Reference Sources
 Author pages
  • Avi - Check here for a biography of Avi and information about his books.
  • Brett, Jan - A popular children's author. Free activities, coloring pages and projects may be found here.
  • Carle, Eric - Book lists, pictures, and information about children's author and artist Eric Carle.
  • Cleary, Beverly - Enter the world of Beverly Cleary and find out about all your favorite characters, plan a Ramona party and more.
  • Creech, Sharon - Read the biography of Sharon Creech and find summaries of all her books.
  • Dahl, Roald - A popular children's author. Find information about his books, movies and more.
  • dePaola Tomie - Read about well-known children's author and artist Tomie dePaola. There are coloring pages, non-book related art, his creative process and more.
  • Grisham, John - The official web site of this popular novelist. Contains his biography as well as a book list. Send Grisham e-cards, join his mailing list and more.
  • Jacques, Brian - Visit Redwall Abbey the official site of author Brian Jacques. Investigate the Redwall gallery, work Redwall crossword puzzles and more.
  • Karon, Jan - Read about Jan Karon, the Mitford series books, exchange recipes and more.
  • Lowry, Lois - Find the author's biography, information about her books, speeches and more.
  • Myers, Bill - Read Bill Myers biography, look at the books he's written and more.
  • Peters, Elizabeth - Although her real name is Barbara Mertz, visit this page for more information about her books, upcoming releases and more.
  • Rowling, J. K. - Find out the latest Harry Potter news, read about the author J. K. Rowling, read the rumors and more (available in six languages including Japanese).
  • Silverstein, Shel - Visit children's author and artist Shel Silverstein's official site and make bookmarks, do puzzles, send e-cards and more. There are ideas for teachers and parents too.
  • Snicket, Lemony - Read about the agitated author, play glum games, learn about the fateful film and more.
  • Spinelli, Jerry - Lots of fun things to do here, puzzles, crafts, recipes and more.
  • Tolkien, J. R. R. - Visit the Tolkien Society home page, read reviews, view trailers, read Tolkien's biography and more.
 Book Links
  • Authors - A searchable directory of author Web sites
  • Award-winning Books - Check here for lists of Newbery, Caldecott, Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal books and many more
  • Bartleby - An Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse
  • Books - Find your favorite mystery, sci-fi and fantasy authors here plus series titles in order of publication
  • Books for Guys - A place to help guys find things they like to read
  • Book Lists - Lists for young adults, the college bound, reluctant readers and many more
  • Book Reviews - A directory of book review sites on the Web
  • BookWire - Book sites around the world, best seller lists, author interviews and more can be found here.
  • Christian Classics - Download classic Christian works that are in the public domain
  • Nobel Prize - A link to the Nobel Literature prizes
  • Project Gutenberg - The oldest publisher of free e-books, has a great collection of the classics
  • Pulitzer Prize - A link to the Pulitzer Prize site where you may view the prizes year by year
  • Reader's Advisory - A site with genre lists, series lists, an author index and suggested "readalikes"
  • Teen Reads - A website for teens with book reviews, author interviews, list of award winning books and more
 Elementary Reading Resources
The following PDF files are available for download by clicking the links. Documents from Developmental Continuums: A Framework for Literacy Instruction and Assessment K-8, by Bonnie Campbell Hill, Christopher-Gordon Pub; Book and CD-Rom edition (April 1, 2001). Copyright © 2001 Christopher-Gordon Publishers. Used with permission.
 General Information
  • Acronym Finder - Find the meaning of acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms
  • Almanac - Search The Old Farmer's Almanac for informatiion concerning weather, food, gardening and more.
  • Chamber of Commerce - A worldwide directory of Chamber of Commerce offices
  • Comparative Value - Find the value of a dollar at some past date compared to today, also compare purchasing power, exchange rates and more
  • Drug Index - Prescription drug information, side effects, interactions, etc.
  • Federal government information - A quick way to locate information from all departments of the U.S. government.
  • First-Aid - From Mayo Clinic, this first-aid guide will help you deal with certain medical issues, Not meant to take the place of professional medical help.
