50 States


A wealth of information is available for each of the 50 states including links to government agencies, general information about the states and to most newspapers in the states.

American Experience--The Presidents--PBS


The Presidents is a supplement to the PBS television presntation of the same name. Complete with a teachers guide and resources this is a great source for teaching about the oval office in your classroom.

American Library Association Resources


The Association provides many resources to support children's librarians and educators and to provide guidance for children and their families to the best resources available in print, nonprint, and emerging formats. Links include Notable children's books and media, great web sites for kids, logos and art, and issues and advocacy.

Anne Frank the Writer: An Unfinished Story


Many of us were introduced to the horrors of the Holocaust through the eyes of this girl and her diary. Though she was only a teen when she wrote her story, the precociousness, charm, and sensitivity of a mature writer in the face of the atrocities she witnessed leapt from the pages to captivate millions of readers.



This site is sponsored by Oxford Dictionaries and contains a word of the day, quote of the day, section on better writing, and will answer grammar and spelling questions.

Awesome Library


Awesome Library has organzied the web with 31,000 carefully reviewed resources,which include the top 5 percent in education.



The Electronic Library Classroom 101. Class covers the history and workings of the Internet for librarians with little or no Net experience.



Bibliomania has free texts, study guides and reference resources. Texts include classic literature, drama and poetery together with detailed study guides. The search tool searches the "full text" books.



This is a web-based bibliography tool that is fast and easy to use. Students can build a citation page is a snap with this tool.



A searchable site with over 25,000 of the greatest lives--past and present. Find facts, dates, and other trivia associated with the lives of almost any famous person.

Book Adventure


"Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 6,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by the Sylvan Learning Foundation and is a non-profit organization."

Children's Book Council


"The Children’s Book Council (CBC) is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to encouraging literacy and the use and enjoyment of children’s books, and is the official sponsor of Young People’s Poetry Week and Children’s Book Week each year. The Council’s Members include U.S. publishers and packagers of trade books for children and young adults."

Children's Books Online-The Rosetta Project


This collection of books currently contains about 2000 copies of antique children books which were published in the 19th and early 20 century. All can be download to your computer free of charge.

Children's Storybooks Online


Books for young children, older children, and young adults. One book is a talking eBook and others are illustrated or animated.

Copyright Website


A complete source for copyright information.

Cyberkids: Launchpad: Books


Byte into books with Bookie, the Bookworm, as he chomps his way through books.

Dewey Browse


At Dewey Browse, web sites are classified by the Dewey Decimal Classification System for grades K-12.

Dewey Decimal Classification


This is a hands-on website where you can do exercises to learn about the Dewey Decimal Classification System.

Duke Libraries: Guide to Library Research


The Seven steps of the research process are explained. From choosing a topic to citing your sources.

Foreign Lanuage Dictionaries


Foreign Lanuage Dictionaries is a multi-lanuage translation site. English is translated into a variety of foreign lanuages.

Gifts of Speech


Gifts of Speech is dedicated to preserving and creating access to speeches by influential contemporary, women from around the world.

History and Politics Out Loud


HPOL is a collection of invaluable audio materials some available for the first time on this website capturing significant political and historical events and personalities of the twentieth century. The materials range from formal addresses delivered in public settings to private telephone conversations conducted from the innermost recesses of the White House.

Humanities Text Initiative--University of Michigan


University of Michigan's library resources provide online access to free full text resources.

International Children's Digital Library


Launched in 2002, the International Children's Digital Library has collected 800 books from 43 countries in 32 lanuages.

Kids Click: An Online Search Engine for Kids


This is a search engine designed specifically for kids by librarians.

Library Lessons


This site contains a list of 9 lesson plans to be used in the library. They range from library orientation to mythological character research/role playing.



LibrarySpot is a free vitual library resource center for everyone performing research on the web. It offers a variety of libraries, including a K-12 library, reference desk, reading room, and free newsletter.

PBS Teacher Source - Lessons and Activities


View lessons and activities by selecting a grade range and topic. Areas covered include Art, Health and Fitness, Math, Reading and Language Arts, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Early Childhood, Library Media and Technology Coordinators.

PBS Teacher Source--Library


Having problems developing a lesson plan? At PBS-Teacher Source one only has to select a topic and grade level to find lesson plans for Library Media. In fact, lesson plans for other subject areas can also be accessed at this site.

Pete's Power Point Station


Power point and animations for teachers to use in their classroom. All content areas included.

Read Write Think


The website states its purpose is to "provide educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction."

Snappy Words Free Online Dictionary


It’s an online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and draw connections to associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.



"TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons, units, and web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format. We offer our own professional and classroom-ready content along with thousands of reviewed web resources, including practical ideas for classroom use and safe classroom use of Web 2.0. Busy teachers, parents, and students can find resources using our subject/grade level search, keyword search, or extensive menus."

The Children's Literature Web Guide


On-line stories, kids' writing, and information about books, authors, book awards, and storytelling.

The Internet Public Library


A library of resources for teaching and learning. Contains a reference center, reading room, a subject collection, as well as, other resources.

The Learning Page...especially for teachers


The Learning Page…especially for teachers website offers over 100 American Memory collections. Numerous primary resources are located within the collections at this website. In addition to the collections, this site offers lesson plans, historical documents, audio recordings and classroom activities suitable for classroom use.

The Library of Congress


"The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world. It has approximately 530 miles of bookshelves which hold a collection of more than 29 million books, 2.7 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.8 million maps and 58 million manuscripts."

The National Women's History Project


The National Women’s History Project is a non–profit organization dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational material and programs.

Wordia: Bring Words to Life


Wordia - the authorative online textual dictionary, where you bring words to life through video!