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Need to find an answer to a research question? Check out one of the Web sites below!!! But be careful....you might have fun while you're learning!!!
C.I.A.World Fact Book - An excellent source of information when students need to locate information about different countries.
KidInfo - A great site for homework help, reference resources (almanacs, dictionaries, atlases, encyclopedias, libraries, quotes, museums). Also links to search engines, just-for-fun sites, games, and coloring activities. Great links to sites for American history, world history, social studies, math, science, art, foreign languages, computer ed., current events, health, and language arts.
KidsConnect - Online question and answer service for K - 12 students provided by the American Library Association.
Geographic.com Kids - National
Geographic's kids site for information about the world, its people, and
Why Files - Find the answers to your science questions.
My Virtual Reference Desk - Includes many types of dictionaries (spelling, quotation, foreign language, etc.), current news, almanacs, and many reference tools.
Butler Public Library - Students who have a valid Butler Public library card can search Access POWER from the Butler Public Library's web site. The Access POWER (Pennsylvania Online World of Electronic Resources) Library site consists of full text magazine and journal articles, encyclopedias online, reference tools for young readers, and an archive of 500,000 current and historical photographs.
Research Guide for Students - Search engines, a virtual library, and many, many, tips for great research and report writing, including how to write a Works Cited or Bibliography page.
Plagiarism - Learn how to avoid plagiarism (copying word-for-word or using someone else's words as your own) in your reports and research papers.
Research It! - Contains dictionaries, a thesaurus, a language translator, currency converter, zip codes, maps, search tools, and much more.
Ask-A-Geologist - Ask a geologist questions online about volcanoes, earthquakes, mountains, rocks, maps, groundwater, lakes, or rivers.
Dewey Decimal Site - "Do We" Really Know Dewey? A fun site of basic library skills created by sixth grade students.
Big Chalk.com - Homework subjects, study helpers including study skills, citation guides, and Ask the Expert. Also provides a search engine powered by Homework Central.
Encyclopedia.com - Provides searchable encyclopedia "volumes" containing over 50,000 articles.
News for Kids - A great site for researching current events. Search by city, state, and country, as well as searching for news by media form, region, and subject.
KidsClick! - This is a Web site created and maintained by librarians. Links are organized by subject area.
700+ Great Sites - Compiled by a division of the American Library Association, this page provides links to great sites on many different subject areas, including biographies, world history, literature, earth science, and more.
Librarians' Index to the Internet - A
site organized by librarians, this page provides links to many other sites
on many subjects, like history, art, government, politics, science, sports,
and much more.
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