  • Gazetteer - Find the location of any place name in the world.
  • Glossarist - A directory of glossaries and topical dictionaries available on the Internet.
  • Holidays - A site with links to a wide variety of information concerning holidays, their history and other holiday crafts and activities
  • Japan Statistics - Census information from Japan in English ( also available in Japanese)
  • Knowledge Hound - A directory of thousands of free how-to's
  • Maps - Find maps and directions to locations in the United States.
  • National Center for Health - A statistical web site providing health information for the United States.
  • Pictures - Copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students
  • States and Local Government Information - An Internet resource page with links to information about individual states and local governments in the United States.
  • Timeticker - Displays the current time for countries around the world.
  • United Nations - The official web site of the United Nations.
  • United Nations Cyberschoolbus - This site provides teaching materials and educational activities. Country information, data, statistics, and much more is available here.
  • United States Census - A direct link to the 2000 United States Census statistics
  • United States Government Printing Office - Many resources may be found at this site. One is a listing of Federal agency Web sites.
  • United States government statistics - This site provides links to statistics for over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.
  • United States legislative information - Check this to find information about any U.S. Federal legislation.
  • Weather - Worldwide weather forecasts from the Weather Channel
 General Sources
  • Awesome Library - A database of carefully reviewed, high quality resources
  • Biographical Dictionary - This site provides short biographies of over 28,000 men and women of note.
  • Biographies - A large guide to Internet biography sites; includes only people who have died
  • Brainy Encyclopedia - A free Internet encyclopedia.
  • Canada - A free Canadian encyclopedia
  • Dewey Browse - Search for web sites organized by the Dewey classification system
  • Dictionary/Thesaurus - Dictionaries in English as well as other languages may be found here along with several translation dictionaries.
  • Encyclopedia - This is a free Internet encyclopedia with articles taken from the 6th edition of Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th edition.
  • High School Ace - Lots of educational resources for high school students.
  • Homework Help - This site offers homework help for a variety of subjects. It also includes language help for French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.
  • How Stuff Works - Browse 9 different categories including science, computers and automobiles to find out how things work
  • InfoPlease - Lots of study tools and homework help
  • instaGrok - "grok (v): to understand thoroughly and intuitively"
  • Internet Public Library - Almanacs, biographies, encyclopedias, and many more resources available here
  • Librarians' Index to the Internet - This is a searchable, annotated subject directory of 10,000 resources
  • LibrarySpot - Visit this full-service online library. A great source of reference materials: dictionaries, encyclopedias and more
  • Phrase Finder - Helps you locate the meaning or origin of a phrase
  • Reference Desk - A great place for news items, fast facts, homework help and a variety of reference materials.
  • World Factbook - All the information you need on every country in the world
 Kids' Resources
  • Art - Do many kinds of art projects online plus find links to many kinds of art
  • Ask for Kids - Study tools and homework help
  • Book Pals - Watch and listen to actors reading your favorite story books
  • Discovery School - Study tools, homework help, games, clip art and learning adventures
  • Dewey Challenge Game - Find out how much you know about the Dewey system
  • Do We Really Know Dewey? - A website about the Dewey Decimal System
  • Dr. Seuss - Travel to Seussville and enjoy all the activities on the playground
  • Enchanted Learning - A collection of educational web sites and games for children to promote learning
  • Facts - Homework help and much more
  • Fun brain - Educational material for children and teachers plus games for all subject areas
  • Great Sites - A database of 700+ great web sites for children and parents
  • History - Learn about history through fun activities
  • International Children's Digital Library - It is an international online digital library with books of many different languages.
