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              Image result for britannica online logo       Encyclopedia Britannica 

Excellent articles for background information on all topics.  Added content includes video clips, Merriam Webster Dictionary, World Atlas and other features.                                            


A project of the Wikipedia Foundation, this encyclopedia is compiled by unpaid volunteers who create/edit article entries.   Anyone may participate in the project.  Principles guiding writers may be found at Wikipedia's Five Pillars page.  Students are cautioned that content may have questionable authority.

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 World Book

In addition to fine articles for beginning research, World Book includes a World Atlas, the Dictionary, a comprehensive E-book Collection, and modules on the environment and discoveries.



Oxford English Dictionary

The premier source for English words, their meanings, and history.


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Oxford Dictionaries

Portal to Oxford dictionaries in most spoken languages of the world.  Select the language you wish to use at this page.
Audio file pronunciation available at the site.

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Merriam Webster Dictionary

English language dictionary, the descendant of Noah Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language.  The site also contains an excellent thesaurus to use when looking for synonyms and antonyms of words.


Maps & Atlases

In addition to the maps available in Encyclopedia Britannica and World Book, check out the resources at Maps 101.

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A resource equally valuable for students and teachers, Maps 101 is an interactive database with historical maps, current event maps, lesson plans, and video resources.                  
   FOFCurr Facts on File:  Curriculum Resource Center
This database provides maps, science diagrams, timelines, fact sheets, images and more--all suitable for classroom hand-outs.

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Need Passwords

Logon to Moodle, choose Library/Upper School, to locate the hand-out for username/password access to our databases.  You will need this information for off-campus use of the databases.


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