Online Subscription Resources (at home you will need to login):
World Book; - Students Edition This classic encyclopedia now lets you hear the text and to save your information. It is a great place to start your research Student Edition K-12 (OSLIS) This includes encyclopedias, magazine articles, maps, newspapers and reference sources which can be searched seperately or all at the same time. Popular Magazines (OSLIS) An index to 1,000 of the most search magazines from the Gale database Infotrac. It is another good starting point for research. Student Resources in Context (OSLIS) For more complex research, use this database. You can search subject encyclopedias, full-text news and magazine articles as well as primary documents, images and audio files at the same time. LearningExpress Library (OSLIS) Need more help to conquer Algebra, prepare for the GED or bone up on English grammar? Then this is the place to start. You can take practice tests, view your results, download an e-book or take an online computer course. Try it out today!
Free Online Resource (no login needed):
Lexile - Find a book This site lets you find a book by Lexile level or find the Lexile level of a book. Just for Fun Here are some contests and activities that help make reading fun! National Gallery of Writing Add your own writing to the gallery or read what others have written Interactive Games and Activities
(from the United Kingdom)
Good place to find fun ways to practice your skills, just watch out for the 'English' spellings. Read Write Think, grades 9-10 Projects, activities and games. Read Write Think, grades 11-12 Projects, activities and games.
Online Subscription Resources (at home you will need to login):
WorldBook – Student Edition The classic encyclopedia with the ability to hear the text read, translate the text and save your research materials. A great place to begin your research. Student Edition K-12 (OSLIS) Includes encyclopedias, magazines, maps, newspapers and reference sources, which can be searched separately or all at the same time. Popular Magazines (OSLIS) Includes 1000 of the most searched magazines from the Gale database, Infotrac. Another good starting point for your research. Student Resources in Context (OSLIS) For more complex research, use this database. You can search subject encyclopedias, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, and audio files at the same time. This also provides links to vetted websites. LearningExpress Library (OSLIS) Need more help to conquer Algebra, prepare for the GED or bone up on English grammar? Then this is the place to start. You can take practice tests, view your results, download an e-book or take an online computer course. Try it out today!
Spanish Resources (at home you will need to login):
Enciclopedia Enstudiantil Hallazgos The classic WorldBook encyclopedia in Spanish. It includes interactive material such as timelines and videos. An excellent place to start your research. Informe! (OSLIS) Full text magazines published in Spanish. Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.
Free Access on the Web (no login needed):
Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab This site can help you with your English. It includes Daily ESL, the ESL Blog, EZ Slang, Train your accent and Tips for students. Activities for ESL students Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL). Interesting things for ESL students quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities. Online English Grammar Tests/Esl practice From the Learn English feel good site, this gives you many quizzes that can help you practice your English and improve your knowledge of English grammar. ESL Party Land Here you can practice your English at your own pace. BBC Learning English Although it is ‘English’ English rather than lsquo;American’ there are a lot of good ways to learn English here. It includes crosswords, quizzes and videos. International Children’s Digital Library Wonderful digital books from around the world.; Great art, and it has bilingual books.
Model United Nations
General Country Research (subscriptions)
Login needed, if not at school: World Book Encyclopedia A good place to start your country research. You can also make a timeline using this resource. Infotrac (OSLIS) This database gives you access to current magazine articles. Student Resources in Context (OSLIS) For more complex research, use this database. You can search subject encyclopedias, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, and audio files at the same time. This also provides links to vetted websites. Login needed at all times; ask librarian: Culturgrams Look here for the countries' history, cultural customs, flag and even the national anthem. Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature Another place to find current information from magazines about your country.
General Country Research (open)
BBC Country Profiles The history, politics and economic background of countries and territories with information about their key institutions. CIA World Factbook The people, government, history, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues for 266 world entities, gathered by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. U.S. Department of State Profiles of the countries of the world with special regard to the relationship between the nation and the United States.
News from Around the World
Aljazeera The news of the world from the Middle East, in English. BBC The British take on the world's news The Economist Use the search box to find the most recent news about a country, with an economists's point of view El Pais The global online edition of the Spanish newspaper, in Spanish. The Japan Times Online An English version of the Japanese newspaper New York Times An American point of view Newspapers from around the World An Australian company gathered these links. Most of the newspapers are in their native languages. Washington Post The world through the eyes of America's capitol's newspaper.
Human Rights Watch Mission statement: "Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice." Human Rights page of the U.S. State Department The United States is very concerned about human rights. Take a look at the Country Reports, HumanRights.gov and U.S. Treaty Reports to find out about how the State Department views human rights around the world. The Leadership Conference Issues page An overview of some of civil and human rights issues in the United States. Amnesty International Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights.Our vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. World Organization Against Torture A coalition of non-governmental organizations whose main goal is fighting against torture, summary executions, enforced disappearances and all other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. United Nations Human rights are fundamental to the United Nations. The charter proclaims, [the] "fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person..."
Congressional Research Service(CRS) Reports on Terrorism, provided by the Federation of American Scientists CRS provides research for the U.S. Congress, now you can be just as informed. Terrorism section of the Military Policy Awareness Links (MiPALs) from the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. Prepared by the National Defense University, this page provides links to information on U.S. policy, current news, international organizations and analysis. Terrorism page from the Council on Foreign Relations ;Lots of good information about terrorism. Terrorism World from the World News Network An compilation of the internet news about terrorism. The World at War A list, and information, of the conflicts in the world today.
Palestine and Israel
News of the Middle East from the People's Daily in China The Middle East from the Chinese point of view. News of the Middle East from Aljazeera Coverage of the Middle East from the Middle East. Middle East news from the UN News Centre Focus on what is currently happening in the Middle East In a Nutshell: Israeli Palestianian Conflict A synopsis of the conflict from MidEast Web
Blacksmith Institute Projects by region Click on the region you are interested in and find out about projects that are trying to solve pollutions problems in that area. Climate Crises page from Global Stewards A compilation of articles about climate change. Current TV: Environmental Issues Find out what's on tv about environmental issues Climate change: EPA Information about climate change from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Global Warming FAQs NOAA provides FAQs about global warming Global warming issues from the Natural Resources Defense Council The NRDC presents issues and solutions regarding global warming Global Warming An overview on global warming from the Union of Concerned Scientists
Remember, you can get login and password information from the librarian. If you have any questions, please ask Ms. Andrews.