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**Information Please**- This site provides an almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia, and an atlas. Also has news stories on current events and biographies on significant people. In addition the site provides an on-line calculator, spell checker, distance calculator, periodic table, conversion calculator, and perpetual calendar.
**Fact Monster from Information Please-** This is a kid friendly version of Information Please including all of the same tools as Information Please such as a dictionary, encyclopedia, thesaurus, and almanac. It covers topics in sports, geography, math, and science. Also includes educational games including an on-line version of sudoku.

Dictionaries and Thesauri

**Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary and Thesaurus-**Merriam-Webster Online provides users with access to the full-text of Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus as well as a wealth of language related information including The Word of the Day, and a daily word game.A fun site that contains a dictionary, words of the day, and vocabulary games. Also has a teacher's lounge with lesson plan aids.To use the thesaurus, simply type a word in the gold search box and click the 'Look it up' button. A list of synonyms and antonyms will be returned. - Type in a word below to find its rhymes, synonyms, definitions, and more...There are four multilingual translation dictionaries and one extremely big English dictionary: Spanish English Dictionary, French English Dictionary, Italian English Dictionary, German English Dictionary, and The Collins English Dictionary. Contains current information about every country in the world.- Contains an almanac, encyclopedia, atlas and dictionary. Also provides a comprehensive biography database.
**Merriam-Webster's Word Central-**Also has a thesaurus, a rhyming dictionary, and word games.
**Roget's Thesaurus-** A classic thesaurus that also includes crossword puzzles and a language translator.
**Rhyming Dictionary at Rhyme Zone**A rhyming dictionary that also finds synonyms, antonyms, homophones, definitions. The site also has quizzes, quotations, famous documents, and games.
**Word Reference-**An on-line language translator that includes: Spanish, French, German, and Russian.

General Reference
**Awesome Library** -Awesome Library organizes the Web with 35,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education.
**How stuff works-** HowStuffWorks explains hundreds of subjects, from car engines to lock-picking to ESP, using clear language and tons of illustrations.
**Sparknotes**An excellent site with tons and tons of information from subjects such as Biology, Astronomy, Literature, and Health and Nutrition. There are also reference tools such as a dictionary, thesaurus, language translator, and a periodic table. In addition, this site includes full text novels including "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde and "The Lord of the Flies" by William Golding. The LearningCenter contains links to other sites in subjects such as Science, Language Arts, Foreign Language, Biography and the is a multi-source dictionary search service produced by Lexico Publishing Group, LLC, a leading provider of language reference products and services on the Internet. Encarta has rated its dictionary content according to the guidelines of the Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA). This site also has words of the day to increase vocabulary.