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Users can pre-determine which content sources (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Film & Video) will be included with their search. They can also search their databases by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and limit their search according to appropriate Lexile reading levels.

Internet Public Library
Facts about U.S. presidents, states, science, arts, everything!.

Infoplease
A great site for general homework help.

How Stuff Works
Explains thousands of topics, from engines to lock-picking to ESP, with video and illustrations so you can learn how everything works.

 

Reading & Writing

Purdue Online Writing Lab
This site offers general writing help, research, citations and more.

Spark Notes
Provides online study guides to books in a variety of subjects.

Famous Quotes and Authors
you'll find the wit and wisdom of men and women from all walks of life and from all ages - from Benjamin Franklin to Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln to William Shakespeare, Margaret Mead to Garrison Keillor.

Teen Reads
Read book reviews, author interviews and discover and share commentary about the books and authors you enjoy.

Teen Ink
Submit your own work for publication in Teen Ink Magazine. Read over 19,000 pages of other teen work. Read and write for the Teen Ink blogs. Get advice on writing, college, photography and much more from teen authors. Check out hundreds of young adult book, movie and music reviews.

 

History

CIA World Factbook 
The WorldFactbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, transnational and more.

US National Archives
The National Archives hosts an extensive collection of documents and images you search online.

World History
Visit this site for maps and information and timelines from the ancient world to the 21st century.

History of the USA
The American Library of Congress in Washington, DC . Has an interactive timeline when you click on “Jump Back in Time”.

 

Math

Math Forum
Provides resources for students to talk to others about math and find resources to explore math using the Internet.

World of Math Online
Visit this site for help with math basics such as fractions, decimals, percents, and more. This easy to use site has detailed explanations, examples, and worksheets you can use for more practice.

Practical Algebra Lessons
Here is another site that starts with some basics like rounding number, decimals and fractions, and number properties, and proceeds to advanced topics. Browse an easy-to-use index for help.

 

Science

Physics and Astronomy Online
Physics, astronomy and science news, community, education and reference. 

Cells Alive
Look at the structure of a plant cell or an animal cell, watch a cell divide, or look at bacteria cells.

Anatomy of the Human Body
Lots of information and pictures about parts of the human body.

Science Fair Projects
Science fair project help for middle school through high school. Try the "Idea Bank" for suggested project topics or click on the "Idea Exchange" for descriptions of successful projects completed by other students.