Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

World Book Online
World Book Online

World Book Web Offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides. Includes World Book Online for Kids and Encyclopédie Découverte.

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

Indigenous perspectives much older than the nation itself shared through maps, artwork, history and culture. Created by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society in conjunction with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Assembly of First Nations, the Métis National Council, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and Indspire. Keyword searchable. Hard copies also available at the library.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Merriam-Webster Dictionary

English dictionary, thesaurus, and word games.

The Canadian Encyclopedia
The Canadian Encyclopedia

The Canadian Encyclopedia The encyclopedia of everything Canadian: history, popular culture, events, people, places, politics, arts, First Nations, sports and science. The Encyclopedia contains more than 30,000 multimedia items including images, maps, games, audio and video. Multimedia is augmented through acquisition and partnerships with Maclean’s magazine and The Canadian Press. The new interactive features include curated content exhibits, interactive timelines, immediate updates of important events and a user-generated content map that invites Canadians to share their stories. The site also offers a new learning centre for teachers and parents that contains classroom resources, quizzes and themed study guides.

The Historica Dominion Institute, a not-for-profit foundation, publishes the encyclopedia for free online.