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Educational Links

EduHound - prescreened database directory of K-12 educational links categorized by subject and alphabetically

 

Language Arts

AllReaders.com - search engine that finds books based on specific plot details, like themes and character traits

PubList.com - only Internet-based reference for over 150,000 domestic and international print and electronic publications

SparkNotes - over 200 study guide titles written exclusively by Harvard students and recent graduates

The Internet Public Library - library services for the Internet community

PinkMonkey.com - chapter summaries, huge library of literature classics, study guides and more

Traditional Grammar: An Interactive Book - complete, free introduction to the basic syntactic structure of modern English and the most common prescriptive errors in formal writing and how to avoid them

1st Headlines - links to individual stories in most major newspapers and network news Web sites from United States and around the world

Poet Online - poems on different topics, poetry tips, a poetry contest and more

Bibliomania - access to the full text of classic world literature and important reference texts that help to bring language alive

Literary Traveler - online magazine providing informative, unique and interesting articles about writers and creative artists and the places they traveled

Bartleby.com - classics of literature, nonfiction, and reference free of charge for the home and classroom use

Vocabulary University - wide variety of free vocabulary puzzles and tests, plus lesson plans for teachers, to enhance vocabulary mastery

The Write Site - students take on the role of journalists generating leads, gathering facts, and writing stories using the tools and techniques of real-life journalist

Encyclopedia Mythica - encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, legends, and more from cultures all over the world

The Word Detective - answers readers' questions about words and language

Tales of Wonder - folk tales and fairy tales from around the world

GrammarNow - ask grammar experts helpful ways to teach grammar rules

Ask an English Grammar Expert - ask about tricky grammar rules and skills

Pitsco's Ask an Expert - search for English and language arts experts and ask specific questions

Webtime Stories - stories, myths, fables, "best books" for kids and other resources

Mythology - mythology from around the world, including related works of art

The Complete Works of Shakespeare - full works of Shakespeare's plays and poetry with glossary

The Internet Classics Archive - texts of 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors

The Hero's Journey - explore the classic mythological story structure and to create your own stories

Highwired.net - tools for students to publish school newspapers on the Internet

 

Social Studies

History Channel: Hallowe'en - examines the ancient origins, modern traditions and evolution of Hallowe'en

About Daylight Saving Time - Web exhibit exploring the history and practice, laws and irregularities

HarpWeek - user-friendly indexes of Harper Weekly's historic articles, cartoons and illustrations

Online NewsHour EXTRA - the "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer"'s special election coverage for students

The Political Oddsmaker - has a record of correctly predicting winners over 98 percent of the time in Senate, gubernatorial, U.S. House, mayoral and initiative elections

1492: An Ongoing Voyage - from the Library of Congress; describes both pre- and post-contact America, as well as the Mediterranean world at the same time

The European Voyages of Exploration - tutorial introducing students to Portugal and Spain as two pioneering nations in the 15th and 16th centuries and the results of colonization

EyeWitness - explores major events in history from the perspectives of eyewitnesses

The WorldWatcher Project - students engage in inquiry-based learning, exploring, creating, and analyzing geographic and scientific data with the site's revolutionary downloadable scientific visualization environment software

The Ancient Olympic Games Virtual Museum - learn about the history, competitors, ancient Greece and more through the site's thoughtfully-written explanations and photos

Sydney 2000 - official site of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

Time2Act.org - encourages discussion among professionals in education, the justice system, parents, students and the community

Evote.com - political news network, featuring national news, features, polls, editorial cartoons, games and more

PBS Democracy Project - insightful analysis, extensive databases and enlightening features for savvy voters, plus a page just for kids

Teaching with Historic Places - enrich teaching through the use of properties listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places

Freedom Channel - free, nonpartisan site that introduces video-on-demand into American politics

Voices of Youth - UNICEF's online forum site that invites young people to take part in electronic discussions about the future as we face the 21st century

Virtual Field Trips - on-line field trips that take you to places that until now you could only dream about

LIBERTY! The American Revolution - explores two and a half decades of debate and rebellion and war and peace, beginning in the aftermath of the French and Indian War and ending with the creation of the Constitution

National Geographic.com - news, live events, photos and comprehensive interactive features with activities for teachers and students

Juneteenth.com - June 19 celebration of the ending of slavery and seen as the African-American Emancipation Day

