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America the Beautiful

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  This state-by-state encyclopedia includes fast facts, history and geography, economy and culture, government, cities, spotlights, and profiles of famous residents.


Global Road Warrior  

Global Road Warrior

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  A guide to over 150 countries.  Perfect for travelers or students.  Find out how much to tip in Bolivia, what type of government exists in Mali, the type of food eaten in Norway, and much more.


Biographies of celebrities, historical figures and more.

Library Spot Biographies
Biographies of celebrities, historical figures and more.

 Dictionaries and Thesaurus

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed.
Over 90,000 entries with 70,000 audio pronunciations.

A list of over 2100 clichés, euphemisms, sayings and figures of speech complete with definitions and explanations.

Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Over 18,000 entries that trace the histories and origins of phrases and fables.

Encarta World English Dictionary
Dictionary and thesaurus with thousands of entries.

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
An excellent hyperlinked dictionary and thesaurus, based on the Merriam-Webster dictionary. 

Rhyming Dictionary
Enter a word and the server will return a list of words with which your word rhymes, along with synonyms, homophones, and other similar or related words.

Roget's II: The New Thesaurus
Over 35,000 synonyms with succint definitions. 




Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (Provided By Pioneer)

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  This online encyclopedia provides access to over 25,000 entries covering a variety of subjects.



World Book Online Info Finder

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  Info Finder contains content and features designed for school-aged patrons' homework and research needs.  The site features rich collections of multimedia on a variety of topics, science fair projects, a Biography Center, links to world newspapers, correlations to curriculum standards, 21st century research guides, and much more.

 Maps and Atlases

CIA World Factbook
Color maps from around the world available by country or region.

National Georgraphic Maps
Various types of maps available from National Geographic.


Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
More than 11,000 searchable quotations.

The Columbia World of Quotations
65,000 quotations and entries from more than 5000 authors on 6500 subjects.

Internet Movie Database Movie Quotes Browser
Browse for movie quotes by movie title or do a keyword search.



Learning Express Library

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  Features over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and e-books related to standardized tests and workplace skills improvement.  To create your free account, sign in as a new user entering your library card number as your Username.



MAS Ultra - School Edition(Provided By Pioneer)

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  Designed specifically for high school students, this database provides the full text of over 600 popular general interest and current events publications.


Middle Search Plus(Provided By Pioneer)

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  Provides full text for more than 150 popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research.  Includes biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection.

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
Links to general resources and homework helpers.

Education Index
A list of some of the best sites on the Internet on specific topics.

Fact Monster
Facts on a variety of homework topics.



Fact Monster Homework Center – English
Grammar and spelling, information on literature and authors, forms of poetry and much more.

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
Short podcasts with tips on common grammar faux pas, with most topics derived from listener requests.

Guide to Grammar and Writing
Step-by-step guides to all features of writing and grammar.

Literary Terms and Usage

Idiom Site
A list of common idioms found in the English language and their meaning.

Improving Your Style
Instruction on how to improve your writing style.



NoveList Plus

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  An extensive database of fiction and nonfiction for adults, teens, and children offering enhanced subject access and full-text reviews, Author Read-alikes, award winners, theme-oriented booklists, Book Discussion Guides, Book Talks, and Feature Articles.

Free summaries and analysis of classic literature.

An index to all the free study guides and book summaries on the Internet.

Project Gutenberg
Contains 33,000 free ebooks.

Read Print
A collection of thousands of books, poems, essays and more to be read online.

SparkNotes: Literature
Online literature study guides.

SparkNotes: Poetry
Help in understanding a poem, context, characters and a short summary.


Ancient History

The Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games
Information about the original Olympic games.

The Classics Pages
Introduction to and retellings of classics and links to other more in-depth sites.

United States History

50 States
Provides extensive information about the fifty United States of America, from
biographies of famous residents to climate information, current events,
state mottoes, birds, and flowers.

America's Story
Presented by the Library of Congress, discover the stories of America’s past.

Famous FBI Cases
Learn more about some of the FBI's most famous cases.

Primary Sources

American Memory Timeline
Sets of primary sources on a variety of topics in United States History from the Library of Congress.

American Rhetoric
More than 5000 full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events.

Footnote.com Premium access inside the Library
Millions of images of original source documents.

American Letters, Speeches, and Documents On-Line Library
Letters, speeches, documents, web sites, books, and articles on significant people and events in American political thought and history.

The Free Information Society - Historical Sounds in MP3 Format
Audio files of the greatest speeches in history.

World History

The Great War
Timelines, maps, interviews and more all about World War I.


Information about US history and information about other countries.

PBS History

History resources covering such areas as the Ancient World, Biographies, the United States, War & Espionage, and the World.

Today in History

This Day in History
Find out what historical events took place today, or any day of the year.

Today in History
Find out what different events from American history happened on this day, or search the archive.


Basic Facts Quick Reference Book
Contains basic math information to help review math principles.

Fact Monster Homework Center – Math
This math site comes complete with a conversion calculator for weights and measures and the first one thousand digits of pi.

Math Mistakes Info
Examples of mistakes along with corrections and brief explanations to improve math skills. Includes math facts, flash card feature and other math links.

Video Math Tutor: Basic Math
Tutorials to help students visualize the concepts of the prerequisites of algebra.

Step-by-step guide to solving math problems.


General Science

How Stuff Works Video Center
Brief videos teach how things work from tattoos to what would happen if you shot your TV.

Science Fair Projects

All Science Fair Projects
Hundreds of science fair projects with complete instructions.

Edinformatics Math and Science Activities
Information and exercises in science and math for middle and high school students.

Science Fair Project Ideas
Education.com has assembled a vast collection of science fair project ideas written by science teachers, professional scientists, and educational consultants on popular science fair topics ranging from physics and chemistry to biology and even sociology.


The Biology Project
Interactive resource for learning about biology, including biochemistry, cell biology, human biology, immunology, genetics, and molecular biology.

Information about the human body. 

Cells Alive!
Information on cell biology, microbiology, immunology, microscopy with interactive pages on cells and how they function.

On-line Biology Book
Introduction to the field of biology divided by chapters with a table of contents.



Information on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry.

Fundamentals of chemisty.

CHEMystery: An Interactive Guide to Chemistry
An online, interactive textbook designed for high school chemistry students.


Unit Converter Tool
Converts area, density, energy, force, length, mass, power, pressure, speed, temperature, volume, etc.

Periodic table of elements and thousands of graphics showing elements' structures and periodic properties.

Earth Sciences

Oceans Alive!
Information and images of the ocean, including features of the ocean floor.

Information about daily life on Earth, including biological, geological, astronomical, meteorological, and environmental happenings from around the world.


Windows to the Universe
Documents, images, movies, animations, and data sets that explore the Earth and Space.


Country Studies
Studies of 101 countries and regions.

Profiles from countries around the world, including national anthems, history and news.

Statistical data for nations that are members of the United Nations.





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  An online language learning resource using language immersion to help learners of all ages gain a second language.  Languages available are Spanish, German, French, Mandarin Chinese, and ESL (Spanish).

A Basic Dictionary of American Sign Language Terms
An ever-growing dictionary of American Sign Language terms with basic instructions on how to communicate.

 Social Issues


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