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Here are up to date reference libraries for your family, such as dictionaries and encyclopedias.
Encarta from MSN
Includes an encyclopedia and dictionary. You can use the free option or get more information with the Premium edition which is a yearly fee. I think most will find that the free edition has plenty of information on the topic you want to learn about.
Grammar and Style Notes by Jack Lynch
Do you have questions such as, "Should I use farther or further?" in your writing? Get all your grammar usage questions answered here.
Type in a legal word and it will give you the meaning in plain English.
Online Student Dictionary
Here is a great dictionary from Merriam-Webster. All you have to do is enter the word that you are looking for and hit find.
Tired of using the same word over and over again? Roget's thesaurus can help you vary your words.
I am a poet and don't know it. Well, you can do better than that with this fun rhyming dictionary. Just enter a word and it will give you words that rhyme with it.
The Wordsmyth English Dictionary and Thesaurus
This is a nice dictionary and thesaurus. You can even download a toolbar so you can easily look up any word on a Web page.
The World Factbook
From the CIA. Exciting facts about countries around the world.
Whether you are a newbie or computer savvy, this computing dictionary is very useful.
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