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Time Zone Converter – Time Zone Tools and Utilities

Time Zone Converter – Time Zone Tools and Utilities

Handy utilities to find out the time anywhere in the world with the timezone converter, the world time page that shows the time in major cities around the world, a utility to find time zones, a listing of time zones by country, and a page showing “the market open and close times for the foreign exchange currency markets around the world.”
Subject: Reference–Time & Weather; Reference–Calculation & Conversion Tools

Mappy

Mappy

Sito che permette di trovare l’itinerario fra due punti geografici in Italia (e in Europa), oltre a visualizzare la mappa di una data localit??. Permette di calcolare, inoltre, le spese di viaggio, e di trovare informazioni utili come uffici del turismo, bancomat e uffici postali nelle vicinanze della localit?? richiesta. In Italiano e inglese.
Subject: Reference–Italian Ready Reference–Geografia / Geography

ALSC’s Great Web Sites for Kids

ALSC’s Great Web Sites for Kids

Looking for something fun or educational on the Web? You’re likely to find it here on this list of kids’ sites recommended by the Association for Library Service to Children, part of the American Library Association.
Subject: Reference; Reference–Homework Help; Computers And The Internet–Search Engines & Guides

Science Net: Toronto Reference Library

Science Net: Toronto Reference Library

Web directory. Search for excellent science sites by subject or by letter. You’ll find great sites about astronomy, botany, biology, chemistry, geology, paleontology, physics, and zoology.
Subject: Math And Science; Reference–Homework Help–Science; Computers And The Internet–Search Engines & Guides

U.S. Geological Survey–Earth Explorer

U.S. Geological Survey–Earth Explorer

I can see my house from up here! USGS’s satellite photos and maps show tons of information for anywhere in the United States. See topographic maps for your back yard, or find your latitude and longitude. It might be a little tricky to use, but most images are free to download or can be viewed online.
Subject: Reference–Geography–Maps & Atlases

My Hero

My Hero

“A hero can be anyone you admire.” This website has heroes who do all kinds of good work: Poets, sports stars, scientists, teachers, writers, earthkeepers, and those who fought for freedom. It even has animal heroes! You can submit your favorite hero, too.
Subject: Reference–Biography

Yahoo! Kids: Homework Help

Yahoo! Kids: Homework Help

Great place to look for homework help, with lots of pictures as well as facts and information.
Subject: Our World–Geography & World Culture; Math And Science–Animals; Reference–Encyclopedias; Reference–Homework Help; Math And Science; Math And Science–Animals–Dinosaurs & Fossils

Infoplease: All the Knowledge You Need

Infoplease: All the Knowledge You Need

Online version of the popular almanac. Provides a wealth of facts, resources, and activities on a variety of subjects. An encyclopedia, almanac, dictionary, thesaurus, and atlas, all in one! Includes the Random House Websters College Dictionary and the Columbia Encyclopedia.
Subject: Reference–Thesauruses Or Thesauri; Reference–Encyclopedias; Reference–Dictionaries–English; Reference–Almanacs

Rocketinfo

Rocketinfo

“RocketNews is a Current News Search Engine and news distribution service that promises to revolutionize the business of finding and delivering the latest online news about companies, industries, products, events and people.” Indexes over 3000 news sites, and allows searching for articles up to 5 days old. Also browsable by topic categories.
Subject: Reference–News & Current Events

Associations on the Net – ipl Special Collection

Associations on the Net – ipl Special Collection

Web directory. A collection of Internet sites providing information about a variety of professional and trade associations, cultural and art organizations, political parties and advocacy groups, labor unions, academic societies, and research institutions. Abstracts briefly describing each site are included.
Subject: Reference–Associations & Organizations

Finding Female Ancestors

Finding Female Ancestors

Finding women in historical records can be difficult, as maiden names can be difficult to locate and different laws applied to men and women before the last century. This article provides an overview of how to find information about women in historical records. While it focuses on finding your female ancestors, the search tips are useful for anyo …
Subject: Reference–Genealogy

ROOTS-L Home Page

ROOTS-L Home Page

“ROOTS-L is a mailing list for people who are interested in any or all aspects of genealogy, anywhere in the world. [T]he original Internet genealogical mailing list . . . and the largest.” Includes a searchable archive of list traffic, and a large collection of files and databases, including the impressive ROOTS-L library.
Subject: Reference–Genealogy

Learn2.Com

Learn2.Com

While this site has expanded to offer computer-related online tutorials for sale, their Free Learning area still has hundreds of illustrated tutorials on how to do things that are useful in daily living, from how to poach an egg to how to avoid junk mail to how to remove a tick. The tutorials can be searched or browsed by broad subject category. Ne …
Subject: Reference–Experts & How-To

