WEBSITES FOR RESEARCH:
When you do a project or paper, you must give credit to the sources of your information. This website will help you make your "Sources Cited" list.
World Book Online
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This on-line version of the World Book Encyclopedia comes in three versions: World Book Kids, World Book Student and World Book Advanced.
Choose the Best Search Engine
This list from NoodleTools suggests different search engines for different kinds information and research needs.
Dogpile is a metasearch engine. It searches the information found on all other search engines, then compiles the best sites and "fetches" them for you.
PUBLIC LIBRARIES: Concord and Boston
Search the library online catalog, reserve materials, or use the many databases and magazines available --all for free! A Minuteman Network library card or Boston Public library card is needed for some services.
This directory of librarian-approved websites is organized by subject searchable by keyword. Each website lists the suggested reading level.
KidSpace @ The Internet Public Library
This directory includes links to encyclopedias, almanacs, and other sites for homework help or research.
Search Strategies video
The link is for a very smart little video on search strategies. Short, very effective, and fun. By Common Craft, LLC.
WEBSITES WITH FREE IMAGE SOURCES
Looking for free clipart and photos to include in a project? Teachers and students are granted permission to use all of the images in this collection. Don't forget to give credit to your source when you use a picture.
WEBSITES ABOUT BOOKS, AUTHORS AND READING:
Book Order in a Series
This website lists the books in a series in their recommended reading order. The site is searchable by series, author and title.
Read Kiddo Read
Recommended reading for ages 0 to 18. Books suggestions are grouped by age and by genre.
Author Jon Scieszka's website with book suggstions and reading activities especially for boys.
A Book and a Hug
The International Children's Digital Library
The International Children's Digital Library features over 3,600 scanned picture books from 60 countries and in 48 different languages. Click on "Read Books" to get an easy-to-search catalog of the titles available.
Authors Pronounce Their Own Names
In these short audio clips, well-known children's book authors give background information and pronounciations for their own names. From Teaching Books.net.
Professor Garfield's Toon Book Reader
Short, funny online graphic novels. Read them to yourself or select the "Read to Me" option to hear the story performed by the author. Other sections of the Professor Garfield website offer art, music, math and reading activities.
Books about Native Americans: Oyate and American Indians in Children's Literature
Oyate is a Native organization website that features reviews of books by and about Native Americans. The site includes information on Thanksgiving from the Native perspective and a list of books to avoid.
American Indians in Children's Literature
This blog by Professor Debbie Reese of the Nambe Pueblo includes book reviews and critical perspectives of indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books.