SCHOLASTIC

Scholastic Reading Counts:

Scholastic Reading Counts!  Is an independent reading program for Grades K–12 that combines reading practice and software-based reading assessment.  WMS students are required to have read/heard books worth at least 40 points per quarter.

Reading Counts Database:

Not sure if a book is RC or how many points it is worth?  This searchable database provides information about books that are supported by Scholastic Reading Counts! quizzes.


 CURRICULUM RESOURCES

Art

TeensHealth

We are a safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. 


WEB REFERENCE

Almanacs

Farmers’ Almanac

Long-range weather forecasts, best day guides, planting tips, recipes, sustainable living advice, healthy hints, natural remedies, astronomy, and a bit of humor is what you’ll find in the  Farmers’ Almanac. 

Info Please

Searches almanacs, an encyclopedia, and dictionary.  Great fact finder.


Biographies

Bio

The Presidents

Who 2

Now with 4101 biographies of famous people, characters and creatures


Dictionaries

Foreign Language for Travelers Dictionary

Select the language you speak and the language you wish to speak

One Look Dictionaries

Search 229 dictionaries, thesauruses and reverse dictionary at one time.

Rhyming Dictionaries

Find words that rhyme with, almost rhyme with, or sound the same as the target words


 Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia Britannica

Britannica Online gives teachers and students instant access to four encyclopedias that ensure consistency with classroom topics.  

Encyclopedia Smithsonian

FAQs and guide to resources from A to Z 


Libraries

American Library Association                 

Wilmington Public Library

Wilmington Public Library District offers many resources and services to users.


Literature

Bartleby

Bartleby is the preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference, and verse providing students and researchers with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.

Google Books

Search the latest index of the world's books. Find millions of great books you can preview or read for free. 

Project Gutenberg

Free EBooks


Primary Sources

Library of Congress

The Library preserves a collection of more than 119 million items, more than two-thirds of which are in media other than books.  These include the largest map, film, and television collections in the world.  This is an excellent resource for primary sources.

Primary Source Nexus – TPS-Barat

TPS-Barat uses digitized primary sources from the Library of Congress to engage K-12 students, foster inquiry and enhance critical thinking skills.


Quotations

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

A Collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature.


SEARCH ENGINES 

Artcyclopedia

The fine arts search engine

Awesome Library
Database of 110,000+ sites related to educational topics.  The Awesome Library provides only resources that have been reviewed and found to be of high quality for our users

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.  From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites

Internet Public Library2  

 The annotated search engine has over 20,000 records representing high–quality websites on topics ranging from arts to web technology.

Infotopia

Infotopia is an academic search engine accessing only trusted websites previously selected by librarians, teachers and library and educational consortia.

Sweetsearch

SweetSearch searches only the 35,000 Web sites.  It helps students find outstanding information faster, as well as enables them to determine the most relevant results from a list of credible resources, and makes it much easier for them to find primary sources.


WEB RESOURCES

Web 2.0 Cool Tools For School 

A great collection of web tools for presentations, collaboration, research, writing, videos, slideshow, audio, images, drawing, and much more!  




Writing

Big6 Writing Process

This feature section will help you get organized and complete an assigned written paper or report.  Here you will find links to the writing process and some great tools.

OWL Online Writing Lab

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material.


 Citation

MLA style Citation Quick Guide  

Easy Bib MLA 7 Reference Guide

Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide

OWL

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University research and citation guide.

In-Text Citations (parenthetical)

EasyBib

Prepare your bibliography (citation page).  EasyBib does all the work for you.