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Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning

Lakewood Public Library/Ready Reference
http://www.lkwdpl.org/readyref/

A selection of ready reference web sites classified according to the Dewey Decimal system.

Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/

Includes Thomas (Congressional Record), America's Library for Kids and Families, American Memory historical collections, and special exhibitions

Library Spot
http://www.libraryspot.com/

Lists, encyclopedias, maps, magazines, phone books, statistics

Puzzlemaker
http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/

Use this link to go straight to this puzzle generation tool for teachers. Create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your word lists. Also includes Brain Booster activities and a clip art gallery.

Reference Desk
http://www.refdesk.com/

Thousands of links to online reference material, including language translator, global statistics, reverse address and phone number lookup, classical music archives, electronic texts, and many, many more

Teacher Magazine
http://www.edweek.org/tm/

Online version of of Teacher Week Magazine sponsored by Education Week on the Web. Includes articles, book reviews and commentary.

Teacher Resource Room
http://www.ncsu.edu/midlink/tch.wk.rm.htm

Rubrics, graphic organizers, and web page evaluation forms.

Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM)
http://www.thegateway.org/

Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Education, this project is a consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to the substantial, but uncataloged, collections of educational materials found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites. Includes high quality lesson plans and curriculum units.

Houghton Mifflin Education Place
http://www.eduplace.com/

Resources for elementary-school teachers. Includes Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies Centers, Intervention, Professional Development, searchable activity database, educational games, and textbook support.

Information Please
http://www.infoplease.com/

Almanacs, dictionary, encyclopedia, atlas, biographies

Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/

Superior reference center includes online newspapers, serials, texts, quotations, style and writing guides, trivia, biographies, state, regional and country information, and many others too numerous to list

Access Excellence
http://www.accessexcellence.org/

Provides high school biology and life science teachers access to their colleagues, scientists, and critical sources of new scientific information. Includes Science Updates, BioTech Issues, Activity Exchange, and Collaboration Opportunities.

Alabama Virtual Library
http://www.avl.lib.al.us/

The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources.

Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers
http://www.virtualsalt.com/antiplag.htm

Strategies for preventing online plagiarism

Bartleby.com - Great Books Online
http://www.bartleby.com/

Preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and teachers with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.

CIA - World Factbook 2001
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

Country profiles contain authoritative statistics on population, area, terrain, natural resources, economy, imports and exports, currency, income levels, agriculture, industries, etc.

Classroom Connect
http://corporate.classroom.com/

Educational resources and professional development opportunities.

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)
http://eric.ed.gov/

Remember all the time you spent in the library back in your college days? Now you can access ERIC in your pajamas!

National Geographic for Kids
http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngexplorer/

Variety of articles, movies, online adventures, and learning games about science and social studies topics, with teacher's guide

USA Today Education Online
http://www.usatoday.com/educate/home.htm

Daily lesson plan and monthly projects use the newspaper as a starting point for cross curricular lessons and in-depth projects. Virtual Career Quests provide starting points for career exploration.

Xrefer
http://www.xrefer.com/

Search 36 different specialized dictionaries and 7 encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Alabama
http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/

The Encyclopedia of Alabama is a free, online reference resource on Alabamas history, culture, geography, and natural environment. EOA offers articles written or adapted specifically for it and, when possible, enhanced with multimedia content. New content is added to the site regularly.

Alabama Virtual Library
Alabama Virtual Library

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham
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The Malone Family Foundation
The Malone Family Foundation
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