Here you will find up-to-date online resources for some of the worlds most trusted and comprehensive dictionaries, encyclopedias, subject guides and thesauri.
Encyclopædia Britannica - a resource with more than 120,000 articles, daily features, regular updates and links to news reports. Now also available in different versions aimed at children and young people of school age. Please choose from Britannica Online, Britannica Student and Britannica Junior by clicking on the relevant tabs.
Encyclopædia Britannica for older students and adults
Student Britannica ages 10 to 14
Junior Britannica ages 6 to 10
Oxford Dictionaries Online
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ORO – Oxford Reference Online
- The Premium Collection includes a superb range of Oxford titles, updated regularly with an expanding range of key titles in the acclaimed Oxford Companions and Oxford Dictionaries series, bilingual dictionaries, plus the Visual English Dictionary, the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and new heavily illustrated natural history titles such as the Encyclopedia of Mammals.
OED - Oxford English Dictionary
- The definitive record of the English language and is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.
Oxford Dictionaries Pro
- English language resource with up-to-date online dictionaries, thesauruses, and language reference content. It offers quick search access to definitions of words, phrases, and idioms, with expert guidance on style and usage, grammar, and spelling; plus specialist guides for legal and technical writing.
BBC Country Profiles - This site supplies information on the history, economy, and politics of countries and territories.
Internet Public Library (IPL) - Information you can trust
- a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment, providing access to collections of high quality Internet resources, newspapers, magazines and special collections for a range of age groups.
TES Teaching Resources - space for teachers to share free learning materials including lesson plans, activities, games, teaching ideas and worksheets.