FREE Reference Links

July 19, 2019

Thanks to Robert Joyce for uploading this helpful list of FREE reference materials to the Learning Librarians group on FB. I will be using it this year (note to self: saved as Word Doc in Library/TPT & Other Resources) with 2nd - 8th grades.

 

Almanac

http://www.shambles.net/pages/school/almanacs/

Information Please Almanac  https://www.infoplease.com/almanacs

https://www.kidinfo.com/references/almanac.html 

https://www.factmonster.com/almanac/fact-monster-almanac-search-page

https://www.thenauticalalmanac.com/

Fact Monster – Almanac https://www.factmonster.com/almanac/fact-monster-almanac-search-page

 World Fact Book: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/, which will have history, government, maps, etc. for countries around the world. Not everything in the almanac,  

RefSeek's directory of the Web's top almanacs https://www.refseek.com/directory/almanacs.html

 

 

Atlas

World Atlas & Map Library  https://www.factmonster.com/atlas

Atlases and Maps  https://www.refseek.com/directory/atlas_maps.html

Atlapedia® Online  http://www.atlapedia.com/

Free Atlases Found Online  https://www.kidinfo.com/references/atlases.html

World atlas  https://www.worldatlas.com/

            United States Online Atlas https://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/us.htm

Owl and Mouse Online Atlas  http://www.yourchildlearns.com/online-atlas.htm

Free Atlases Found Online https://www.kidinfo.com/references/atlases.html
World Atlas & Map Library  https://www.infoplease.com/atlas/world-atlas-map-library

 

 

Dictionary

Factmonster https://www.factmonster.com/dictionary

Dictionaries and Thesauri  https://www.refseek.com/directory/dictionaries.html

Free Dictionary www.thefreedictionary.com

https://www.allwords.com/

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1905144 

http://pdictionary.com/   picture dictionary

https://www.kidinfo.com/references/dictionaries.html

http://www.visualdictionaryonline.com/   This is a visual online dictionary providing copyright-free images matching dictionary definitions.

Merriam-Webster, dicionary https://www.merriam-webster.com/  scroll to bottom of home page for other dictionary types and options -à  “ OTHER MERRIAM-WEBSTER DICTIONARIES”

 

Funk and Wagnalls dictionary http://www.funkandwagnalls.com/

 Merriam-Webster's Word Central  http://www.wordcentral.com/ 

Dictionary.com / check bottom of page for more options  http://www.dictionary.com/

YourDictionary  http://www.yourdictionary.com/

https://www.ahdictionary.com/

 

kids.wordsmyth.net dictionary free online student Picture Dictionary https://kids.wordsmyth.net/we/

 

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/

Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Kids.Net.Au http://dictionary.kids.net.au/

General dictionaries and glossaries indexed by the OneLook® search engine  LONG LIST

http://onelook.com/browse.shtml

Visual Merriam-Webster  http://www.visualdictionaryonline.com/

English language Dictionaries and Thesaurus 

 

  • Bartleby http://www.bartleby.com/reference

  • Merriam-Webster www.m-w.com/netdict.htm

  • Visual Thesaurus http://www.visualthesaurus.com/  

  • Fact Monster (for kids) www.factmonster.com/dictionary.html

  • Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/

  • Thesaurus.com http://thesaurus.reference.com/

  • The Free Dictionaryhttp://www.thefreedictionary.com/

  • NetLingohttp://www.netlingo.com/acronyms.php

  • International Language Dictionaries

  • Word Reference http://www.wordreference.com/

  • Language Dictionary and Translators http://www.word2word.com/dictionary.html

  • Online Spanish/English Dictionary http://www.spanishdict.com/

  • Online French/Spanish Dictionary http://www.frenchlinguistics.co.uk/dictionary/englishfrench/ 

  • Online Japanese/English Dictionary http://jisho.org/

  • Click on Spanish tab  https://www.lexico.com/es 

 
Medical Dictionaries

  • MedlinePlus Dictionary http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mplusdictionary.html

  • Mondofacto http://www.mondofacto.com/facts/dictionary

  • Medicine.net http://www.medterms.com/script/main/hp.asp

  • Free Medical Dictionary http://www.medterms.com/script/main/hp.asp 

  • MedBioWorld http://www.medbioworld.com/MedBioWorld/TopicLinks.aspx?type=Reference%20Tools&&category=(All)&&concept=Medicine

  • Free Dictionary's Medical Dictionary http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/

 
Scientific Dictionaries

  • Scientific Dictionaries http://www.science-books.net/dict.htm

  • Specialist Online Dictionary http://www.specialist-online-dictionary.com/scientific-dictionary.html

  • Scientific terms and Jargon http://dictionary.etacude.com/

  • Scientific Dictionary Indexhttp://lii.org/pub/subtopic/4504

  • Scientific resources and statistical formulae http://www.xycoon.com/i

 

Mnemonic dictionary www.mnemonicdictionary.com/

 

American Heritage Dictionary  https://www.ahdictionary.com/

Lexico  https://www.lexico.com/en   click on dictionary  tab

List on Shambles web site various titles http://www.shambles.net/pages/school/Encycl/

 

Idioms

Free Dictionary's Idioms dictionary  http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/

 

Thesaurus

Kids.Net.Au  http://thesaurus.kids.net.au/

MERRIAM-WEBSTER  THESAURUS  https://www.merriam-webster.com/browse/thesaurus/a

Lexico    https://www.lexico.com/en    click on Thesaurus tab

Free Dictionary's Thesaurus http://www.freethesaurus.com/

Power thesaurus  https://www.powerthesaurus.org/

Merriam-Webster's Word Central found in search box  http://wordcentral.com/

Thesaurus.com   http://www.thesaurus.com/

Thesaurus infoplease.com  https://www.infoplease.com/thesaurus

 

 

Encyclopedia

Columbia Encyclopedia  https://www.factmonster.com/encyclopedia

Encyclopedias https://www.refseek.com/directory/encyclopedias.html

Kids.Net.Au  http://encyclopedia.kids.net.au/

Free Dictionary's Encyclopedia  http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/

Wikipedia (TheFreeDictionary.com mirror)  http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/

Encyclopedia.com http://www.encyclopedia.com/

Encyclopædia Britannica   https://www.britannica.com/

List on Shambles web site various titles http://www.shambles.net/pages/school/Encycl/

 

 

Biographical Dictionary and Bio sites

Who's Alive and Who's Dead  http://www.whosaliveandwhosdead.com/

Married Biography site https://marriedbiography.com/

Inventor Biographies and Famous Inventions Facts  https://www.kidinfo.com/american_history/inventors_inventions.html

Biographies of Famous People Both Past and Present  https://www.biography.com/

Biographical Dictionary! https://www.s9.com/

Infoplease.com/people  https://www.infoplease.com/people

 

 

Geographical Dictionary and Geography/Places sites

cia. world-factbook   https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

            Kids' Zone  https://www.cia.gov/kids-page

U.S. Gazetteer  https://www.hometownlocator.com/

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic NamesR Online  http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/tgn/index.html

 

Quotations

Quotation Resources  https://www.kidinfo.com/references/quotations.html

Quotations Page   http://www.quotationspage.com/

Quoteland   http://www.quoteland.com/

Bartlett's Quotations   https://www.bartleby.com/100/

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