Subjects / Writing & Citing
Student Research Center Covers a broad range of general topics designed to assist middle school and high school students. Includes a dictionary, an encyclopedia, with the ability to search by topic.
InfoTrac - Junior Edition Search magazines, newspapers and reference books. Designed for middle school students.
Journal Articles - ILL Form InterLibrary Loan Form
Credo Reference One stop shopping for encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, not to mention a range of subject-specific titles. Be sure to try the "Concept Map", it's really cool!
Writing Lab at BrainFuse Before you turn in your paper send it to the Writing Lab at BrainFuse to get it checked over. You just might get an "A+" with this review.
Basic Skills & Help
Study Stack Create flash cards to help you study. All subject areas are covered.
The Librarian's Brain A blog to keep you updated on the library's databases. Includes tips & tricks for doing research using the library's databases and resources.
Scratch An easy to use programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. Use it to create a really cool presentation.
Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary Provides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings.
Crossword Puzzle Solver Enter the letters you have with question marks for those you don't and it will give word options which fit the pattern.
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate(R) Dictionary Essential English vocabulary with more than 60,000 entries.
Kids.Gov - Teens 6-8 Grades The official kids portal to information on all U.S. government services and information. A wide range of topics are presented, from art to transportation.
Tools to Use for Reports or Papers
A+ Research & Writing Step-by-step approach to writing a paper and how to research your topic.
World Book Reference Center Research tools for writing reports. Includes how to do research, citation builder and timelines.
English Composition & Style Guide to how "elements of style" function in the composition and editing process of writing. Useful for any student from middle school through college as a quick reference writing tool. This guide includes: word choice & diction, exactness & conciseness, audience, structure & glossary; establishing purpose & pattern; developing a thesis; generating material & the first draft; manuscript form & proofreading and much more...