General reference resources

vocabulary dictionary Dictionary. Use for definitions, pronunciations, and spelling.

your dictionary

Your Dictionary: Dictionary. Use for definitions, pronunciations, and spelling. Detailed results, 400 different language dictionaries.

american heritage dictionary

American Heritage Student Dictionary: Definitions and spelling.

merriam webster college thesaurus

Merriam-Webster’s College Thesaurus: Finding synonyms. Using a variety of words can make your work richer, more interesting, and more powerful.

encyclopedia britannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Free version of the globally renowned general information source with nearly 65,000 articles. Free online encyclopedia.

google scholar

Google Scholar: Index of scholarly literature. Some full text is free, some available for a fee, and sometimes only the citation is available.


Infoplease: Concise answers to general who, what, where, which, why, when, and how questions.

fact monster

Fact Monster: Children’s version of InfoPlease. Includes The TIME for Kids Almanac and the Columbia Encyclopedia.

old farmer's almanac

The Old Farmer’s Almanac: Information on a range of subjects: weather, gardening, astronomy, cooking, birding and fishing, rural estate, etc.


Bartleby: Encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, style books, quotation books, gazetteers, fact books, and anthologies. Includes Gray’s Anatomy.

purdue online writing lab

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): Writing help for students in Years 7-13. Covers all aspects of the creative and academic writing process.

convert me

Convert-me: A conversion table for weight, time, length, area, speed, pressure, and other things.

bj pinchbeck homework helper

BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper: Carefully chosen web sites for students with homework to do, a research or science project, or any other informational need.


EDSITEment: Access to some of the world’s great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities.


Pics4Learning: Teachers and students are granted permission to use all of the free images in this collection.

NY public library digital

New York Public Library Digital Collection: Thousands of prints, photographs, maps, videos, and more. Updated daily.


Biography: General biographical information on 25,000 well-known people from ancient times to the present.

kahn academy

The Kahn Academy: Educational content for Years 1-13 math , science, finance, history and the humanities. 10-minute videos, exercises and assessments.

spark notes

SparkNotes: Study guides in literature, arts and sciences. Includes literary classics, health, nutrition, computer science, and biography. New: test preparation.

open culture

Open Culture:  Resources for personal and professional development. Links to online courses, certificate courses like MOOCs, movies, audio books, language learning tools, ebooks, and educational resources.

dk find out

DK Find Out: Articles on a wide range of subjects. Years 1-9. videos, quizzes, interesting facts, homework help, and science fair projects.

google maps street view

Google Maps Street View Treks: Visit world landmarks, discover natural wonders, and step inside locations such as museums, arenas, restaurants and small businesses with 360° images on Google Maps.

kids click

Kids Click: Annotated searchable directory of websites created for kids by librarians. Searchable by subject, reading level and degree of picture content.

national archives uk

National Archives UK: Section of Department for Culture, Media and Sport of the United Kingdom. Contains the nation’s most iconic documents, dating back more than 1,000 years.


TED: TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.

reference Question answering service and general information reference.


CiteThisForMe: Automatically create bibliographies, citations, and works cited lists in the correct format using the APA, MLA, Chicago, Vancouver, or Harvard referencing styles.


EasyBib: Automatic citation and bibliography formatting.


Pixabay: Nearly a million images free of copyright restrictions for use in projects and presentations.

Ouvrages de référence

dictionnaire visuel

Dictionnaire Visuel: Découvrez 17 thèmes en sélectionnant les vignettes ou questionnez l’outil de recherche pour accéder à un monde de connaissances.

bon patron

BonPatron: Correcteur de grammaire et d’orthographe.


Cordial: Correcteur d’orthographe et de grammaire, dictionnaire, et règles de français.


WikiMini: Encyclopédie pour les enfants écrite par les enfants.


Allô Prof: Aide aux devoirs et aux leçons.


E-Bahut: Aide aux devoirs.


Dictionnaire: Pour trouver les définitions de mots de la langue française.


Conjugaison: Pour conjuguer les verbes.


Ressources: 101 sites pédagogiques.

dictionnaire synonymes

Dictionnaire des synonymes: Ensemble de mots et de liens ou relations de synonymie entre ces mots, quelles que soient les nuances d’emploi régissant ces relations.


E-Rara: Le portail pour les imprimés numérisés des bibliothèques suisses.

Open access databases


DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals): Indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.


OAJSE (Open Access Journals Search Engine): An open access e-journal search portal.

free full pdf

FreeFullPDF: Download free scientific publications.