Online Learning

Online Reference Tools 
  Your Questions & Answers
Encyclopedias -- Atlases -- Dictionaries -- Thesauruses -- Almanacs -- Other 
Please click on the blue links below the tools listed below.


Why use an encyclopedia? Why not just search the internet?
Information in an encyclopedia has been written by an expert and edited, which means that you can trust the information to be accurate and up to date. While searching for information on the internet can seem 'quick and easy' not all information is accurate. An encyclopedia article is always a good place to start any research inquiry or project, whether it is gathering background information or searching for details. World Book print and electronic are used at Kent School. 

World Book Kids
GRADES 1 - 6


World Book Student
GRADES 4 + 


Search by Events, People, Places, and Things
GRADES 5 +



GRADES 4 +



FACT MONSTER  
GRADES 2 - 6
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How does a dictionary help?
A dictionary helps students spell and use words correctly in their written work. Combined with a thesaurus, students can increase their vocabulary and word power. Do you have a dictionary at home?

Dictionary & thesauri search, build your own dictionary, daily buzzwords & games
GRADES 2-6

GRADES 1-8
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Atlases for all ages…
An atlas is a book of maps that may also include charts, diagrams, and illustrations. Do you have an atlas at home? Try the list of online atlases below. 

Royal Canadian Geographical Society
 “to make Canada better known to Canadians and to the world” 
GRADES 3+



Government of Canada/ Natural Resources Canada
GRADES 4+  


National Geographic 
"to increase geographic knowledge and ...to educate about our planet"
GRADES K - 6





WORLD ATLAS & MAP LIBRARY
GRADES 2 +  
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