FREE Reference Links

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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