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Homework Help
Free graphing calculator:
http://education.ti.com/en/us/software/details/en/480DF008128C49DDA5E882E76CE9C8B2/swti83plussdk
Copyright Free pictures, music, and sound: Find great copyright free resources here, so you can avoid plagiarism
EasyBib: Generate citations for your research papers and projects here.
Homework Help: Need help from a private tutor? Click on this link and with an Arlington Public Library card, you can get free tutoring!
Khan Academy: Great tutorials, mostly on math and science
Dropbox.com: Download Dropbox on your computer at home, drop your documents to them, and then access them anywhere you can get online. Don't download this program to a computer that others may use or they may be able to access all your files!.
Online Test Prep: Click on this link to access prep materials online for all sorts of tests like the GED, TAKS, PSAT, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, etc.
http://www.wolframalpha.com/ - computational search engine. Exellent for working math and scientific calculations and harvesting other data. Click on link below for examples:
http://www.wolframalpha.com/examples/

Reference Websites
Librarians' Internet Index: Links to area codes, calculators, census sites, conversion tables, phone books, statistics, etc.
Internet Public Library: Provides lists of excellent websites (pathfinders) for just about every topic.
Digital Librarian - One librarian's best picks from the Internet
Ref Desk: News, word of the day, word games, and a translator
Encyclopedia: Over 100 encyclopedias and dictionaries as well as articles from over 6500 reliable references such as newspapers and magazines
Library Spot: More great references resources like encyclopedias, dictionaries, newspapers, maps, quotations, etc.
Google Scholar: Find great scholarly literature from reliable sources. Try the advanced search feature, too!
Digital Public Library of America: Great information and pictures from libraries, archives, and museums

News Websites
Fort Worth Star Telegram: Fort Worth news
Dallas Morning News: Dallas news
First Headlines: news sorted by state and by topic
Newsmap: News by country, world, national, business, technology, entertainment, health.
CNN Student News: News geared to students like YOU!
SlashDot: technology news including information about hardware and games
**Arts & Letters Daily**: News, Book Reviews, essays, music, and more

Book Resources

Award-Winning Books: American Library Association Book Awards & Booklists for Teens
LibriVox: Free Audiobooks online (These are older books only.)
**Series Titles**: Go to this website to find the sequence of books in popular series like the Mortal Instruments series.
**Occupational Outlook Handbook**: This website, maintained by the government, provides information about occupations, including working conditions, educational requirements, their pay, and job prospects.
http://www.gutenberg.org: Project Gutenberg offers over 38,000 free ebooks which can be downloaded to a PC, Kindle, Android, IOS, or other portable device.


Country Information
http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php: Data about hundreds of nations
http://internetworldstats.com/index.html: World internet usage, population stats, travel stats, and internet market research data for 233 countries
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html: Data about everything from infant mortality to population size and world leaders
http://www.factmonster.com/countries.html: Geography, maps, flags, history, current rulers, area, population, capital, largest cities, languages, ethnicities, religions, literacy rate, economy, government

Social Studies (Geography, History, Civics, etc.)
**The National Archives**: This government site is an excellent resource for finding primary historical documents, military service records, geneology records, etc. Excellent if working on a project or for just browsing!
http://www.history.com: Today in History, topics, media
http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html: 3,000 years of World History
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu: American history site with interactive information, media, documents, etc.
http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net: Virtual museum of Texas Cultural History
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall: public domain historical texts
http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives: World history archives. Search by continent, country, or cultural social issues.
http://www.icivics.org: Great tutorials and interactive games to learn about civics

Biographies

http://find.galegroup.com/menu/commonmenu.do?userGroupName=j220901005: Use the Gale password available from the library and click on the Biography in Context link.
http://www.notablebiographies.com: Encyclopedia of World Biography
http://www.biographybase.com: A wide selection of thousands of biographies and sources
http://www.nndb.com: NNDB tracks the lives of noteworthy people, including those living and dead. It also illustrates the connections between people.
http://www.biography-center.com: Diretory of Biographies
http://www.who2.com: Thousands of biographies of famous people, characters, and creatures.
http://biography.com: Great for finding out information about famous people such as actors, actresses, singers, etc.

Literature
http://novelguide.com: literary analysis of classic and contemporary novels
http://www.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/AmeLit.html: general references and American authors by time period (1550-1950)
http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/aufram.html: alphabetical authors, timelines, movements, quizzes, and puzzles
http://www.freebooknotes.com/historical-guide-to-american-literature/ : Historical Guide to American Literature
http://www.bibliomania.com: short stories, fiction, drama, poetry, articles, interviews. Includes study guides.
http://www.bartleby.com: full text verse, quotes, reference, fiction, and nonfiction
**Shakespeare Searched:** Type in words or phrases from one of Shakespeare's poems and plays and find out where they came from.
http://www.brainyquote.com: Find quotes by topic or by person
Science
Sparticl: Science articles, videos, games, and experiments created for teens
**Periodic Table of Elements**: Interactive table created by Los Alamos National Laboratory
Chemical Education Digital Library: Find information about the elements as well as models and chemistry tutorials.
**Stellarium.org**: A 3D planetarium for your computer!
http://www.science20.com: physical science, earth science, life science, medicine. World-class scientists write articles and discuss issues.
http://www.madsci.org: MadSci library, science education, lesson plans, science fairs and links to most science disciplines
http://www.plos.org: free access to scientific and medical literature including biology, medicine, genetics
http://www.innerbody.com: anatomy chargs, models, diagrams
http://education.yahoo.com/reference/gray: Gray's Anatomy
http://www.sciencedaily.com: links to stories on heatlh, ecology, energy, wildlife, computers. Contains news, articles, videos, and images
http://www.flashearth.com: Allows the user to explore earth using multiple sources of map data
http://www.whyfiles.org: Contains National Science Education Standards with lessons and activities for grades 5-12
http://seriouslyamazing.si.edu/#green: Find answers to some of the world's most interesting questions.

Math

**Online Calculators**: Links to all sorts of calculators including scientific and graphing calculators
http://www.mathblaster.com: futuristic educational game with alients, gadgets, etc.
http://engineergirl.org/: Great information for girls wanting to become engineers including basic info, scholarships, and more.
http://www.geogebra.org/cms/en/: Free interactive geometry, algebra, statistics, and calculus software

Miscellaneous
Udacity: Watch interesting videos ranging from Intro to Physics to HTML5 Game Development
http://www.ehow.com: Want to know how to do something? Try this great website!
http://howstuffworks.com: Allows the user to search for how things work or browse their topics.
Job Doggy: Search for part-time jobs for teens
http://www.teenink.com - Do you like to write? What to submit your work or see what others are writing? Then be sure to visit this site!
This I Believe from NPR: Essays from listeners about what they believe.
Code Academy: Have you ever wanted to learn how to create websites or games. Use the Code Academy website to learn programming such as JavaScript.
Wonderopolis: Find all sorts of cool information about things you've always wondered.