Reference


ACADEMIC SEARCH ENGINES
Academic Info-subject guide descriptions provide relevant sites.

Archival Research Catalog- U.S. National Archives

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)- over 29 million documents





Bubl- selected Internet resources covering all academic areas.

Chemxseer- "documents in the chemistry domain"

Citeulike- search over 5 million articles

The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies- computer-science related information 

EBSCOHost- if you are fortunate to have this wonderful resource, (our state library provides it for us) you will find the History Reference Center, Science Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, Student Research Center and much, much more.

ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center)- "online digital library of education research and information"

Food Science Central- "world's largest database of information on food science, food technology and nutrition. "


History Engine- research historical topics

Infomine- annotated academic sites and subject databases

Infotopia- educator selected sites

Intute- annotated academic sites

IPL- information you can trust

iSeek Education- search a topic or ask a question

JURN- search 4,303 free e-journals in the arts and humanities

LibGuides Community- over 100,000 pathfinders from thousands of libraries

Library of Congress- search for primary source documents, including photos, maps, manuscripts, historic newspapers and much more

MathWeb Search- search for formulas 


PsycLine- psychology and social science journals

RefSeek- (currently in public beta) search over 1 billion documents, web pages, encyclopedias, journals, newspapers

Scirus- scientific information

The Smithsonian Institution Research Information System- "Search over 7.4 million records, with 568,100 images, video and sound files from Smithsonian museums, archives, and libraries."

SurfWax- search your topic and find similar, broader or narrower ones

Science.gov- "over 45 databases and over 2000 selected websites from 14 federal agencies"

Sweet Search- selective searches for students

Virtual Learning Resources Center- browse the 12 category directory or use a Google custom search 

WikiArc- archaeological searches 

World-Wide Science- international scientific databases


ALMANACS


African American Almanac- history, biographies from Infoplease

Almanac Index- from Infoplease; long list from A to Z

Author and Illustrator Almanacs- from School Library Monthly

Baseball Almanac- contains a huge database of statistics, trivia, scores and reviews

CIA World Fact Book- provides detailed country information


CNN Daily Almanac-daily events
Fact Monster- for younger kids


Information Please Almanac- provides several topical almanacs


Univ. of Pennsylvania Almanac-politics, social studies, history

Weather Almanac-national and international weather forecasts; pollen count etc.

World Almanac for Kids- including inventions, games, polls

The Writers' Almanac-daily program of poetry and history


CREATIVE COMMONS AND PUBLIC DOMAIN IMAGES

4 Free Photos- from professional photographers


5,000 Free Stock Photos- includes 8,000 free cliparts



Animal Photos!- huge listing

Antique Clipart- Victorian and Edwardian clipart

The Best Copyright-Free Photographs- taken by U.S. Government employees for their work

Burning Well- public domain image source


Clipart Etc.- over 65,000 pieces of clipart free to educators

The Commons on Flickr- world public photo collection

Compfight-searches Flickr for CC images

Creativity103.com- more than 2,500 files; abstract backgrounds, textures and design ideas

EduPic Graphical Resource- free image resource for educators and students

FedFlix- "best movies of the United States Government, from training films to history, from our national parks to the U.S. Fire Academy and the Postal Inspectors, all of these fine flix are available for reuse without any restrictions whatsoever."


Flickr Creative Commons Search- inside Flickr; searches only CC images



Geograph-photos of the British Isles

Google Advanced Search- when you search something in the advanced mode, you can choose from four choices: 1. free to use or share 2. free to use or share, even commercially 3. free to use share or modify 4. free to use, share or modify, even commercially

Icons- from Crystal Clear, this is a huge (and really nice) collection of icons

Imagebase- with hundreds of pages of images; from photographer David Niblack
Karen's Whimsy- Easter bunnies, illuminated letters, Canterbury Tales, medieval art

LiveBinders- many, many more links to other image sites under CC

MorgueFile- search images by subject, size or rating

National Digital Library- from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Open Clip Art Library- about 11,000 total

Open Icon Library- over free 10,000 icons

The Noun Project- symbols, diagrams

PhotoEverywhere-free travel-themed stock images; 3,000+

Photos8- free stock pictures; close to two-dozen categories to choose from

Picdrome- public domain pictures

Pics4Learning

Pixabay- stunning photos and clipart

Public Domain Photos- high resolution

Public Domain Photos- from imcphoto.net


Wikimedia Commons- browse their database of over 1.6 millions images!

