Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary

Provides definitions for a wide variety of contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings. Topics such as associations, education, the Internet, and medicine are included.

Ask Me Everything: Facts, Stats, Lists, Records, and More

Trivia and photographs for various topics. Provides lists, quips, stats, and quotes.


Reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. Learn about animals, space, people and places, music, and more! Adobe Flash Player 10.0 or above required. Download Adobe Flash Player.

Descriptionary: A Thematic Dictionary

A combination of reverse dictionary and thesaurus, with thousands of descriptions of terms organized into subject categories. Look up the description to find the word.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

The online Encyclopaedia Britannica with levels for kids and young adults provides full-text articles with links to websites. A useful resource for essays, history assignments, and more.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Escolar Online

La Encyclopaedia Britannica en línea con niveles para niños y jóvenes proporciona artículos de texto completo con enlaces a sitios web. Un recurso útil para ensayos, tareas de historia y más.

Encyclopedia World Book for Kids

An encyclopedia for kids with pictures, videos, games and activities, maps, the world of animals, important people, places, science experiments, a dictionary, and more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

The Gale Virtual Reference Library collection for students K-12 contains reference ebooks in all disciplines from Animals to World History. Start your homework research here.

Green's Dictionary of Slang

Covering five centuries of the English-speaking regions of the world, this dictionary provides definitions to impertinent, vile, censored, hip, witty, and fascinating slang words.

Kids InfoBits

Find up-to-date information and important facts on a broad range of curriculum-related educational topics. Includes kid-friendly charts and graphs, images, educational videos, full-text books, magazines, and news periodicals

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

This database for social issues includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more. Use it to research sources, complete writing assignments, prepare for debates, and create presentations.

Oxford English Dictionary

Provides contemporary and historical meanings and pronunciation of words, using quotations to illustrate usage. Look up words and learn about the evolution of the English language over the last millennium.

World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Una enciclopedia en Español para alumnos de escuela primaria con artículos informativos, mapas, fotos, actividades de aprendizaje, y noticias de periódicos en Español.