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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

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 Library

Welcome to the new Britannica Library. The award winning resource for children and adults. Easy to use, and easy to find trusted information.

Britannica Library Junior (Age Group 5 to 10)

Britannica Library Student (Age Group 10 to 14)

Britannica Library Adult (Age Group 14 and Up)

 

Oxford English DictionaryOxford 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.

Oxford Very Short IntroductionsOxford Very Short Introductions 

This excellent series provides concise introductions to a huge range of subjects enabling you to familiarise yourself with the basics of a new subject swiftly.

 

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

These have been developed to address the need for contextual information at the start of a research project on an unfamiliar topic, meeting a demand for scholarly reference sources that offer contextual guidance.

Oxford Reference OnlineOxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference is the premier online reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias.

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 organisation 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.