Educational and Informative sites

On his page we will add more links to educational resources

Acton Agua Dulce Home School Group We are a group of moms in Acton and Agua Dulce California that wanted to get together with other local homeschool moms to discuss curriculum, go on local field trips, plan educational, as well as, fun activities for our kids.

Schools AV College College of the Canyons

Online aid is available for researching and writing reports. It ranges from encyclopedias, fact books, university-level research, dictionaries, and grammar guides. Many resources are free, some charge subscriptions ranging from $9.95 to $20 a month and up. Here are a few. If you find some good ones E-mail them to us and we will add them to the list. All are free unless marked.

Student Rights

The ACLU webpage on student rights showing student have rights including due process.

On of the best portals for information LibrarySpot

LibrarySpot is a virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses and just about anyone exploring the Web for valuable research information. LibrarySpot was designed to break through the information overload of the Web to bring the best library and reference sites together with insightful editorial in one convenient, user-friendly spot.

Educational Encyclopedias Government Libraries Newspapers Reference
How to Cite Electronic References

The Internet

No longer, with things that are available electronically over the Nets. You don't have to wait until the door of the library swings open to get that book you want for an urgent piece of research; you don't have to wait until a person is available to send them an instant message; you don't have to wait for the evening news on tv....

From A Brief History of the Internet by Michael S. Hart March, 1995 [Etext #250] Copyright 1995

PI it begins with 3.1415926535 and a million digits later it is still going at 346431991

How to Find a Project Gutenberg EBook


Now, Parents of Children with Disabilities, have a great new FREE resource on the World Wide Web that can offer them important information, support, and entertainment all in one place!

Help is a link for parents of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) Children

Human Anatomy On-line, a place for interactive and educational views of the human body. Called the "Hip alternative to Cliff Notes" (by some journalist guy. Mark Saldanha and Michael Burgess have launched, a website aimed at high school and college students with one philosophy: make complex stuff easy, entertaining and free. Their most popular section to date is the irreverent plotbytes. They have developed a cult-like following in the student community because they are free and students can understand the language they are presented in

The University of Michigan's Internet Public Library offers the A+ Research & Writing. The guide takes you through the paper-writing process, and offers guides to search tools for finding information online as well as links to other resources. Volunteer librarians also staff the Library’s "Ask a Question" e-mail reference service. To index


National Archives and Records Administration To index


Antelope Valley Press Los Angeles Times The Signal Other newspapers Visit for more newspapers The New South Polar Times To index

Librariesand Research lists

Project Gutenberg is the Internet's oldest producer of FREE electronic books (eBooks or eTexts).

The ResourceShelf Is a daily electronic newsletter of news and other resources of interest to the online researcher. List of Lists

Palmdale Library To index

Encyclopedias and Information Sources

For 9.95/Month. Britannica Online is the Internet version of the Encyclopedia Britannica. 3 day free trial.

Microsoft's Encarta Concise Encyclopedia is an abbreviated version of the popular CD-ROM reference book that contains 16,000 articles and 2,200 pictures.

9.95/Month. Infonautics Corp.'s Electric Library The four-year-old service offers articles from hundreds of newspapers and magazines including the Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Time, and Business Week, plus books, maps, pictures and other reference works. 30-day free trial To index

Reference sources Named “Best Literary Resource” for 2002

MapQuest is a site that lets you create and print out maps for any of three million locations worldwide.

The Elements of Style for help with the basics of writing, consult Strunk and White's the classic treatise on sentence structure, punctuation, composition and common word mistakes.

Merriam-Webster Online is the online edition of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary to look up word spellings.

Roget's Thesaurus for synonyms and related words.

Roget's Thesaurus 1911 edition

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations For quotes the famous list of phrases.

Reference Sources on the Internet This is a listing of thousands of items and just looking through the index is an education. Here is one thing I found

Olbers' paradox (H. Olbers; 1826)
If the Universe is infinite, uniform, and unchanging then the entire sky at night would be bright -- about as bright as the Sun. The further you looked out into space, the more stars there would be, and thus in any direction in which you looked your line-of-sight would eventually impinge upon a star. The paradox is resolved by the big bang theory, which puts forth that the Universe is non-uniform, dynamic, and (probably) finite To index

How to Cite Electronic References

Reference librarians are working out the proper format common to cite information obtained on the Internet, for a term-paper bibliography.

One recommendation (using this capitalization and punctuation): Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. "Title of Document." Title of Complete Work (if applicable). Document date or date or last revision. Protocol and full address (Web, email, etc.), date of access.

Using this format, this would be: Brink, Charles. "On Line Educational aids." "The Vanguard News". September 16, 1997. Internet Sept. 20 1997.To index

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