Roots Surname List Name Finder

Roots Surname List Name Finder

The Roots Surname List (RSL) is a list of surnames with associated dates and locations that is intended to help genealogical researchers locate others interested in sharing and comparing data about the same families.” This is a searchable front end to the RSL database. Be sure to read the README file first, so you’ll understand the output. Site is …
Subject: Reference–Genealogy

MARS Best Free Reference Web Sites Combined Index

MARS Best Free Reference Web Sites Combined Index

“An index of the web sites included in the 1999-2008 annual lists issued by the Mars Best of Free Reference Web Sites Committee of the Machine-Assisted Reference Section (MARS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of [the American Library Association] to recognize outstanding reference sites on the World Wide Web.”
Subject: Reference–Web Directories

Intute

Intute

A free online service providing access to high-quality Web resources for education and research. The service is created by a network of UK universities and partners. Subject specialists select, evaluate, and write a description for each website included. Subject areas include science and technology, arts and humanities, social sciences, and health …
Subject: Reference–Web Directories

UW-Madison’s Writing Center Writer’s Handbook

UW-Madison’s Writing Center Writer’s Handbook

Includes instructional materials used in the Writing Center. Sections include Stages of the Writing Process (Drafting, Revising, and Proofreading), Common Types of Writing Assignments (Applications, Research Papers, Reviews, etc.), Grammar and Punctuation, Improving Your Writing Style, and Documentation Styles (APA, MLA, Turabian, etc.).
Subject: Reference–Style And Writing Guides

Europe Map Archive

Europe Map Archive

“A historical and cultural atlas resource, providing maps of Europe in subjects such as: Natural Resources & Trade, the Ancient Near East, Classical Greece, the Hellenistic World & Roman Republic, Principate & Empire, and Late Antiquity & Early Medieval.” Shockwave plug-in required for some maps.
Subject: Reference–Geography–Maps & Atlases

Howcast

Howcast

An extensive online video library of how-to videos. Some examples include: how to knit socks, how to play the bass guitar, how to improve your focus, how to score big at yard sales, how to use social media to boost your brainpower, plus “quick tip” videos such as how to get a song out of your head, how to get rid of ants, and how to open a stuck j …
Subject: Reference–Experts & How-To

Pennies for Peace

Pennies for Peace

Not all kids have schools to go to every day or teachers and coaches to guide them. Pennies for Peace is a charity for kids in America and other first world nations to help kids in poor areas in Middle East get the high quality educational opportunities they deserve. Learn how to get involved by campaigning and fundraising in your own school.
Subject: Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers; Reference–Organizations; Our World–Asia–Middle East

Answers.com – Answer Library

Answers.com – Answer Library

Subject-categorized directory to all of the free almanacs, atlases, biographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference works available from Answers.com. Be advised that the IPL does not consider entries or information from Wikipedia, WikiAnswers, or Answers.com’s User Contribution section to be reliable sources of information.
Subject: Reference–Web Directories; Reference; Reference; School And Homework Help–Homework Help—-Reference

The Weather Network Online

The Weather Network Online

Canadian local and national weather, including current conditions and short- and long-range forecasts. Also was satellite images and special reports for air quality, pollen, UV, and road construction projects. Browse by city name or via an interactive map. “You’ll even find multimedia explanations of the factors that effect the weather and our envi …
Subject: Reference–Time & Weather

SuperPages.com

SuperPages.com

Business directory. Search U.S. white and yellow page listings of people and businesses using keyword, category or business name in this online directory. Also features “reverse lookups” for finding names and businesses from phone numbers or addresses, directions and maps, classified ads and online promotions, and a public records search function. …
Subject: Reference–Telephone And Address

Population Reference Bureau Datafinder – United States Data

Population Reference Bureau Datafinder – United States Data

This database gives you searchable population and health demographics and statistics for the United States. It is a subpage of the Population Research Bureau Datafinder resource, and replaces a former site called AmeriStat. You may search by state, geographic areas within the state, and population and health variables. Specific characteristics of …
Subject: Reference–Census Data & Demographics

FirstGov for Kids!

FirstGov for Kids!

