LINK TO RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

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RESEARCHIT CT - CONNECTICUT DIGITAL LIBRARY

researchIT CT offers free online resources as a service of the CT State Library. Here you will find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles for Connecticut public, K12, and academic libraries and their users. Connecticut residents with valid CT public library cards can also access a collection of downloadable eAudios and eBooks.

Check out the great middle school databases.

You will need your public library card to access this site from home.


WEBPATH EXPRESS- web path logo

An educational search tool that features annotated, reliable websites, clustered by grade level. Provides you access to over 85,000 trustworthy and relevant websites that are integrated into our automation system and available district wide.

To access Webpath Express, click on "Timothy Edwards." Next, click on the "Catalog" tab at the top of the screen. The "Webpath Express" tab is located on the left hand side of the screen.


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Britannica® School is a go-to site for research which offers thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate encyclopedias.

Click on the above image to access Britannica School Edition from within the district.

To access this resource from outside the district, please see Mrs. Longo for login information.


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BRITANNICA IMAGE QUEST

Free of advertising and from trustworthy sources, the Britannica’s Image Quest provides safe and fast access to the highest quality images on all topics and for all ages. Organized by subject matter and searchabe, Britannica Image Quest takes you straight to the images you need. Please see Mrs. Longo for login information.


Culture Gram logo

Click on the link above to access CultureGrams from within the district.

To access this resource from outside the district, please see Mrs. Longo for login information.

The CultureGrams Online Database is a leading reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe.

This site provides detailed cultural information on more than 200 countries, allows you to explore all the U.S. states as well as all the Canadian provinces and territories. You maps, flags, images and so much more.


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Offering more than 50 complete units of study with over 8,000 science-related assets in a variety of media, ScienceFlix® provides students with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, interactive features and more.

LinkClick HERE to access ScienceFlix from school.

LinkClick HERE to access ScienceFlix from home.  See Mrs. Longo for the remote username and password.

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Explore credible nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.

Link Click HERE to access Scholastic go from school.
Link Click HERE to access Scholastic go from home. See Mrs. Longo for the remote username and password. 



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NoodleTools is a web-based student research service that helps you correctly cite sources in MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. Use NoodleTools throughout a research project to track your sources, take notes, create outlines, collaborate with classmates, and format and print your bibliography.

THERE ARE 3 WAYS TO ACCESS NOODLETOOLS:

Clicking the Google Apps NoodleTools button (under the Google "waffle" menu in Google Apps)

Entering your Google email on the main login screen, in the "Access via Google For Education" area.

Clicking on a link customized for your subscription:

https://my.noodletools.com/logon/gapps/landing/apps.southwindsorschools.org

DIRECTIONS: SIGNING INTO NOODLE TOOLS FOR FIRST TIME

NOODLETOOLS QUICK USER GUIDE

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Great Websites for Kids- This is a highly useful site sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children a division of the American Library Association.


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Sparticl is a great resource that combs through the science on the Web, presenting age-appropriate and valuable websites on many topics from vetted and respected sources that include PBS, Discovery, NOVA and the BBC. Sparticl offers preselected subjects divided by general topics as well as a search option, making it appropriate for users working on assignments. Sparticl also includes interactive elements such as games, videos and quizzes.


SWEETSEARCH

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SweetSearch, a Search Engine for Students, searches only Web sites that have been approved by our staff. SweetSearch allows students to choose the most relevant result from a list of credible results, without the distraction of unreliable sites.

To learn more about SweetSearch CLICK HERE.


A MIGHTY GIRL

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A Mighty Girl is the world's largest collection of books, toys, movies and music for parents, teachers, and others dedicated to raising smart, confident and courageous girls and, of course, for girls themselves. This great resource is geared towards both elementary and middle school aged girls.


SCIENCE AND MATH RESEARCH

The following sites are helpful when going science or math related research:

http://www.wolframalpha.com/about.html

http://www.wolframalpha.com/examples/

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SOUTH WINDSOR PUBLIC LIBRARY

WOLFRAMALPA- COMPUTATIONAL KNOWLEDGE ENGINE

About Wolfram:

Wolfram’s long-term goal is to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone. This site aims to collect and curate all objective data; implement every known model, method, and algorithm; and make it possible to compute whatever can be computed about anything.

Wolfram|Alpha aims to bring expert-level knowledge and capabilities to the broadest possible range of people—spanning all professions and education levels. Our goal is to accept completely free-form input, and to serve as a knowledge engine that generates powerful results and presents them with maximum clarity.

Awesome Library

Awesome Library organizes the Web with 22,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education.

ACADEMICINFO.NET

LIBRARY SPOT

A great collection of research sites

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.COM

A great geography site

INFO PLEASE

Online almanac

INFO PLEASE FOR KIDS

Almanac, dictionary and encyclopedia just for kids

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

One of the world's biggest libraries, with 120 million items on 532 miles of shelves. You can't take out any books, but you can have access to tons of great information.

SMITHSONIAN

Primary sources for learning