WorldSkip.com - "visit" any country around the world

Cybrary of the Holocaust - uses art, discussion groups, photos, poems, and a wealth of facts to preserve powerful memories and to educate about the Holocaust

Widows of War Living Memorial - widows of all wars record and share their stories with people throughout the world

Vietnam Online - interactive features and timelines about the Vietnam War, developed to accompany "Vietnam: A Television History," a television series produced by WGBH Boston

MuseumStuff.com - Web-based guide to museum-related information

My History Is America's History - encourages and helps you explore your family history, discover your family's place in American history, and make your own contribution to history

Moneyopolis - pro bono effort by Ernst & Young LLP that centers around a financial planning game based on the five-step Ernst & Young process uses in educating adults

World Flag Database - searchable database of the many flags of different countries around the world

The History of St. Patrick's Day - explores the legends and traditions related to the holiday; from the History Channel

A&E's Biography - over 15,000 searchable and browsable biographies from the Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia

New Deal Network - research and teaching resource devoted to the public works and arts projects of the New Deal

The National Women's Hall of Fame - explore the biographies of The Hall's inductees, learn about the history of the women's movement, tour a photo gallery, and nominate choices for future inductees

The Democracy Network (DNet) - interactive Web site designed to improve the quality and quantity of voter information and create a more educated and involved electorate

ePALS Classroom Exchange - connects classrooms around the world via e-mail

Women's History: The Quest for Equality - chronicles the rise of the women's movement through articles, biographies of important women trailblazers and women's history Web sites, from World Book Encyclopedia

The CIA World Factbook - facts regarding geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communications systems, and defense forces for every major country of the world description

The History of Education and Childhood - international collection of links to online information about the history of education and childhood

The Presidents - builds on the collection of research materials developed for The American Experience Presidents series on PBS

The History Net - archive of history- related articles, first person accounts, profiles, photos and interviews regarding a wide range of American and world history topics

The History of Valentine's Day - details the different legends behind the holiday, from the History Channel

Black History: Exploring African-American Issues on the Web - examines African-American history by integrating the World Wide Web and videoconferencing into classroom learning

AskAsia - K-12 Asian and Asian American studies source with high-quality, classroom-tested resources and cultural information, engaging games and activities, and links to relevant people, places, and institutions

The Chinese Calendar - part of Calendars Web Exhibits; history of different calendars and how and why they are used, including the Chinese, Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Mayan and French calendars

AFRO-Americ@: The Black History Museum - contemporary and historical accounts of the African-American experience

Dangerous Places - travel with Robert Pelton, the lead writer and publisher of Fielding's The World's Most Dangerous Places, to take a firsthand look at some of the world's most vicious conflicts and the would-be rulers behind them

The Valley of the Shadow - takes two communities, one Northern and one Southern, through the experience of the American Civil War

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project - resources written by and about this famous civil and human rights leader, including papers, speeches, sermons, autobiographical writing, biographical works, a chronology and articles

We Shall Overcome: Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement - "tour" 41 historic sites related to the African- American civil rights movement

Exploring Ancient World Cultures - on-line course supplement about the ancient and medieval worlds, featuring its own essays and primary texts

Decisions, Decisions Online - by watching short videos and discussing the issue with their classmates, students role-play legislators faced with controversial bills on topics such as cloning and the death penalty

The History Place - exhibits highlighting specific eras, events, and people throughout American and global history

Timessquare2000.com - official online destination for the Times Square 2000 celebration

Academy of Achievement - meet the 20th century leaders, discoverers and creators who shaped the world in which we live

TheCentury.com - effort to paint a portrait of the incredible 20th century through major news and personal stories, timelines, video moments, and more

The Official Kwanzaa Web Site - traditions, symbols, colors and celebrations of this holiday

Multi-Cultural Calendar - searchable information, much created by kids, about holidays celebrated around the world

Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonists' Index - largest collection of newspaper editorial cartoons on the Web

United Nations CyberSchoolBus - promotes education about international issues and the United Nations

Youth In Action Network - communicate with students around the world on topics as the environment, human rights and service-learning

Conversations With History - unedited transcribed interviews with distinguished men and women from all over the world

Collapse: Why Do Civilizations Fall? - explores what caused the Maya, Mesopotamian, Chaco Canyon, and Mali civilizations to collapse, and how scientists find and assemble clues of the past

The First Thanksgiving - relive the voyage on the Mayflower and life in Plimoth in 1621

3-D Atlas Online - views from space, maps and mapping, culture, geology, the natural world, climate, human impact, and statistics

