Merriam-Webster Online (www.merriam-webster.com/)
- Search dictionary, thesaurus, and Spanish/English dictionary.
Explora (Explora for Middle School Students)
- Search and browse full-text articles from encyclopedias, magazines, dictionaries, image collections, and more. Designed for students in grades 6 through 8 with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more.
Explora (Explora for High School Students)
- Search and browse full-text articles from encyclopedias, magazines, dictionaries, image collections, and more. Designed for students in grades 9 through 12 with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Business and Careers, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more.
- Search for biographies for famous people of the past and present.
The Presidents of the United States (www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/index.html)
- Includes information for U.S. presidents and first ladies.
English & Literature
- Provides access to books and information online, free of charge.
Cliffs Notes (www.cliffsnotes.com)
- Get several Literature Notes free online.
Guide to Grammar and Style (http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/writing/contents.html)
- Use this guide to learn when to use ‘a’ instead of ‘an’, where to put those commas, and more.
OWL at Purdue (http://owl.english.purdue.edu)
- Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) includes APA and MLA style
guides and more.
Shakespeare Resource Center (www.bardweb.net)
- This site includes information about William Shakespeare as well as links to other helpful websites.
- This site provides free online study guides for several classic novels, works by Shakespeare, and poetry.
Choose My Plate (www.choosemyplate.gov)
- Includes information about the food pyramid and nutritional tips.
- This site provides a wealth of information about drugs for both parents and teens.
US Food and Drug Administration (www.fda.gov)
- Information and news on current United States trading and safety standards in the food and drug industries.
History & Government
Indiana State Government (www.in.gov)
- Indiana’s government web page includes information about Indiana,
business, tourism, labor, licensing, taxes, and more.
- Includes government information by topic.
U.S. Census Bureau (www.census.gov)
- The U.S. Census Bureau web site includes information on the United States Census and other topics such as People & Households, Business & Industry, Geography, Newsroom, Special Topics, and much more.
U.S. House of Representatives (www.house.gov)
- The U.S. House of Representatives web site includes several legislative
resources as well as an A-Z list of representatives’ web sites.
U.S. Senate (www.senate.gov)
- The U.S. Senate web page includes a virtual reference desk, information
on votes, nominations, and statistics & lists.
The White House (www.whitehouse.gov)
- The official site of the White House includes information on issues in
focus, current news, government, and appointments.
Year by Year (www.infoplease.com/yearbyyear.html)
- Provides information on the most important events from 1900 – present, year by year.
Math & Science
- This web site includes an online standard calculator, fractions calculator,
Scientific calculator, graphing calculator, and more.
Chemical Elements.com (www.chemicalelements.com)
- This site allows you to click on elements in the periodic table to learn
more about them.
How Stuff Works- Science Channel (http://science.howstuffworks.com/)
- This site provides explanations and information on how things work in a
variety of subjects including earth science, engineering, life science, and
- Includes information for several math subjects and has a Homework Help feature.
Mega Converter 2 (www.megaconverter.com/mega2/)
- The Mega Converter 2 provides an easy to use converter for several measurements.
- Information from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for
kids, students, educators, media, researchers, and more.
Homework Hotline (www.askrose.org)
- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Homework Hotline provides
Free math and science homework help to Indiana students in grades 6-12.
Time & Date (www.timeanddate.com)
- This web site includes a world clock, time zone calculators, information
about time zones, sun and moon calculators, and more.
The ACT (www.actstudent.org)
- Site of the American College Testing assessment. Register for the test, prepare for your test day, and see when the next ACT testing centers are located.
The SAT (https://sat.collegeboard.org/home)
- Site of the Scholastic Aptitude Test assessment. Practice for the test, register, and send your scores to colleges. See where the next SAT testing centers are located.
- Electronically submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students interested in financial aid for college will need to complete this form.
College Board (www.collegeboard.org/)
- SAT, AP, PSAT practice testing. College planning tools and advice. Research colleges around the country or outside of the United States.
The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com/)
- Find college rankings, prepare for college testing, research colleges around the country and outside of the United States.
U.S. News Education (www.usnews.com/education)
- U.S. News provides nearly 50 different types of numerical rankings and lists to help students narrow their college search.