Handy, Dandy, FREE Research Pages!
Contact the library for the user names and passwords!
Encyclopedia Britannica - Three levels for all grades
World Book Online - Three Levels for all grades
NOVELny (Free Databases provided by New York State) –
Most Databases are for High School Students
Middle School: Gale in Context: Middle School, Kids InfoBits, Gale OneFile: News, and New York State Newspapers
Elementary: Kids InfoBits
Gale/Cengage – More Novelny Databases
Insignia – CABOCES Resources
These sites don't need passwords but are handy sites.
CIA Fact Book provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
World Bank Open Data is free and open access to global development data (Provides statistical data)
United States Census Bureau is the Nation's leading provider of quality data about its people and economy
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary (yes that big thick book)
Resources for Primary Source Documents
When only real-life events will work
Refdesk - This site is a handy site for all kinds of reference books - dictionaries, quotes, calendars, news, pictures, etc.
Project Gutenberg-- Project Gutenberg provides over 40,000 and counting FREE e-books. Books, (and other media!) can be downloaded on a variety of devices.
Owl Online Writing Lab – Assists with formatting citations in MLA, APA, and Chicago Styles
Plagiarism – Helps you avoid making plagiarism mistakes
Know what you can copy and what you cannot
Weather and much more
Weather Underground - Explore your world using the wundermap or check out the night sky using the astronomy section.