Students of today’s generation are luckier than the past generations because of the convenience of the Internet technology. Gone are the days of consulting dictionaries and encyclopedias manually. Now, with so many free online dictionaries and online encyclopedias, completing a research and searching for words is no longer a lengthy task.
Some of the free online references that I love using are the dictionary.com or thesaurus.com, infoplease, answers.com and of course, the Wikipedia. I also like searching the Google Scholar because it has pretty good information about various scholarly literatures like books, abstracts and articles. These free great sites are truly good studying tools for every student.