Young Adult Study Hall
This is a wonderful online tool available to Library cardholders. Helps kids do their best in school by providing practice, lessons, and study help for various subjects. For elementary school students, there are currently modules for Math and Reading Skills Improvement.
Practice tests are available free at the Library to help students prepare for state tests in grades 2-8 and in high school Algebra I, Biology I, English II, and US History from 1877. Online practice tests and more information are available.
Other Useful Links
An online file conversion tool. And although there's an "email step" that the service could well do without, files are converted without too much fuss. Zamzar covers a wide variety of file formats, and since it's free and operates online and doesn't interfere with your hardware/software/security config, you might want to keep it in mind for patrons using your public access machines (I find I use it frequently for patrons).
Cool. So cool. Catalog your books here. Link to your bookshelf here. Meet others who share your reading tastes here. Keep track of what you are reading here. I have vowed to spend one whole rainy day playing with this. Cool.
All Consuming started off as an adendum to “43 Things,” but has quickly grown into its own. It’s what I use to list (and review) the books I am reading in the sidebar of my library and personal blogs. Fun.
Consolidate all those widgets in your bookmarking toolbar in one tab! Pretty easy to use, convenient result, and free!
About.com hosts websites whose content and links are created and/or selected by hundreds of "Guides," experts who provide articles, advice, and resources on a particular subject. Search by broad channels or more specific topics.
Cliffs Notes provides study materials on literature including books, novels, poetry, short stories, plays, and essays. Also includes study tips, grammar, and subject help.
Real Mistakes from Real Student Work and Math Facts Students Should Know. This site shows examples of mistakes along with corrections and brief explanations to help high school and college/university students improve math skills. This site also includes math facts, flash card feature, and other math links.
Have you ever wondered how a car engine works? This site answers questions about the way all kinds of things work-- from refrigerators to computers to the human body.
Are you looking for a very easy and simple website to assist you with your citations? This is a free tool that is very user friendly, and easy to use. There are over twenty sources from which to choose from, such as Book, CD-Rom, Film, Journal Article, Magazine Article, Internet Source (web site), and Online Newspaper. With over twenty source types to choose from, simply fill in the information and the site will create your Works Cited page in MLA format.
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material provided as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.
Conjugates verbs in English, Spanish, French, and German.
Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
Founded and managed by C Peter Chen as an extension of his personal history notebook. The goal of the site is to offer interesting and useful information about World War II.
It's dynamic and much more fun than your standard periodic table.
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