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Information on Colleges and Universities - because every student can!
LAUSD - Digital Library - Reference websites and much, much more.
LAUSDnet Search Engine page - To assist you in collecting information. Includes all the major search engines to assist you in finding information available on the web.
LAUSD Student Learning Standards - What you are expected to know by each grade level.
Merriam-Webster's Word Central - Word Games

Yahoo's List of Reference Guides and Materials
Eduface.com: Online Resources for Kids, Parents and Families

Table of Contents

Citation Guides, Style Guidelines, Using Primary Sources

Chicago Style - Works Cited or References
Citing Electronic Sources -The Owl at Purdue
Common Errors in English
Digital Classroom - National Archives, Primary Sources, Activities, and Training for Educators and Students
Evaluating Internet Based Information - The World Wide Web is expanding at an unbelievable rate. Some experts say that a new site is placed online every three It is possible for almost anyone to place anything on the Internet. How can we be sure that the information we receive online is accurate? Let's read what some of the experts say.
Guide to Grammar and Writing - This is a must see for all students.
Guide for Writing Research Papers
How to Write an A+ Research Paper
IPL Teenspace: A+ Research and Writing
Library Guides - Citation Style Guides for Internet/Electronic Sources
Online! Citation Styles
Research, Writing, and Style Guides (MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard, CGOS, CBE)
Students' Guide to WWW Research - Web Searching, Web Page Evaluation and Research Strategies.
Web Extensions to American Psychological Association Style

Dictionaries and other Word Tools

Acronym and Abbreviation List
American Heritage Book of English Usage A practical and authoritative guide to the contemporary English
American Heritage Dictionary
Bartleby.Com Guide to Verse
Bartlett's Quotations on-line
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable - Giving the Derivation, Source, or origin of common phrases, allusions and words that have a story to tell.
Index of Online Dictionaries
Human Language Pages
Martindale's Reference Guide
Merriman-Webster Online
Merriman-Webster - Vocabulary Builder
Research-It - Your one-stop reference desk, dictionaries, thesauri, translators.
Roget's Thesaurus
Roget's II: the New Thesaurus, Third Edition
Rhyming Dictionary
Simpson, James B, 1988: Simpson's Contemporary Quotations
Strunk, William - Elements of Style
Webster's Dictionary
Word Central - Dictionary and Word Games
Wordsmyth - English Dictionary-Thesaurus


Encarta Online
Encyclopedia Smithsonian
Funk and Wagnells Encyclopedia
Instrument Encyclopedia
Smithsonian Encyclopedia


Knowledge Rush - Great works of literature and historical documents online - free for the reading.

Maps and Atlases

Atlapedia Online - Atlapedia Online contains full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.
Internet Public Library Ready Reference Collection: Maps & Atlases
Library of Congress: General Maps and Atlases Homepage - Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress
MapMachine @ nationalgeographic.com - a wonderful collection from the world famous National Geographic Society.
National Atlas - The USGS presents this site that allows you to use your browser to create maps of your choice with information such as population, agriculture facts, weather etc.
Quick Maps of the World - Flags, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics.
USGS National Mapping Information
US Census Map Server
World Atlas.com
World Fact Book - The CIA's Educational Website
World Facts and Figures

Research Topic Guides

Primary Sources and Activities - Teaching with Documents, Lesson plans from the National Archives.

Photos of the Bot Family tacked to the corkboard

NOTE TO PARENTS: We have provided the following websites for your child's fun and enjoyment and to assist them in conducting research on the web. Please take note that because of the nature of the Internet, and the World Wide Web in particular, it is still possible to access a series of links that may take one to almost anywhere. In otherwords, in spite of our efforts to supply appropriate material and links on this page, parents should supervise children while they surf the Web. LAUSDnet recommends that before allowing your children to travel the Web, you read Parent's Guide to the Internet by the US Dept. of Education with your family.

Disclaimer This page of the Los Angeles Unified School District's Web Site identifies resources and links to other Web sites that would appear useful for our readers. The opinions expressed on these pages are solely those of the host website and not necessarily those of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Any advertising presented on these pages is solely the responsibility of the host site and not the Los Angeles Unified School District. Such references and links do not constitute any endorsement by the Los Angeles Unified School District of the products or services of those enterprises.