Online Encyclopedias & Databases:


  • Scholastic Go (Grolier Online)
        Includes both:

    •  The New Book of Knowledge (General  Encyclopedia)

    • New Book of Popular Science (Science Encyclopedia)





Internet Search Sites


Google Modifier Tips--specific modifiers


Beyond Google--Internet Search Engines:

Directories--vetted information chosen by people, not computers


Meta-search engines (aggregators)--search the search engines:

  • Sputtr - visually appealing; need log-in

  • Dogpile - searches Google & Yahoo


Citation & Copyright Resources








Coding & Maker Space Resources 

BEANZ: The Magazine for Kids, Code & Computer Science

CODING:  In order of difficulty


MAKER SPACE resources:

Tech Tools 'n Tricks



Digital timeline creators:  

Word Cloud creators:

  • ABCYA - free version on non-tablet devices.

  • Tag Crowd

  • Tagxedo  - (runs on Silverlight, a free Microsoft plug-in.  Not supported by Google Chrome, so try Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer.  Must use laptop or desktop, not tablet.)

  • Word It Out

  • Wordle (needs to run on Java)

Almanacs, Dictionaries & Thesauri


E-books (free resources)


Image & Photo, Audio, Video Banks


  • Creative Commons - Digital creativity shared—legally

  • Wikimedia - public domain and freely-licensed educational content (image, sounds, video)

Image & Photo:


  • Free Music Archive - free, high-quality music in many genres.

  • SoundGator - free, downloadable recordings of sound effect.  Requires registration.

  • Purple Planet Music--Quality, downloadable free music, genrefied.  

  • Bensound--Royalty-free music,  genrefied in a simple format.



Educational Games



Readers' Advisory


Local Libraries

For a quick, engaging overview of the role of public libraries in the 21st century, watch this:  Libraries in the Internet Age.  Libraries in the Internet Age.