"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity."
 
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"Don't believe everything you read on the internet."
~ Abraham Lincoln
 
 
What do you think about that quote?
 

TESD LIbrary Research Guide





 Google, Yahoo,and Ask.com are popular search engines, but I would suggest that students have parental guidance (or other limitations) when searching with these tools.

NetSmartz
http://www.netsmartz.org/index.aspx
Before using the internet, it is recommended that students and parents explore this great net safety website.


Check out Mr. P's Math Reference Section
You can find a tremendous amount of math-related topics in the links above.  
For more references sites dedicated to math, check out the link on the left called...
 


If it is on the internet, it must be true, right?

Wikipedia, etc.
Be careful when using open-source sites like Wikipedia for school research projects.  It is amazing how this site has evolved and continues to grow, but It is not appropriate for academic research due to the non-expert sources for some of the information.  However, there might be links in the reference section that might point to useful sites.  Not a bad place to start...

Check out this site about  The Pacific Northwest tree octopus
It is a perfect example of why users of the internet should always view content carefully and verify the information they find.  Viewers of all ages actually believed this was a legitimate site and that the creature was real.


YouTube
How about Youtube?  Isn't that a great place to learn stuff?
Check out this incredible snowboard trick.  Too bad it isn't real..



Great Researching Sites for Students

TEMS Library
Search the library at TEMS from any computer.
http://libraryserv.tesd.net/cataloging/servlet/presentadvancedsearchredirectorform.do?l2m=Library%20Search&tm=TopLevelCatalog&l2m=Library+Search


Chester County Library
Search the libraries of Chester County for materials about your topic.
http://catalog.ccls.org/search/t


United Streaming
Online educational videos from Discovery Education.
See your teacher for a username and password.
http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/


The Librarian's Index to the Internet
A fabulous index to safe and trusted information.


The Internet Public Library
One of the first public "libraries" on the Internet.


Columbia Encyclopedia
Contains nearly 51,000 entries.


World Book Online
Atlas, dictionary, encyclopedia... all in one place!


World Book Advanced
More advanced version of World Book Online.


Kidsclick
Web search for kids by librarians.


CIA World Factbook
Learn facts about any country in the world.


Library of Congress Portals to the World
Another great site to learn about different countries.

 
Library of Congress American Memory Collection
Provides many materials that document the American experience.