Research and Other Links
Consumer Reports is an American magazine published monthly. It publishes reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory. It also publishes cleaning and general buying guides.
Discovery Education - Streaming (United Streaming)
Discovery Education - Streaming was launched in 2001 as unitedstreaming. The site has streaming audio and video files that people can play on demand - most of an educational nature. But streaming videos are only one component of Discovery Education - Streaming. The program also includes lesson plans, curriculum materials and other tools for both teachers and students. See Mr. Treece for your custom log-in information.
Fact Monster is a website geared towards children. It is owned by Infoplease and, like the Infoplease site, it contains several reference works under one umbrella, including the Columbia Encyclopedia, Random House Dictionary, an atlas and an almanac. It also features quizzes, flashcards, a homework center and Flash-based games. In 2001, it won a Webby Award for best kids' site.
Google Scholar is a freely-accessible Web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.
The History Channel, is an international satellite and cable TV channel that broadcasts programs regarding historical events and persons, as well as various metaphysicalphenomena—often with observations and explanations by noted historians, scholars, authors, esotericists, astrologers, and Biblical scholars as well as reenactments and interviews with witnesses.
Internet Public Librarywww.ipl.org/teen/aplus
The Internet Public Library (IPL) is a non-profit, largely student-run website at Drexel University. Visitors can ask a reference question. Volunteer librarians and graduate students in library and information science form collections and answer questions.
Library of Congresswww.loc.gov
The Library of Congress is the research library of the United States Congress and is the oldest federal institution in the United States. Located in three buildings in Washington, D.C., it is the largest library in the world by shelf space and holds the largest number of books. The site includes and has links to many online reference resources.
MedlinePlus is a free Web site that provides consumer health information for patients, families, and health care providers. MedlinePlus brings together quality information from the United States National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other U.S. government agencies, and health-related organizations. The U.S. National Library of Medicine produces and maintains MedlinePlus.
NewsBank, Inc. is a major publisher of news, historical information, and documents to consumers, libraries, educational institutions, and research institutes around the world. Our school also subscribes to searchable full-text articles of popular news magazines such as Time, Newsweek, and U.S News & World Report, as well as local newspapers, such as the Belleville News Democrat and the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The password can be found on Moodle.
Pro & Con Online - Congressional Digest Debateswww.congressionaldigestdebates.com
Pro & Con Online. is a premium service that offers searchable access to the extensive and growing number of articles contained in Congressional Digest, International Debates, and Supreme Court debates, currently dating from 1998 to the present. The password can be found on Moodle.
The Smithsonian Institution is an educational and research institute and associated museum complex, administered and funded by the government of the United States and by funds from its endowment, contributions, and profits from its shops and its magazines. The site contains online exhibits and links to online reference resources. The site has pages devoted to every major event in American history.
StarDate is the public education and outreach arm of the University of Texas McDonald Observatory. Their English and Spanish radio programs air daily on more than 500 stations. And their popular bimonthly astronomy magazine is the perfect skywatching companion for amateur astronomers or anyone interested in celestial events and space exploration. They also offer astronomy resources to teachers, the media, and the public.
The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and the achieving of world peace.
USA.gov is the official web portal of the United States Government. It is designed to improve the public’s interaction with the U.S. Government by quickly directing website visitors to the services or information they are seeking. USA.gov links to every Federal agency and to State, local, and tribal governments, and is the most comprehensive site in—and about—the U.S. Government.
Wikipedia is a free, web-based and collaborative multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. It is editable by anyone, so you must verify the information for accuracy.
World Book Kids!www.worldbookonline.com
The World Book Encyclopedia, published in the United States. The encyclopedia is designed to cover major areas of knowledge uniformly. Our school subscribes to several versions, tailored to fit the needs of appropriate age groups and languages. The password can be found on Moodle.
Worldcat OCLC Firstsearchfirstsearch.oclc.org
WorldCat is a union catalog which itemizes the collections of more than 71,000 libraries which participate in the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) global cooperative. It is built and maintained collectively by the participating libraries from more than ninety countries. Created in 1971, it contains more than 90 million different records pointing to over 1.4 billion (as of 2009) physical and digital assets in more than 360 languages, as of November 2007. It is the world's largest bibliographic database. The password can be found on Moodle.