Dictionaries

thumb 115The World Digital Library (WDL) is a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, carried out with the support of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), and in cooperation with libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations from around the world.

The WDL makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from all countries and cultures.

thumb 85Wiki for Kids is a filtered Wikipedia resource that provides articles in Simple English.

Students at home and in school need access to tools that are designed to provide results that are :

  • Safe – because potentially inappropriate images and text should be filtered out. It’s a no brainer.
  • Readable — because it’s good to widen your vocabulary, but new information should also be easy to understand instead of overwhelming for young children.
  • Accurate — because if there’s ever a place that attracts misinformation, it would definitely be called the internet.

thumb 83Welcome to the English-language Wiktionary, a collaborative project to produce a free-content multilingual dictionary. It aims to describe all words of all languages using definitions and descriptions in English.