Come explore this site if you are looking for information on almost every topic you can think of… from art, music and animals, to homework help, history, how to fight crime, and computers!
Subject: Sports & Recreation; Reference; Health; Fun Stuff; Math And Science; Art, Music & Museums; Computers And The Internet; Our World–North America–USA

Beginner’s Guide to Family History Research

Beginner’s Guide to Family History Research

“If you can’t even spell the word g-e-n-e-a-l-o-g-y, this is the place for you to start. Everyone has ancestors, and if you’re wondering who yours are, it’s time to get involved in family history and genealogy research.” This resource is divided into 13 short chapters that will take a beginner through the basics of genealogy research. There’s a g …
Subject: Reference–Genealogy

KCTools

KCTools

The KidsConnect Research Toolbox describes the 4 basic phases of the research process (“I Wonder”, “I Find”, “I Evaluate”, and “I Share”). It also provides links to additional websites in case you’re stuck in one of these phases.
Subject: Reading Zone–Creative Writing; Reference–Homework Help–Report Writing

AllExperts.com

AllExperts.com

A directory of experts in the areas of television, music, legal, medical, software, cars, sports, love & romance, and miscellaneous subjects who have volunteered to answer e-mail questions in their subject of expertise. Click on a subject area and you’ll get a list of volunteers in that area, which includes notes on each person’s specific area of …
Subject: Reference–Experts & How-To

The Converter Site

The Converter Site

How many light years will I travel from here to the bathroom? For this and other burning unit conversion questions, use The Converter Site. “The Converter Site is an online metric and imperial conversion utility” that allows you to convert units of distance, area, energy, fuel consumption, volume, mass, temperature, and many more!
Subject: Reference–Calculation & Conversion Tools

Social Security Death Index Search

Social Security Death Index Search

“The Death Master File (DMF) from the Social Security Administration (SSA) contains over 50 million records created from SSA payment records. This file includes the following information on each decedent, if the data are available to the SSA: Last name, First name SS# (State issued) b. Birth date d. Death date lr. Last residence lp. Lump sum paymen …
Subject: Reference–Genealogy

AskOxford.com: Free online dictionary resources from Oxford University Press

AskOxford.com: Free online dictionary resources from Oxford University Press

Provides essays, definitions, resources, FAQs, and games about the English language, usage, history, grammar, and related topics. If your questions are not answered on the website, you can send them to the Oxford Word and Language service team.
Subject: Reference–Quotations; Reference–Dictionaries

The History Channel Classroom

The History Channel Classroom

This web site hosted by the History Channel provides lesson plans for teachers and study guides for students. Teachers and students can peruse the topics on this site ranging from the significance of Ellis Island to the history of the Stock Market.
Subject: Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers; Reference–Reference Resources For Teachers & Parents

Yak’s Corner

Yak’s Corner

The Detroit Free Press presents Yak’s Corner, a kids site where news is updated daily along less frequently updated articles on sports, books and authors, animals, crafts people of the world and even recipes. Click “Time Machine,” for an archive of past articles.
Subject: Reading Zone–Magazines; Reference–Magazines & Newspapers; Fun Stuff–Games & Activities

Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations

Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations

A quotation guide, convering 1950-1988. “Nearly 10,000 notable quotes from 4,000 quoatable notables. Covers all of modern American life–including politics and government, architecture, art, music and dance, theater, radio and television, and religion.” Use either the author index or the subject index, or search for a quotation.
Subject: Reference–Quotations

Roman Numeral Date Conversion Table

Roman Numeral Date Conversion Table

“This page is intended as a guide to deciphering Roman numeral year dates as they are commonly found in the imprints of both modern and early printed books. It explains the basic principles for converting numbers from Roman to Arabic form and also describes some of the unusual features of Roman numerals that may be encountered in older books.”
Subject: Reference–Calculation & Conversion Tools

Expedia Maps

Expedia Maps

Expedia Maps allows users to access any map in the world with a keyword search in one of four categories: place, business, address, and driving directions. It provides country and state/province maps, street address locations, special landmark placements and city maps. The driving directions feature is especially useful, enabling users to be as s …
Subject: Reference–Geography–Maps & Atlases

alt.talk.royalty FAQ: Royal and Noble Families of the World

alt.talk.royalty FAQ: Royal and Noble Families of the World

“This regular posting contains a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and their answers and other useful information about royal and noble families of the world, excluding Britain’s royal and noble families. (The British Royal & Noble Families FAQ can be found at http://www.heraldica.org …
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Politicians & Rulers

How to Call Abroad: International Calling Guide

How to Call Abroad: International Calling Guide

Don’t let calling abroad confuse you! This site provides “comprehensive and up to date information on how to dial internationally from the USA, Canada or from any other country. Telephone country codes and international area codes are displayed by country, with additional info featured such as city and cellular codes”.
Subject: Reference–Telephone And Address

