Reference Tools


Search Engines
  Duck Duck Go
  Google Advanced Search
  Instagrok (Visual Reference Tool)
  More Of It (Find similar websites)
  Peekier (Privacy-oriented Search Engine)
  Search Aggregate (All in one)
  Search Credible (All in one)
  Similar Site Search

Search Support (Keyword Suggestions)
  Keyword Tool
  LMGTFY (Let Me Google That For You)
  More of it (Find Similar Sites)

Children's Search Engines
  MSN Kids
  Safe Search
  Safe Search Kids (Powered by Google SafeSearch)

Academic Search Engines
  Core (Open Access Research Papers)
  Google Scholar (Open Access Research Papers)
  Open Alex
  Semantic Scholar

An Ghaeilge
  Abair (An Focal Scríofa go Caint Bheo!)
  eDIL (Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language) (Téigh go dtí Té
  An Foclóir Beag
  Forvo (Irish Pronunciation Dictionary))
  Google Translate
  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)
  Calculator (at Toy Theater)
  Calkoo (Set of Advanced Calculators)
  Convert Plus
  Convert World
  Four Function Calculator (at Desmos)
  Fraction Calculator
  Fractions Calculators (at Calculator Soup)
  Length Converter (at Tiny App Thingy)
  Math Tools (at Miniwebtool.Com)
  Mega Converter 2
  Metric Conversions
  Numbr (A Smart Calculator + Notepad)
  Omni Calculator (Multiple Calculators)
  Online Conversion
  Online Fraction Calculator (at Help With Fractions)
  Online Ruler
  Random Number Generator
  Temperature Conversion Calculator
  Temperature Converter (at Tiny App Thingy)
  Time Converter (at Tiny App Thingy)
  Unit Conversion (Large Collection of Conversion Tools)
  Unit Converters
  XE - Universal Currency Converter
  Web Math (Solve Your Math Problems)
  Web 2 Calc (Scientific Calculator)
  Weird Units Calculator (at Omnicalculator)

Other Calculators/Convertors
  Auction Repair (Pixels to Inches)
  BMI Calculator (at Tiny App Thingy)
  Carbon Calculator
  Global Closet Calculator (at Nat. Geographic)

  Earth Calendar
  Here Is Today
  Qlock (Interactive World Time-Zone Map)
  Time and
  Time Converter (at Tiny App Thingy)
  Time is (Exact Time)
  The Time Now
  World Time Buddy

Colour Reference Tools
  Color Supply
  Colours in Culture
  The Color Thesaurus

  Brainy Quote
  Famous Quotes and Authors
  Famous Quotes 123
  Quotations By Women
  Quote Garden
  Shakespeare Quotes

English Dictionaries
  Alphabetimals (Animal Dictionary)
  Britannica Dictionary
  Collins Dictionary
  Define It Fast
  Google (Put Define: before word in Google search)
  Graph Words (Visual Thesaurus)
  Historical Thesaurus of English
  Illustrated Dictionary (at Kids Wordsmyth)
  Kids Wordsmyth (Dictionary & other word tools)
  Lexico (by Oxford English Dictionary)
  Little Explorers Dictionary
  Ludwig (Words & Phrases Explained in Context)
  One Look (Wildcard Dictionary Search)
  Reverso Synonyms
  Synonyms For
  Visuwords (Visual Dictionary and Thesaurus)
  Websters 1913 Dictionary
  Wolfram Alpha
  Word Central
  Word Hippo
  Words Of The World (Words with Video Explanations)
  Your Dictionary

Word Tools
  Academic Word Finder
  Alphabetizer (Alphabetical Ordering Tool)
  Anagram Generator (at
  Anagram Server (at
  Commonly Confused Words (at Writing Explained)
  Copy Paste List (Find list for your project) (Word Tool Collection)
  Describing Words (Adjective Finder)
  Google Books Ngram Viewer (Word Usage Timeline)
  Letter Count
  Misused Words (at Daily Writing Tips)
  Newswordy (Explains Words in the News)
  No More Very
  100 Common English Phrases and Sentence Patterns
  Online Etymology (The Origin of Words)
  Phrase Finder
  Phrase Up (Half-remembered Phrases)
  Random Word Generator
  Related Words
  Style Manual
  Text Cleaner (all-in-one text tool)
  Text Tools (at
  Tip Of My Tongue
  Unscrambled Words
  Word Counter Tool
  Word DB
  Word Detective (Word Origins)
  Word Finder
  Word Source
  Word Tips Word Finder
  Words To Time (Speech or Presentation Timer)
  Word Webs

Readability Tools
  Analyze My writing
  Juicy Studio Website Reading Level Checker
  Leveled Books (Reading Level Checker for 9000+ books)
  Readability Test Tool

Rhyming Dictionaries
  RhymeZone Rhyming Dictionary
  Rhyming Dictionary (at Writing
  Write Rhymes

Other Languages/Translation
  BBC Quick Fix (Essential Phrases in 40 Languages)
  Bing Translator
  Convert Text To Binary
  Entypo (Tiny Pictogram Characters)
  Eunoia (Words That Don't Translate)
  European Language Translator
  Forvo Language Pronunciation
  Google Translate
  EMoji Translate
  Hieroglyphics Translator
  Hieroglyphics Typewriter
  Lexicool (Directory of Bilingual/Multilingual Dictionaries)
  Lingojam (create your own translator)
  Microsoft Translator (Translates Conversations in Real Time)
  Nice Translator
  Tradukka Translation

