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Dictionaries

Allwords.com - English dictionary with multilingual search capabilities.

Encarta World English Dictionary - The online dictionary that not only says the words but features video clips on the words being pronounced.

Infoplease.com - Access to more than 125,000 entries.

Merriam-Webster OnLine - Online version of "Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary."

YourDictionary.com - A web of online dictionaries at your fingertips, plus other fun language tools.

Encyclopedias

Britannica.com - Full contents of the "Encyclopedia Britannica," along with top news and special feature stories.

Columbia Encyclopedia - Slow but complete full-text access to the 2000 version of the largest one-volume general encyclopedia available.

Encarta - Gateway to 17,000 articles, many with multimedia displays.

Encyclopedia.com - More than 14,000 brief articles from "The Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia," 3rd edition.

Refdesk.com - The virtual encyclopedia links to more than 7,500 sites encompassing 73 topics.

Maps & Atlases

CyberRouter - Take your choice: quickest or shortest route, and go!

Digital City - Create custom maps and get door-to-door driving directions.

Encarta - Point-and-click on the world atlas to see individual maps.

FreeTrip.com - Create your own trip guide by noting route preferences, en route lodging, and attraction preferences.

MapBlast! - Simple-to-use driving directions.

MapMachine - Generate atlas-style or dynamic maps, plus flags and facts for every country worldwide.

MapQuest - Precise street-to-street driving directions, as well as live traffic reports and links to airport maps.

Maps On Us - Design a personalized map with directions.

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection - If someone has mapped it, this site has it. Continents, regions, oceans, states, cities, even historical maps and satellite images.

Yahoo! Maps - Easy point-to-point driving directions.

Thesauruses

Merriam-Webster OnLine - Look up words or phrases with this online version of "Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus."

The Phrase Finder - A professional writers' resource for generating ideas for headlines, ad copy, song lyrics, etc.

Thesaurus.com - Another easy-to-use version of Roget's. Browse by headword or category.

Wordsmyth - Contains 50,000 headwords and very precisely defined synonyms.

Translators

Babel Fish - Translates text into French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

FreeTranslation.com - Easy-to-use site for rapid translations. Simply type or paste text into a box and press the "Translate" button.

From Language To Language - Multilingual translation dictionary.

Travlang's Translating Dictionaries - More multilingual online dictionaries than you can imagine, including Norwegian, Afrikaans, Hungarian, and Esperanto.

YourDictionary.com - Link to over 30 multilingual dictionaries, or translate words between European languages.

Web Search Engines

AOL Kids Only

Ask Jeeves for Kids

Cyber Patrol's Route 6-16 CyberGuide

GenieFind

KidsClick!

Yahooligans

Dogpile

Mamma

Metacrawler

Search Engine Guide

Web Search