U.S. Geological Survey–Global Visualization Viewer

U.S. Geological Survey–Global Visualization Viewer

USGS has compiled dozens of its map collections for this comprehensive geological website. Make your own maps with layers like roads, rail ways, water and cities, and even search for older maps. Many of the images are free to download, and some are free with registration.
Subject: Reference–Geography–Maps & Atlases

Scholarpedia: The free peer reviewed encyclopedia

Scholarpedia: The free peer reviewed encyclopedia

Offering very scholarly articles on very complex subjects, Scholarpedia improves on the anyone-can-edit idea of Wikipedia by making sure that the original author of all of its articles is an expert on the subject, that each article is peer-reviewed, and that any revisions of an article is first approved of by the original author.
Subject: Science & Technology; Reference–Encyclopedias

The Science Fiction Foundation

The Science Fiction Foundation

Our aim is to promote science fiction and bring together those who read, write, study, teach, research or archive science fiction in Britain and the rest of the world. We also want to support science fiction, at conventions, at conferences and at other events which bring those interested in science fiction together.
Subject: Arts & Humanities; Reference

technovelgy.com; where science meets fiction

technovelgy.com; where science meets fiction

Explore the inventions and ideas of science fiction writers at Technovelgy (that’s tech-novel-gee!) – over 1,440 are available. Use the Timeline of Science Fiction Invention or the alphabetic Glossary of Science Fiction Technology to see them all, look for the category that interests you, or browse by favorite author / book. Browse more than 1,340 …
Subject: Arts & Humanities; Reference

The Heron Collection of Speculative Fiction

The Heron Collection of Speculative Fiction

The University Libraries’ Digital Library and Archives at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University acquired its speculative fiction collection through a combination of purchase and donation from William J. Heron, a private collector from North Carolina. The magazines and reference books were acquired in 1989 and 1990, with the balance of …
Subject: Arts & Humanities; Reference

Chronological Bibliography of Science Fiction History, Theory, and Criticism

Chronological Bibliography of Science Fiction History, Theory, and Criticism

Chronological Bibliography of Science Fiction History, Theory, and Criticism

The following bibliography of science fiction criticism does not claim to be exhaustive. It does, however, gather together a large number of critical materials on sf that the editors of SFS deem to be important, influential, or historically noteworthy. We have liste …

Subject: Arts & Humanities; Reference

Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Internet Speculative Fiction Database

The ISFDB is a community effort to catalog works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. It links together various types of bibliographic data: author bibliographies, publication bibliographies, award listings, magazine content listings, anthology and collection content listings, and forthcoming books.
Subject: Arts & Humanities; Reference

Feminist Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Utopia.

Feminist Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Utopia.

This site is essentially a complex bibliography that lists and cites and describes science fiction & critical works from a feminist perspective. Plots may be described in whole, including details that would constitute a “spoiler” for some people. Works that are already complete are reviewed, discussed, and described, and consequently there are spoi …
Subject: Arts & Humanities; Reference

XE – The World’s Favorite Currency and Foreign Exchange Site

XE – The World’s Favorite Currency and Foreign Exchange Site

Provides up-to-the-minutes rates for a number of international currencies. Also provides a currency converter tool. Tables can be created using dozens of different currencies, from Afghanistan Afghanis to Zambia Kwacha.
Subject: Reference–Calculation & Conversion Tools

SegnaWeb: risorse Internet selezionate dai bibliotecari italiani /
SegnaWeb: directory of web sites selected by Italian librarians

SegnaWeb: risorse Internet selezionate dai bibliotecari italiani /
SegnaWeb: directory of web sites selected by Italian librarians

Le risorse scelte sono utili ai servizi informativi delle biblioteche pubbliche, ma anche direttamente ai cittadini.
“Resources are selected for their usefulness both to reference services in the public library and to citizens themselves.”
Subject: Reference–Italian Ready Reference

Gens

Gens

Pagina utile per iniziare una ricerca genealogica. Presenta un dizionario dei nomi italiani, indicazioni su come effettuare le ricerche, mappe di distribuzione dei cognomi italiani e risorse bibliografiche (in “biblioteca”). Presenta inoltre delle schede regionali con cartine fisiche e geopolitiche e una selezione di links ai siti culturali pi?? in …
Subject: Reference–Italian Ready Reference–Genealogia / Genealogy

Archivi di Stato / State Archives

Archivi di Stato / State Archives

Portale dell’amministrazione archivistica nazionale. Propone servizi quali un motore di ricerca per l’accesso al portale degli Archivi di Stato e delle Soprintendenze Archivistiche. Permette inoltre, la consultazione online degli elenchi alfabetici per i documenti conservati presso gli Archivi di Stato, oltre ad alcuni inventari di fondi archivisti …
Subject: Reference–Italian Ready Reference–Genealogia / Genealogy

