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GENERAL RESEARCH LINKS
Alabama Virtual Library
Databases include bibliographic records as well as the full text of books and articles. Access limited to Alabama residents with a library card. All students 7th - 12th grades are issued a card.
http://www.virtual.lib.al.us

Awesome Library
Discover comprehensive K-12 educational resources, projects, discussions, collaborations and standards.
http://www.awesomelibrary.org/

Info Please
Reference resource which includes an encyclopedia, a dictionary, and an almanac.
http://www.infoplease.com/

HOMEWORK LINKS
Fact Monster
Produced by Information Please. There is an encyclopedia, dictionary and almanac, news stories, and homework help.
http://www.factmonster.com/

Refdesk.com
A guide to Internet news and reference servies. Contains links to homework helpers, advice from experts, weather, and sports. Very well organized.
http://www.refdesk.com/

Homework Helper
Contains tutoring, reading help, a learning center, math, writing, and reading help, and online homework help.
http://www.homeworkhelper.com/

Homework Alabama
This service offers free homework help from subject specialists in Math, Science, Social Studies, and English. It is available everyday from 3 p.m. until Midnight. This is a LIVE tutoring session with certified teachers, college professors, and graduate students as tutors.
http://www.homeworkalabama.org

RESEARCH PAPER LINKS
Research Paper Ideas from Questia
Contains thousands of ideas for research paper topics.
http://www.questia.com/popularSearches/index.html

Citation Machine
An interactive citation web tool for students and teachers. Put in the type of resource you wish to cite, complete a Web form with information about your resource, and then click a button to generate a standard MLA or APA citation.
http://citationmachine.net/

MLA Guide

Explains the 8th ed. MLA handbook

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/24/

TEACHER LINKS
Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
"Sign up for a free account to access a personal workspace where you can store lesson plans for your own use or submit them for inclusion in the ALEX lesson plan library."
http://alex.state.al.us/

Ed Sitement
Provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and MCI. Includes materials in art, history, literature and social studies.
http://edsitement.neh.gov/

PARENT LINKS
Safe Kids
Advice and suggestions for a fun, meaningful, and safe online experience.
http://www.safekids.com/

GetNetWise
Learn how to keep children safe online, stop unwanted email and spam, protect your computer from viruses and hackers, and protect your personal information.
http://www.getnetwise.org/

GOVERNMENT LINKS
Official Site for the State of Alabama
Provides access to government offices and agencies, educational departments and related entities.
http://www.alabama.gov/

The Library of Congress
Provides searchable catalogs, a connection with the US copyright office, and the option to ask a librarian a question.
http://www.loc.gov/

Alabama's Governor's Office
Incudes press releases, an image gallery, and the latest news from Alabama's Governor, Bob Riley.
http://governor.state.al.us/

The White House
The official home of the White House. Provides links to articles, current news, federal services, and activities for kids.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/

Smithsonian Museum
"The world's largest museum complex and research organization. Composed of 16 museums and the National Zoo in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and 2 museums in New York City, the Smithsonian's exhibitions offer visitors a glimpse into its vast collection numbering over 142 million objects."
http://www.si.edu/

Alabama Department of Education
http://www.alsde.edu/

LOCAL LINKS
The Enterprise Ledger
The Enterprise Ledger newspaper online.
http://www.eprisenow.com/

Wiregrass.com
The official Wiregrass area website.
http://www.wiregrass.com/

Kinston Schools
Kinston Elementary and High School Website. Home of the Bulldogs.
http://kinston.ccs.schoolinsites.com

Zion Chapel Schools
Zion Chapel Elementary and High School Website. Home of the Rebels.
http://zionchapel.ccs.schoolinsites.com

New Brockton Elementary School
New Brockton Elementary School Website. Home of the Chicks.
http://brockton.cce.schoolinsites.com/

Coffee County School System
http://www.coffeecountyschools.org

TEEN LINKS
Guys Read
The format is very appealing and the reading lists are great! This is a literacy program that focuses on boys with suggestions for parents, teachers, and librarians on how to encourage reading.
http://www.guysread.com/

Young Adult Library Services Organization(YALSA)

A division of the American Library Association for young adults. Provides book lists and information about Teen Read Week.

