General reference resources

vocabulary dictionary Dictionary. Use for definitions, pronunciations, and spelling.

your dictionary

Your Dictionary: Dictionary. Use for definitions, pronunciations, and spelling. Detailed results, 400 different language dictionaries.

american heritage dictionary

American Heritage Student Dictionary: Definitions and spelling.

merriam webster's thesaurus

Merriam-Webster’s College Thesaurus: Finding synonyms. Using a variety of words can make your work richer, more interesting, and more powerful.

encyclopedia britannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Free version of the globally renowned general information source with nearly 65,000 articles.

encyclopedia Free online encyclopedia.

google scholar

Google Scholar: Index of scholarly literature. Some full text is free, some available for a fee, and sometimes only the citation is available.

info please

Infoplease: Concise answers to general who, what, where, which, why, when, and how questions.

fact monster

Fact Monster: Children’s version of InfoPlease. Includes The TIME for Kids Almanac and the Columbia Encyclopedia.

old farmer's almanac

The Old Farmer’s Almanac: Information on a range of subjects: weather, gardening, astronomy, cooking, birding and fishing, rural estate, etc.


Bartleby: Encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, style books, quotation books, gazetteers, fact books, and anthologies. Includes Gray’s Anatomy.

purdue owl

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): Writing help for students in Years 7-13. Covers all aspects of the creative and academic writing process.

nypl digital

New York Public Library Digital Collection: Thousands of prints, photographs, maps, videos, and more. Updated daily.


Biography: General biographical information on 25,000 well-known people from ancient times to the present.

khan academy

The Khan Academy: Educational content for Years 1-13 math , science, finance, history and the humanities. 10-minute videos, exercises and assessments.


SparkNotes: Study guides in literature, arts and sciences. Includes literary classics, health, nutrition, computer science, and biography. New: test preparation.


Open Culture:  Resources for personal and professional development. Links to online courses, certificate courses like MOOCs, movies, audio books, language learning tools, ebooks, and educational resources.

dk find out

DK Find Out: Articles on a wide range of subjects. Years 1-9. videos, quizzes, interesting facts, homework help, and science fair projects.

google maps street

Google Maps Street View Treks: Visit world landmarks, discover natural wonders, and step inside locations such as museums, arenas, restaurants and small businesses with 360° images on Google Maps.

Int children digital library

International Digital Children’s Library: A collection of digital books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world.

archives uk

National Archives UK: Section of Department for Culture, Media and Sport of the United Kingdom. Contains the nation’s most iconic documents, dating back more than 1,000 years.


TED: TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.

reference Question answering service and general information reference.


Pixabay: Nearly a million images free of copyright restrictions for use in projects and presentations.


Europeana: EU digital platform for cultural heritage. Explore 51,970,762 artworks, artefacts, books, videos and sounds from across Europe.

world digital library

World Digital Library: Free access to manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs, and other important cultural documents from all countries and cultures, in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

digital bodleian

Digital Bodleian: Digital collections of maps, manuscripts, historical documents, art, books, etc.


ThoughtCo: Articles, images, and videos on a wide range of subjects (Science, Tech, & Math; Humanities; Arts & Recreation).

convert me

Convert-me: A conversion table for weight, time, length, area, speed, pressure, and other things.

bj pinchbeck

BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper: Carefully chosen web sites for students with homework to do, a research or science project, or any other informational need.


Pics4Learning: Teachers and students are granted permission to use all of the free images in this collection.

Ouvrages de référence

dictionnaire visuel

Dictionnaire Visuel: Découvrez 17 thèmes en sélectionnant les vignettes ou questionnez l’outil de recherche pour accéder à un monde de connaissances.

bon patron

BonPatron: Correcteur de grammaire et d’orthographe.


Cordial: Correcteur d’orthographe et de grammaire, dictionnaire, et règles de français.


WikiMini: Encyclopédie pour les enfants écrite par les enfants.

allo prof

Allô Prof: Aide aux devoirs et aux leçons.


E-Bahut: Aide aux devoirs.


Dictionnaire: Pour trouver les définitions de mots de la langue française.


Conjugaison: Pour conjuguer les verbes.


Ressources: 101 sites pédagogiques.


Dictionnaire des synonymes: Ensemble de mots et de liens ou relations de synonymie entre ces mots, quelles que soient les nuances d’emploi régissant ces relations.


E-Rara: Le portail pour les imprimés numérisés des bibliothèques suisses.

formatic 2000

Formatic 2000: Regroupe plus de 9000 sites sur les huit thèmes suivants : Arts et culture, Education et formation, Internet et médias, Ouverture sur le monde, Recherche documentaire, Sciences et technologies, Sciences humaines et sociales, Société et institutions.


Encyclopédie Larousse: Larousse met en ligne son encyclopédie.


Gallica: Consultation d’une partie des collections numérisées de la Bibliothèque nationale de France ( livres, manuscrits, cartes, partitions…).


Annabac: Toutes les ressources pour préparer et réviser ses examens, Bac ou Brevet. Annales, fiches de cours, corrigés, cours audio et vidéo.