Online Resources

ALMANACS
CIA World Factbook provides: detailed country information
Fact Monster: fun almanac designed for middle grade students
Guinness World Records: look for records in 8 different catagories
InfoPlease Almanacs: several topical almanacs
Old Farmer's Almanac: time tested almanac for everyday things and outlooks
U.S. Census Bureau: business, people, and geography information about the U.S.
World Almanac for Kids: facts about animals, nations and states, sports, and more
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BIOGRAPHY
Academy of Achievement: profiles of extraordinary inpiduals
Biographical Dictionary: more than 28,000 bios of notable figures from history
Biography.com: over 25,000 biographies from A&E biographies
Catharton.com: artists, authors, directors, and musicians
Distinguished Women: bios of women past and present
Inventor Hall of Fame: bios by the inventors or the inventions
Jefferson Co. Public Library: a kid's biography site with lots of links to biographies
Lives: links to thousands of biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, diaries, letters, oral histories
Meet Amazing Americans: inventors, politicians, performers, activists, and other everyday people
PBS Biographies: profiles of notable people originally featured in PBS broadcasts
Presidents' Hall: speeches and profiles of presidents, first ladies, and vice presidents
Presidents of the US: background info, election results, and events for each president
Public Figure: current people in the news
TimeForKids//Biographies: great site for links to many biographies
Uncle Sam's Who's Who in the Federal Government: biographies of major elected officials
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CONVERSIONS
Convert Anything to Anything: over 8,000 conversions
Convert Me: interactive calculators for many measurement systems
Currency Converter: current foreign exchange rates
Digital Dutch converter: interactive unit converter
Measure 4 Measure: links to a variety of measuring / conversion tools
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COUNTRIES
Atlapedia Countries A to Z: facts, figures and statistical data
Background Notes: site of the U.S. Department of State
CIA World Factbook: detailed country information
Countries A-Z: general information, recipes, fact book, and more
CountryReports: country information from around the world
Ethnologue: information for all of the world's known languages
Lonely Planet Destinations: travel information with maps
Portals to the World: in-depth information and links for world nations
United Nations' InfoNation: data for all United Nation member states
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DICTIONARIES & TRANSLATORS
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: basic to any library; includes word roots
Dictionary Link: online dictionary and translation services
Glossarist:
a comprehensive directory of glossaries on various subjects
Information Please Dictionary: dictionary searches and encyclopedia seaches
Law Dictionary: defines legal terms
Medical Dictionary: defines hundreds of medical terms
Merriam-Webster Language Center: offers a dictionary and a thesaurus
Phrase Finder: find phrases related to a word
Picture Dictionary: a multilingual picture dictionary for language learners of all ages
Rhyme Zone: type in words to find rhymes and synonyms
TravLang: foreign language translating dictionaries
Webopedia: defines computer and Internet terms
Webster's Word Central: features links to related words and a rhyming dictionary
Your Dictionary: offers content from more than 1800 dictionaries in more than 250 languages
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ENCYCLOPEDIAS
Britannica: includes links to "best" web sites
Britannica Concise: Yahoo sponsored site that's good for quick answers to many questions
Encarta: condensed free version, also offers World English Dictionary and Dynamic Atlas
Encyclopedia.com: easy to use
How Stuff Works: hundreds of links to learn how things work
HyperHistory: search timelines of history
Information Please: encyclopedia and dictionary
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: philosophical research
Medline Plus: medical encyclopedia
WorldBook: An R-VI subscription site. Requires ID and password
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FLAGS
Flag of the United States: the U.S flag and protocal and other historical flags
Flags: all countries premiere flag site
Flags of the World:
origin, history, legends, and use of world flags
State Flags: historical and current flags of the 50 states
World Flag Database: clear printable flag graphics and quick country profiles
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GOVERNMENT - Federal & International
American Factfinder U.S. Census Bureau: US census information
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government: provided by the Government Printing Office
CNN: America Votes: general info about the 2004 elections
Federal Web Locator: quick links to government agencies
FirstGov: the US Government's official web portal
FirstGov for Kids: companion FirstGov site designed for younger audience
GovSpot: federal, state, and local government resources
Library of CongressTHOMAS: searchable info about the U.S. Congress
The White House: executive branch of our government
The Senate: connect with your senator, search for bill
House of Representatives: what's happening in the house
Project Vote Smart: about US elected officials & candidates
U.S. Supreme Court: official site
United Nations: official site
U.S. Mission to the United Nations: official site

GOVERNMENT - State & Local
Missouri State Government Home Page: with links to local government
Johnson County, Missouri: official site
Warrensburg, Missouri: information on the City of Warrensburg
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GRAMMAR GUIDES
Internet Public Library's A+ Research and Writing: a guide for writing a research paper
Guide to Grammar and Writing: pull-downs that address common grammatical issues
Online Writing Lab: grammar handouts from Purdue University
Common Errors in English: quick reference list to most common grammar & spelling mistakes
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HOMEWORK TOOLS
High School Hub: a well organized suite of homework tools
Homework Spot: covers all major curricular areas on all grade levels
KidInfo.com: homework help, reference resources, and search engines
Multnomah County Library Homework Center:
designed for K-12 students
TimeForKids: great homework helper site for every subject area
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MAPS & ATLASES
All the World's Maps: index to maps for any country
American Memory Map Collections: 1500-2004 historical maps
Color Landform Atlas of the United States: includes relief, county, and satellite maps
Historical Atlas of the 20th Century: offers thematic maps
Historical Map Collection, University of Texas: hundreds of maps arranged by region
Maps on Us: navigation (driving directions) made simple
Mapquest: type in an address and get a map
National Atlas US Atlas: offering multimedia maps, and users can create their own detailed maps
National Geographic's Map Machine: offers full World Atlas and more!
