Reference Tools

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Search Engines
  Google Advanced Search

Children's Search Engines
  Aga-Kids (Visual Search Engine)
  Ask Jeeves
  Choosito (plus Reading Age Filter)
  Dib Dab Doo And Dilly Too
  Google Safe Search for Kids
  Instagrok (Includes journal for children's notes)
  Internet Public Library - Kidspace
  Primary Safe Search
  Searchy Pants (With Customisable Interface)
  Sweet Search 4 Me

An Ghaeilge
  eDIL (Téigh go dtí Té
  An Foclóir Beag
  Forvo (Gaeilge)
  Google Translate
  Irish Dictionary Online
  Logainm - Bunachar Logainmneacha na hÉireann
  Pota Focal (Foclóirí agus Gluaiseanna Gaeilge)
  Pronunciator (Multi Language)
  Rainn Agus Amhráin
  Seanfhocail (le Audio)
  Songs in Irish
  Teanglann - Leabharlann Teanga agus Foclóireachta
  Vicipéid (Wikipedia trí Ghaeilge)

  Acronyms and Slang

Maths Calculators/Conversion
  Age Calculator (at Maths Cats)
  Calkoo (Set of Advanced Calculators)
  Convert Plus
  Convert World
  Decifractator (Fractions to Decimals)
  Fraction Calculator
  Long Division Tool
  Math Tools (at Miniwebtool.Com)
  Metric Conversions
  Mighty Number
  Online Conversion
  Online Fraction Calculator (at Help With Fractions)
  Random Number Generator
  Talking Calculator (at PBS Kids)
  Temperature Conversion Calculator
  XE - Universal Currency Converter
  Web Math (Solve Your Math Problems)
  Web 2 Calc (Scientific Calculator)
  World Wide Metric Conversion Calculator

Other Calculators/Convertors
  Auction Repair (Pixels to Inches)
  Human Footprint Calculator (at Nat. Geographic)
  Kids' Carbon Calculator
  Personal Energy Meter (at Nat. Geographic)

English Dictionaries
  Alphabetimals (Animal Dictionary)
  Collins Dictionary
  Define It Fast
  Dictionarist (Talking Dictionary)
  Google (Put Define: before word in Google search)
  Graph Words (Visual Thesaurus)
  Historical Thesaurus of English
  Little Explorers Dictionary
  Meaning of Names
  Snappy Words (Visual Dictionary)
  Synonyms For
  Visual Dictionary Online
  VocabAhead (Vocabulary Videos)
  Wolfram Alpha
  Word Central
  Words Like
  Wordsmyth (Illustrated Dictionary for Kids)
  Your Dictionary

Word Tools
  Alphabetizer (Alphabetical Ordering Tool)
  Confusing Words
  Homonym List
  Lexical Free Net (Word Connections)
  Misused Words (at Daily Writing Tips)
  Newswordy (Explains Words in the News)
  One Look (Wildcard Dictionary Search)
  Online Etymology (The Origin of Words)
  Phrase Finder
  Phrase Up (Half-remembered Phrases)
  Tip Of My Tongue
  Word By Letter
  Word (Word Frequency Analysis)
  Word (Total Word Counter)
  Word Detective (Word Origins)
  Wordie (Vocabulary Level Checker)
  Word Finder
  Word Source

Readability Tools
  Juicy Studio Website Reading Level Checker
  Leveled Books (Reading Level Checker for 9000+ books)
  Readability Test Tool
  Wordie (Vocabulary Level Checker)

Rhyming Dictionaries
  RhymeZone Rhyming Dictionary
  Write Express Rhyming Dicionary
  Write Rhymes

Other Languages/Translation
  BBC Quick Fix (Essential Phrases in 40 Languages)
  Bing Translator
  European Language Translator
  Forvo Language Pronunciation
  Google Translate
  Hieroglyphics Translator
  Hieroglyphics Typewriter
  Language Guide
  Lexicool (Directory of Bilingual/Multilingual Dictionaries)
  Nice Translator
  Pronunciator (Multi Language)
  Tradukka Translation

Other Dictionaries
  Illustrated Maths Dictionary
  Math Dictionary
  Math Glossary of Terms
  Maths Dictionary for Kids
  Musical Dictionary

Internet Statistics
  Font Reach (Font Usage on the Web)
  Internet Live Stats
  Internet World Stats
  Irish Internet Statistics (CSO Figures 2014)

      Also available for Android Tablets


  Ask About Ireland
  Breeds of Livestock
  Cool Kid Facts
  Composers Gallery (at NY Phil Kidzone)
  DK Find Out
  Encyclopaedia Britannica Foundation (Age 5-11)
        (with Text-to-speech function)
  Encyclopaedia Britannica Intermediate (Age 12-18)
        (with Text-to-speech function)
  Encyclopaedia Mythica
  Energy in the Air
  Explania (Animated Explanations)
  Fact Monster
  Instrument Storage Room (at NY Phil Kidzone)
  Irish Coinage
  Pantheon (Famous People)
  Qwiki (Multimedia Encyclopaedia)
  Royal Timeline
  Saints By Name
  Vikidia (for 8 to 13 year olds)
  Wikipedia (Simple English Version)
  World Almanac for Kids
  World Digital Library (10000 Digitised Documents)

  Clic News (News Site for Primary School Children)
  Today's Front Pages

  Brainy Quote
  Famous Quotes and Authors
  Famous Quotes 123
  Quote Garden
  Shakespeare Quotes

  Antipode Map
  Atlas of Plucked Instruments
  Beautiful Maps
  Breathing Earth
  Christmas Music Map
  C.I.A. World Factbook
  Climate Commons (Global Warming Stories across U.S.)
  Climate Hot Map (Global Warming Effects Around The World)
  Comparea (Country Size Comparisons)
  Country At A Glance
  Country Reports
  Earth at Night
  Earth Calendar
  Flag Identifier
  Gea Cron (Country Borders since 3000BC)
  Geo-Genealogy of Irish Surnames
  Geopedia (Map/Wikipedia Mashup)
  Global Forest Change Explorer
  Good Country Map
  Google Cultural Institute
  Google Maps
  Google Maps Distance Calculator
  Google Newspaper Archives
  If It Were My Home (Country Comparisons)
  Knoema Atlas
  Langscape - Interactive Language Map
  Logainm - Placenames Database of Ireland
  Map Fight (Compare Country Sizes)
  Nature Sound Map
  NOAA Visualisations of Environmental Data
  Overlap Maps (Comparison Tool)
  Scribble Maps
  Show World
  Spotzi (Visual Global Stats)
  Stat Planet
  Travel By Drone
  The True Size (Country Comparison)
  What Tree Is It?
  World Bank Data
  World Clock (Running Counts)
  World Cup of Everything Else (at WSJ)
  World Flags Database
  World Mapper

  Clock Tab
  Time and
  What Time Is It Now?
  World Time Engine

Colour Reference Tools
  Colours in Culture
  Colours in Culture (Interactive Version)
  Itten's 12-part Colour Wheel

Updated: 20 September 2016