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Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online - This is a dictionary, a Spanish-Englsh dictionary, and a thesaurus There is also a word of the day and word games.
Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary Online - A dictionary of images. This is a great help if you need to know what something like a mango or a tectonic plate looks like.
NetLingo - An online dictionary of internet terms. There are also lists of smileys and text messaging abbreviations.
Emojipedia- Emojis and their meanings.😀
Quotations - Look here if you need to search
A Beastly Garden of Wordy Delights - Look here if you need to
know what a group of animals is called such as a pride of lions, or a quiver of cobras. There are also names for
animal infants, animal adjectives, and snake jokes.
Spark Notes - Online study guides for
literary classics. Like Cliff Notes, but free.
English Grammar - There are the rules of grammar and online exercises is you need to improve your grammar.
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation - What to do
about pronouns, commas, and other writing problems.
Quiz Tree - There are quizzes here for ESL students and for those
who are studying a foreign language, and for students preparing for the SAT's and GRE's.
Free Rice - Define words and send free rice to the hungry people of the world. Authors and Books
Sites for Readers To Find New Books and Share What They Read
Info About Books and Authors
Mythology and Folktales
Greek Mythology - Lots of information about the Greek gods here.
Norse Mythology - This site has a lot of information about Norse gods and goddesses, and about the Vikings. Poetry
Virtual Middle School Library Home / Web Sites for Students Menu /Help with Writing Reports How to write the paper including doing the dreaded bibliography
Study Skills for Students - Improve your grades by improving how you study. This site is by Education Corner.
Writing Skills - There are helpful hints here for writing a better essay, book report, and research paper.
How to Avoid Plagiarism - Helpful information from WikiHow.
EasyBib - This site will do your bibliography for you. All you need to do is to type in the necessary information.
Citing Medicine - this is a style guide for writing citations in your bibliography. It includes instuctions for books, magazine, CD's and internet sites.
Information Please Almanac - Online almanac with
information on countries, states, people, sports and many other things.
Spark Notes - This ia a great help for difficult books.
Cliff Notes - These are not a substitute for doing your own work, but they can offer a great deal of help with subjects or books that you do not understand.
This site is maintained by Linda Bertland, school librarian (retired). Please address any
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