Student Reference Sources
Trumbull Public Library: With your library card you can acces a wealth of databases here, including personalized SAT prep.
Points of View: A terrific database with articles from different points of view considering hundreds of contemporary issues. Great for a debate in class or a research project.
Librarian's Index to the Internet: This a wonderful resource for finding reliable web sites.
RefDesk.com Essential Reference Tools: A whole library at your finger tips.
The Internet Public Library: If you're having a hard time getting an answer, this site gives you annotations to dozens of reference sites.
Merriam Webster Word Central: The most kid friendly.
American Heritage World Dictionary: Includes pronunciation.
Wiktionary: Sister project to the Wikipedia above, this is a dictionary that has been written by its users.
Onelook.com: A meta-search tool for words, Onelook searches 900 online dictionaries-- especially helpful for those obscure words.
Merriam Webster: The grown up version.
MapQuest: Road maps and more for the entire country.
Google Maps: Road maps and detailed satellite photographs. Find your street and see if your car was in the driveway when they took the photograph.
About World Atlas: Detailed and outline maps of most countries.
Outline Maps: Beautiful outline images of continents.
Information Please Almanac: A standard almanac.
Poetry.org: Search by author, title, and first line. Includes biographies and essays.
About.com: Professional Guides create links and content about their specialties.
Onlineconversion.com: Convert just about anything to just about anything else. Distance, weight, volume, they're all here.
Biography.com: Just a little about 25,000 people.
This Day in History: You'll be amazed at how much happened today.
Guinness Book Of World Records: It's not just the book. The videos are very cool.
How Much Is That Worth Today: The cost of living has gone up. Find out by how much.
World Clocks: Discover how fast things are changing. .