Places in the News: maps of areas in the news today
TopoZone: online USGS topographic maps (United States Geological Survey)
United Nations' Cartographic Section: rich archive of maps of countries, regions, and themes
Weather Maps: from the Weather Channel
World Atlas: from the WorldAtlas.com
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NEWS
CNN.com: daily news
National Geographic News: top stories for kids
PBS:
online news & weather
Time for kids: current news magazine for kids
Newspapers - US & Worldwide
Warrensburg news: daily Warrensburg news
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QUOTATIONS
Bartleby: the best of both contemporary and classic quotations
Dictionary of Quotations: a fully indexed quotations site
QuoteLand: search for quotes by topic or author
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SOCIAL ISSUES
Human Rights Watch: regional and county human rights reports
Internet Conflict Data Service:
conflict and ethnicity info by country and regions
Multnomah Library Social Issues:
collection of links for a range of subjects
Public Agenda: pros and cons and assessments of public opinion
Public Education Network: reports on national and global inequities
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SPORTS / HOBBIES
U.S. Chess Online: U. S. Chess Federation official site
Fitness for Kids: links to many fitness sites
Olympic Games: Official website of the Olympic organization
Sports Illustrated for Kids: online version of the magazine
World Wide Web of Sports: links to sports information from around the world
Yahooligans! -- Hobbies: links to tons of hobby sites
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STATES
50 States and Capitals: essential information in list form
Stateline.org:
daily state policy and political news
Stately Knowledge:
fact sheets for each state and links to official state pages
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Subject Area Links

ART:
•Artchive: art/artist encyclopeida
•ArtCyclopedia:a guide to great art on the Internet
•ArtNet:artist index -- artist and gallery catalog
•WebMuseum:artist index
ALA's Art Sites for Children:
recommended Art Sites from ALA
American Treasures: updated regularly by the Library of Congress
Art Room: activity centers that encourage kids to create
Architecture through the Ages: ThinkQuest on many types of architecture
Cartoonster: free online tutorials teach you to draw and animate
Carving at Skidegate: explore the elaborate nature of totem pole carving
Origami: instructions for Japanese paperfolding
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FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE:
Betty Crocker: recipes, cooking tips, and more
Bureau of Labor Statistics: U. S. Department of Labor website
Career Key Occupational Handbook: info on making career decisions
Career Paths: career choices, biographies and preparation
CollegeBoard.org: information about SATs and College Boards
Food Safety Lessons 1-3: minimize risk of harmful pathogens in the food supply
Meals for you: the best recipe site on the web
Occupational Outlook Handbook Online: information about specific occupations
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE:
Culture and Society of Mexico:
Dia de los muertos:
Mexico connect - day of the dead
MEXonline: the oldest, most trusted online guide to Mexico
TravLang: Foreign Language translating dictionaries
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HEALTH / PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
American Heart Association: Official site--healthy living, nutrition and fitness
The Body: an AIDS and HIV information resource
On the Teen Scene: links to different health-related articles from the FDA Consumer Magazine
WebMD Medical Encyclopedia: thousands of health and medicine entries
Yahoo! Health: medical encyclopedia
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LANGUAGE ARTS:
American Verse Project: archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920
Bartleby.com: Verse--one of the largest free collections of verse on the web
Children's Literature Web Guide: resources related to books for children and young adults.
ClassicNotes: free literature summaries and analysis
Jack Prelutsky : turn your words and ideas into powerful poems with Jack Prelutsky
Internet Poetry Archive: contemporary poets made available through the Internet
Lexile.com: match readers to appropriate comprehension text
NovelGuide:
premier free source for literary analysis on the web.