  • Ithaki 4 Kids - A metasearch engine that removes duplicates, ranks the results and shows them all on one page
  • Jan Brett - Lots of fun activities for kids from well-known author Jan Brett
  • KidsClick! - A database of good web sites for children created by librarians
  • Kids Health - Includes a glossary of medical terms, information about illnesses and advice for staying healthy
  • Kids NewsRoom - Today's news written in a style younger children can understand, plus pictures, contests and games
  • Kids Web Japan - Learn many things about Japan, find recipes, play games and more
  • Learning Planet - Lots of fun learning activities and educational resources
  • Math Cats - This combines a love of cats and math to teach math concepts, includes crafts, art and more
  • NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration page for kids
  • Picture Dictionary - A multilingual picture dictionary created especially for ESL students
  • Pop-up Books - Author Robert Sabuda's site with a look at his pop-up books plus instructions for making your own
  • Reading - A creative site designed to teach kids to read
  • Science - Science projects, experiments and questions answered
  • Sports - Sports Illustrated for Kids online magazine
  • Underground railroad - Take a journey on the underground railroad. Presented by National Geographic.
  • U.S. Government for Kids - Information about the U.S. government, divided by grade levels
  • White House - Lots of information and games about the U.S. Presidents, their families and even their pets
  • World Almanac for Kids - The online site of the popular World Almanac book with games, articles and more
  • Yahooligans - A web guide for kids
  • Zoobooks - The Zoobooks magazine site with educational games, information and more
 MLA Style Bibliography Guide
Bibliography should be alphabetized according to the author’s last name. If there is no author given, begin with the title. See the OWL for more information. (©1995-2001 by Purdue University and all rights reserved.)
  • A book
    Author(s). Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication.
  • Book with one author
    Henley, Patricia. The Hummingbird House. Denver: MacMurray, 1999.
  • Two books by the same author After the first listing of the author's name, start a new line and use three hyphens and a period for the author's name. List books alphabetically:
    Palmer, William J. Dickens and New Historicism. New York: St. Martin's, 1997.
    ---. The Films of the Eighties: A Social History. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993.
  • Book with more than one author
    Gillespie, Paula, and Neal Lerner. The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Peer Tutoring. Boston: Allyn, 2000.
  • Book with a corporate author
    American Allergy Association. Allergies in Children. New York: Random, 1998.
  • Book or article with no author named
    Encyclopedia of Indiana. New York: Somerset, 1993. "Cigarette Sales Fall 30% as California Tax Rises." New York Times 14 Sept. 1999: A17.
  • Anthology or collection
    Peterson, Nancy J., ed. Toni Morrison: Critical and Theoretical Approaches. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1997.
  • A part of a book (such as an essay in a collection)
    Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Collection. Ed. Editor's Name(s). Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Pages.
  • Article from a reference book
    "Jamaica." Encyclopedia Britannica. 1999 ed.
  • An article in a periodical (such as a newspaper or magazine)
    Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Source Day Month Year: pages.
  • Magazine or newspaper article
    Poniewozik, James. "TV Makes a Too-Close Call." Time 20 Nov. 2000: 70-71.
    Trembacki, Paul. "Brees Hopes to Win Heisman for Team." Purdue Exponent: 5 Dec. 2000: 20.
  • A Web site
    Author(s). Name of Page. Date of Posting/Revision. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site. Date of Access <electronic address>.
  • Web site example
    Felluga, Dino. Undergraduate Guide to Literary Theory. 17 Dec. 1999. Purdue University. 15 Nov. 2000 <http://omni.cc.purdue.edu/felluga/theory2.html>.
  • An article on a Web site
    Author(s)."Article Title." Name of web site. Date of posting/revision. Name of institution/organization affiliated with site. Date of access <electronic address>.
  • Article on a Web site example
    Poland, Dave. "The Hot Button." Roughcut. 26 Oct. 1998. Turner Network Television. 28 Oct. 1998 <http://www.roughcut.com>.
  • An article in an online journal or magazine
    Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume. Issue (Year): Pages/Paragraphs. Date of Access <electronic address>.
  • Online journal article
    Wheelis, Mark. "Investigating Disease Outbreaks Under a Protocol to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention." Emerging Infectious Diseases 6.6 (2000):33 pars. 5 Dec. 2000 <http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol6no6/wheelis.htm>.
  • E-mail
    Author. "Title of the message (if any)" E-mail to the author. Date of the message.
  • E-mail to you
    Kunka, Andrew. "Re: Modernist Literature." E-mail to the author. 15 Nov. 2000.
