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This is the new site for the Media Center.  This site is where you can locate links to help you search and research.

Dictionaries
Dictionary.com

Encyclopedias
Encarta Encyclopedia Online
Encyclopedia Smithsonian
Encyclopedia.com
Animal Encyclopedia

General Reference
KidSpace Public Library
Yahoo Kids

Reference Desk.com
Local Government


Science
enature - contains field guides for over 5,500 species of animals

Biology 4 Kids - This sites introduces you to the major concepts in biology.  You can search the site, or visit different sections on cells, microorganisms, plants, invertebrates, vertebrates, and animal systems

Extreme Science - "The biggest, the baddest, and the best in the natural world are all gathered at this site.  Includes pictures, info, types of scientists who study these phenomena, and where to go for more information"

Smithsonian National Zoo - Extensive information about the world's divers wildlife

Ology - Ology means "the study of." Here on the American Museum of Natural Historys Ology Website, you can study and explore many cool Ologies.

Social Studies
Country at a Glance - Find out basic information about countries all over the world.  This United Nations site allows you to click on the name of the country and discover its flag, geographical facts, currency information, and other important data.

Diversity Calendar - Would you like to know when the Chineses New Year is or when Mother's Day falls this year? This handy monyh-by-month calendar lists the important religious and U.S. holidays for 2009.  You can also find out all about the different holidays and celebrations.  Learn about Now Ruz, Earth Day, Diwali, Kwanzaa and others.

Liberty! The American Revolution - Test your knowledge of the American revolution with this game.  Learn about the daily life in the Colonies (not the apartments) read headlines from six colonial cities, and discover a timeline of importatn events.

Biography of America - Discover U.S. History with interactive timelines and maps.

Eyewitness to History - "Your righside seat to history - from the Ancient World to the present.  History through the eyes of those who lived it"  This website highlights excerpts from primary source material, articles, and photographs about important people and events througout history.

American Memory Timeline - "A comprehensive look at America's history, through primary sources, brings the past to life in a personal way."

From Revolution to Reconstruction - This site gives the history of the United States form the lansing of the Mayflower to current times.  The site is always looking for contributors, and you can submit your essy to the sites. It's great for students who need to write a U.S. History reprot.  This site contains the full-text of many important primary source document, such as the Magna Charta, The Constitution of the Iroquois nations, and the Final Text of the Declaration of Independence.

Online Atlas

The American Presidency
- Look through several encyclopedias and online features with information about the Presidents, First Ladies, and Vice Presidents of the United States.  You can read a short biography and see a picture of each President.  There are even some actual recordings of speeches.

Biography
Biographical Dictionary - This dictionary has information on over 18,000 people and provides birth and dath years, professions, positions held, literacy and artistic works and other achievements of people throughout history.  You can also take the Master Biographer Challenge to see how much you know about Notable Citizens of the Planet Earth.

Mathematition Biographies - Do you need informaion about someone famous in the field of mathematics? This site has many biographies of mathematicians from all time periods.

Sports Biographies - Looking for a biography of your favorite athlete?  This site probable has it.

Women in Sports - Sports Illustrated for Women provides biographies of 100 of "the century's greatest sportswomen."

Women's Biographies - This site offeres biographies of women throughout history. 

Women's Biographies 2 - Find biographies of 300 women who changed the world!  Learn about feminism, suffrage, and the women's movement.  A timeline, videos, quotes, and some original documents are provided.

Women in Science - "Women are, and always have been scientists.  This site lists over 125 names from our scientific and technical past. They are all women! This includes inventors, scholars, and writers as well as mathematicians and astronomers."