WorldImages Kiosk- California State University's database houses around 80,000 images

Wylio- free pictures for bloggers


DICTIONARIES

Answers.com- the best definitions and explanations for over one million topics!

ArtLex Art Dictionary- contains over 3600 terms, with images, quotations and  cross referencing.
Babelfish -translate a block of text into 36 languages

Computer Dictionary- over 14,00 computer-related terms

EmTech Dictionary Listing -extensive list of dictionaries

Hometown Locator -Location information for 1.8 million physical and cultural features with links to maps and aerial photos

How Many? -dictionary of units of measurement

IdiomDictionary- 5,000 idioms

Infoplease Encyclopedia and Dictionary: Dictionary Search gives you access to more than 125,000 complete, precisely defined entries.

Internet Picture Dictionary-choose from English, French, Spanish German or Italian

The Linguist List -dictionaries (extensive)

Little Explorers- picture dictionary with links; thirteen different languages to choose

OneLook Dictionary Search-over 19 million words indexed

Online Etymology Dictionary- explanations of what words mean and "how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago."

Rhyme Zone -rhyming dictionary & thesaurus

United States Gazetteer- from the U.S. Census Bureau

Visual Dictionary Online- with 15 major themes and 6,000 images, this is a great interactive dictionary from Merriam-Webster.

Visuwords- online graphical dictionary

Voycabulary-online Web dictionary and thesaurus word linking tool; twenty-nine languages!

Webopedia -dictionary of Internet and web jargon

Wordia- words are brought to life through video

Your Dictionary.com -translate foreign languages


ENCYCLOPEDIAS



Classic Encyclopedia- based on the 11th edition of the Encyclopedia Britanica

The Columbia Encyclopedia - 50,000 entries

Cooking Encyclopedia- covers thousands of ingredients & herbs


Educypedia- "the educational encyclopedia"; covers scientific and educational material

Encyclopedia.com - more than 14,000 articles

Encyclopedia Mythica-mythology, folklore and religion

Encyclopedia of New Jersey- limited preview of the book from Google Books

Encyclopedia Titanica- all about the Titanic

Home Improvement Encyclopedia- Better Homes & Gardens

Infoplease Encyclopedia and Dictionary-more than 57,000 articles

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy- "peer-reviewed academic resource"

Internet Mental Health-online encyclopedia of mental health contains descriptions of illnesses, medications; click on "glossary" for definitions

LookLex Encyclopaedia - covers North Africa and the Middle East

Mashpedia- multi-source encyclopedia

Plant Encyclopedia- from Better Homes and Gardens

TechEncyclopedia -over 20,000 IT terms

Toonopedia- find all your favorite cartoon characters here

Wikipedia -free encyclopedia

Wolfram Mathworld- over 13,000 entries

World Book Encyclopedia



GLOSSARIES

Art and Music




Education



LDOnline Glossary- learning disabilities

Graphics-Photography-Technology

Digital Photography Glossary -digital photography glossary

eLearning Glossary- technology/web/Internet words



HTML Glossary- for web designers




Language Arts



Mathematics



Miscellaneous



Science

Environmental Glossary- are you green?




Genome Glossary- from the Human Genome Project




Weather Glossary- from Weather.com

Social Studies

Holocaust Glossary- from A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust



GRANT INFORMATION

The Chronicle of Philanthropy- the newspaper of the nonprofit world
Classwish- teachers create their own wish lists for classroom supplies; donors assist in the purchase
Digital Wish- currently 50 grants available
DonorsChoose- submit your request and donors can choose your school and contribute to your project
Donors Forum- tips on fundraising and more; free webinars
Education Funding Watch
GivingGetting- donors are linked with school in need 

Grant Gopher -free and $$ for services

Grant Information:Resources to Get You Started- from Edutopia

Grant Resources -extensive listing from Google

Grant Writing Resources -from About.com

Guide to Writing a Funding Proposal

iLoveSchools- "nonprofit online donation center that connects new, used and in-kind resources with our nation’s schools all year long."


The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation- designated for instrumental music education in schools.

School Grants

Sharp Electronics Corporation- win $100,000 worth of technology; November 30, 2012 deadline


Target Field Trip Grants-  since 2007 they have awarded $9.76 million dollars in grants!