  • Email communication between two parties, not including the author
    Neyhart, David. "Re: Online Tutoring." E-mail to Joe Barbato. 1 Dec. 2000.
  • Article in a reference database on CD-ROM
    "World War II." Encarta. CD-ROM. Seattle: Microsoft, 1999.
  • Article from a periodically published database on CD-ROM
    Reed, William. "Whites and the Entertainment Industry. " Tennessee Tribune 25 Dec. 1996: 28. Ethnic NewsWatch. CD-ROM. Data Technologies. Feb. 1997.
  • Government publication
    United States Dept. of Health and Human Services. Healthy People 2010: Understanding and Improving Health. Washington: GPO, 2000.
  • Pamphlet
    Office of the Dean of Students. Resources for Success: Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorders. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University, 2000.
  • Interview that you conducted
    Purdue, Pete. Personal Interview. 1 Dec. 2000.
  • Advertisement
    Lufthansa. Advertisement. Time 20 Nov. 2000: 151.
  • Television or radio program
    "The Blessing Way." The X-Files. Fox. WXIA, Atlanta. 19 Jul. 1998.
  • Sound recording
    U2. All That You Can't Leave Behind. Interscope, 2000.
  • Film
    The Usual Suspects. Dir. Bryan Singer. Perf. Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin, and Benecio del Toro. Polygram, 1995.
 Reading Lists
 Search Engines
Main
  • AltaVista - Good for finding obscure facts and figures
  • Google - Good for general searches, covers more of the Internet than others
  • HotBot - Good for looking for multimedia files and finding sites by geography
  • Lycos - Also good for multimedia searches
  • Yahoo - Has the best detailed Web directory.use it for exploring a subject to see what's available
Others
  • Art - A fine arts search engine, can view artists and their works and even locate which museums in the world have their art
  • Ask - Allows natural language searches
  • Librarians' Index (ipl2) - A searchable, annotated directory of websites you can trust created by librarians
  • Search Engine Watch - This site gives you Web searching tips, search engine listings, reviews and much more
 Subject Area Sources
Art
  • Artcyclopedia - Search for artists by name, artworks by title or look at specific art movements
  • Art Dictionary - An online art dictionary with definitions for more than 3,600 terms
  • Art History - A directory of websites for all periods of art with links to museums also
  • Timeline - From the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a timeline of art history
Bible
  • Bible Gateway - This site offers commentaries, Bible dictionaries, various translations and much more to assist in Bible study
English
Health
  • Health - This government site has health information, a medical encyclopedia, drug/prescription information and more.
  • Health Questions - Consult Mayo Clinic for answers to health and drug questions.
  • Kids Health - Includes a glossary of medical terms, information about illnesses and advice for staying healthy.
History
  • America's past - Has excellent pictures and information on historical events in America's history
  • Decades - Search any decade from the years 1000 thru 1990's for information, also has time lines
  • Digital History - Contains primary source material, multimedia, timelines and more.
  • Eyewitness to History - Learn about history through the eyes of those who lived it
  • Guide to U.S. Government - Information about the U.S. government divided by grade level, includes historical documents and more
  • Historical maps - A collection of over 8,000 historical maps, mainly from North and South America
  • History - A portal on a wide variety of topics and periods in history, also includes art history
  • History - An extensive history site with links to maps, timelines, flags, fine arts, biographies and much more
  • U.S. History - An excellent site with primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the U.S.
  • U.S. Navy history - Excellent source of navy facts and history
  • U.S. popular culture - Offers primary source materials from American popular culture from the Civil War to the 1900's
Music
  • Essentials of Music - This site has information about the 6 main eras in music history, sort biographies of composers plus a glossary of 200 definitions
  • Music dictionary - Look up any musical term in this music dictionary
Science
  • Biomes - Biomes of the world, freshwater & marine ecosystems
  • ScienceDaily - An online science magazine with articles about science, technology and medicine

So many books. So little time....
Ginny shows the free books she brought back with her from a librarians' conference.



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