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/

LITERATURE & ENGLISH LINKS
Handbook of Rhetorical Devices
Contains explanations and examples of more than sixty rhetorical devices, all of which can improve the effectiveness, clarity, and enjoyment of your writing.
http://www.virtualsalt.com/rhetoric.htm

The Academy of American Poets
Includes biographies, photos, and other information on more than 500 poets. Also contaians almost 1,800 poems, more than 400 essays, interviews, and other prose pieces, 365 articles, and provides a collection of awards for U.S. poetry.
http://www.poets.org/index.cfm

MATH & SCIENCE LINKS
General Chemistry
A searchable database of over 800 common compound names, formulas, structures, and properties. Includes hyperlinked notes and guides for general chemistry, kits for building chemical formulas, names, equations, and problem solutions. There are featured articles, books, and tutorials, interactive graphing, popup tables, and calculators, an index of self-guided tutorials, quizzes, and drills on specific topics, answers and hints for over 400 frequently asked questions, a searchable collection of over 1000 chemical terms with audio pronunciations, and trivia questions.
http://antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/senese/101/index.shtml

NASA
Nasa's site.
http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/rtf_front/index.html

Math Forum Student Center
Ask Dr. Math, weekly/monthly challenges, math tools, and reference shelf.
http://mathforum.org/students/

National Science Foundation
An independent federal agency created by Congress. Identifies and funds work at the frontiers of science and engineering. Keeps a close track of research around the United States and the world, maintaining contact with the research community to identify inquiry, monitor which areas are most likely to result in spectacular progress, and choose the most promising people to conduct the research.
http://www.nsf.gov/

Periodic Table
Online Periodic Table from Web Elements.
http://www.webelements.com/

Centers for Disease Control
A department of Health and Human Services.
http://www.cdc.gov/

Mathematician Biography Index
Alphabetical and chronological index with biographies of mathematicians.
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/BiogIndex.html

World of Math Online
Homework help, tutoring, practice, calculators, games, and tools.
http://www.math.com/

HISTORY LINKS
The History Channel
Provides information on historical issues, events, ideas, and people. Features a classroom section.
http://www.historychannel.com/

FOREIGN LANGUAGE LINKS
Super Language Sites
Hundreds of links to sites to help you learn another language. Provides help with grammar and tutorials.
http://www.uni.edu/becker/

CAREER LINKS
Careers.org
Thousands of links to career resources on the internet. Information on ways to job search, career fairs, writing tips for resumes and cover letters, interview tips, and job search advice.
http://www.careers.org/

SCIENCE LINKS
Car & Vehicle Science Experiments

This site is all about car and vehicle experiments you can do at home! Perfect for future, promising engineers!

https://www.titleproloans.com/articles/car-science-experiments/

Live Science

LiveScience, launched in 2004, is the trusted and provocative source for highly accessible science, health and technology news for people who are curious about their minds, bodies, and the world around them. Our team of experienced science reporters, editors and video producers explore the latest discoveries, trends and myths, interviewing expert sources and offering up deep and broad analyses of topics that affect peoples' lives in meaningful ways. LiveScience articles are regularly featured on the web sites of our media partners: MSNBC.com, Yahoo!, the Christian Science Monitor and others.

http://www.livescience.com/

Science Daily

ScienceDaily is one of the Internet’s most popular science news web sites. Since starting in 1995, the award-winning site has earned the loyalty of students, researchers, healthcare professionals, government agencies, educators and the general public around the world. Now with more than 3 million monthly visitors, ScienceDaily generates nearly 15 million page views a month and is steadily growing in its global audience.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/

Science News

Science News has been published since 1922. This award-winning biweekly news magazine covers important and emerging research in all fields of science. It publishes concise, accurate, timely articles that appeal to both general readers and scientists, reaching nearly 130,000 subscribers and more than one million readers. Audible.com distributes an audio edition of Science News. News from the Science News reporting team also appears at www.sciencenews.org. Updated daily, this site covers all areas of science.

Science News is published by Society for Science & the Public, a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to the public engagement in scientific research and education.

http://www.sciencenews.org/

Scientific Current Events
Scientific Current Events is our page covering recent discoveries in science. In addition, we have other news pages, each covering science current events in a particular field of research.

http://www.macroevolution.net/scientific-current-events.html

Science News for Kids

Science News for Kids was launched in 2003 by Society for Science & the Public (SSP) as a youth edition and companion to the Society’s Science News magazine.

The Society is a nonprofit membership organization based in Washington, DC. Founded in 1921, and first known as Science Service, the Society advances the popular understanding of science through publications and educational competitions and programs. Its mission is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, and inspire.

The Society’s flagship publication, Science News, has been published since 1922 and provides crisp, concise coverage of all fields of science daily. Reaching over ten million people in print and online each year, Science News delivers intelligent, accessible, award-winning coverage from across the range of scientific disciplines.

The Society also administers education programs, including the Intel Science Talent Search, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and the Broadcom MASTERS competitions for students, and offers the SSP Fellowship for teachers. For over 70 years, the Society’s science education programs have inspired generations of science enthusiasts, including Nobel Laureates, Lasker Awardees, National Medal of Science recipients, and nearly 50,000 alumni.

http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/

Current Science Events

Current science events from around the world.

http://www.currentscienceevent.org/