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"Who knows why we live, and struggle, and die?... Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom."

—Alan Stewart Paton (1903-88) South African writer, noted for novels Cry, the Beloved Country

 

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General

Learning Express :
(Requires library card to use) Higher education & vocational practice tests, various skills improvement tests (grades 4-12), GED, SAT, etc.

ABC Mouse: (For use in Library only)
With more than 3,500 learning activities and 450 lessons, ABCmouse.com is the most comprehensive early learning curriculum available online!

Wonderlic Test Practice: Free practice tests and exams for many tests (including SAT, ACT, GED, LSAT, MCAT, and many more).

The Homework Spot
You need it? They have it. A huge directory of homework resources by subject as well as project ideas and help with writing.

Internet Public Library Kids' Space
Search for your subject and get a list of resources chosen by librarians around the country.

Internet Public Library Teen Space
Links to topics and resources specifically of interest to teens.

American Library Association Great Sites
Links to sites selected by the American Library Association.

Games
Find a game to play while you wait

Homework help
Since 1996, BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper has been the curator of the best free education and homework resources for students, teachers and parents.

The Best Kids Book site
A resource for children's literature. Searchable by topic, with activities linked to themes in reading.

TeenReads
Recommendations on books to read.

Civics

Thomas.gov
Federal legislative information on the Internet.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

Choose a grade level then look around for information on how the U.S. government works.

English

Learning Express :
(Requires library card to use) Higher education & vocational practice tests, various skills improvement tests (grades 4-12), GED, SAT, etc.

Merriam-Webster Online
How do you spell that word? And what does it mean? Try this famous dictionary and thesaurus for help.

The world of Brian P. Cleary
Website from the author of the best-selling series Words are Categorical. Fun math and word games.

Sparknotes.com

Study guides for English literature.

Geography

 

A to Z maps of the U.S.: Includes State, County & City information. With maps, flags, photos and facts for 50 states and 5 Territories.

A to Z World Culture: Access information on the culture, life cycles, customs, food, language, folklore and maps of 175 different countries.

United Nations

Information about the United Nations, global issues, and information about UN member countries/states.

CIA World Factbook
Facts and maps about countries of the world.

Flags of the World
Thousands of flags from around the world.

Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology
Huge resource for Greek Mythology.

History

American Memory
Historic photograph collections of United State's history.

USHistory.org
Hundreds of resources about American History

The American Civil War Home Page
Civil War resources including battles, biographies, medicine and more.

Civil War Maps
Search for maps by location, subject or alphabetically.

Gettysburg Address
See a copy of the original Gettysburg Address writing by Abraham Lincoln and read about how it was written.

U. S. National Archives and Records
Get primary source documents for American history.

Mr. Dowling's History Passport
Links to information on counties, culture and history.

Math

Learning Express :
(Requires library card to use) Higher education & vocational practice tests, various skills improvement tests (grades 4-12), GED, SAT, etc.

Ask Dr. Math
A question and answer service for K-12 math students and their teachers.

Math Reference Tables
Math tables, algebra formulas, and more.

Math.com
The World of Math online.

Science

The Exploratorium Science Museum
The Exploratorium has a web site of over 15,000 web pages exploring science, art, and technology including science experiments and activities.

Science Fair Project Resource Guide

 

Find out how to do a science fair project and get ideas of different projects you can do.

Science News for Kids
Science news, games and information to keep you up to date on science in the news.

The Why Files
Find out the science behind the headlines.

NASA
Thousands of pages of resources on astronomy, planets, comets, astronauts and new discoveries of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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