- Google was recently rated one of the best search sites. Its database contains more sites than most others.
- B. J. Pinchbeck is a young student who, with his father, has developed a very comprehensive search site for students.
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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.
- Encyclopedia Britannica
- Encyclopedia.com 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.
- Encyclopedia Mythica An encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and legend.
- Encyclopedia Smithsonian allows you to search their collections alphabetically.
- How Stuff Works is a very rich and complete site. Ask it a question, and receive a complete, illustrated, and frequently animated response.
- My Virtual Reference Desk is an extensive listing of general and specific topics with many links to research tools and references.
- Research-It has categorized access to many literary, library, geographic, financial tools, dictionaries, thesaurus, language translators, maps, telephone directories, and stock market prices.
- Bartlett's Quotations could be a useful resource.
- The Reference Desk offers facts, news and resources.