Tazewell County Public Library

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias


Literati Public & Homework Help

Literati is a great place to begin your research. Not only does it link to 10,000 Topic Subject Pages on topics such as the American Revolution and coal, but it also links to other online databases, the Tazewell County Public Library’s catalog, and websites throughout the Internet. You can find images, audio, and video to help you on a report or a school project. This resource easily allows you to cite your information as well.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Like its print cousin, encyclopedia Britannica is a searchable encyclopedia that is great for school projects and subject overviews.

Recommended Websites

Acronym Finder:  Learn what a particular acronym means. Examples of acryonyms are: NFL, NASA, ASAP, etc.

Abbreviations.com: Find out what a particular acronym or abbreviation means.

Dictionary.com: This reference source provides a good dictionary, thesaurus, and translator.

Google Translate: Need assistance with a word or phrase in a different language, use this great translator.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary:  The online version of its print cousin.

Scrabble Dictionary: Need help in Scrabble.  Check out this free online Scrabble Dictionary by Merriam-Webster.

TechTerms: A good dictionary of computer and internet terms and acronyms that you may come across.

Urban Dictionary: Look up acronyms and slang that may not have made it into a main stream dictionary yet.

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