Wilmington Middle School Links
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.
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.
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.
Searches almanacs, an encyclopedia, and dictionary. Great fact finder.
Select the language you speak and the language you wish to speak
Search 229 dictionaries, thesauruses and reverse dictionary at one time.
Find words that rhyme with, almost rhyme with, or sound the same as the target words
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.
Search the latest index of the world's books. Find millions of great books you can preview or read for free.
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.
A Collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature.
The fine arts search engine
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 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
The annotated search engine has over 20,000 records representing high–quality websites on topics ranging from arts to web technology.
Infotopia is an academic search engine accessing only trusted websites previously selected by librarians, teachers and library and educational consortia.
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.
A great collection of web tools for presentations, collaboration, research, writing, videos, slideshow, audio, images, drawing, and much more!
Copyright & Plagiarism
Interactive tool on the basics of copyright
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.
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University research and citation guide.
In-Text Citations (parenthetical)
Prepare your bibliography (citation page). EasyBib does all the work for you.