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Reference Web Sites

  • Almanacs
    Easy access to the pages of many different almanacs.

  • Bartleby
    Searchable, full-text encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, quotations, grammar, and style, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction works that are no longer under copyright.

  • Beyond Discovery™
    Presented by the National Academies of Science, Beyond Discovery™ is a series of articles that trace the origins of important recent technological and medical advances. Each story reveals the crucial role played by basic science, the applications of which could not have been anticipated at the time the original research was conducted. Some articles are available in multiple languages.

  • BioTech: Life Science Resources and Reference Tools
    BioTech is a biology/chemistry educational resource and research tool with resources for both students and professionals. Their BioTech Life Science Dictionary is an illustrated glossary containing over 3700 terms associated with biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, cellular biology, chemistry, ecology, genetics, medicine, pharmacology and toxicology.

  • Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
    New resources in science have been added to the Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) website. FREE makes it easy for teachers, parents, students, & others to find teaching & learning resources from more than 40 federal organizations.

  • High School Ace
    "The High School Hub is a noncommercial portal to excellent free online academic resources for high school students. It features learning activities, an ongoing teen poetry contest, a reference collection, college information, and subject guides for English, mathematics, science, social studies, world languages, arts, health, and technology."

  • Invention Dimension
    Invention Dimension and its parent, Lemelson - MIT Program provide resources and sponsor programs that challenge, inspire, excite, support and empower teens as they identify a need or problem and work collaboratively to invent a solution. The site includes an inventor's handbook, games, inventor biographies and more.

  • The Librarians' Internet Index
    A well annotated and extensive list of links to information on the web...with a focus on the scholarly and unusual.

  • OneLook Dictionary
    Allows you to search for word definitions in over 60 online dictionaries!

  • Scientific Calculator and Unit Converter
    As the title says, this page contains a scientific calculator and a unit converter. To convert units, all you need to do is select the property; select units; put in the value and click "convert".

  • Wikimedia Commons
    Wikimedia Commons makes public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) available to all. This is a great place to find images and other media for student projects.

  • Wikipedia
    Wikipedia is a multilingual, Web-based, free-content encyclopedia project. Wikipedia's articles provide links to guide the user to related pages with additional information.

  • The World-Wide Web Virtual Library contains collections of references categorized by subject.

  • World Fact Book
    Information on countries around the world, published by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. This is a comprehensive, easy to use resource for facts and maps of countries of the world.

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Updated: 28 September 2009



 
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