Project Vote Smart - factual information on over 13,000 candidates and elected officials

Xpeditions - over 600 printable maps, bi-weekly learning activities for the family, forums, academic standards, and an interactive Exhibition Hall

The American Memory Project - from the Library of Congress's National Digital Library Program, with multimedia collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures, and text

The Oyez Project - U.S. Supreme Court multimedia database

The Odyssey - take "treks" with hosts through different lands to meet people, visit new places, and celebrate events

U.S. Historical Census Data Browser - gigantic database of this century's census information

The United Nations Homepage - history of the U.N., programs and international documents

The Nobel Prize Internet Archive - Nobel Prize winners and history of the Prize

The National Endowment for the Humanities - makes grants for projects in history, languages, philosophy, and other areas of the Humanities

The International Center for Human Rights and Democratic Development - seeks to defend and promote human rights and encourage the development of democratic societies

Pearl Harbor-Remembered - history and battle maps of the attack and personal accounts of survivors

Atlapedia Online - full color physical and political maps, as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world

Women Leaders Online - strives to empower women in politics, society, the economy, the media and cyberspace

The Geographic Learning Site - how geography can help us better understand the forces that shape foreign affairs

GlobaLearn - travel on semester-long "expeditions" through history and around the world

Classroom and Curriculum Resources: American History - resources based on specific events in American history.

The History Channel - current events, speeches, history games and more

CNN Interactive - CNN's constantly-updated Web site

ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies Education - searchable database of social studies links

American and British History Resources on the Internet - links to historical documents, maps, statistics, biographies, and a time-period search of American and British history

Ask a Holocaust Survivor - ask about experiences during the Holocaust and after liberation

Ask a Curator - ask about natural history and Native American cultures

Pitsco's Ask an Expert - search for social studies experts and ask specific questions

Inca Trail and Machu Picchu - virtual tour of the Inca Trail

Raingod.com - search for a wide variety of subjects and find fantastic pictures and information

MSNBC Live Cameras: Views Across America -live camera views from NBC stations across the country

Future Culture - world cultures links

The Whole World Was Watching: An Oral History of 1968 -text of interviews about experiences in 1968, including discussions on civil rights, U.S. politics, Vietnam, and women's rights

National Civil Rights Museum - tour this comprehensive site dedicated to the Civil Rights Movement

Internet Medieval Sourcebook - selected texts from medieval times

Ecola Newsstand - English-language newspapers and magazines around the world

 

Science

BioInteractive - collection of learning modules that lets you be the scientist

OnHealth - latest health information from reliable sources

JASON Project - year-round scientific expedition designed to excite and engage students in science and technology and to motivate and provide professional development for teachers

KidsHealth - doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence

Discovery.com - interactive features and comprehensive guides to the awe-inspiring adventures from Discovery Channel and TLC

TryScience - online and offline interactivity with science and technology centers worldwide

SPACE.com - definitive site on the Web dedicated to space and all space-related subjects

eNature.com - searchable database from the National Audubon Society for identifying more than 4,000 plant and animal species of North America

U.S. World Wildlife Fund: Earth Day 2000 - information on this year's Earth Day events, global warming and other environmental issues, and why it is important that we do something about these environmental trends

Earth Day Network - headed by the organizers of the original Earth Day in 1970

The Why Files - explores the science behind the news by providing cogent, accurate and often droll explanations of the science and technology that underlie the news of the day

BrainPOP - animated movies with a cast of dynamic characters that focus on health, science and technology topics

ExploreZone - scours the world of science daily and zeroes in on the latest innovations, the coolest discoveries and the hottest events in the fields of Earth, space and weather science

Endangered Earth Projects - video, photos and journal entries to display the plight of several endangered species

Amusement Park Physics - explores how physics laws affect amusement park ride design

Exploring the Environment - modules and activities about space, weather, the environment and geography

Exploratorium - online version of this museum of science, art, and human perception

The Yuckiest Site on the Internet - what's "gross and cool" in the world of science

Cool Science for Curious Kids - basic science made fun, practical and realistic

How Stuff Works - how stuff works in the world around you

Weather - explore the forces behind the weather and participate in hands-on science activities. Inspired by programs from Planet Earth, from the Annenberg/CPB Multimedia Collection

Resource-World.net - become more aware of natural resources used in everyday consumer items

Greenpeace U.S.A. - specials on climate, forests, oceans, and toxins, including Greenpeace's actions to preserve these elements of the earth

