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Researching? The best place to start is one of the databases on the left side of this window (PebbleGo, Britannica Online) and our nonfiction books in the FollettShelf collection accessible through the library catalog.

The Internet is a great place to find information but did you know that anyone can publish a web site and act that an expert on anything? Choose the web sites you use carefully! Below is a collection of great online sources selected for the Harding community. These web sites have been evaluated for currency, relevancy, authority, and purpose. 

Topics include:
Animals, Astronomy, Authors’ Web Sites, Biography, Fitness and Health, Language Arts, Literature Guides, Magazines and Newspapers, Maps, Math, Online Reads, Poetry, Readers Theater, Reference, Science, Technology, U.S. History & Government, and World History and Geography. 

Animal Diversity Web, University of Michigan,

Animal Info, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment

Animals, San Diego Zoo

Audubon Birds of America, National Audubon Society

Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey

Friends of the National Zoo: Meet Our Animals, Smithsonian Zoological Park

Great Web Sites for Kids: Animals American Library Association

Kidsclick! School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University

Meet Our Animals, National Aquarium

Pet Care, ASPCA

Pets 101, Animal Planet

Wild Animals, Animal Planet


Includes text, photos, maps, recordings of
presidents, inventors, scientists, musicians, leaders, artists, authors, women, founding fathers, U.S. Civil War individuals, entrepreneurs, athletes, and entertainers.

America’s Presidents: Life Portraits, National Cable Satellite Corporation

Betsy Ross House: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Bio.History and Culture: A&E Television Network

Biographies, IPL2 for Kids: College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University

Biography, KidsClick!: School of Library and Information Science – Kent State

Digital Schomburg African American Women Writers of the 19th Century: The New York Public Library

Meet Amazing Americans: America’s Story from America’s Library, The Library of Congress

Our Congress of Web Sites:, Independence Hall Association

Presidents, American Memory. Library of Congress.

Spotlight: Biography Smithsonian Education

Women’s History Library of Congress.'s%20History

Fitness and Health

BAM! Body and Mind, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Let’s Move! Kids,

Stop Bullying, Department of Health & Human Services

Language Arts

Literature Guides

Magazines and Newspapers
Kids’ Play Zone, Crayola

National Geographic Kids. National Geographic Society (You do not need to join.), Sports Illustrated

Stone Soup: the Magazine by Kids, Stone Soup (Read up to 10 stories for free!)

Time for Kids, Time, Inc.

A+ Click,

Figure This: Math Challenges for Families, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics,

Funbrain: Math Arcade, Pearson Education, Inc.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives: Utah State University

Perfect Cents Northwestern Mutual Foundation

Statistics in Schools: U.S. Census Bureau,

WebMath : Kindergarten – 8th Grade Math, Discovery Education

Online Reads


Readers Theater


Atlapedia Online, Latimer Clarke Corporation Pty Ltd

Encyclopedia Smithsonian, Smithsonian Institute

Infoplease! Family Education Network

KidSpace Home Internet Public Library. Drexel University

Kenn Nesbitt's Online Rhyming Dictionary for Kids

Word Central, Merriam Webster

Jerseyclicks, New Jersey State Library Jerseyclicks can be access from school without a login. To login from other locations, enter the number on the back of your public library card. This is “New Jersey's statewide portal for searching databases provided by the New Jersey State Library, the New Jersey Library Network, and funds from the Library Services and Technology Act.” Datebases provide access to numerous magazines and professional journals including Academic Search Premier, Biography Collection Complete, History Reference Center, Informe, MAS Ultra School Edition, MiddleSearch Plus, NoveList Plus K-8, NoveList Plus, Primary Search, Salud en Español, Science Reference Center, and others.


Biomes of the World, Missouri Botanical Garden

Classroom Resources, Nation Science Foundation

For Kids Only: Earth Science: NASA Science.

Kids Page: U.S. Department of the Interior

NASA’s Kids Club: NASA

NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory: National Weather Center

Online Exhibitions: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Smithsonian Institute

Science News for Kids: Society for Science & the Public

Solar System Exploration: National Aeronautics and Space Administration,

Teachers Research Tools, Weather:

The Water Cycle – Water Science for Schools: USGS. Department of the Interior

Weather Wiz Kids: Wicker, Crystal

Weather: USA Today

Window to the Universe: National Earth Science Teachers Association


U.S. History & Government

World History and Geography

Atlapedia Online, Latimer Clarke Corporation Pty Ltd

Growth of a Nation, Peter Mays (Note: A tan window advertising an extended will appear upon initial access. Simply click “x” in upper left corner to close window and proceed to free version.)

Historical Map Web Sites, Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin

Historical Maps Outline, University of Urbana – Champaign

Mapping, National Geographic

Maps, USAgov


World Geography Activities and Fun, Mr. Nussbaum! Learning + Fun


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