Other Dictionaries
  Illustrated Maths Dictionary
  Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements
  Musical Dictionary (at Classics for Kids)
  Periodic Videos (Every Element Explained)
  Ríomhfhoclóir Matamaitice
  Tech Terms Computer Dictionary

Internet Statistics
  Internet Live Stats
  Internet World Stats
  Irish Internet Statistics (CSO)

Web Site Archives
  Archive Today
  Internet Archive: Wayback Machine
  Oldest Search

          Also available for iPad
          Also available for Android Tablets


  Ancient History Encyclopedia
  Animal Pictures and Facts (at Nat. Geographic)
  Ask About Ireland
  BBC Historic Figures
  Behind The Name (Origin of First Names)
  Biographies (at
  Breeds of Livestock
  Britannica Fundamentals (Ages 4 to 6)
  Britannica Foundation (Ages 6 to 12)
  Britannica Intermediate (Ages 12 to 16)
  Britannica Advanced (Ages 16+)
  Cool Kid Facts
  The Dinosaur Database
  DK Find Out
  Encyclopaedia Mythica
  Encyclopedic Entries (Science & Geography)
  Every Hit (UK Top 40 Hit Database)
  Fact Monster
  Google Arts and Culture
  IMDb (Internet Movie Database)
  Ireland's National Biography Dictionary
  Irish Coinage
  Music Map (Music Genres and their Origins)
  Nearby Wiki (Location-based Information)
  Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids
  Pantheon (Famous People)
  Primary Homework Help
  Q-Files (Children's Encyclopaedia)
  Vikidia (for 8 to 13 year olds)
  Wikipedia (Simple English Version)
  World Almanac for Kids
  World Book Early Learning: Ages 3-6 (via Scoilnet)
  World Book Kids: Ages 7-11 (via Scoilnet)
  World Book Students: Ages 12-16 (via Scoilnet)
  World Book Advanced: Ages 17+ (via Scoilnet)
  World Digital Library (10000 Digitised Documents)
  World History Encyclopedia
  World Religions (at URI Kids)

  Clic News (News Site for Primary School Children)
  DOGO News (Kids' News Articles)
  Inspire My Kids
  Irish News Archive
  Kid Nuz (News to Grow On)
  Learn With News (Learn English with News)
  News In Levels (Differentiated News)
  Radio Garden (Worldwide Radio Stations)
  RTE Archives (at Scoilnet)
  Science News for Students
  Today's Front Pages
  Tween Tribune (News Stories for Different Reading Levels)
  Twig Science Reporter (Science News)
  The World From A to Z (News for Kids)
  Youngzine (News and More for the Young)

Information Literacy Tools
  Author's Purpose
  The Big
  Fact Check Explorer (at Google)
  Factitious (Real v Fake News)
  Facts And Opinions Game
  How To Evaluate Websites (Kathleen Morris)
  Mind Over Media
  News Literacy Project
  News Wise (at The Guardian)

  Animals by Continent (at Enchanted Learning)
  ArcGIS Living Atlas Of The World
  Atlas of Plucked Instruments
  Beautiful Maps
  Bouncy Maps (formerly Show World)
  Christmas Music Map
  C.I.A. World Factbook
  City Population (Population Statistics)
  Climate Action Tracker (Offending Countries)
  Climate Commons (Global Warming Stories across U.S.)
  Climate Hot Map (Global Warming Effects Around The World)
  Comparea (Country Size Comparisons)
  Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service
  Country Flags Of The World
  Country Guide To Culture, Customs and Etiquette
  Country Reports
  Covid-19 Global Cases
  Covid-19 Global Tracker
  Earth Calendar
  Flag ID (Flag Identifier)
  Flag Pictures
  Gea Cron (Country Borders since 3000BC)
  Genealogy Map of Irish Surnames
  Geopedia (Map/Wikipedia Mashup)
  Good Country Map
  Google Arts and Culture
  Google Maps
  Google Maps Distance Calculator
  Google Newspaper Archives
  How Far Is It Between?
  If It Were My Home (Country Comparisons)
  Instant Google Street View
  Ireland's Covid 19 Data Hub
  Irish Air Quality Monitoring Stations
  Knoema Atlas
  LandSat Explorer
  Langscape - Interactive Language Map
  Logainm - Placenames Database of Ireland
  Local Lingual - Language and Dialect Map
  Map Fight (Compare Country Sizes)
  Native Land (Indigenous People of the World)
  Nature Sound Map
  NOAA Global Data Visualisation Tool
  Population Pyramid.Net
  Radiooooo (World Music Time Machine)
  Rank Country
  Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index
  Scribble Maps
  3D Interactive Earth Globe
  Top 10 Cities
  The True Size (Country Comparison)
  Visual Capitalist
  What Tree Is It?
  World Atlas
  World Bank Data
  World Cup of Everything Else (at WSJ)
  World Flags Database
  World Mapper
  World Population History
  World Population Review
  World Population Trends
  World Religions Map (at PBS Learning Media)
  World's Tallest Buildings (at Skyscraper Center)
  WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources
  Your Life In Another Country (Country Comparison Tool)

Updated: 24 September 2023