Internet Public Library Youth Division
The name says it all. The site links to all kinds of subject categories, reference materials and other resources, including: cultural tours around the world; science explorations; U.S. Presidents biographies, speeches and writings; and even a tour of an automobile factory.
Jen & Alex's Homework & Reference Page
A quick and bountiful list of net resources, divided into literature, famous people, general reference, geography, history, math, philosophy, science, social sciences, universities and wellness.
Teen Hoopla: An Internet Guide for Teens
A product of the Young Adult Library Services Association, this resource recommends Web sites for ages 12 to 18.
This gateway to other Internet resources is for college or advanced high-schoolers. You'll find listings of general resources as well as links to online publications, language and study aids, reference materials, databases, archives, virtual libraries and tutorials.
A kid-oriented search site created by a group of librarians.
bigchalk - the Education Network
This site began years ago as "Homework Central" and now has a huge catalog of other Web sites on almost every school-worthy topic. You may also sign up for weekly e-mailings of the "Top 8 learning sites" on the Web.
A large collection of links to topics from animals to world history. Click on any subject heading to get a good start.
The Student Channel
A part of cable TV's Discovery Channel and Travel Channel, this site includes the famed "B.J. Pinchbeck Homework Help" index -- a resource started in April 1996 by a schoolboy and his dad in Pennsylvania.
Follow the links to homework help, reference resources, search engines, fun sites, online children's stories and more
Pose your research questions via e-mail and, within about two days, receive answers, help or referrals from the American Association of School Librarians. Or check out the Frequently Asked Questions section and find the answers already provided to thousands of students, grades K-12.
Get instant help with a tricky math problem. Click on the topic that best seems to describe your problem; type your math problem into a blank form that appears; click the "Solve" or "Do it!" button - and Webmath will try to solve you're the problem and show you how to do it.
Science and Technology
The Why Files
Since 1996, this site has provided nifty, reliable and often droll explanations of the science and technology behind the headlines of the day. Check out the weekly features and easily searchable archive, plus a Cool Science Image feature and picture gallery.
Find great animations explaining health, science and technology.
Mr. Dowling's Electronic Passport
Mike Dowling, a geography teacher in Palm Beach, Fla., has loaded the Web with information and resources from his lessons on lands and peoples from the dawn of time. For teachers, he also provides lessons, study guides, homework assignments and tests.
Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc
Try two resources:
WWWebster, an online Center with dictionary and thesaurus
Word Central, with a student Dictionary, build-your-own dictionary, Daily Buzzword and word games
Quickly query 742 online dictionaries, from the Dictionary of Art Glass Terms to the Water Quality Dictionary, to define odd words.
Find synonyms and more.
Information Please Online Almanacs
Get answers from an online encyclopedia, almanacs and dictionary
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, from the 1919 edition
It's 92 years out of date, but quotes are quotes, right?
Search through more than 50,000 cross-linked articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.
Statistical Resources on the Web
The University of Michigan Document Center has organized statistics on everything from agriculture to weather.
A gold mine of statistics from more than 70 government agencies.
Martindale's Reference Desk
Find links to online reference sources ranging from maps, encyclopedias and dictionaries to manufacturers of cars, aircraft and yachts.
News and Current Events
New York Times Learning Network
Find the day's top stories, a news quiz, lesson plans and online discussions - all aimed at students in grades 3-12.
Virtual Library Museums
Find collections of museums, galleries, zoos and archives from around the globe. Pick your country or continent; or search for a particular museum, gallery, zoo or exhibit specialty; or choose from groupings the site provides.
Entirely in French and for kids, this site is for the adventurous student. There are stories and drawings by French-speaking kids from all over the world, pen pals, music, comic strips and more. But no English.