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Reference for Kids

Research information using these online dictionaries and encyclopedias. A free online encyclopedia with entries, articles, facts, images, and more from authoritative and respected sources often used in libraries.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online: General information on many topics.

Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Information on subjects featured at the Smithsonian museums.

Little Explorers Picture Dictionary: Click on a letter of the alphabet and connect to, not one, but many, many pictures of works with that letter and hot links to Web sites about that word.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary for Kids: Word definitions and a thesaurus.

YourDictionary: Provides an easy-to-use search engine for words and the results are quite detailed. Also offers 400 different language dictionaries.