Meteo / Weather Information

Meteo / Weather Information

Sito dedicato all’informazione metereologica e climatica. Permette di controllare le previsioni del tempo non solo in Italia ma anche in Europa e nel mondo. Mantiene anche un almanacco del tempo dell’anno, della stagione, della settimana e del giorno. In italiano.
Site dedicated to metereological and climatic information. It allows one to che …
Subject: Reference–Italian Ready Reference–Meteo / Weather

Alexa

Alexa

Alexa is one of the largest “Web crawls” or search engines out there, but it’s better known for its great web tools, such as its traffic rankings feature, which provides quick statistics about web sites, and its web search platform, which allows users to create their own search engines and web tools. It is also a web directory.
Subject: Reference–Search Engines

AOL Search

AOL Search

Using Google’s search engine, AOL Search offers many additional features. In particular, it has a SafeSearch feature for filtering out offensive content, drop-down menus offering alternative search terms and phrases, and easily accessible search history for repeating previous searches.
Subject: Reference–Search Engines

Best of the Web Directory

Best of the Web Directory

A high-quality website directory. “To rank among the Best of the Web, a site must adhere to the strict criteria of editors who ensure that it contains substantive unique content, navigates in a user-friendly manner, contains no broken links or pictures, is up and running 24/7, and conforms to universally accepted web standards”
Subject: Reference–Web Directories

Barnes & Noble.com – Meet the Writers

Barnes & Noble.com – Meet the Writers

This site includes author biographies for all writers previously featured on this page, links to their books on the Barnes and Noble web site, book recommendations by the authors, and lists of winners for the National Book Award for fiction and nonfication and for the Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers Awards.
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Authors

Tameri Guide for Writers

Tameri Guide for Writers

This site provides a wealth of information on writing, editing, formatting, designing and marketing. The focus is on providing writing resources for the dramatic, literary and academic writer. A unique feature of this site is the Writers’ Lexicon, providing detailed definitions of terms that are highly applicable to the trade.
Subject: Reference–Style And Writing Guides

Genealogy Buff

Genealogy Buff

Genealogy Buff is a free genealogy website designed especially for novice researchers of genealogical information. Its key features include a thorough surname search tool and an easily navigable homepage organized by topics that link to both free and subscription based genealogy websites.
Subject: Reference–Genealogy

Techterms.org: Computer and Technology Defined and Explained

Techterms.org: Computer and Technology Defined and Explained

“The Tech Terms Dictionary is a constantly growing collection of computer and technology terms. Each definition is written in a way that is easy for the reader to understand and serves to explain the term, not just define it.”
Subject: Computers & Internet; Reference–Dictionaries

Convertworld

Convertworld

Convertworld is a unit conversion website. Currency can be calculated for 36 different countries. The date cane also be changed to reflect the most current value of the currencies. Other conversion areas are: length, temperature, weight, data storages, area, energy, pressure, speed, volume, and time. The site is available in English, German, and Po …
Subject: Reference–Calculation & Conversion Tools

The Free Dictionary

The Free Dictionary

This website provides access to English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian, Greek, and Russian dictionaries; English-language Medical, Legal, and Financial dictionaries; a Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, and other language resources.
Subject: Reference–Thesauruses Or Thesauri; Reference–Encyclopedias; Reference–Dictionaries

Genealogy and Family History Internet Web Directory

Genealogy and Family History Internet Web Directory

This comprehensive resources provides links to information on almost all aspects of family history research. The mission is to promote scholarly educational access to all key worldwide Internet genealogical and family history databases and resources. It is divided up by region as well as by topic. There is also a feature to search the website.
Subject: Reference–Genealogy

Weekly Reader for Teachers

Weekly Reader for Teachers

???News and views to share with your students: View this week???s feature article and word of the day.??? There are activities and articles for all grade levels pre-K to high school.
Subject: Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reference–Reference Resources For Teachers & Parents; Math And Science–Math And Science Resources For Parents & Teachers

