Here are some Online Reference tools 
to help you with your research


Online Dictionaries:
Student Dictionary
(This dictionary gives definitions, rhyming words and has a thesaurus.)

Picture Dictionary

Photographic Dictionary


Online Databases:


This is our newest database.  It is so easy to search, and has resources including encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers and more!




Online Encyclopedias:


Britannica School Elementary 


World Book Encyclopedia The kids section features World of Animals, Important People, Pictures and more!   (Sign in using the school username and password.) **Sorry, this is currently expired.  Try Kids Infobits instead.**

FACT MONSTER    (An Online Reference Desk!)
Use the encyclopedia and many other reference tools here.  This site is full of great information about Math, Science, History and more!  Definitely check out the Almanacs and Timelines!!


Super Search Engines for kids:


Search Fact Hound   Fact Hound




Other helpful websites for research:

Brain POP for educational videos (Sign in using the school username and password.)


Need primary documents? 
Check out the NYPL Digital Gallery for access to over 600,000 illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare print and more!

Brooklyn's Historical Newspaper --
Read all about it! (1841-1902)

Need a website all about history?  Try this digital history website: