Online References

Dictionaries and Thesaruses

Merriam-Webster OnLine The site is easy to use and very fast. (Additional levels such as collegiate and unabridged are available by subscription.) Merriam-Webster’s Online Thesaurus is also accessible through the home page.

Ask Oxford In addition to the dictionary’s quick, simple definitions, users have access to all of

The American Heritage® Dictionary American Heritage has long been known for its etymology. Includes pronunciation. Links to other resources are available from this home page. Simple, easy. Includes pronunciation and etymology without additional links. Includes link to thesaurus. Quick and easy to use!

Thinkmap's Visual Thesaurus The remarkable and inventive way to power your vocabulary. The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus with an innovative display that encourages exploration and learning.

Specialized Dictionaries

Silmaril - An acronym Dictionary
WriteExpress Online Rhyming Dictionary

Free Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia Britannica Online
MSN Encarta
Information Please Almanac

Biography References

HyperHistory Online
Biography Dictionary BIOs
Biographical Resources

Government References

FirstGov Portal
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
FedStats - the gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal Agencies
The CIA World FactBook
State and Local Government on the Net
State and Local Government (Library of Congress)
Maryland State Government Access

Homework Helpers

Homework Spot
Homework Center
DE Homework Help
Homework Help@ Proquest

College & Careers

College Board
Vocational Information Center
Occupational Outlook Handbook

Miscellaneous References

How Stuff Works
National Geographic Map Machine Bartlet’s Quotations
The Quotation Page
Mapping History Project
Old Farmer’s Almanac
50 States and Capitals

Cool Links

Bill Nye, the Science Guy (Bill, Bill, Bill, Bill)
Cool Math
National Geographic Kids
Thunk (secret messages)
Toy Theater (flash games)
Wacky Web Tales (MadLib style game)