Touching Lives Through Theatre Grants

We Are Teachers- list of current grants available


Writing a Grant Proposal- extensive information from Columbia University


DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS
Creating an Interactive Portfolio with Google Sites- developed by Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D

Digital Portfolio Template- PowerPoint presentation template from Microsoft

Digital Portfolios: Guidelines For Beginners- 67 page document

ePortfolio Benefits and Resources- nice list of links on digital portfolios

Folio For Me- embed over 200 apps in your portfolio; control themes; supports 5 different languages

FolioSpaces
- free and premium versions available

How to Create a Portfolio with Evernote
- written by teacher Rob Van Nood

How to Create Your Digital Portfolio- from eHow

LiveBinders
- create your own online 3-three binder; make it public or share with specific people

Portfoliogen
- create your own webpage to show your digital portfolio; use to find a job or just share your work

Three Ring- although labeled as "an app for teachers to create educational portfolios of student work", this app can also be used by teachers; just upload work; mobile and iPad app also available

VisualCV- Internet-based resume which can include charts, audio, video and images

Whatfolio- choose themes, fonts and add to social networks; mobile and tablet apps available

JOB INTERVIEW TIPS

Job Interview Questions- covers interview questions, interview guide, after the interview, salary negotiation, second interview

Job Interview Tips- taken from the Occupational Handbook 2010-2011 edition

JOB SEARCH
Alaska Teacher Placement


Baltimore (MD) County Schools

Career Builder- search for all types of jobs on this site



Christian Teaching Jobs K-12

Connecticut Association of Independent Schools

EdJoin- "California's premiere online job search site"currently lists 8,431 job openings

Finding a Teaching Job- nice list of resources from TeacherVision

Georgia Independent School Job Openings

Jobs 4 Teacher- search by city, state or zip code

K12 Jobs.com- site says they have served a million teachers and administrators in a year.......

K12 Jobspot- search by job title and state; when you pick a city it shows you how many positions from the drop-down menu; also shows the location on a map.

Kentucky Teaching Jobs


Mark's ESL Job Postings 

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Mississippi Public School Vacancy Listing

NJ Hire- search by job type, location or keywords

NJ.com- postings are constantly being updated

NJ School Directory- all school web sites are listed by county; check employment opportunities on each site.

NJ School Jobs- search by county, specialty, school or date

Resources for Teaching Jobs- only ten states are listed here

State Resources for Teaching Jobs
- 10 states are listed, including Hawaii, Arkansas, Florida, Montana, Nevada, N. Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming


South Carolina Teaching Jobs


Teach Delaware


Teach Georgia

Teach Iowa

Teach Louisiana

Teach Virginia

Teacher Jobs- join for free; search the United States for a job.

Teaching in Pennsylvania Job Search System


Teaching Jobs in Private Schools- postings from the Council for American Private Education

Teaching Jobs in Texas


Teaching Jobs in the United States
- from EducationAmerica.net


Teachers-Teachers.com- site says it lists jobs for 1775 districts and they are in partnership with the NEA.

Total ESL
- ESL teaching positions all over the world


West Virginia K-12 Education Job Bank


What Every Job Seeking ESL Teacher Needs to Know
- from the BusyTeacher.org


Wyoming Job Vacancies


JobMob- 36 beautiful resume ideas

One Page Resume Template- edit right in Google Docs

Resume Help- site has examples resumes

Teacher Resume- from Microsoft online; you need MS Word to use this template

Teacher Resume- from Monster Worldwide, Inc.



PRIMARY SOURCES

100 Milestone Documents- from 1776-1995


American Memory from the Library of Congress- browse collections by time period, place, topic; search through map collections, manuscripts, motion pictures, sheet music, photos, prints, sound recordings and books or other printed texts. EXCELLENT SITE!


American Memory Map Collections-search for cities/towns, conservation/environment, discovery/exploration and general maps


American Rhetoric- online speech bank


Archives in the Attic- documents from the Great Depression


Archiving Early America- newspapers, maps & writings from 18th century America


The Authentic History Center- artifacts and sounds from American popular culture


The Avalon Project at Yale Law School-documents in law, history and diplomacy


Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley- 0ver 60 million manuscript items and 600,000 volumes; huge collection


Battle Lines: Letters From America's Wars- thousands of wartime letters, from the Gilder Lehrman
Collection


Biblioteche Saint Genevive- blind-tool bookbindings from 12th-18th centuries


The Charters of Freedom- Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution


Child Labor in America- covers 1908-1912


CivilWar.com- official records of the union and confederate armies; covers 1881-1900.


