Student Resources

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Search Engines

Galileo - Georgia citizens have access to authoritative, subscription-only information that isn't available through free search engines or Web directories. Get your login from the school media specialist and then click on thetab “Galileo Teen Grades 6-8 “ located on the bottom of the page.

Google Scholar -Provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.

Dewey Browse- Web Sites Classified by the Dewey Decimal Classification System for                         Grades K-12.

42explore- On each page you'll find definitions, activities, the 4 good starting points,and many more links and resources for the thematic topic that are frequently updated our Topic Index as well as each of the subject areas.

ipl2 - A public service organization and alearning/teaching environment.

One Key – OneKey partnered with and provides the largest database for kid safe sites.

Kidsclick-Owned and run by the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University and developed to guide young users to valuable and age appropriate web sites.

QuinturaFor Kids - An innovative provider of visual-based site search, analytics and monetization platform for online content publishers

AskKids  - A search engine designed exclusively for young people ages 6 to 12. It's a free, safe, fun way for kids and their parents to quickly and easily research school topics like science, math, geography, language arts, and history in a search environment that's safer and more age-appropriate than traditional, adult search engines.

ANSWERS - A Q&A plat form allows users to create new content around trending topics, world events and everything in between.

Study Guides and Strategies - A maintained and supported Study Guides Web site as an independent, learner-centric educational public service with collaborative projects across institutional, cultural and national boundaries. 

Online References

Popular Citation Links

Bibliography Maker  - BibMe is a free automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting.

CitationMachine  - Citation Machine helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use.

OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab-MLA – This resource providesexamples for the general format of MLA research paper, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.

Popular Encyclopedias - Nearly boundless research tool.

Columbia Encyclopedia -Full text at

Encarta for Kids - Abridged version of software. - Simple and free encyclopedia.

How Stuff Works - Find out how just about anything works.

Information Please -Encyclopedia and dictionary in one. -Encyclopedia of graphic symbols.

Popular Dictionaries

American Heritage -Fifth edition includes definitions, pronunciations, etymologies and feature notes.

Cambridge Dictionaries -Includes phrases and idioms. -Definitions from Webster's and more.

            Wordsmyth -Free educational dictionary and thesaurus

Merriam-Webster's World Center--site for kids has a student dictionary, 
                Daily Buzzword, andinteractive word games. Includes homework help and lesson
                plans for teachers.

OneLook Dictionaries -Search many dictionaries at once.

Oxford Dictionaries -Up-to-date definitions and translations, plus practical language help. -Dictionaries for 230+ languages. -Start typing a word and get instant results. Includes audio pronunciations and List Builder for words you want to learn.

Fine Dictionary -Defines the word and also offers related quotations, idioms, etymology, usage and related words.

Popular Almanacs

Infoplease Almanacs - Explore a variety of topical almanacs.

CIA WorldFactbook - Offers detailed country information. - 
Over flowing with stately knowledge

ComputerAlmanac - Filled with facts and numbers.

Guinness World - Search for world records in 8 categories.

Video Almanac - CNN video high lights since 1980.
Home of the Old Farmer's Almanac. 

Baseball Almanac - Filled with baseball facts

Looking for local recent news? Click on links below.

AJC-The Atlanta Journal & Constitution

Rome NewsTribune

World News

CNNStudent News  - Delivers the latest breaking news and information on the latest topstories, weather, business, entertainment, politics, and more.

Channel One News- Breaking national news for teens, music,sports, homework help, and fun games and quizzes, all with a student focus.

USA Today - The latest national, international,and political news. 

NewYork Times - An American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City.

CNN News - Delivers the latest breaking news and information on the latest top stories, weather, business, entertainment, politics, and more.

Fox News - Breaking News, Latest News and Current News. 

Public Libraries

Sara HightowerRegional Library - Rome, GA

BartowCounty Library 

Internet Safety

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Subject Area Links-Online Resources


History Channel - Discover what happened today in history. Read about major past events that happened today including special entries on crime, entertainment, and more.

Geographia - In-depth travel destination guides to over 75 countries, culture, history, travel stories, and more.

US History- Online education resources to provide free educational content on US History, AmericanGovernment and Ancient Civilizations, along with writing original content onthe Betsy Ross House, the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin and the Liberty Bell, among others. 

GovSpot -Find the best and most useful state, national and world government resources.

50States - A variety of state specific facts and other useful information.

Kids National Geographic - Features different people, animals, and places with facts, games, activities, and related links.

White House -Explore all the ways you can engage with the White House
                online and more.

HistoryPlace - Presents a fact-based, common sense approach in the presentation of the history of humanity, with great care given to accuracy.

The World Factbook - Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

American Presidents- Created for the television series, contains a complete video archive of all American Presidents: Life Portraits programming, plus these additional resources: Biographical facts, key events of each presidency, presidential places, and reference material.

               Politics1 - The Ultimate Guide to U.S. Politics & Elections…since 1997.

               Country Reports - Cultural, historical, and statistical country information.

Civil War – Comprehensive information about the Civil War.

OutlinedPrintable Maps - Provided by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Create a Graph - Use this site to make beautiful, labeled graphs.

TIME for Kids - TIME For Kids is one of the best nonfiction texts that covers a wide range of real-world topics kids love to learn about. 


Factmonster - A tween destination for homework help and facts on thousands of subjects, including sports, entertainment, geography, history, biography, education, and health. Highly ranked in search engines, Fact Monster contains an encyclopedia, almanacs, games, quizzes, research tools, holiday features, lots of self-made microsites for books, and more.

MATH.COM -(below are helpful links to this website) this website provides math lessons and homework help, with an emphasis on geometry, algebra, statistics, and calculus. Provides calculators and games as well.

Graphing-Math - Full-featured instant graphing solution, no Java needed. You can print graphs too

Basic Calculator - quick and simple

Scientific Calculator - full featured: logs, trig, hex

Square Root - find square root of any number

Circle - find area, radius, perimeter

Prime Number - is it prime?

Quadratic Equations - input a, b, c and find roots

Percents - 3 ways to calculate percentages, percent of, etc.


What is Plagiarism? – A form of cheating.



Time For Kids- Time For Kids is one of the best nonfiction texts that covers a wide range of real-world topics kids love to learn about.

KidsNational Geographic  - Features different people, animals, and places with facts, games, activities, and related links.

DOGO -A next-generation online network empowering kids to engage with digital mediain a fun, safe and social environment.




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