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Nancy Lorentz, Media Spec
Joy Wensmann, Media Asst
Joalah Boos, Tech Asst

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The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.

Search for a book you have already enjoyed and we will give you other people's book recommendations.  Each one has descriptions and reviews from Amazon and
This search engine enables students to determine the most relevant results from a list of credible resources, and makes it much easier for you to find primary sources.

Magazine, website and books written by teens since 1989.  Enter contests and submit your own work!

Project Gutenberg offers over 53,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

Learn360 is the ultimate streaming multimedia resource for the K–12 educational market—the complete district solution. Teachers, students, and parents can access more than 148,000 multimedia resources—including high-quality full-length videos, video clips, images, audio files, articles, activities, worksheets, interactives, and more—on any Internet-enabled device, anytime, anywhere.,uid&site=pov

Contains full text essays and articles that present multiple sides of over 250 issues.  This should be the first place you look if you are researching a controversial topic.

A nonprofit educational organization that provides nonpartisan facts, well-researched pros and cons, and a platform for critical thinking on today’s hottest topics to millions of students, teachers, and others.
We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.

These databases are provided to all students by the State of Minnesota.  You can access all of these databases at home or at school.
High school edition of the encyclopedia as well as magazines, websites, and videos. Great resource for factual information and images.

Reference articles, literary criticisms, timelines, primary source documents, audio and video clips, maps, images, flags and more

This database contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and other reliable sources.,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=keh
EBSCO MegaFile:  A multi-disciplinary database providing full text for over 19,100 total publications. Coverage spans every area of academic study and general interest subject area and offers information dating as far back as the 1800s.,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=aph

Provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
Learn just about anything for free using the KhanAcademy’s bank of exercises and videos.
Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology.

El texto completo de 50 de los más populares periódicos y diarios de habla hispana y bilingües, incluyendo el periódico en español El Nuevo Herald (Miami, FL).

 Mr. Baird's Marine Bio 
1.   Science Reference Center
a.  Advanced Search
b.  Sort by:  (change Relevance to Date Newest)
c.  Email article to yourself
d.  Click on Cite (choose MLA

2.    Encyclopedia Britannica
a.  Images (save into a folder).
b.  Best Web Sites (You’ll have to use Easybib or Citation Machine).

3.  Keep a working bibliography in Google Docs.

4.  “10 Tips to Creating Effective Presentations”

5.   Short citation under each photo.

6.  Bibliography on last slide.

Each weekday, we scour the internet for age-appropriate news stories that will interest students in Grades 1-12, then invite them to take quizzes or post comments.  Articles are lexiled.
Domestic and international news is updated weekly. It covers major political, social, and economic events since November 1940.   Content includes news summaries, political cartoons, some video content of political speeches, select social media responses to news events, and infographics.

Full-text articles from many newspapers, including: Star Tribune, Washington Post, NY Times, LA Times and Wall Street Journal.
Ancient and Medieval History Online provides thorough coverage of world history from prehistory through the 1500s, with special Topic Centers on key civilizations and regions, including the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome; ancient and medieval Africa, Asia, and the Americas; and medieval Europe and the Islamic World.
With Issues & Controversies in American History, history comes to life, not as a mere recitation of names and dates but as a series of turning points where the future hung in the balance and opinions raged on all sides.

From the explorers of the Americas to the issues of today’s headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and stories of our nation’s evolution.

Academic articles that include citations!
Links to tools to cite your sources and avoid plagiarism (MLA & APA).
Freerice is a website where you can play multiple-choice quiz games, and for every question you answer correctly, 10 grains of rice are donated via the World Food Programme. Choose from English vocabulary, multiplication tables, pre-algebra, chemical symbols, English grammar, SAT, foreign language vocabulary for English speakers (French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish), human anatomy, geography, the identification of famous artwork, literature, quotations, and world hunger.

**Create an account so you can track your track your totals and challenge your friends!

We're a safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life.  A great site for homework help and recipes!