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Jul 21, 14

"Great Websites for Kids is a compilation of websites geared to children from birth to age 14. Suggested sites are evaluated by the Great Websites for Kids Committee using established selection criteria. The committee is made up of members of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association." This site allows for keyword searching or browsing through the listed headings of Animals, The Arts, History & Biography, Literature & Languages, Mathematics & Computers, Reference Desk, Sciences, or Social Sciences. Each heading is further subdivided into special interest areas. An additional link leads to recommended sites for parents, caregivers, teachers, and others. There are prominent links to Sites of the Week, Recent Sites, Most Popular, and Top Rated.

Jul 21, 14

Vocabulary building and instructional site. By no means just a dictionary, this site offers vocabulary lists, a dictionary, and word challenges. They all work together to set a thorough, practical, and fun grounding in learning new words. Vocabulary lists have been created from items such as popular movies, historical documents, just for fun, political speeches, literature, or test prep. The challenge section quizzes you on word meanings, tracks words missed and adds them to a list of words being learned. All uses of a word are defined and usage examples given. Create a free account for personalized vocabulary instruction, charts and graphs showing progress and other features.

Jul 21, 14

A simple, user-friendly website provides quick book recommendations (links to Amazon for purchasing.) The site allows someone to enter the title of a book they like so that the site can use its large database of readers' favorite books to make book suggestions related to the topics of the original book title entered. From the results page, one can also browse books by subject.

Jul 21, 14

Whichbook is a UK-based readers advisory site. Whichbook offers choices which are not available anywhere else – mood, emotion, plot shape, type of main character, country the book is set in.

May 28, 13

American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys.

Dec 28, 12

WorldCat helps patrons and librarians “find items in libraries near you.” Search for books, DVDs, CDs and articles.

Dec 28, 12

This search tool is great for public librarians or librarians who work with teachers wanting information on grants and nonprofits. Type in the name of an organization or keyword to find nonprofit group information.

Dec 28, 12

Find tutorials for practically everything on this search site, from education to culture to spirituality, to finance to the Internet.

Dec 28, 12

Our search filters unfriendly sites from Google giving you only family friendly sites.

Dec 28, 12

The Internet Public Library (IPL) is a public library for the world wide web. Students from a consortium of colleges and universities with programs in information science develop and maintain the IPL.

Dec 28, 12

PublicRadioFan.com features schedule listings for thousands of public radio stations and programs around the world. Follow the audio links to hear your favorite programs and discover new ones.

Dec 28, 12

The mother of all search engines

Dec 27, 12

Type your search into one or several of the following search engines at once: Alta Vista, AOL, EntireWeb, Gigablast, Hot Bot, Lycos, Scrub, Yahoo!, Google, YouTube, Dogpile, Ask Jeeves, and a lot more.

Dec 27, 12

This cartoon-inspired search engine lets you hover over results to get a preview of the site before you open it. Results are also organized by topic so that you can narrow down your search and organize hits.

Dec 27, 12

Search the web’s best, the entire web, downloads, images, videos, audio or headline news. You can also select an advanced search to find incredibly specific results.

Dec 27, 12

Adorable Ms. Freckles can search online for different file types, definitions, translations, film, finance sites, and a lot more all at once

Jun 21, 12

Packed with detailed stock quotes, financial news, company backgrounds, a currency converter, email newsletters, financial tools, and other kinds of market-related information. Set-up and track detailed portfolios for free.

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