Zoobooks – The Encyclopedia of Animals

Zoobooks – The Encyclopedia of Animals

This site is from the animal magazine, Zoobooks, but you can enjoy it without a subscription. Find out tons of information about your favorite animals, like what and how they hunt, where they live, even what they sound like! There are also fun games and activities.
Subject: Reading Zone–Magazines; Math And Science–Animals; Reference–Magazines & Newspapers; Reference–Encyclopedias

dig- The archaeology magazine for kids

dig- The archaeology magazine for kids

???dig brings the excitement, mystery, wonder, and fun of archaeology, paleontology, and earth sciences to children.??? You can read questions answered by Dr. Dig or send in your own question. Take the archeology quizzes to see how much you know. There is a glossary to help you with words you might not know and fun facts about earth science.
Subject: Reading Zone–Magazines; Reference–Magazines & Newspapers; Math And Science–Magazines About Science

Bohemian Ink

Bohemian Ink

This includes biographies of writers and poets (as well as links to other biographies which may be more extensive) who fall under such categories as absurdist, postmodernist, beat poet, etc. It also includes links to some of their works, photographs, and links to other related web resources such as newsgroups, scholarly papers based on the author/ …
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Authors

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Research Guide

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Research Guide

A basic guide for starting a research project or paper. Gives basic steps, organizational tips, and the “big six” steps to completing a project. This site was created by Holly Samuels, a librarian at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, MA.
Subject: Reading Zone–Creative Writing; Reference–Homework Help–Report Writing

Genealogy Today

Genealogy Today

Genealogy Today monitors a variety of sources and search engines for new and updated genealogy information. The site contains articles, links to specific genealogy websites, and offers free seaching on the Genealogy Meta-Search. Resources are divided into the following groups: Getting Started, Family History, Research Tools, and Advanced Topics. …
Subject: Reference–Genealogy

Writing Guides at CSU

Writing Guides at CSU

Are you looking for a well organized and easy to navigate website that will help you with the writing process? The Writing Center at Colorado State University provides over 70 writing guides as online textbooks in six areas: writing processes and rhetorical concerns, types of documents, desktop publishing and writing for the Web, working with sourc …
Subject: Reference–Style And Writing Guides

NoodleTools

NoodleTools

Bibliographic tools, software, and instruction for students and teachers. The free MLA Starter tool helps students in grades 1 – 5 formulate MLA entries. Site has links to bibliographies written by researchers, a section about choosing the best search engine based on the information you have, and other resources for teachers.
Subject: Education; Reference

Writers Workshop – The Center for Writing Studies

Writers Workshop – The Center for Writing Studies

Writing resources from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Individual free help is only offered to University affiliates but the Writer Resources section has great information in their Grammar Handbook, Citation styles, ESL Resources, and Writing Tips section.
Subject: Reference–Style And Writing Guides

The National Inventors Hall of Fame

The National Inventors Hall of Fame

This site provides biographical sketches of the great inventors of America. Henry ford, Thomas Edison, and Eli Whitney are among the many included in this source as well as many others. The site also includes information about the Hall of Fame programs and activities as well as its museum in Ohio.
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Scientists & Inventors

WSDOT-Metric Conversion Factors

WSDOT-Metric Conversion Factors

Lists conversion relationship between U.S. customary units and SI (International System) units, and gives conversion factors for commonly needed values — area, length, pressure, force, and volume — as well as gauge standards for sheet metal, wire, and pipes, and measures of hardness, stress, and temperature.
Subject: Reference–Calculation & Conversion Tools

Encyclopedia Smithsonian

Encyclopedia Smithsonian

“The Smithsonian Institution receives a great many public inquiries covering a wide range of topics. Therefore, the following responses have been compiled to answer frequently asked questions or to provide guidance in finding the requested information. New information will be added continually.” Topics covered: Armed Forces History, Anthropology, M …
Subject: Reference–Encyclopedias

United States Bureau of the Census Statistical Briefs

United States Bureau of the Census Statistical Briefs

Statistical briefs are succinct 2- to 4-page reports issued occasionally and providing timely data on specific issues of public policy. Presented in narrative style with graphs, the reports summarize data from demographic surveys of the U.S. population. Other statistical briefs describe the nation’s economic activity and are prepared by the Census …
Subject: Reference–Census Data & Demographics

Statistical Abstract of the United States

Statistical Abstract of the United States

Contains a collection of statistics (over 1400 tables and graphs!) on social, economic, and international subjects. In addition, the Abstract is your guide to sources of other data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations. Web source contains statistics in brief and frequently requested tables.
Subject: Reference–Census Data & Demographics

Circus Lingo

Circus Lingo

“There is a particular jargon that belongs exclusively to the world of the circus. As in any close group, Circus lingo evolved from convenience and daily usage. [This] glossary is a compilation of some of the more common terms, including those which have become outdated as the circus changed. We’re sure you’ll find it interesting and new.”
Subject: Reference–Dictionaries

Scientists in Action!

Scientists in Action!

