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Encyclopedias and Almanacs

(General Facts)



Fact Monster

 

Explora

Search across multiple resources (magazines, encyclopedias, dictionaries, pictures) at once. Can limit reading level. *will need a library card to use outside of school"

 

List Your Sources!


Easy Bib
Copyright Rules for Schools (PDF)

RESEARCH TOOLS FOR STUDENTS

Databases

(for more specialized information)


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Pebble Go


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Scholastic GO!



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Pebble Go NEXT


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OLogy

A science website for kids by the American Museum of Natural History.

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True FLIX



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Science FLIX

magazine comer websites for kids

Animal Research Sites

1) San Diego Zoo for Kids: Great animal photos!! Easy to read facts.
 
2) National Geographic for Kids: There are no better pictures on the Internet. Lots of comprehensive facts too.
 
3) Ranger Rick: LOVE that this site is full of facts mixed in with PDF files from their magazine. Awesome.
 
4) Wild Kratts on PBS: Check out Creaturepedia!! Fun facts for kids.
 
5) Animal Fact Guide: The reading level is geared for older students; however, the text is comprehensive and printer-friendly too!

6) Soft Schools: A hidden treasure with straight-forward facts about tons of different critters.
 
7) Science Kids: A simple and straight-forward collection of animals and facts.
 
8) Enchanted Learning: Lots of animal printouts great for kids.
 
9) ESpecies Fact Sheets: Got an endangered species to research? Can't go wrong with this website.
 
10) Smithsonian National Zoo:  Facts! Videos! Live cams!
 

District Library Resources

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Dictionaries and Thesauruses

(Words and Meanings)


Dictionary.com
Merriam Webster Word Central