
Journal of Language Sciences

Inventories and examines how to sign parts of the body.

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Computer ASL Dictionary Audiology & SLP signs: SIGN WITH YOUR CLIENTS Medical ASL Dictionary Signs of Drug Use
Webster's Computer ASL Dictionary

Audiology and
Speech Pathology
Sign Terminology

Sign With Clients
Spiral flip style; easy to use with clear illustrations.

Webster's Medical ASL Dictionary

Signs of Drug Use
WARNING

Potentially upsetting or offensive for some readers.  This book pulls no punches.

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Legal ASL Dictionary

Medical Sign Language (an aid, not a dictionary)

A Pocket Medical Signs Guide "Signs Of Health"

Signs of Sexual Behavior

Webster's Legal ASL Dictionary Medical Sign Language: Easily Understood Definitions of Commonly Used Medical, Dental & First Aid Terms
(Spiral-bound; 726 pages)
Signs of Health  
A Pocket Guide
Signs Of Sexual Behavior
WARNING
Potentially upsetting or offensive for some readers.  This book pulls no punches.

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Advanced Sign Language Vocabulary

Advanced Sign Language Vocabulary

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Gallaudet ASL Dictionary; Amazon.com opens in a new window. Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language

 

This wonderful book comes with a DVD of all the signs in the book!

ASL Handshape Dictionary DVD; opens Amazon.com in a new window. ASL Handshape Dictionary (DVD)

More than 1,400 signs by 40 handshapes, and the new DVD features a diverse cast of native signers forming all of them. Each sign depicted on the DVD includes a complete list of English glosses and synonyms from The Handshape Dictionary for reference.

This fully searchable, full-color DVD enables users to survey each handshape group for a specific sign. They not only can find the corresponding English words for the sign, they will benefit from the added dimension of seeing exactly how the sign is formed from beginning to end. They can repeat a sign on the DVD as necessary to learn precisely how to form it themselves.

Sternberg: ASL Dictionary on CD-ROM; opens Amazon.com in a new window. American Sign Language Dictionary (CD-ROM)

by Martin L. Sternberg

ASL In Motion Dictionary ASL In Motion Dictionary

"This is the ASL Dictionary we've been waiting for! ASL in Motion has created a straightforward, easy-to-use DVD that offers introductory vocabulary for beginning signers, and a valuable reference for more advanced signers. The set-up is effectively simple; the menu offers a choice of 22 categories of signs, ranging from the manual alphabet to numbers to more advanced areas such as transportation signs, occupation signs, and emotion signs. Four signers of various races and genders are shown, and their sign production is slow and clear without being exaggerated. With a total of 718 signs, this DVD is an extremely valuable resource for any student of ASL."

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AngelFire.com

Medical/Health-related signs.

ASLPro.com

Broad range of sign vocabulary.

Avi-Kids.com 

Aviation-related signs.

Cancer.UCSD.edu

Cancer-related signed information.

CommTechLab.MSU.edu

Broad range of sign vocabulary from Michigan State University.

DeafDoc.org

Medical/Health-related signed information.

DeafMD.org

Medical/Health-related signed information.

HandSpeak.com

Approx 5,000 signs free. Pay to u$e more in-depth instruction.

HealthInfoTranslations.org

Medical/Health-related signs.

LifePrint.com

Broad range of sign vocabulary from William "Bill" Vicars, Ed.D.

MasterTech-Home.com

Technology-related signs.

NeedsOutreach.org

Math-related

NeedsOutreach.org

Auto Mechanics; U.S. History; Government; Biology; Physics; Geography; and more.

DeafMissions.com

Religion-related signs.

RIT.edu

Limited availability of Maritime-related (ocean/marine) signs from Rochester Institute of Technology.

RIT.edu

1. Science- and Math-related signs from Rochester Institute of Technology.

RIT.edu

2. Science- and Math-related signs from Rochester Institute of Technology.

SigningSavvy.com

Commercial site (pay to u$e); some limited free availability.

SignMeALesson.com

Subjects include: U.S. Government; English; Health; History; Math; Multiple Meanings

Shodor.org

Computational Science-/Technology-related signs.

Shodor.org

Broad range of sign vocabulary.

SigningOnline.com

Commercial site (pay to u$e).

SignSci.TERC.edu

Science-related: Vcom3D and SigningAvatar® joint venture.

Start-American-Sign-Language.com

Commercial site (pay to u$e); some limited free availability.

TSDVideo.org

Math-related from Texas School for the Deaf

UTK.edu

American Government-related signs
(dense file is slow to load, but worth every moment spent waiting) from University of Tennessee).

UTK.edu

English Idioms-related signs
(dense file is slow to load, but worth every moment spent waiting) from University of Tennessee).

UTK.edu

Language Arts-related signs
(dense file is slow to load, but worth every moment spent waiting) from University of Tennessee).

UTK.edu

Sports-related signs
(dense file is slow to load, but worth every moment spent waiting) from University of Tennessee).

ValleyBible.net

Religion-related signs.

 

MerriamWebster.com

Picture dictionary
 
-- images, NOT signs; good tool for use with high-visual-orientation ("HVO") learners.

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