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Ask.com: The Ask.com search engine allows users to find online information by asking a question, entering a phrase, or giving a key word. Formerly Ask Jeeves.
Artcyclopedia : The Artcyclopedia is an index of online museums and image archives: find out where the works of over 8,000 different fine artists can be viewed online.
Racine Art Museum: Need to take a trip to view art for research? Check out the RAM. Its right here in town.
DuoLingo: Free online language learning website. There is also an app available for free for this website. It is available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play store.
Google Translate: This is a translation tool that can translate text you give it.
African American History Month : From the Library of Congress – In honor of the efforts of people of African descent to detroy slavery and inaugurate universal freedom in the United States.
American History: American History From colonial Times to Today
Ben’s Guide to Government for Kids Grades 9-12 : Teaches kids from kindergarten through 12th grade about the federal government.
Biography.com: Read biographies, play games, watch interviews and video clips at Biography.com.
Black History from History.com: Explore an interactive timeline of milestones throughout slavery and the civil rights movement, black icons and black history facts.
CIA – The world fact book: The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
Debate Central: An online resource created and maintained by the National Center for Policy Analysis for high school students researching the nationwide high school debate topic.
Holocaust History Project: Documents, photographs, recordings and essays regarding the Holocaust.
Our Courts: Spearhead by Justice O’Connor, Our Courts is a web-based education project designed to reinvigorate civics learning inside and outside the classroom.
Women’s History – From History.com: Learn about the history of Women’s History with timelines, videos and other resources at History.com.
World History from Khan Academy: The entire history of the world can be found and collected on Khan Academy.
Native American Cultures from History.com: Come and learn about Native American Cultures from History.com
Year by Year: An online almanac of historical and current info.
Citation Guide: Helps you to figure out what you need to cite and gives links to different citation styles.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Free online dictionary.
Free Cliffnotes Online: Literature: Use these free cliffnotes online to help you study.
Free Study Help from Cliffnotes: Writing: Need help with grammar and spelling check out this site!
Shakespeare Online: Information on the life and works of William Shakespeare.
Sparknotes: Offers student written study guides for a variety of subjects, forums, and more.
A+ Math Flash Cards: Online flash cards for geometry, algebra and so much more.
Math.com: Homework help from basic math to algebra, geometry and beyond.
Xtra Math: Practice learning your Math Facts with this website.
Bartleby.com: Bartleby.com publishes thousands of free online classics of reference, literature and nonfiction.
Google Books: A service from Google that searches the full text of books that Google has scanned.
Wisconsin Public Library Consortium: You can download ebooks and eaudio. All you need is your library card and PIN number.
Constellations and their Stars: Brief information on both stars and constellations, including the sun. Features definitions of constellations and a list of the 26 brightest stars in the solar system.
Biology Online: Biology Online, information in the life sciences in the form of tutorials, references and an online dictionary of biology terms.
Bugfacts: An insect field guide to the most commonly found insects and non-insects in North America.
The 9 Planets: Multimedia tour of the solar system — one star, eight planets, and more — with pictures, text, sound, and references to other resources.
eNature.com: Your Guide to America’s Wildlife — Comprehensive, Accurate, and Local, now including the Sibley Guide to Birds
General Chemistry Online!: Resources for students and teachers of introductory college chemistry.
Laws List: The laws list is a list of various laws, rules, principles, and other related topics in physics and astronomy.
Learn Genetics: How does genetics affect our lives? Online activities, labs, experiments, and workshops for students, teens, and all others curious about genetics.
Physics Classroom: The Physics Classroom is an online interactive tutorial of basic physics concepts.
PBS Savage Earth: Information on earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters.
Rocks and Minerals Facts: Learn the basics about Rocks and Minerals.
Science Reference Center: Full-text science reference books, images, and periodicals for student and adult researchers. You will need your library card to access this site. Brought to you by Badgerlink.net.
Tectonic Plates from Science Club for Kids: Learn all about tectonic plates.
Web Elements: Interactive periodic table.