A&E Biography Channel

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Explore Bio.com, your source for true stories about notable people. Features biographies of famous people past and present. Includes celebrity news and events, listings, game and channel information.

Acronym Finder

AcrFinderWith more than 1,000,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. Combined with the Acronym Attic, Acronym Finder contains more than 5 million acronyms and abbreviations.

Basic Steps in the Research Process

BasicStepsThis list of Basic Steps is a guideline for you to use. Not everyone will do these steps in the same order and you may go back and forth between them.

Bible Gateway

BibleGtwyThe Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching scripture online -- all in the language or translation of your choice! It provides advanced searching capabilities, which allow readers to find and compare particular passages in scripture based on keywords, phrases, or scripture reference. You can view a complete list of available Bible versions and translations.

Britannica Online

Brittanica15Encyclopædia Britannica is one of the world's most trusted sources of information on every topic imaginable - from the origins of the universe to current events and everything in between.

Classical Music Archives

ClassicArchivesThe Classical Archives is the largest classical music site on the web, with 672,000 files you can listen to (stream), or purchase in DRM-free MP3 for download by 15,000 composers and 60,000 artists from over 350 recording labels.

ConnectSafely

ConnectSafelyConnectSafely is for parents, teens, educators, advocates - everyone engaged in and interested in the impact of the social Web. Our forum is also designed to give teens and parents a voice in the public discussion about youth online safety begun back in the '90s. ConnectSafely also has all kinds of social-media safety tips for teens and parents, the latest youth-tech news, and many other resources.

Dictionary

Dictionary-15YourDictionary is the easiest to use on-line dictionary and thesaurus. To create the dictionary you can understand we feature simple, straightforward definitions that actually make sense along with example use cases for the most popular words.

Discovery Education

Discovery-15Discovery Education offers free student resources that bring learning to life both inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to take a look at our interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic —and have fun too!

Encyclopedia of Life

 Educate CaliforniaOur knowledge of the many life-forms on Earth - of animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria - is scattered around the world in books, journals, databases, websites, specimen collections, and in the minds of people everywhere. Imagine what it would mean if this information could be gathered together and made available to everyone – anywhere – at a moment’s notice. This is the Encyclopedia of Life.

GreatSchools

GreatSchoolsGreatSchools provides parents with the information they need to choose schools, support their children's education and improve schools in their communities.

Language Dictionaries

Dictionary-15There are 6,800 known languages spoken in the 200 countries of the world. 2,261 have writing systems (the others are only spoken) and about 300 are represented by Language Dictionaries as of May 11, 2004.

Learning Styles

AboutStudents learn in many ways, like seeing, hearing, and experiencing things first hand. But for most students, one of these methods stands out. Why is this important? About.com research has shown that students can perform better on tests if they change study habits to fit their own personal Learning Styles.

Merriam-Webster

MerWebster1For more than 150 years, in print and now online, Merriam-Webster has been America's leading and most-trusted provider of language information. Each month, our Web sites offer guidance to more than 40 million visitors.

Mousercise

MouserciseThe Palm Beach County Library System presents this resource to help beginning computer users become familiar with using a mouse. From this page, you can jump to the Mousing Around tutorial, to the Mousercise exercises, or to the practice games.

National Atlas

USGSMaps of America are what you'll find and make on NationalAtlas.gov. Maps of innovation and vision that illustrate our changing Nation. Maps that capture and depict the patterns, conditions, and trends of American life. Maps that supplement interesting articles. Maps that tell their own stories. Maps that cover all of the United States or just your area of interest.

National Geographic

NatGeoNational Geographic provides free maps, photos, videos and daily news stories, as well as articles and features about animals, the environment, cultures, history and more.

National Run-a-Way Hotline

NatRunaway-15The National Runaway Switchboard provides education and solution-focused interventions, offers non-sectarian, non-judgmental support, respects confidentiality, collaborates with volunteers, and responds to at-risk youth and their families 24 hours a day. The 1-800-RUNAWAY hotline now handles more than 100,000 calls each year.

PBS

pbs-15PBS and our member stations are America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world. In addition, PBS's educational media helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age-appropriate way. We invite you to find out more about America’s largest public media enterprise.

Peter’s Online Typing Course

PeterTypingWelcome to Peter's Online Typing Course. Here you'll find a set of free online typing lessons and typing exercises for beginning typists, and frustrated hunt-and-peckers who want to move from four-finger typing to full-blown touch typing.

Smithsonian

SmithsonianCulturalFounded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities.

Study Guides and Strategies

StudyGuideSince 1996 the Study Guides and Strategies web site has been researched, authored, maintained and supported by Joe Landsberger as a learner-centric, educational public service.

Visual Dictionary

VisualDictionaryThe Visual Dictionary, different from an encyclopedia or from a traditional online dictionaries, thesauri and glossaries because the images replace the words.

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