Online Resources: Helpful Web Sites
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
You can find your chosen word here — there are 90,000 entries!
Definitions are covered here of course, but so are many other word and language links.
Word definitions are available, as are synonyms, antonyms, and answers to grammar questions.
Glossary of Internet Terms
Discover the meaning of terms used on the Internet.
Merriam Webster's Word Central
Time to look up that word!
Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus
You may use the Merriam-Webster dictionary or thesaurus here.
Search almost 1000 dictionaries at once!
Semantic rhyming dictionary
This dictionary en español has over 50,000 entries.
The A&E Television Networks Biography Channel.
The dictionary covers more than 33,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day.
Distinguished Women of the Present and Past
This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways. There are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others.
CIA World Fact Book
Reference maps, various statistics, history, notes and definitions about countries all over the world.
Here you can find The Geography Challenge, the world’s largest online geography contest, as well as tons of the geography tools and facts to help make you a geography expert.
This site has an introduction to the earth sciences that includes topics on the Earth's structure, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere (for a start).
Country comparisons using graphs, maps. Huge database of world statistics. Reference site contains country statistics, maps, flags, graphs and pie charts.
Information on the 50 states with some basic geographic data.
Clean Sweep U.S.A
Keep America beautiful!
New York Philharmonic Kidzone - Great interactive site.
Check out this free Web-based photo editing program and apply thousands of effects to your photos!
Academy of American Poets -
Search for favorites poems or poets here, as well as gather information about poetry awards and exhibits.
Bartleby Poetry - Here you can search for poetry in one of the largest sources of free verse on the Internet.
Poem Title Index -
If you are looking for a specific poem, you can search here by several different methods.
Find rhymes, synonyms, and definitions on this site.
Scholastic's Writing With Writers -
Join in poetry workshops by Jack Prelutsky, Karla Kushkin, and Jean Marzollo.
Searchable Poetry Archive- Links to other poetry sites are featured, as well as works by selected famous poets.
Children's Poetry Archive -The Children's Poetry Archive is an ever expanding archive of poets for children reading their own work.
New York Public Library Digital Gallery
NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 275000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of the New York Public Library.
Respositories of Primary Sources
A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.
Using Primary Sources on the Web
Students now have greater access to primary source materials for historical research than ever before.
National Archives Experience
More than 1,200 records to explore.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse that provides students with unlimited access.
A database of quotations arranged by author or subject, including random quotes and quotes of the day.
Antimatter: Mirror of the Universe
Learn about antimatter from experts at Swiss-based CERN, the largest particle physics lab in the world. Gather basic knowledge at "Kid's Corner" before exploring "Everyday Antimatter," "The Antimatter Factory," "The History of Antimatter" and "Live Webcasts."
Design your own space station and gather information about the solar system at this Children's Museum of Indianapolis site, where users can follow an international team of scientists to the North Magnetic Pole, access audio files and find experiments.
The folks at Rutgers Marine and Coastal Sciences have built a special website for you and your teachers so that you can join the scientists in the COOLroom as they explore the waters off New Jersey. Learn how to predict if it will be a good beach day or if the fish are running. See for yourself what the ocean looks like from 500 miles above the earth and 15 meters below the surface.
Periodic Table of ComicBooks
Click on an element of the Periodic Table and
see a list of comic book pages involving that element.
Windows to the Universe
Visit links to the Sun, and visit the planets and other small bodies in the Solar System. Find out about solar system formation, and facts about the bodies in the solar system. See news highlights, and archives of images of the Sun, planets, comets, and asteroids.
Symbols, Names & Their Meaning
Directory of Signs, Glyphs and Symbols
Occult & Religious Symbols
Listing of religious symbols and their meaning
A visual glossary of religious symbols
A listing of colors and their meaning.
Meaning of Flowers
A listing of the historic meanings of flowers created by the Society of American Florists.
Flower Color and Flower Type
What flowers may REALLY be saying.... Extensive listing of flower color and flower type meanings.