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RESEARCH TOOLS

Creative Commons
Creative Commons helps you legally share and use knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world.  Creative Commons provides a free, easy way to give the public permission to share and use creative works.

Cumberland County Public Library Databases
Databases you can use if you have a valid library card.

Docs Teach
Online tool for teaching with documents, from the National Archives.  Access thousands of primary sources  — letters, photographs, speeches, posters, maps, videos, and other document types — spanning the course of American history.

Free Clip Art
Huge collection of public domain clip art. The collection is free with no registration required.  This clip art library is useful for your documents and projects.

Google Newspapers
A link to newspaper archives.

Google Scholar
A simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Infotopia-Google
An academic search engine accessing only trusted websites previously selected by librarians, teachers and library and educational consortia.

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.

MackinVia
Ebooks provided by NCIMS for students to checkout.

NC Live
Offers free electronic access to resources for all ages on topics ranging from careers, business, and investing, to health, history, and genealogy. Ebooks, audiobooks, videos, magazines, newspapers, journals, language-learning tools, and other online materials available through NC LIVE are designed for at-home use, and are available from any Internet connection via library websites, and through NCLIVE.org. All North Carolinians may use NC LIVE resources through local public libraries, community colleges, or college and university libraries.

NCWiseOwl
A collection of databases, ebooks, and websites paid for by the state of NC for public school students so that you have access to reliable, accurate information.

Photos for Class
Access to safe images that are available to be used in the classroom and for educational purposes.

Public Domain Music
Free music for research projects.

RefSeek
This website offers a unique approach offers students comprehensive subject coverage without the information overload of a general search engine—increasing the visibility of academic information and compelling ideas that are often lost in a muddle of sponsored links and commercial results.

Tween Tribune
A free online educational service offered by the Smithsonian for use by K-12 grade Teachers and students. TTribune consists of daily news sites for kids, tweens, and teens, and includes text, photos, graphics, and audio and/or video materials prepared by the Smithsonian and others about current events, history, art, culture and science.

USEFUL LINKS

AAA Math 
AAA Math features a comprehensive set of thousands of interactive arithmetic lessons.  There is no cost or registration required.  Unlimited practice is available on each topic which allows thorough mastery of the concepts.  A wide range of lessons (K-8) enables learning or review to occur at each individual’s current level.  Immediate feedback prevents practicing and learning incorrect methods.

AR Book Finder
Searching for books with a corresponding Accelerated Reader® quiz is easy with Accelerated Reader Bookfinder®.  Students, teachers, parents, and librarians can search in English or Spanish using criteria such as book level, interest level, title, author, genre, subject, award-winners, state lists, CCSS Exemplars, and more.

Battle Questions
Online, game-play Battle of the Books practice site.  Students have the tools to practice on their own or battle other students across the state.

Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government
Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program.

Biblionasium
A safe, fun, social, reading community for students, their friends, educators, and parents.

CCPLIC Homework Help
Offers students assistance with homework and test preparation.

Cool Math
Love math? Hate math? Need homework help? This site’s for you!

Destiny Library Catalog
Destiny provides a catalog of our library’s collection of both print and non-print materials.  Follett eBooks are also accessible through Destiny.

Fact Monster
Help with homework and facts along with games and trivia quizzes.

Girlstart
Girlstart provides a year-round, intensive suite of STEM activities. Girlstart’s core programs foster STEM skills development, an understanding of the importance of STEM as a way to solve the world’s major problems, as well as an interest in STEM electives, majors, and careers.

Google Classroom
Google Classroom is a free collaboration tool for teachers and students. Teachers can create an online classroom, invite students to the class, then create and distribute assignments. Within the Google Classroom, students and teachers can have conversations about the assignments, and teachers can track the student’s progress.

International Children’s Digital Library
The ICDL Foundation is a collection of ebooks that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world.

Into the Book
Into the Book is a reading comprehension resource for students and teachers. It focuses on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating and Synthesizing. Try the online interactive activities now.

Khan Academy
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. The site tackles math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. The math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. They also partner with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

Math Expression
Having difficulty understanding math? Looking for help in math? Or need a free math tutor?  If yes, MathExpression.com is for you!  Math Expression provides free math tutoring online with carefully created, easy, and understandable lessons.

Merriam-Webster Word Central
The new Merriam-Webster’s Word Central is reprogrammed for superior word power and language fun.  The word-spelling site hosts the latest amazing word game and challenges spellers of all ages.

MyBOBTeam
MyBOBTeam provides questions, quizzes, and activities for Battle of the Books school teams for group and individual practice.

North Carolina Digital Library
Download e-books, audiobooks, and videos. Works with most e-readers tablets, and smartphones. Apps are available.

Student Guide
StudentGuide.org is a collection of useful resources for students to assist their scholastic goals. We provide articles on hundreds of student related topics to help them improve their study habits, writing skills, organizational skills, and analytical skills.

TenMarks
TenMarks provides solutions to personalize learning and help every student reach his or her potential. Created and led by educators and technologists, TenMarks has built Amazon’s CoDIE award-winning math program (TenMarks Math) and an engaging solution to help find the writer in every student (TenMarks Writing).

Wonderopolis
Wonderopolis® is a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. Each day, they pose an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day®—and explore it in a variety of ways.

Xtra Math
XtraMath® is a nonprofit organization dedicated to math achievement for all. Their goal is to develop effective, efficient, adaptive, and intrinsically rewarding supplemental math activities.

 

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Published by Pamela Sands on February 15, 2017
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