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Super Sites -- Recommended by Librarians and Arranged by Dewey!

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Here is what we hope will be a useful list of above-average sites to help students with research across curricular and grade levels.  If you choose to add a site to this list, please give the following information:


  • Dewey number
  • Recommended grade level
  • Title of the site
  • Description of the site, including any costs associated
  • URL of site 
  • Existence of ads on the site, if applicable






025.5 -- All About Explorers (Gr. 5 up) -- Created by a group of teachers, this site aims to teach students how to do online research with a critical eye.  Pages are a combination of information and misinformation about various explorers.  Use it as a teaching tool for research methods, but NOT to learn about explorers!  http://allaboutexplorers.com/












571.6 -- Cells Alive! -- (Gr. 5 up) Compiled and maintained by biologist Jim Sullivan, this site provides good visual and animated representations of cellular processes in both plant and animal cells.  Ads, but not many.  http://www.cellsalive.com/


580 --  U.S.D.A. Plants Database -- (Gr. 7 up) -- This U.S. Department of Agriculture website maintains and generates data reports in specialized areas such as classification, threatened and endangered species, invasives and fact sheets. Searching can be done by state, common and scientific names, and a bounty of 40,000 plant images are provided.  http://plants.usda.gov/


590 -- University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Animal Diversity Web -- (Grade 5 up) This site provides a detailed browse of the animal kingdom. Information, abundant pictures, specimens, sound clips and a clean format make it a useful resource. There are teaching resources for K-12 educators. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html


598.2 -- Cornell Lab of Ornithology -- (Gr. 7 up) Cornell University maintains this website and features a wealth of photos, information and videos to help with bird identification and appreciation. The search feature allows for name, shape and taxonomy. http://www.birds.cornell.edu/netcommunity/page.aspx?pid=1478




611 -- Inside the Cell -- (Gr. 7 up) From the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, this site is a great introduction to humal cell biology with excellent explanations and good visual supporting materials.  Can be viewed online, or it may be downloaded as a .pdf file from the site.  http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/insidethecell/index.html


613-- Medline Plus: Trusted Health Information for You-- (Gr. 9 up) This website is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. It provides info on health topics, drugs, news, an encyclopedia and dictionary and links to other resources. There are interactive health tutorials and the information is in plain language.











912 -- Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection --  (Gr. 4 up) From the University of Texas, this free collection of maps has political, physical, historical, and many other types of maps, as well as links to much more!  http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/


960 -- African Studies Center -- (K-12) From the University of Pennsylvania, this collection of sites has hundreds of links to all form of study of African issues, geographical, historical, and current.  http://www.africa.upenn.edu/K-12/menu_EduKNTR.html


973 -- American Treasures at the Library of Congress -- (Gr. 6 up) Divided into "Top Treasures," "Memory," "Reason," "Imagination," and "Special Presentations," this site is a wealth of primary sources and commentary from the Library of Congress.  Whether you are looking for the first draft of the Declaration of Independence, or the importance of Fire Insurance maps from the 1800s, you'll find it here.  http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/


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