This site “describes numerous careers in the natural sciences by providing narratives of professional scientists at work. From mapping the planets to sampling the ocean floor, from protecting wildlife to forecasting volcanic eruptions.”
Subject: Reference–Career Information

Filamentality

Filamentality

“Filamentality is a fill-in-the-blank interactive Web site that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet sites, and turning Web resources into learning activities. It helps combine the “filaments” of the Web with a learner’s “mentality”. Support is built-in through Mentality Tips that guide you along the way to …
Subject: Reference–Reference Resources For Teachers & Parents; Computers And The Internet–Computers And The Internet Resources For Parents & Teachers

Fire Safety.gov For Kids

Fire Safety.gov For Kids

Fire Safety.gov comes from the United States Fire Administration which wants to help prevent fires. The Kids Page is full of tips that can help you and your family be safe from fire. Visit this site to learn about fire safety, play games, take quizzes, color pictures and become a Junior Fire Marshall. You’ll need Flash to view the page!
Subject: Reference–Reference Resources For Teachers & Parents; Health–Safety

Student’s Classroom

Student’s Classroom

This site is packed full of games, quizzes, skill building activities, and tons of information. Parents and Teachers can even come here to get the latest stats about their schools and even colleges. Website has both Flash and Non-Flash Media viewing options available.
Subject: Computers And The Internet–Online Games; Reference–Reference Resources For Teachers & Parents

Kids and Community

Kids and Community

“This is site in which kids can explore communities and cities. Through activities and games, learn about cities in history, explore their own community, or write a tourist brochure for their own town. In this site you can also learn about the a career in city and regional planning.”
Subject: Reference–Career Information

Community Learning Network

Community Learning Network

“The Community Learning Network WWW home page is designed to help K-12 teachers integrate technology into their classrooms. This site has over 265 menu pages with more than 5,800 annotated links to free resources on educational WWW sites — all organized within an intuitive structure. Since September of 1996, visitors from 165 different countries h …
Subject: Reference–Reference Resources For Teachers & Parents

Helping Children Succeed in School

Helping Children Succeed in School

“Helping Children Succeed in School is a program written by University of Illinois Extension educators that gives successful strategies for parents and caregivers to help their children succeed in school.” Topics include parental involvement, grades, stress, learning styles, test taking, and getting extra help.
Subject: Reference–Reference Resources For Teachers & Parents

Free Worksheets

Free Worksheets

“Free Worksheets has 2000+ free educational worksheets to print or download. We add 100 – 200 new worksheets each week. Worksheets are available for the following subjects: Math, Phonics, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Kindness To Animals, Geography, Thinking Skills, Reading, and Sentences & Writing. Also included are Activity and Misce …
Subject: Reference–Reference Resources For Teachers & Parents

LD Online: Learning Disabilities Information and Resources

LD Online: Learning Disabilities Information and Resources

This searchable site offers information about learning disabilities and A.D.D. You can learn where to get help and when national LD conferences and other events are held. There’s an electronic bulletin board for connecting with other teachers and parents as well as a KidZone that offers artwork and stories by young people with learning disabilit …
Subject: Reference–Reference Resources For Teachers & Parents

www.4kids.org

www.4kids.org

Each week www.4Kids.org appears in about 130 newspapers in the USA, Canada and Japan. Whether or not you read the weekly www.4kids newspaper feature, you’ll enjoy their web site. There are lots of links and games to play. You can ask a question about the Internet, or become a detective.
Subject: Reference–Magazines & Newspapers

BLS Career Information

BLS Career Information

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a librarian or a pilot? This government site introduces elementary students to different careers. It tells information about the career : what the job is like, the pay, the kind of preparation needed for the job, and more. Learn about careers related to math, music and arts, reading, social stu …
Subject: Reference–Career Information

Spectrum Biography Library

Spectrum Biography Library

“Biographies of people throughout history and people in the news.” Portraits are included. People covered include: Clara Barton, the Bronte Sisters, Elizabeth Browning, Julius Caesar, Cesar Chavez, Aaron Copeland, Jacques Cousteau, Charles Dickens, Wyatt Earp, Thomas Edison, King Edward VIII, Henry Ford, Benjamin Franklin, Harry Houdini, Scott Jopl …
Subject: Our World–History & People–Dictionaries And Encyclopedias

Special Education Resources on the Internet

Special Education Resources on the Internet

“Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI) is a collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education. This collection exists in order to make on-line Special Education resources more easily and readily available in one location.”
Subject: Reference–Reference Resources For Teachers & Parents

