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Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online - This is a dictionary, a Spanish-Englsh dictionary, and a thesaurus There is also a word of the day and word games.
Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary Online - A dictionary of images. This is a great help if you need to know what something like a mango or a tectonic plate looks like.
NetLingo - An online dictionary of internet terms. There are also lists of smileys and text messaging abbreviations.
Bartleby.com - Classic books, poetry, reference books. This site is a treasure chest of great reading.
Quotations - Look here if you need to search
A Beastly Garden of Wordy Delights - Look here if you need to
know what a group of animals is called such as a pride of lions, or a quiver of cobras. There are also names for
animal infants, animal adjectives, and snake jokes.
Spark Notes - Online study guides for
literary classics. Like Cliff Notes, but free.
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation - What to do
about pronouns, commas, and other writing problems.
Quiz Tree - There are quizzes here for ESL students and for those
who are studying a foreign language, and for students preparing for the SAT's and GRE's.
Wacky Web Tales - Fill in the blanks to create a silly
Free Rice - Define words and send free rice to the hungry people of the world. Authors and Books
Sites for Readers To Find New Books and Share What They Read
KidsReads.Com - Keep up with what's new in the world of books.
Find out about your favorite author and find new books to read.
Book Hive - Find new books to read and enjoy the online
Stacks - From Scholastic. Find out more about your
favorite Scholastic authors. There are games, too.
TeenReads.Com - Reviews of new books for teenagers. This
site also has author interviews.
Teenspace - Reviews and book lists. You
may submit your own reviews of books.
Fantasy and Science Fiction - Lots of links to fantasy and science fiction web sites.
Mystery - find out more about mystery novels and try writing a mystery story.
Wands and Worlds - If you love Harry Potter, you may enjoy finding
similar books at this web site which lists science fiction and fantasy books by topic.
Book Adventure - Read books, win points. Info About Books and Authors
Mythology and Folktales
Virtual Middle School Library Home / Web Sites for Students Menu /Help with Writing Reports How to write the paper including doing the dreaded bibliography
Study Guides and Strategies - There is a lot here to help you become a better student and a better writer and researcher.
How to Do Research - So you have to write a research paper and
you have no idea how to do it. Look at this site which will take you step by step through the process of doing the research
Mrs. M's Study Skills Page - This site will
provide you with the information that you need to get organized and study better.
Study Skills for Students - Improve your grades by improving how you study. This site is by Education Corner.
Writing Skills - There are helpful hints here for writing a better essay, book report, and research paper.
EasyBib - This site will do your bibliography for you. All you need to do is to type in the necessary information.
Citing Medicine - this is a style guide for writing citations in your bibliography. It includes instuctions for books, magazine, CD's and internet sites.
Homework Spot - Links to useful web sites, plus news
and special articles.
Kids Click - A subject directory for the Internet.
Information Please Almanac - Online almanac with
information on countries, states, people, sports and many other things.
Cliff Notes - These are not a substitute for doing your own work, but they can offer a great deal of help with subjects or books that you do not understand.
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