Elementary Research

 sas logo  Searchasaurus  -  A MoreNet provided online resource

 

kidsearch logo  Kids Search  -  A MoreNet provided online resource

 

Have fun typing your research using Dance Mat Typing!!


 

Search Engines

 

Kids Click    Sites listed have a description, reading level and indicates whether the site has illustrations.

 

Fact Monster    Searchable homework center, reference, "Today in History," study skills, and a word of the day. Self-contained site--does not link to other sites.

 


 

Online Encyclopedias / General Information

 

Enchanted Learning

Provides an introduction to the Internet for viewers as young as preschool. The site has pages of information and activities for a variety of subjects.

 

World Factbook    Complete listing of facts about all countries

 


 

State Information

 

Fifty States Provides a wide variety of facts about each state and 7 commonwealths and territories. Links to city newspapers and current events, among others, are included.

 

America's Story from America's Library    Biographical information on Americans, American history, and the 50 states


 

Biographic Information

 

Biographical Dictionary

Over 28,000 people listed in this database that is searchable by birth year, death year, positions held, achievements, and other keywords. Students may need assistance with the search parameters.

 


 

Maps & Atlases

 

Outline Maps    Printable outline maps of geographic regions, continents, or the world.

Atlapedia   Full color physical maps and facts about countries of world

National Geographic Maps   Enter the name of a city and view many different types of maps- street maps, topographic maps, aerial photographs, census maps and more.  (Note: if Internet Explorer's Back to button won't let you return, use the dropdown history arrow to find this page.)

World Atlas.com   Clickable world map for information and maps of countries. (lots of pop-up ads)


 

Dictionaries & Thesaurus

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary    Brief definitions of words

Word Central   Type in a word to see pronunciation, usage, and definitions. Daily Buzzword-introduces new vocabulary.

YourDictionary.com    Look up words, access dictionaries for 280 languages, links to specialized glossaries, word puzzles and word of the day. Write your name in Egyptian! Warning: popup ads