The Hidden Killers - ThinkQuest site covering virus basics and human defenses, virus profiles, and military uses

NASA's Quest Project on the Web - meet NASA experts, follow the aerodynamic testing of a Wright Brothers plane, tour the International Space Station

The International Water Management Institute's World Water and Climate Atlas - collection of data products and analytical tools focused on climate and water resources

Conceiving a Clone - developments in cloning and techniques used

Bioethics for Beginners - various bioethical issues

The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service - nutrition and related health issues

The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at California Institute of Technology - solar system, Earth, the universe, technology, and past and present NASA missions

The Space Place Launch Pad - Make Spacey Things, Do Spacey Things (games and puzzles), Space Science in Action, Amazing Facts from Dr. Marc, and Our Friends Share

Human Anatomy On-Line - graphically detailed program on the human body

The Environmental Education Network - environmental education on-line and in a multimedia format

Whole Frog Project - on-line frog dissection program

Scientific American's Ask an Expert - ask your own science-related questions or view the archives

Ask a Physical Scientist - ask about liquid crystal research, physics, chemistry, math, computer science, polymer science, and display engineering

Ask-a-Geologist - ask about volcanoes, earthquakes, mountains, rocks, maps, ground water, lakes and rivers

Ask Shamu an Oceanography Question - ask about all forms of aquatic life

Ask a Dinosaur Expert - ask about dinosaurs and their extinction

Ask a Genetics Expert - ask about genetic research

Ask an Astronaut - ask space-related questions

Ask an Aviation Expert - ask about aviation technology

Ask an Animal Keeper - ask about zoo information and endangered species

Ask an Environmental Expert - ask about ways to protect our environment.

Ask a Meteorologist - ask about the weather

Ask a Plant Expert - ask about gardening tips and plant species

Pitsco's Ask an Expert - search for science experts and ask specific questions

Savage Earth - the Earth's crust, earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis

The Nine Planets - information about our solar system

Bioinfo Animal Pictures Archive - images of any animal imaginable

Bagheera- A Website for Endangered Species - resources, databases, and specials on endangered species

Living Things - categorized by individuals, families, neighborhoods, and the circle of life

Science Daily Magazine - science news catagorized by topic

American Museum of Natural History - tour through the museum's fascinating exhibits

The Franklin Institute Science Museum - activities based on numerous exhibits in almost all areas of science

NASA Homepage - NASA space programs

Geological Time Machine - explore information about all eras in time

Cool Science for Curious Kids - addresses interesing biology questions

 

Mathematics

DoYourMath - offers interactive practice tests, puzzles, expert advice and more for the PSAT, SAT, A.P. tests and calculus

Algebra Online - free private tutoring, live chat, and a message board, among many other features

Math Goodies - interactive math lessons which use a problem-solving approach and actively engage students in the learning process

Math in Daily Life - explores the universal impact of math in many facets of everyday living

Absurd Math - interactive pre-algebra games, puzzles, and logic problems

Totally Tessellated: An Introduction to Tessellations - history and construction of a variety of different types of tessellations

MathMagic! - pairs teams of students over the Internet to solve math questions

Mathematics of Cartography - maps, map history, mathematical concepts behind maps, and map activities

The Boxer Learning Channel - math tutorials for high school students, teachers and parents

Mega-Mathematics! - math games and activities

Ask Dr. Math - ask about specific math problems and topics

Ask the Math Tutor - ask questions ranging from basic mathematics to calculus

Pitsco's Ask an Expert - search for mathematics experts and ask specific questions

Study Web's Puzzles and Problems - links to math puzzle sites for all levels of math

The History of Mathematics - biographies of mathematicians, chronologies of mathematics discoveries, and more

Interactive Mathematics Online - algebra, trigonometry, geometry, chaos, and stereogram topics

Math Humor Links - links to cartoons, jokes, poems, and other humorous math-related sites on the Web

Egyptian Mathematics - ancient Egyptian mathematics systems

WebMath - mathematics help categorized by type of problem

Foreign Language

Babelfish - translates words, phrases, and entire Web sites to or from English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Italian

GlobalEnglish - comprehensive curriculum in business and general English for a wide variety of English language learners

Englishtown.com - extensive free resources for learning English, including onsite activities, teacher-led classes, and resource directories

Foreign Language Resources on the Web - wide variety of links to foreign language sites

