Encyclopedias & Dictionaries


(You may need a password. Get it at the Jefferson Library.)



Magazines, animals, science, encyclopedia

Includes Searchasaurus search engine.

Se puede leer en español.



Database to locate articles in newspapers and more

Includes New York State newspapers.


Grolier Online

The New Book of Knowledge - for 3rd to 5th graders
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia - for older students
Encyclopedia Americana - for adults

La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbia - for Spanish speakers

Also: special features, English-Spanish/Spanish-English dictionaries, international news and newspapers.

Adults:  Jump to Grolier Online Passport.

Learn more from the Grolier Online Kids tutorial.

Learn more from the tutorial for grownups.


WorldBook Kids

Online encyclopedia for children - it's easy!


WorldBook Online Reference Center

Online encyclopedia with lots of information

Online encyclopedia with lots of information

Se puede leer en español.


Merriam-Webster Online

Word Central for students, plus thesaurus, word games, more
Incluye Learner's Dictionary para aprender ingles.


English-Italian Picture Dictionary

free basic online dictionary


Little Explorers Picture Dictionaries (click on each letter):

Italian Children's Dictionary

English-Spanish Children's Dictionary

Spanish-English Children's Dictionary


Visual Dictionary

See what you're looking up, identify parts of things, and more.


Visual Thesaurus

Synonyms and more:  Students see word connections.



Need help?

To use some web sites, you'll need a "username" and "password".

Get the list in the Library, or from your teacher.


¿Necesita ayuda?

Para usar algunos sitios Web, usted necesita "username" y "password".

Puede obtenerlos en la biblioteca, o por su maestro.