Encyclopaedias and dictionaries

Encyclopaedias and dictionary resources

Acronym finder

​Contains more than 1,000,000 human-edited definitions. Combined with the Acronym Attic, Acronym Finder contains more than 5 million acronyms and abbreviations.

BBC iWonder

​Thought provoking answers to fascinating questions sparked by
BBC programmes, the news, anniversaries and world events.

Dictionary.com

​Dictionary.com is a destination for learning and word discovery. It provides resources for schoolwork and careers.

Encyclopedia.com

​Provides reference entries from credible, published sources like Oxford University Press and Columbia Encyclopedia, you get free access to nearly 200,000 reference entries.

Internet public library

​ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. Thousands of students and volunteer library and information professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for ipl2, and maintaining the collections.

One look dictionary

​19,500,236 words in 1062 dictionaries indexed.

The free dictionary

​Containing 260,000 entries and comprehensive thesaurus.

Wikipedia

​Wikipedia is a web-based, free encyclopaedia.

Word reference

​A collection of free on-line translation dictionaries.

Your dictionary

​Provides simple, straight forward definitions that make sense along with example use cases for the most popular words.

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Fostering with Northamptonshire County Council

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We urgently need foster carers for older children. Can you help to shape their future? To find out more go to: www.fosterme.co.uk

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Fostering

Our fostering team are in the Grosvenor Centre, Northampton today. If fostering is something you have been thinking about or would like to find out m...

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7 in 10 cases of chlamydia are symptomless, Find out more about why using a condom is the way forward: http://po.st/0bW8A4 #ProtectAgainstSTIs

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Fostering

Finding foster families for older children is a top priority as we need foster carers to give local children aged between 11 and 18 the supportive hom...

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Teach Northamptonshire

This half term why not come and see what a beautiful county Northamptonshire is to teach in.

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test highways news release
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Northamptonshire County Council’s Cabinet will next month (September 6th) discuss plans to add an additional 105 new places at Wollaston Community Primary School.
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This summer’s Women’s Tour was watched by a record-breaking 80,000 people in Northamptonshire – 12,500 more than last year.