Resources for general reference questions
Vocabulary.com: Dictionary. Use for definitions, pronunciations, and spelling.
Your Dictionary: Dictionary. Use for definitions, pronunciations, and spelling. Detailed results, 400 different language dictionaries.
American Heritage Student Dictionary: Definitions and spelling.
Merriam-Webster’s College Thesaurus: Finding synonyms. Using a variety of words can make your work richer, more interesting, and more powerful.
Encyclopaedia Britannica: Free version of the globally renowned general information source with nearly 65,000 articles.
Encyclopedia.com: Free online encyclopedia.
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: Children’s version of InfoPlease. Includes The TIME for Kids Almanac and the Columbia Encyclopedia.
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 (OWL): Writing help for students in Years 7-13. Covers all aspects of the creative and academic writing process.
Convert-me: A conversion table for weight, time, length, area, speed, pressure, and other things.
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 worlds great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities.
Pics4Learning: Teachers and students are granted permission to use all of the free images in this collection.
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.
The Kahn Academy: Educational content for Years 1-13 math , science, finance, history and the humanities. 10-minute videos, exercises and assessments.
SparkNotes: Study guides in literature, arts and sciences. Includes literary classics, health, nutrition, computer science, and biography. New: test preparation.
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: Articles on a wide range of subjects. Years 1-9. videos, quizzes, interesting facts, homework help, and science fair projects.
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: Annotated searchable directory of websites created for kids by librarians. Searchable by subject, reading level and degree of picture content.
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.com: Question answering service and general information reference.
Ouvrages de référence
Dictionnaire Visuel: Découvrez 17 thèmes en sélectionnant les vignettes ou questionnez l’outil de recherche pour accéder à un monde de connaissances.
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.
Spotting fake news
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Evaluating online resources
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Using Wikipedia wisely
- Wikipedia is a good resource for general information and for hyperlinks to more in-depth resources.
- Usually, research requires additional resources. Try the school library’s collection or some of the free internet resources on this website.
- Double check the accuracy of Wikipedia information by locating the same information in at least one other reliable resource.
Automatic citation and bibliography formatting
EasyBib: the bibliography maker.
Google Scholar search
Search Google Scholar for scholarly literature. Enter your topic, and find academic articles, theses, and books related to your search. Go ahead- try it!