Civil War Primary Source Documents- HUGE listing from Tracey Oz, history teacher


The Coming of the American Revolution- from the Massachusetts Historical Society; 14 lessons include primary source documents


Digital Library on American Slavery-from the University of North Carolina at Greenboro


Documents for the Study of American History- from 1000-2000, this is a very extensive listing of pdf and audio files

Documenting the American South- from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Eurodocs- selected transcriptions, facsimiles and translations


Eyewitness to History- audio clips from people entitled "Voices of the 20th Century"


Historical Text Archive- over 9,000 articles, books and links


History of Ireland- primary documents


History Matters- includes 1,00 primary documents, images and audio interviews


Holocaust Photos- [very graphic]


Letters from an Iowa Soldier in the Civil War- written by Newton Robert Scott


Library of Congress Exhibitions- search from A to Z


Library of Congress Teachers' Page- classroom materials, themed resources, lesson plans, collection connections, professional development and so much more. EXCELLENT SITE!


Medieval Sourcebook- full text sources


Milestone Documents- site created by historians and veteran teachers; includes activity guides, study questions, lesson plans and much more.


The National Archives.gov- includes electronic records, maps and aerial images, microfilm, motion picture and sound, photos, posters, pictures and texual/paper records


National Archives DocsTeach- create activities with the online documents


National Humanities Center- "historical documents, literary texts, and works of art—thematically organized with notes and discussion questions."


The New Deal Network- educational guide to the Great Depression


New York Public Library- documents, video, audio


Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room- from the Library of Congress, this extensive listing includes: historical collections from 19th and 20th century


The 1900's- headlines and audio from 1900-1999


Office of the Federal Register- public papers of the Presidents of the United States, federal laws


The Oriental Institute- photographic archives includes maps from Egypt, Iran, Iraq and Sudan


The Papers of George Washington- contains documents, articles, maps and images


Photos of the Great Depression- includes dust storms, farms for sale, migrant workers


Popular Songs in American History- from 17th century; this is a huge collection of audio files!


The Presidential Timeline of the Twentieth Century- documents, photographs, audio recordings, more


Primarily History- primary sources blog written by a college librarian


Primary Source Materials and Document Based Questions- a hotlist divided into the following categories: primary source materials, document based questions, assessments, general resources and constructed response questions.


Primary Sources: Oral History and Audio-Visual Materials- photos, newsreels, pamphlets, advertisements, TV clips


Primary Sources: The Korean War- from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library


Prints and Photographs Reading Room- from the Library of Congress, these are selected images of Ellis Island and Immigration.


Regional History- exhibits from the National Archives includes the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, Influenza Epidemic in 1918, the Atlanta Regional Archive


Repositories of Primary Sources- over 5,000 websites are listed here, covering manuscripts, archives, historical photographs and other primary sources. WOW!!


Science Service Historical Image Collection- 20th century scientific research; site claims "the captions were written by Science Service journalists and have been transcribed exactly".


The Smithsonian Collections- covers art, history, science, libraries


Talking History- from the University at Albany, this is a site for aural history, including radio shows


Teaching with Documents- from the National Archive; lesson plans


The Thomas Jefferson Digital Archive- over 1700 items, (electronic texts, some color manuscript
images; 9,000 quotations arranged by theme, date, topic recipient and place of publication


Time and Life Pictures- search by date or use the advanced search


Timeline of Art History- from the Metropolitan Museum of Art


The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database- over 35,000 slaving voyages


Turning the Pages- document include: first atlas of Europe, the oldest printed book, the original Alice's Adventures Underground (Alice in Wonderland) and Mozart's musical diary.


Why Use Primary Sources?- from the Library of Congress; ten reasons listed


Women's Speeches from Around the World


World Digital Library- 10,000 sources from around the world


World War II in Color-site has photos for download


World War II Military Situation Maps- browse the collection by title, subject or date; from the Library of Congress


THESAURI







Mathematics Thesaurus- search in nine languages

Roget's International Thesaurus- choose from drop-doen menu

Snappy Words- free visual online dictionary and thesaurus


Voycabulary-online Web dictionary & thesaurus word linking tool; twenty-nine languages!




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