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This Reference Page
is dedicated to the memory of my mother
Mrs. Jeanne Blumengarten
"My Walking Encyclopedia" - I Miss You!

Teacher Notes

  Have your students create their own reference materials. 

When they learn the meaning of a new word have students add it to their own picture dictionary. Have the children make their own thesaurus from the words they are learning.

When you do map work give the children an outline map to fill in and then have them create their own atlas.

During my first year of teaching I found that the textbook was not suitable for my students so we wrote our own.


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My Research Page

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Alcove 9 An Annotated List of Reference Websites (Main Reading Room, Library of Congress)

Virtual Reference Shelf - Library of Congress

Digital Public Library

CiteThisForMe - The Harvard Referencing Generator

ReadCube | Free Reference Manager - Academic Software For Research

Information Please



25 Awesome Beta Research Tools from Libraries Around the World

My Search Engines page

Online Conversion

Dictionaries - Thesaurus
How to Use a Dictionary

Lexipedia - Visual Dictionary

Lingro - for websites

Pictures | Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Snappy Words Free Visual Dictionary & Thesaurus

Visual Dictionary



Easy Define - multiple words

Cambridge Dictionaries
OneLook Dictionary
OneLook Reverse Dictionary
Visual Dictionary Online

Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus - An online thesaurus and dictionary



Dictionary Day
Oct. 16th

Dictionary Day Activities

All About Words - Dictionary Activities

Happy Birthday, Noah Webster!

LibrarySpot - Encyclopedias, maps, online libraries, quotations, dictionaries & more.

Refdesk - Fact Checker for the Internet - Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia


Infoplease Almanac

The Old Farmer's Almanac

Why is an atlas called an atlas?

National Atlas

Maps & Geography Online Maps

Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection


How to Use an Encyclopedia


Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

The Cambridge History of English and American Literature

Infoplease Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Biographies, Dictionary, Thesaurus

Encyclopedia of Earth