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The Internet Picture Dictionary

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Free, online multilingual picture dictionary with interactive activities for English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and ESL learners of all ages.


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And the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year Is ... 'Selfie'

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Oxford Dictionaries announced "Selfie" as the Word of the Year 2013, noting its frequency in the English language has increased by 17,000% since last year.

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Don Dea's curator insight, November 20, 2013 11:27 PM

Oxford Dictionaries announced "Selfie" as the international Word of the Year 2013, noting its frequency in the English language has increased by 17,000% since last year.

According to Oxford Dictionaries, the word "selfie" first appeared in 2002, when it was used in an Australian online forum. It was popularized by social media during the years (it was used as a hashtag on Flickr in 2004), but it became widely adopted around 2012, when it started commonly being used in mainstream media.

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Using a Thesaurus

3rd Grade Thesaurus Lesson: includes how to use guide words, entry words, parts of speech, example sentences, definitions, synonyms and antonyms.
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Presearch - Using Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Get the big picture before you choose your topic. Find dictionaries and encyclopedias in the Library collection or check out Credo, our online collection of ...
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"Where Do We Find Answers?" Elementary Reference Lesson

"Where Do We Find Answers?" Elementary Reference Lesson - This is a PowerPoint created to teach elementary students that it's not always important to know th...
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Free Online Thesaurus | Visual Thesaurus

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Graph Words is a free online thesaurus to help you explore English dictionary. Find meanings of words and their associations in easy way using this online thesaurus tool.

It’s an free English online thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and show connections among associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.

Underneath Graph Words lays the WordNet - a large lexical database of English. Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are grouped into sets of cognitive synonyms (synsets), each expressing a distinct concept. These meanings and semantic relationships are revealed graphically by the HTML5 canvas made available by Graph Words.
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How to use your dictionary to build your vocabulary

http://www.engvid.com/ Improve your vocabulary and really understand what you learn by simply using a paper dictionary. You will learn how to pronounce words...
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Reference Materials

A parody of Selena Gomez Naturally about dictionary, atlas, thesaurus, non-fiction and textbooks.
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Updating the Encyclopedias, One Baseball Card at a Time

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Solving baseball mysteries with the aid of an unlikely source. - Keywords: baseball cards, handedness, history, Old Judge.
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Old Farmers Almanac: weather forecasts gardening moon calendar recipes

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Old Farmer's Almanac offers free long range 2011 weather forecasts, full moon dates, weather history, sun rise & set times, best planting dates, and folklore.

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Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary and thesaurus

Look up words in the Visuwords online graphical dictionary and thesaurus to find
their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn
how words associate.

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Goodbye Paper Encyclopedias?

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I wrote in this blog inNovember 2010 about how getting to (RT @jewishbloggers: Goodbye Paper Encyclopedias?

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Reference Materials Part 2: Atlas and Almanacs

Introduces/reviews reference materials for elementary students.-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/ . Make your own animated v...
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Dictionary and Thesaurus - Merriam-Webster Online

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Free online dictionary, thesaurus, spanish-english and medical dictionaries, audio pronunciations, Word of the Day, word games, and many more high-quality Merriam-Webster language resources.

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Selfie is Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2013 - I4U News

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The Internet Generation has coined some slang words of its own. Selfie is one of them. This word is the Oxford Dictionaries' top annual winner of 2013 and has beat other equally new and strange words.
Read more at http://www.i4u.com/2013/11/57481/selfie-oxford-dictionaries-word-year-2013#lu3FTFGsTIKyBA9d.99


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Atlas Robot Close-UP View [ One of The Best Humanoid Robot ]

Atlas Robot Close-UP View [ One of The Best Humanoid Robot ] "Top 4 Humanoid Robots" "Petman" "Humanoid Robot" "Petman Walking" "A humanoid robot is a robot ...
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What is the World Almanac?

C. Alan Joyce, Editor-in-Chief of the World Almanac discusses The World Almanac-- What it is and what you can find in it.
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Moon Calendar 2013 Almanac - MoonOverMe 10 pack

Moon Calendar 2013, Almanac, MoonOverMe - 10 pk

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View Moon Calendar 2013. Hand-in-your-hand sized moon calendars with almanac. MoonOverMe 2013.
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ThesaurusGame support

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This Tumblr is to provide support for the word-guessing game ThesaurusGame, which operates via...
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13 Great Encyclopedias for Teachers

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 Some of the best encyclopedias online.


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The fun of reading dictionaries, encyclopedias

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WORLD OF WORDS: Taking an intellectual journey into a knowledge wilderness

SOME years ago, Royal Professor Ungku Aziz challenged the audience to read the entire volume of Encyclopedia Britannica and all the journals published by the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (MBRAS). It would be an adventure unlike any other -- an intellectual journey into a knowledge wilderness.

As time passed by, I was engrossed in issues pertaining to brick and butter and occasionally that of survival. But I did check what would be in store if I were to take up the challenge. It would been an intellectual version of climbing the Everest without supplemental oxygen or summiting K2 during winter. Needless to say, the odds were insurmountable.

Let's begin with the MBRAS journals. MBRAS was established by British administrators who were interested in "Malayan studies".

The journals published since 1877 pioneered studies on Malayan culture, history, literature, botany, ecology, archeology and anthropology. Reading such dense texts that have been around for 135 years was no easy feat. I gave up.

I checked the Encyclopedia Britannica. It has been around for 244 years, the first edition came out in Scotland in 1768.

At its peak, it consisted of 65,000 entries, in 44 million words, covering 33,000 pages with 24,000 images. There were 9,500 contributors for the 32-volume set, not including its indexes and a Propedia, an introductory volume that was started in its 15th edition.

I did a bit of hom

Read more: The fun of reading dictionaries, encyclopedias - Columnist - New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/opinion/columnist/the-fun-of-reading-dictionaries-encyclopedias-1.165738#ixzz2B7jPS34d


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Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

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"Here you will find one of the greatest historical atlases: Charles O. Paullin and John K. Wright's Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, first published in 1932. This digital edition reproduces all of the atlas's nearly 700 maps. Many of these beautiful maps are enhanced here in ways impossible in print, animated to show change over time or made clickable to view the underlying data—remarkable maps produced eight decades ago with the functionality of the twenty-first century."


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This old atlas provides new functionality due to technology! Maps have been georectified, many are animated allowing you to see a progression over time, many are clickable providing access to data such as population demographics or crop production, and much more. Have fun exploring.