Notable Women Ancestors

Notable Women Ancestors

Learn more about famous–and not so famous–women from history. You can find out about witches, queens, Native Americans, authors, pioneers and many others. You can even add the name of one of your own notable female ancestors. The site offers many links to other women’s history webpages.
Subject: Reference–Biography

For Educators

For Educators

“For Educators is a clearinghouse of ideas, from educators to educators. It offers teaching units, student handouts, timely reports and background material for media education across the curriculum, K – 12. “
Subject: Reference–Reference Resources For Teachers & Parents

Youth Net

Youth Net

“This server is a place where youth (of all ages) around the world can safely meet each other, and participate in discussions, interactive learning projects, and activities that meet their needs.” Also serves as a home for many K-12 Internet projects and has resources for kids, teachers, and parents.
Subject: Reference–Reference Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reference; Fun Stuff

Surfing the Net with Kids

Surfing the Net with Kids

This is Barbara J. Feldman’s guide to “what’s wonderful on the web.” This site is a directory of links to high-quality websites on a wide-variety of topics, including Computers/Internet, Geography/Social Studies, Language Arts/Reference, and Math & Science.
Subject: Computers And The Internet–Computers And The Internet Resources For Parents & Teachers; Reference–Homework Help

Useless Knowledge

Useless Knowledge

“Based upon an observation that most existing trivia oriented web sites were poorly designed and contained a great deal of in-accurate information, UselessKnowledge.com was designed to be the definitive source for accurate trivial information and a way to provide hours of fun, family oriented entertainment on the web.”
Subject: Reference–Trivia

FindArticles.com

FindArticles.com

This intensive archive contains articles dating back to 1984 from several hundred magazines and journals. Search for articles by topic: Arts & Entertainment, Automotive, Business & Finance, Computers & Technology, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, News & Society, Reference & Education, and Sports.
Subject: Reference; Reference–News & Current Events–Periodical Directories

Population Reference Bureau

Population Reference Bureau

“The Population Reference Bureau is the leader in providing timely and objective information on U.S. and international population trends and their implications. PRB informs policymakers, educators, the media, and concerned citizens working in the public interest around the world through a broad range of activities…” The site features population …
Subject: Reference–Census Data & Demographics

EzineUniversity

EzineUniversity

“EzineUniversity exists to help you become a successful E-Zine Publisher. Several leading online experts share their expertise with you in this educational forum.” Available free online courses include: E-Zines and E-mail Marketing, Preparation and Research, Planning and Development, Content Development and Writing, and Publishing and Mailing List …
Subject: Reference–Style And Writing Guides

Swishweb.com

Swishweb.com

Swishweb.com provides an interesting array of information on trivia, be it general or related to specific topics such as art and cutlture, nature, history, sports, or religions. This site is also the home of a the Trivial Knowledge Challenge, described as a chance to “test your knowledge about science, movies, geography, food, and more.” Registrati …
Subject: Reference–Trivia

Multimap.com

Multimap.com

Interactive maps of Great Britain, Europe, and the world. You can zoom in and out to narrow or widen the map area. The Great Britain one includes street-level mapping, and can use place names or postcodes. Also includes links to tourist destination and lodging in Great Britain.
Subject: Reference–Geography–Maps & Atlases

The Newbury House Dictionary Online

The Newbury House Dictionary Online

“This online dictionary contains over 40,000 entries and is based on the best selling Newbury House Dictionary of American English. Providing simple and clear definitions, this online tool provides a wealth of sample sentences, idioms, and a wide array of cultural facts and figures. Because this online version is linked to a 50,000 photo database, …
Subject: Reference–Dictionaries–English

Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com

“Dictionary.com is the best general English-language dictionary online. Its simple search form hides a sophisticated multi-source search of Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, WordNet, The Free Online Dictionary of Computing, Jargon File, The Elements, Easton’s 1897 Bible Dictionary, Hitchcock’s Bible Names Dictionary, U.S. Gazetteer, and the …
Subject: Reference–Dictionaries–English

Genealogical Research at the National Archives

Genealogical Research at the National Archives

“Genealogists are the most numerous users of the Washington, DC, research rooms, and 13 regional records service facilities of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). This area provides many of the finding aids, guides, and research tools that can prepare you for a visit to one of our facilities or for requesting records from NARA. …
Subject: Reference–Genealogy

Vital Records Information

Vital Records Information

“This page contains information about where to obtain vital records (such as birth, death & marriage certificates and divorce decrees) from each state, territory and county of the United States. See the guidelines for information on how to order vital records. If you are looking for vital records from a foreign county, see [the] links to foreign …
Subject: Reference–Genealogy