Great Reference sites to help you with your Research
Not sure where to start with your research? Why not try these great reference sites to get you going.
General Reference Sites
All of these resources provide an excellent overview of general reference material.
DK Find Out!
Check out the beautiful images and clever way they have presented the information.
Ask the Experts
Awesome Library - K-12 Education Directory
Facts Subject Index - Refdesk
Provides 24 resources for reference categories.
How Stuff Works
Describes the composition, function and appearance of hundreds of items.
Internet Public Library
A great online library reference
A great way to find both fun stuff and information for completing your homework assignments.
Web guide and search tool for kids by librarians.
LibrarySpot - a virtual library resource center
The following websites provide a range of online dictionaries.
Reference Desk: Dictionaries
This site gives you a range of online dictionaries for you to choose from.
This is like a 'dancing dictionary". Have lots of fun while you are learning the meanings of words.
There are 156 dictionaries and 19,317,398 words on this site!!!
Newspapers and Journals
Gives you news from all over the world.
Gives you thousands of newspapers from all over the world.
More newspapers from all over the world.
Library Spot - Newspapers
Trove Digitised Newspapers
The National Library of Australia has created this amazing database of digitised versions of 216 newspapers from all over the country.
The National Gallery of London
Tate Collections (UK)
The Guggenheim Museums of Art
The National Gallery of Australia
The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Pica (Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
National Gallery of Art, Washngton
The Smithsonian Institute
The Natural History Museum (UK)
The National Museum of Australia
The Western Australian Museum
The Western Australian Maritime Museum
The Library of Congress
Project Gutenburg (Australia)
National Library of Australia
State Library of Western Australia
National Geographic Maps
Provides a wealth of resources in many different formats for you to explore the earth's geography.
Explore the map and view historical images from around the globe. Upload your own vintage images and share YOUR history.
David Rumsey Map Collection
The historical map collection has over 69,000 maps and images online. The collection includes rare 16th through 21st century maps of America, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Pacific and the World.
Easily draw on maps then share them with others.
Access online mapping, the World Reference Atlas and map game.
Contains full colour physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.
Free interactive maps and puzzles to learn continents, countries, states, capitals, physical features and cultural monuments.
Free outline and blank maps.
Maps of the world
Maps of all the contents.
Lets you select various countries and continents around the world.
World Sunlight Map
Watch the sun rise and set all over the world in real time.
Mapping tools from Google
Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. This is especially useful for spatial learners.