General reference resources

vocabulary dictionary

Vocabulary.com: 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.

encyclopedia.com

Encyclopedia.com: 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

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

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

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

pics4learning

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

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.

icdl

International Digital Children’s Library: A collection of digital books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world.

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

reference

Reference.com: Question answering service and general information reference.

citethisforme

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

easybib

EasyBib: Automatic citation and bibliography formatting.

pixabay

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

europeana

Europeana: EU digital platform for cultural heritage. Explore 51,970,762 artworks, artefacts, books, videos and sounds from across Europe.

world digital library

World Digital Library: Free access to manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs, and other important cultural documents from all countries and cultures, in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

bodleian digital collections

Digital Bodleian: Digital collections of maps, manuscripts, historical documents, art, books, etc.

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

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

wikimini

WikiMini: Encyclopédie pour les enfants écrite par les enfants.

alloprof

Allô Prof: Aide aux devoirs et aux leçons.

e-bahut

E-Bahut: Aide aux devoirs.

dictionnaire

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

conjugaison

Conjugaison: Pour conjuguer les verbes.

ressources

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

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

Open access databases

doaj

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

oajse

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

free full pdf

FreeFullPDF: Download free scientific publications.