Look It Up!

A Web of Online Dictionaries.
Provides an easy-to-use search engine for words and the results are quite detailed. Also offers 400 different language dictionaries.

Bartleby.com: Great Books Online
A growing collection of full text reference works including dictionaries, encyclopedias, gazetteers, and style manuals in addition to works of poetry, folk and fairy tales, essays, and classic fiction.

BookHive: Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg Co.
A reader’s advisory tool for infants through sixth graders that can be searched by topic or reading level; includes materials for parents and other adults.

English Grammar.
A dictionary of English grammar.

Fact Monster.com.
Find information about a variety of subjects ranging from weather facts to homework help to quizzes and games.

Internet Citations.
Designed for use by school kids, this is very helpful site for adults as well.

Little Clickers.
Easily navigated site by the editors of Children’s Software Review that enables users to locate links on various subjects. Search engines are also built in to the site.

Merriam-Webster Online.
Aside from the wonderful access to the dictionary, this site offers words games and a word for the day.

OWL Online Writing Lab.
Learn more about grammar and punctuation.

Research Guide
List of 23 basic steps in the research process with links to more help and explanations.

Semantic Rhyming Dictionary.
You can use it to write bad poetry or even good poetry. Using the three query functions described in this site, you can find words that rhyme with, almost rhyme with, or sound exactly the same as a certain target word.

Writing a Basic Essay.
An essay can have many purposes, but the basic structure is the same no matter what. You may be writing an essay to argue for a particular point of view or to explain the steps necessary to complete a task. Steps to guide you in writing an essay.

Writing Den.
This is designed for students grades 6–12 who want to improve their English reading, comprehension, and writing skills. Writing Den is divided into three levels of difficulty: Words, Sentences, and Paragraphs. Includes plugins.