Dictionaries & Encyclopedias


Credo Complete Core Collection (TEXSHARE DATABASE)
Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs. Gather background information on your topic from over one thousand full-text encyclopedias, subject handbooks, and current events resources, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.
A full-text database for young researchers with easy-to-read online encyclopedia entries, complete articles from popular children magazines, and a vast image collection.
Explora-Elementary (TEXSHARE DATABASE)
An easy-to-use search interface for K-5 students looking for magazine and newspaper articles, books and encyclopedias on a variety of topics, such as animals, art, music, geography, language arts, math, science and social studies.

Dictionaries/ Thesauri

Free online dictionary, thesaurus, spanish-english and medical dictionaries, audio pronunciations,
Dictionary.com – the largest and most trusted free online dictionary.
An index of on-line dictionaries in over 200 different languages.
Cambridge Dictionary
Free Online English Dictionary.
Thesaurus.com – the largest and most trusted free online thesaurus brought to you by Dictionary.com.


Infoplease Encyclopedia
A current and comprehensive encyclopedia covering all the major branches of knowledge from A-Z.
Online dictionary and encyclopedia with pictures, facts, and videos.
Encyclopedia Mythica
On-line encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and legend, containing definitions of deities, fabulous creatures and places, as well as images and stories.


Acronymn Finder
The world’s largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initial-isms.

Spanish/English Dictionaries

Spanish Dict
Get Spanish English translations with with our bidirectional online English to Spanish to English dictionary and translation engine.
Merriam Webster Spanish/English

In the search box, type either an English or Spanish word to get the correct term in either language.

Free online multilingual translation software for English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, German, Russian, Italian, and more.

Medical Definitions

Merriam-Webster’s- Medical Dictionary
Simply enter the medical term you would like to find into the search box, if you are unsure about spelling enter as much of the word as you know then follow with asterisk (*).
Online Medical Dictionary and glossary with medical definitions.

Legal Definitions

Nolo’s Free Dictionary of Law Terms and Legal Definitions
Provides plain English definitions of legal terms.
Duhaime’s Legal Terms
Legal Dictionary of law terminology and concepts defined in plain language.