Foreign Language Resources - foreign language dictionaries, thesauri, and links to foreign language home pages

Language Links - links to foreign language learning sites in a wide range of languages

Pitsco's Ask an Expert - search for foreign language experts and ask specific questions

 

Fine Arts

Artcyclopedia - comprehensive index of every artist represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources

The @rt Room - virtual learning environment for exploring the world of art for kids ages 8 and up

ArtsEdge - helps artists, teachers, and students gain access to and share information, resources, and ideas that support the arts as a core subject area in the K-12 curriculum

The Music Room - read up on music history and listen to music samples from each period

ArtsEdNet - features "Classroom Resources" section, images you can download from the site, articles about art education, and online exhibits

The Imagination Factory - creative ways to recycle by making art projects

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - history of Rock and Roll and the role that Rock and Roll has played in the evolution of American society

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - tour the world-renowned museum online

Music Education Online - connect with music resources on the Web

Musicians United for Songs in the Classroom - incorporates music into all subject areas, with a song directory of over 400 songs

National Gallery of Art- The Collection - tour the museum's extensive collection of paintings, sculptures, and graphic art from the Middle Ages to today

Pitsco's Ask an Expert - search for art and music experts and ask specific questions

Modern Masterworks - informative look at art of the 20th century

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College Admissions

EssayEdge - world's premier college application essay editing service

Virtualintern.com - online community to enhance communication between students and companies

XAP - apply to colleges online, seek out financial aid, and plan for tests and career choices

CollegeNet - lets applicants complete, file, and pay for their admissions applications entirely through the Internet for over 500 colleges and universities, as well as search for colleges and scholarships

CollegeCapital.com - wealth of information about college life, organized visually as various buildings on a college campus

Student.com - insight into college life on-line, featuring news, sports, culture, travel, jobs, recreation, clubs, and academics

CyberU - provides individuals with access to online courses and resources offered by universities and educational institutions worldwide

Real World University - addresses some of the toughest challenges facing college students today by sharing proven strategies, solutions, and advice from some of the country's leading educators, authors, speakers, and college graduates

CampusTours.com - virtual college tours, interactive maps, college webcams, QuickTime VR tours, campus movies and pictures

Peterson's Education Center - explores many facets of post-high school life, including choosing colleges and universities, test tips, distance learning information, career education advice and English language programs

CollegeView.com - information and virtual tours of colleges and universities across the United States and Canada, scholarship information, downloadable college applications and access to college-advice experts

Embark.com -helps manage critical steps in the transition to higher education, including school selection, recruiting and admissions

U.S. News Colleges and Careers Center - colleges and graduate schools, financial aid, and careers

U.S. Two-Year Colleges - information about a wide number of two-year colleges

Dear Admissions Guru - ask your important college admisssions questions

101 Top College, University, and Scholarship Pages - links to free scholarship search services, college matching data bases, SAT practice tests, traditional African-American colleges, graduate school information, and much, much more

 

Standardized Tests

4Tests.com - free testing center filled with various standardized exams including PSAT, SAT, ACT, CLEP, LSAT, and much more

College PowerPrep - prepare for SATs and ACTs through free weekly "classrooms," daily tips, vocabulary builders, college advice and much more

The College Board - information on preparing for college and taking the SAT and other standardized tests

Kaplan - college and graduate school admissions information, standardized test practice questions, and study skills to ensure your success on tests like the SAT, ACT, and GRE.

Webware for the SAT Skills Lessons - lessons and quizzes specific to topics and question types for the math and verbal sections of the SAT

Educational Testing Service Network - standardized tests,financial aid, careers and jobs, and college and university admissions

The Princeton Review - information about colleges and graduate schools, careers, financial aid, and test-taking strategies

 

Financial Aid

eCollegebid - brokering agent between colleges and students looking for affordable colleges where mutual academic and lifestyle expectations match

The College Savings Plans Network - information on various state college savings networks

Scholarships.com free college scholarships search, locate scholarships, loans,  and other financial aid programs from numerous sources that match your education level, talents, and background

Minority Scholarships and Fellowships - search scholarships based on gender, race, heritage, and grade point average

Lenders @ Yahoo - links for education loans

Stafford Loans - information regarding obtaining Stafford student loans

Other Education Sites

Next Step Magazine - articles on all aspects of the important transition period from high school to what lies beyond

KaplanCollege.com - hundreds of online distance education to advance your career

Add-A-Form - build questionnaires, quizzes and other forms for your Web site

Girl Power! - helps encourage and motivate 9- to 14- year-old girls to make the most of their lives

