Richmond Tweed Regional Library


Providing our community with learning resources and research tools


Encyclopedias and Dictionaries



Britannica Library is a resource for kids, teens, and adults, containing over 150,000 articles across a wide range of topics. Britannica Library provides you with access to three sites in one. The Complete Encyclopaedia (Adults), the Student Encyclopaedia (Teens), and the Junior Encyclopaedia (Kids).
Britannica Library comprises more than 150,000 articles and links to over 20,000 sites which are reviewed by Britannica Editors. You can also access over 750 full-text journals and magazines. Additionally, Britannica Library includes the full Miriam-Webster Dictionary and World Atlas.
Britannica Library subjects
  • Arts
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Current Affairs
  • Environment
  • Health
  • History
  • Human
  • Geography
  • Information Technology
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Science
  • Technology
This online version contains the same information as the official print version of Encyclopedia Britannica. It’s enhanced with practical help and extra information, including photos, videos, and sound recordings. It’s easy to select your reading level and the types of media you wish to view (text, images, videos, dictionary, websites, eBooks).
Bu clicking on Content Related to this Topic, you can delve further than ever before into topics of interest and related information. A really special and super-helpful feature is the ability to double-click any word in Britannica articles. This will open a pop-up containing the definition and an audio pronunciation of the word!
How to access
  1. Visit Richmond Tweed Regional Library’s special link at and enter your library card when prompted.
  2. Click on Kids, Teens, or Adults research areas
  3. Enjoy!
The following video by Miss Katie of Byron Bay Library shows you how to access this great free resource. If you need help, contact your local library for assistance.
Onelook Dictionary Search 

OneLook enables you to find definitions and translations of words and phrases in multiple online dictionaries by doing a single search. The reverse dictionary feature lets you describe a concept and find a list of words and phrases related to that concept.


The Phrase Finder 

The Phrase Finder has the meanings and origins of thousands of English says, phrases, idioms and expressions. is an online searchable version of Roget's Thesaurus.

Aboriginal Languages of Australia

This Virtual Library web catalogue was founded in January 1996. It currently has annotated links to 332 resources for 100 of the more than 200 Aboriginal languages.

Auslan Signbank

Auslan Signbank is a language resources site for Auslan (Australian Sign Language). Auslan is the language of the deaf community in Australia. In the site click on login to create and account or sign in.


The world's largest and most comprehensive online directory and search engine for acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms.


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