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Almanacs   Internet Search Tools
This is a kid's almanac with current definitions and facts on all kinds of topics such as news, biographies, sports trivia, weather and more!

World Almanac for Kids Online
Choose "Explore" to find tons of information on just about anything! Offers games, quizzes, contests, and interesting trivia.

World Gazetteer
Provides information about current population of countries, their divisions, cities and towns as well as images of the current national flags.

  Ask Kids
This search engine designed exclusively for young people ages 6 to 12. Ask a question about any subject.

Web search for kids by librarians. The link library is updated every 3 months, and contains websites of interest for children from Kindergarten to Grade 7.

Yahoo! Kids
Formerly known as Yahooligans. A web guide for kids.


Atlases   Libraries
Atlapedia Online
Atlapedia Online contains full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.

Country at a Glance
Choose a country then find out: flag, latitude & longitude, total area, total population, population density, capital city, languages, largest city (and its population), currency, GDP, GDP per capita, and so on...

Outline Maps
A collection of continent and hemisphere maps that are designed to print on one page. Created by Houghton Mifflin.

  Edmonton Public Library
The Kids Corner has homework help for you, as well as recommended web sites and books for kids.
A bright, dynamic site from the Central Rappahannock Regional Library in Fredericksburg, VA. Read book reviews submitted by other kids, and place your vote in the weekly kids poll!

KidSpace @ the Internet Public Library
An electronic library which has thoughtfully organized sites and resources for kids ages 4-11. It's huge, and they can help you with your homework.


Dictionaries   Fun Study Tools
American Sign Language Dictionary Online
Learn how to sign many words in American Sign Language.

Little Explorers - Picture Dictionary with Links
1,824 illustrated dictionary entries! Each word is used in a meaningful example sentence. Most entries have links to a related web site.

Word Central
Look up words (fast!) in the Student Dictionary! Better still: Build Your Own Dictionary! Stump your friends with today's Daily Buzzword!


  Flashcard Maker
Need to practice math, memorize vocabulary, or remember names? Make flash cards! It's an easy, fun way to study, even when you're on the go.

National Geographic Kids
Check out the video gallery for lots of fun, educational movie clips, that you can search by topic or keyword.

Trading Cards
Use your own photos to make trading cards for book characters, famous people, planets or even countries.

Homework Megasites   Citation & Plagiarism Help
Watch animated movies on lots of different topics. You'll find games, quizzes and other fun stuff too!

Discovery Education - Homework Resources
This is a great site with over 695 links to educational websites. Browsing categories include English, Math, Science, Social Studies, plus others, like Health, Visual & Performing Arts and Technology.

Kids Love!
If you are a student in Kindergarten to Grade 6 this site is for you! Created by Alberta teachers, this website has thousands of links to sites that will help you with your homework.

EasyBib is a free automatic citation maker. Give it a try!

InfoTech Kids’ Citations
Simplified citation rules for kids and an easy to use citation maker.

KidsSpace Research Skills
An excellent resource from Toronto Public Library on research skills. “Step 3” will help you make a list of works cited.
Helpful information about plagiarism for students, parents and teachers.

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