AT&T Learning Network - links teachers, parents and schools to the technology tools and support they need to help improve teaching and learning

Freevibe - drug prevention messages for kids

APEX Online Learning - AP online courses, individualized AP exam review study tools, curricula and seminars for teachers

MaMaMedia - rich and entertaining time for kids that provides playful learning and increased technological fluency

CareerExperience.com - career assessment that matches your talents and goals with career profiles, links to courses related to hundreds of careers, and more

TeleCampus - virtual teaching and learning environment with resources for course developers, educators and learners

High School Hub - noncommercial gateway to excellent free online academic resources for high school students

Homeroom.com - powerful new way to quickly assess students' academic strengths and weaknesses, and provide immediate feedback and tailored educational resources for improving performance

Backflip - creates a free "account" on your computer so that you can save and organize your favorite Web sites from any computer

Youth Crime Watch of America - brings youth of all backgrounds together to identify and correct problems unique to their schools and communities

GOTSchool Fundraising - allows schools nationwide to effectively and safely raise funds in their communities

International Youth Hall of Fame - helps communities come together to recognize, celebrate, encourage and document the positive efforts of their youth who are making a difference

FunBrain.com - wide variety of fun educational games geared towards all ages of students on lots of interesting topics

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA - non-profit organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia

Learn.com - proprietary technology to create online courses and provides access to a network of exclusive courses

National School Safety Center - information and resources and identifying strategies and promising programs which support safe schools for school children worldwide

National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids - fighting to free America's youth from tobacco and to create a healthier environment

MySchoolOnline.com - tools to build, edit and maintain school Web sites

LDOnline - Web newspaper with links to professional resources, information about learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder, and an interactive KidZone

eHow.com - created to give people a fast and easy way to find out how to do a variety of real-world activities, whether it's finding out how to change the oil in a car, make Cajun hot sauce or even throw a knuckleball

American School Directory - with over 108,000 individual Web Sites, this revolutionary Internet resource provides every K-12 school in America, public and private, a free Internet presence and identity

The Digital Education Network - special learning areas or DENs with up-to-date information and interactive features

Keep Schools Safe - promotes a mutual response to violent instances occurring in our communities and schools and to working together to find solutions to these problems

America Links Up: A Kids Online Teach-In - teaches how to provide children with a safe and rewarding experience online

Webmonkey for Kids - HTML and Web design lessons, project ideas and templates

HEAVEN - Helping Educate, Activate, Volunteer and Empower Via the Net, bringing together charitable causes and calendars, volunteer efforts and opportunities to help you find out where, when, how and why you can make a difference

Tramline Inc. - "Web tours" of various topics

Student.com - insight into college life on-line, featuring news, sports, culture, travel, jobs, recreation, clubs, and academics

References

MLA Style - Modern Language Association of America's style for preparing scholarly manuscripts and student research papers

Xrefer - large and diverse collection of reference works from some of the world's leading publishers

Letsfindout Kids' Encyclopedia - searchable and browsable online research tool and homework helper from Knowledge Adventure

Pitsco's Ask an Expert - connects you with hundreds of real world experts, ranging from astronauts to zookeepers, who volunteer to answer your questions

Researchpaper.com - strategies for writing research papers including an idea directory, a writing center, discussions, and paper topics

Library Spot - virtual library resource center

PBS.org - activities and browsing for students of all ages on topics such as history, science, technology and the arts

Britannica.com - Britannica's 32-volume set, now available to anyone who surfs the Web

Knowledge Adventure Encyclopedia - kids' encyclopedia organized by subjects and searchable

Library of Congress - the United States' biggest library, with textual collections (historical documents, speeches, interviews, special projects focused on historical time periods and events, maps, photos, sounds, exhibitions, and research tools)

Daily Almanac - select a day of the year and find out what historical happenings occurred on that day

Study Guides and Strategies - study tips, strategies for the classroom, testing skills, writing and reading skills, and links to other study-related sites

My Virtual Reference Desk - contains almost any type of reference material imaginable, plus fun stuff like comics and crosswords

Encarta Concise Encyclopedia - free, abridged version of the award-winning Encarta Deluxe Encyclopedia

Merriam-Webster's Online - dictionary and thesaurus, word games and vocabulary words for you to learn every day

Ecola Newsstand - English-language newspapers and magazines from around the world