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Internet Search Sites Appropriate For K-12
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B. J. Pinchbeck
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A clickable picture dictionary for younger children. Definitions contain links to many carefully chosen related student-safe sites. Includes classroom activities utilizing this dictionary. Available in French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.
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(Oregon School Library Information System) helps elementary students Learn to Research, Find Information and Cite Sources -- Excellent!
U.S. Copyright Office: Information Circulars, Factsheets
offers basic information about many aspects of the copyright process.
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World Book Encyclopedia
is NOW a resource you can access online, with your GCPS login & password. Check with your teacher or library media specialist.
is free and offers lots of information. Some links will take you back to ELibrary, so have your password ready! Remember, ELibrary is for use in school or from home. Be sure to ask your teacher or librarian for the remote password.
An encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and legend.
allows you to search their collections alphabetically.
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