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Researching? The best place to start is one of the databases on the left side of this window (PebbleGo, Britannica Online) and our nonfiction books in the FollettShelf collection accessible through the library catalog.

The Internet is a great place to find information but did you know that anyone can publish a web site and act that an expert on anything? Choose the web sites you use carefully! Below is a collection of great online sources selected for the Harding community. These web sites have been evaluated for currency, relevancy, authority, and purpose. 

Topics include:
Animals, Astronomy, Authors’ Web Sites, Biography, Fitness and Health, Language Arts, Literature Guides, Magazines and Newspapers, Maps, Math, Online Reads, Poetry, Readers Theater, Reference, Science, Technology, U.S. History & Government, and World History and Geography. 

Animals
Animal Diversity Web, University of Michigan, http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html

Animal Info, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/index.htm

Animals, San Diego Zoo http://www.sandiegozoo.org/

Audubon Birds of America, National Audubon Society http://www.audubon.org/bird/BoA/BOA_index.html

Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/

Friends of the National Zoo: Meet Our Animals, Smithsonian Zoological Park http://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/

Great Web Sites for Kids: Animals American Library Association http://gws.ala.org/category/animals

Kidsclick! School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University http://www.kidsclick.org/midanim.php

Meet Our Animals, National Aquarium http://www.aqua.org/explore/animals#locationn

Pet Care, ASPCA http://www.aspca.org/pet-care

Pets 101, Animal Planet http://animal.discovery.com/pets

Wild Animals, Animal Planet http://animal.discovery.com/wild-animals

COMING SOON:
Astronomy

Biographies
Includes text, photos, maps, recordings of
presidents, inventors, scientists, musicians, leaders, artists, authors, women, founding fathers, U.S. Civil War individuals, entrepreneurs, athletes, and entertainers.

America’s Presidents: Life Portraits, National Cable Satellite Corporation http://www.americanpresidents.org/

Betsy Ross House: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission http://historicphiladelphia.org/betsy-ross-house/history/

Bio.History and Culture: A&E Television Network http://www.biography.com/news/section/history-and-culture

Biographies, IPL2 for Kids: College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University http://www.ipl.org/IPL/Finding?Key=biographies&collection=youth

Biography, KidsClick!: School of Library and Information Science – Kent State http://www.kidsclick.org/cgi-bin/searchkids.pl?searchtype=subject&keywords=biography&title=Biography

Digital Schomburg African American Women Writers of the 19th Century: The New York Public Library http://digital.nypl.org/schomburg/writers_aa19/biographies.html

Meet Amazing Americans: America’s Story from America’s Library, The Library of Congress http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/index.php

Our Congress of Web Sites: UShistory.org, Independence Hall Association http://www.ushistory.org/congress.htm

Presidents, American Memory. Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?category=Presidents

Spotlight: Biography Smithsonian Education http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/spotlight/start.html

Women’s History Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?category=Women's%20History

‚ÄčFitness and Health

BAM! Body and Mind, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/bam/

Let’s Move! Kids, http://www.letsmove.gov/kids

Stop Bullying, Department of Health & Human Services http://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/index.html


Language Arts

Literature Guides

Magazines and Newspapers
Kids’ Play Zone, Crayola http://www.crayola.com/gamesfun/index.cfm

National Geographic Kids. National Geographic Society http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/ (You do not need to join.)

SIforKids.com, Sports Illustrated http://www.sikids.com/

Stone Soup: the Magazine by Kids, Stone Soup http://www.stonesoup.com/ (Read up to 10 stories for free!)

Time for Kids, Time, Inc. http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/

Math
A+ Click, http://www.aplusclick.com/index.html

Figure This: Math Challenges for Families, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics,  http://www.figurethis.org/index.html

Funbrain: Math Arcade, Pearson Education, Inc. http://www.funbrain.com/brain/MathBrain/MathBrain.html

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives: Utah State University http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

Perfect Cents Northwestern Mutual Foundation http://www.themint.org/index.html

Statistics in Schools: U.S. Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/schools/activities/math/two-way.html

WebMath : Kindergarten – 8th Grade Math, Discovery Education http://www.webmath.com/index3.html

Online Reads

Poetry

Readers Theater

Reference

Atlapedia Online, Latimer Clarke Corporation Pty Ltd http://www.atlapedia.com

Encyclopedia Smithsonian, Smithsonian Institute http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia

Infoplease! Family Education Network http://www.infoplease.com/

KidSpace Home Internet Public Library. Drexel University http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/

Kenn Nesbitt's Online Rhyming Dictionary for Kids http://www.poetry4kids.com/rhymes

Word Central, Merriam Webster http://www.wordcentral.com/

Jerseyclicks, New Jersey State Library http://www.jerseyclicks.org Jerseyclicks can be access from school without a login. To login from other locations, enter the number on the back of your public library card. This is “New Jersey's statewide portal for searching databases provided by the New Jersey State Library, the New Jersey Library Network, and funds from the Library Services and Technology Act.” Datebases provide access to numerous magazines and professional journals including Academic Search Premier, Biography Collection Complete, History Reference Center, Informe, MAS Ultra School Edition, MiddleSearch Plus, NoveList Plus K-8, NoveList Plus, Primary Search, Salud en Español, Science Reference Center, and others.

Science

Biomes of the World, Missouri Botanical Garden http://www.mbgnet.net/

Classroom Resources, Nation Science Foundation http://www.nsf.gov/news/classroom/

For Kids Only: Earth Science: NASA Science. http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/

Kids Page: U.S. Department of the Interior http://www.doi.gov/public/teachandlearn_kids.cfm

NASA’s Kids Club: NASA http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html

NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory: National Weather Center http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/

Online Exhibitions: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Smithsonian Institute http://airandspace.si.edu/

Science News for Kids: Society for Science & the Public http://sciencenewsforkids.org/

Solar System Exploration: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/galileo/

Teachers Research Tools, Weather: Scholastic.com http://teacher.scholastic.com/researchtools/articlearchives/weather/index.htm

The Water Cycle – Water Science for Schools: USGS. Department of the Interior http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle.html

Weather Wiz Kids: Wicker, Crystal http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

Weather: USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/weather/default.htm

Window to the Universe: National Earth Science Teachers Association http://www.windows2universe.org/

Technology

U.S. History & Government

World History and Geography

Atlapedia Online, Latimer Clarke Corporation Pty Ltd http://www.atlapedia.com

Growth of a Nation, Peter Mays Animatedmaps.com http://www.animatedatlas.com/movie2.html (Note: A tan window advertising an extended will appear upon initial access. Simply click “x” in upper left corner to close window and proceed to free version.)

Historical Map Web Sites, Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/map_sites/hist_sites.html#US

Historical Maps Outline, University of Urbana – Champaign http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/maps/

Mapping, National Geographic http://nationalgeographic.org/education/mapping/

Maps, USAgov https://kids.usa.gov/social-studies/maps/index.shtml

Maps4kids http://www.maps4kids.com/

World Geography Activities and Fun, Mr. Nussbaum! Learning + Fun http://mrnussbaum.com/world-geography-for-kids/

Reference