Reference Shelf

Multi-Use (Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, etc...)
  • The Free Dictionary - Includes many foreign language dictionaries, Medical, Legal, and Financial Dictionaries, Thesaurus, Acronyms and Abbreviations, Idioms, Encyclopedia, a Literature Reference Library, and a Search Engine all in one!
  • WordIQ - Dictionary, encyclopedia, thesaurus, dream dictionary, and ebook collection
  • Fact Monster - Kid friendly search tool, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Almanac, Timelines, Atlas, Homework Center
Atlases and World Geography
  • National Geographic Xpeditions - Maps made for printing and copying
  • Google Earth - Visit anywhere in the whole world (requires download)
  • United Nations Cyberschoolbus - High quality teaching materials and activities designed to promote education about international issues and the United Nations.
  • The CIA World Factbook - Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.