MUZZY is the world’s #1 language course for children, featuring popular animated characters, rich immersion methodology, and engaging stories, games, and exercises. MUZZY is currently available to learn British English, American English, Spanish, Latin-American Spanish, Chinese (Pinyin), Korean (RR), French, German, and Italian. The award winning program now has a whole new generation of interactive content that will emerge for today’s tech-savvy children and all levels of early language learners worldwide. Visit the MUZZY Online web site and enter pt and your library bar code numbers to access.
- Research and Citation
- Study Guides and Notes
Provides educational movies, homework help, quizzes, games and activities for kids from Kindergarten to 3rd grade.
The on-line version of the well-known encyclopedia, with Web links to related information
- Discovery Education
Links to over 700 sites to help with homework. Arranged by subject then divided into sub-categories.
- Fact Monster
A free reference site for students, teachers, and parents. Get homework help and find facts on thousands of subjects.
FunBrain is the #1 site for online educational games (math, grammar, science, spelling, history) for kids of all ages.
- Homework Resources
A good collection of subject links from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
- Internet Public Library: For Kids
Offers a searchable, subject-categorized directory of authoritative web sites just for kids.
A collection of links for kids compiled by librarians covering over 600 subjects. Browse by first letter of subject, search, or browse through the 15 categories on the main page. Also searchable by reading level and picture content.
- Kid Info: School Subjects
A comprehensive homework resource for students, teachers and parents.
- SIRS Discoverer
SIRS Discoverer is an award-winning general reference resource for beginning learners and researchers in grades 1-9 that makes learning fun and intuitive.
Brief biographies from the A&E Television Network. Contains information on over 25,000 famous people including both historical and currently popular figures.
- Internet Public Library – POTUS (Presidents of the United States)
Information on presidents including election results, notable events, and cabinet members. Also includes links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites.
- Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Offers pronunciation of words and a thesaurus.
- Online Etymology Dictionary
Online source of word origins. Use the “Introduction and abbreviations” link at the bottom to decipher the originating language abbreviations.
- Roget’s II New Thesaurus (Bartleby.com)
“Containing 35,000 synonyms and over 250,000 cross-references in an easy-to-use format, this thesaurus features succinct word definitions and an innovative hyperlinked category index.”
- Word Central
A fun online dictionary for kids. Learn a new word every day and amaze your friends.
- CIA – The World Factbook
Online version of the CIA’s yearly book–facts about the countries of the world, including information on geography, people, government, transportation, economy and communications. Contains maps.
- Countries of the World
Each Country Profile provides information on g eography, maps, flag, history, current ruler, area, population, capital, largest cities, languages, ethnicity/race, religion, literacy rate, economy and government.
- Countries of the World
Find out about the newest country, deepest ocean, largest island, and more.
- GeoNet Game
A game site to help improve all levels of geography skills.
- Infoplease Countries of the World
Country profiles including facts, maps, and flags, history, statistics, current events and more.
- Infoplease United States
An overview of the United States of America. Provides information on cities and states, U.S. maps, geography, government, military, disasters, current and national events.
- Learning Planet
Provides a treasure-chest of fun learning activities, educational games, printable worksheets, and powerful tools designed for homeschool family, and classroom use.
- LibrarySpot State Information
Links to sites on all of the states, including fact sites and official state homepages.
- National Geographic Bee
Test your geography smarts online. Each day ten questions from the National Geographic Bee are posted.
- National Geographic Kids
Features different people, animals, and places each month with facts, games, activities, and related links.
An educational resource for world maps, atlases, and in-depth geography information.
- World Maps
By playing Sheppard Software’s geography games, you will gain a mental map of the world’s continents, countries, capitals, & landscapes!
- Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Information and links about branches of government, laws, citizenship. Divided by levels K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
- America’s Library
A site with information about American people and historical events, and each of its states. From the Library of Congress.
- Encyclopaedia Britannica Guide to Black History
Traces the African American experience and achievements in the United States and elsewhere.
- Kidipede – History for Kids
Lots of information about North America, Europe, Asia and Africa in all different time periods for children, with pictures, lesson plans and teacher guides. Written specially for kids.
- Ask Dr. Math
Search the archives or browse the FAQs to find an answer to a puzzling math question. If no answer is found, submit a math question and receive an e-mail response.
Math encyclopedia for higher mathematics with subject or alphabetical index; biographies for mathematicians.
Math games, fun math lessons, puzzles and brain benders, flash cards for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, geometry and more.
- Figure ThisProvides an assortment of mathematical challenges based on real life situations.
Research and Citation
- Knight-Cite Citation Creator
Choose from MLA, APA, or Chicago citation styles, fill in the form, then click submit for a properly formatted citation. “A project of the Hekman Library” of Calvin College.
- How Stuff Works
Explains hundreds of subjects, from car engines to lock-picking to ESP, using simple, clear language and lots of illustrations.
- Internet Public Library Science Fair Project Guide
Guides students through the stepsa necessary to create a successful science fair presentation.
- Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair
A competition of research projects in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering for students in grades 6 – 12.
Study Guides and Notes
- SparkNotes — Online study guides
Study guides and discussion forums offered on various academic subjects. Literature section includes brief analyses of characters, themes and plots.
POWER Kids is part of the Access PA POWER Library. POWER Kids features kid-centered e-resources including books, movies, articles, “chat with a librarian”, PA photos and documents and much more! Search now
Scholastic BookFlix is an online literary resource for grades PreK â€“ 3 that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks
TeachingBooks.net offers the ability for users to meet authors and illustrators online anytime. It helps make K-12 reading and library activities a
World Book Encyclopedia Online
World Book Encyclopedia Online features the same expert information found in the print version. In addition, the online version features a consolidated layout that makes it easier to find research tools, videos, audios and more in convenient drop-down tabs. This site includes access to World Book Mobile, World Book Kids, World Book Student, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, and World Book Timeslines.Please put a “pt” in front of your library card number to access World Book Online. Search now