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Encyclopedias / Dictionaries

SFPL Databases

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GolierOnline Passport logoGrolier Online Grades 3 and up
Animals, countries, states and more.
CultureGrams logo CultureGrams Kids Edition
Up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe.
Britannica logo Encyclopædia Britannica Online Grades 3 and up
General information on many topics.
Gale Reference logo Gales Virtual Reference Library Grades 4 and up
Information on a wide variety of curriculum subjects.
Oxford Dictionary Online logo Oxford English Dictionary Grades 4 and up
Definitions, pronunciations, origins and examples of words in context.

Selected Websites

Encyclopedia Smithsonian Grades 4 and up
Information on subjects featured at the Smithsonian museums.
Merriam-Webster's Word Central Grades 4 and up
Word definitions and a thesaurus.