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Junior Edition K-12 (InfoTrac)  Search magazines, newspapers and reference books. Designed for middle school students.

Journal Articles - ILL Form  InterLibrary Loan Form

Credo Reference  One stop shopping for encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, not to mention a range of subject-specific titles. Be sure to try the "Concept Map", it's really cool!

Writing and Citing  Confused about writing your next paper? Homework help is just a click away. You'll find information, guides to writing, live on-line tutors, and more. Don't forget to visit the "Citing" links to complete your papers.

Writing Lab at BrainFuse  Before you turn in your paper send it to the Writing Lab at BrainFuse to get it checked over. You just might get an "A+" with this review.

Basic Skills & Help

Study Stack  Create flash cards to help you study. All subject areas are covered.

The Librarian's Brain  A blog to keep you updated on the library's databases. Includes tips & tricks for doing research using the library's databases and resources.

Citing Styles

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association  Style Manual

Computers

Scratch  An easy to use programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. Use it to create a really cool presentation.

Dictionaries

Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary  Provides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings.

American Heritage Dictionary  Great dictionary for students

Crossword Puzzle Solver  Enter the letters you have with question marks for those you don't and it will give word options which fit the pattern.

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate(R) Dictionary  Essential English vocabulary with more than 60,000 entries.

Homework sites

Kids.Gov - Teens 6-8 Grades  The official kids portal to information on all U.S. government services and information. A wide range of topics are presented, from art to transportation.

Tools to Use for Reports or Papers

A+ Research & Writing  Step-by-step approach to writing a paper and how to research your topic.

World Book Reference Center  Research tools for writing reports. Includes how to do research, citation builder and timelines.

Writing Reports

English Composition & Style  Guide to how "elements of style" function in the composition and editing process of writing. Useful for any student from middle school through college as a quick reference writing tool. This guide includes: word choice & diction, exactness & conciseness, audience, structure & glossary; establishing purpose & pattern; developing a thesis; generating material & the first draft; manuscript form & proofreading and much more...