Reading Rants: out of the ordinary teen booklist that features reading suggestions
Representative Poetry online: historical anthology of English poetry
VictorianWeb: Literature, history, and culture in the Age of Victoria
The Young Writer"s Club: encourages children of all ages to enjoy writing as a creative pastime
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LIBRARY / REFERENCE:
ALA'S 700+ Great Web Sites for Kids: by the American Library Association
Britannica.com: by the editors of the Britannica Encyclopedia
Digital Librarian: a librarians's choice of the best of the Web
Direct Search: searching interfaces for data not easily or entirely searchable/accessible
Hotsheet: quick links to news, directories, research, publications, and more!
IPL (the Internet Public Library): An ambitious project to create a virtual library
KidInfo.com: homework help, reference resources, and search engines
Librarians' Internet Index: subject directory of Internet resources by librarians
Library of Congress: our nation's library
The Library Spot: the best library, newspapers, government resources, and more in one spot
Maps on us: a map, route, directions, and yellow page service
NY Times Learning Network: connections for students, teachers, and parents
Proteus: (instant messenger for OS X) from Wikipedia
Purdue U Libraries Quick Reference: links of a general nature for quick reference questions
RefDesk.com: a best source for indexes and reference resources
Reference.com:
searches some of the best encyclopedias on the web
St. Louis Public Library: extensive information with access to many resources
Topozone.com: online USGS topographic maps (United States Geological Survey)
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MATH:
AAA Math: pages of basic math skills, with practice examples.
Ask Dr. Math: question and answer service for math students and their teachers
Math Forum - Internet Mathematics Library: links to math web sites for middle level students
Mathworld: explanations of math concepts
S.O.S. Mathmatics:
free math review material
WebMath:
problem solvers from basics through calculus
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MUSIC:
All Music.com: guide to all forms of popular music and musicians
Classical.net: composer biographies, overview of music history, and classical music links
Instrument Encyclopedia: features musical instruments from around the world
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SCIENCE:
Building Big: explore large structures and what it takes to build them
EdHeads: simple machine activities
How Things Work:
question and answer site explaining the physics of everyday life
Mad Sci Network: numerous scientists providing answers to your questions and oddities
Molecular Expressions: photo galleries that explore the world of optical microscopy.
NASA Quest: free Web-based interactive explorations to engage students in authentic learning activities
National Science Digital Library: NSDL is a digital library of exemplary resource collections
Newton's Apple: national science program for kids and adults, produced by KTCA-TV and PBS.
Science Fair Central: comprehensive guide to creating your science fair project
Scientific American: Web site version of the popular magazine
Volcano Live: attempts to provide the most up to date, accurate volcano information on the web.
Weather Underground: find the weather for any city, state or ZIP code, or country
WebElements Periodic Table: the periodic table of the elements on the Web
Periodic Table of the Elements: interactive guide to the elements for middle school
Science Spot :a resource for junior high teachers and students
Visual Elements: a visual interpretation of the table of elements
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SOCIAL STUDIES:
African American Odyssey: a Library of Congress American Memory exhibition
Afro-American Almanac: information about the history of Africans in America
American Civil War Homepage: list of Civil War links listed by topics.
American Memory: historical collections from the Library of Congress
Ancient & Lost Civilizations: extensive and in-depth information on ancient civilizations.
Background Notes: U.S. Dept. of State, facts about the land, people, history, gov. of foreign countries
Best of History Web Sites: a portal created for students, history teachers, and general history
Black Facts Online: Internet resource for Black History information
CIA World Fact Book: country by country factbook
CNN America Votes: General info about the 2004 elections
Civil War Photographs: LOC collection containing over a thousand photographs.
Festivals.com: Celebrating the world of festivals with information on every country in the world
The History Channel: the Web site of the television network
The History Place: a fact-based, common sense approach of the history of humanity
HistoryWizard: let the Wizard take you to a different time. . .Click on a picture that interests you
HyperHistory Online: 3,000 Years of world history with timelines
Invention Dimension:
inventor archives organized alphabetically by inventors' last names
The Labyrinth: resources for Medieval Studies
Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library: all about Abraham Lincoln from LOC American Memories
OpenSecrets.org: guide to the money in United States elections
Our Documents: explore 100 milestone documents in American History
PBS--American Experience: presentation of selected topics in U.S. history with graphics, text, & more
Portals to the World: links providing authoritative, in-depth information about the nations of the world
Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (2006): prepared by the Census Bureau (Acrobat(R) Reader needed)
US Census Bureau: state and country quickfacts
WorldHistory Online: 3,000 years of world history including 480 biographical lifelines & maps
Note: Check out the "Government" sites for information on government
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