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Use the form below to search MeL (Michigan eLibrary.)
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Best of the Web and General Info Sources

Best of the Web -- Directory (Subject list) of quality Web sites
Best Free Reference Web Sites  -- An index (A-Z list) of the most credible and reliable web sites from the American Library Association
Britannica School -- Encyclopedia Britannica ; general information on all topics at elementary, middle, and high school levels
Gale Virtual Reference Library -- Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources
Google Scholar -- Scholarly literature in one place:  articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions
Information Please  -- Almanac, atlas, encyclopedia in one
LibrarySpot -- Good for look-ups, and quick questions & answers
MeL -- (Michigan eLibrary) -- ACT practice tests, eBooks, ERIC, Magazine articles, Mich news, Web & more
Wikipedia -- An open-editing encyclopdia; good for general information but verify when doing serious research

Magazine & Newspaper Articles

Easy Reading; Elementary School Level

Kids InfoBits -- K-6; magazine & news articles; color-coded reading levels
World Book Kids -- PreK-5; short articles on all topics, activites, maps, pictures and videos

Medium Reading; Middle-Senior High School

General Reference Center Gold -- 6-12+ ; good general source for articles
Newsstand  -- 6-12+ ; 1,000+ newspaper articles from around the USA, including The NY Times.
Student Edition -- 9-12+ ; magazine & news articles; podcasts, ebooks

High, Scholarly Level Reading; College and University 

Academic OneFile -- 12+ ; peer-reviewed, scholarly magazine and news articles
Expanded Academic ASAP -- 12+ ; magazine and news articles for college research

Beyond MeL 

MagPortal -- Full-text articles from non-mainstream magazines that other databases miss
Newsela -- A Web site of current event articles; you choose your own reading level (4th grade - College)

Find a Magazine and its articles online 

MEL Publications List -- Lists all the magazines, alpha by title, available from MeL databases

Research & Works Cited Helps

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?" -- Albert Einstein

"In any research you do, you must give credit to both the direct words and the ideas of your source." -- BHS Works Cited Form

Word DocumentBHS WORKS CITED FORM -- Based upon MLA format.
External LinkCitation Machine APA -- Use this when you need APA format
External LinkEasyBib -- A fast, easy way to create your Works Cited Form (MLA format)
PDF DocumentCRAAP -- A handy way to evaluate a source
PDF DocumentDatabases -- Why you should use databases for research
External LinkOWL (Online Writing Lab) -- Purdue University shows how to do a research paper right.
External LinkParenthetical References -- How to "quote" sources within your paper 
PDF DocumentSource Sheet   -- An interactive form to complete when taking notes. (When completed, be sure to Re-Name & Save OR Print.)
PDF DocumentWeb Site Evaluation Form  -- an interactive form that helps you to judge a Web Site's quality, authority, accuracy and usefulness.  (When completed, be sure to Re-Name & Save OR Print.)

Art, Band, Choral, Drama, Orchestra Links

Art Links

Art Encyclopedia - a great search engine for the arts
Art on the Web -- 1200+ links to all aspects of art
Art History Resources on the Web -- The history of Art throughout time
Art Jewelry -- Jewelry resources from Art Jewelry Magazine
Ganoskin -- Gem and jewelry resource
Google Arts & Culture -- links to art, exhibits, biographies & more
Lapidary Journal -- An online jewelry arts magazine
National Art Gallery Classroom -- Art activities, lessons, resources, games & more

Music Links 

Berkley Orchestra Association -- BHS Orchestra: what's happening and support
BHS Choir Boosters -- Find out what's happening and show support for vocal music
BHS Instrumental Boosters -- Find out what's happening and show support for the BHS Band
Free Online Metronome -- All you need to develop rhythym and tempo
GoodEar -- Online ear training
Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association -- Festivals, awards, and more
Michigan School Vocal Music Association -- Festivals, awards, and more
Music Tech Teacher -- Online games and other 'helps' to enhance your musical skills

Performing Arts Links 

BeDrama -- BHS Theater Home Page: schedule, tickets & more

Business & Career Links & Drivers Ed Test

Driver's Education Test -- Sample quizzes, prep tools to get you on the Michigan roads
Entrepeneur.com -- Many ideas for small businesses and franchises
Executive Planet -- Business etiquette as practiced around the world
Financial Facts Tool Kit -- Everything a beginning investor needs to know
Investment FAQs -- Frequently-Asked-Questions on investing
Marketing: Know This -- Find all aspects of marketing here
MeL Business Gateway -- Business Insights, Demographics & Small Business Resource Ctr
MeL Jobs Gateway -- Find a job, explore careers, and more
Michigan College Access Portal (MichiganCAP)
Michigan DECA

Oakland Schools Technical Campus of Southeast Michigan -- "OTEC" great hands-on training in many fields
Practical Money Skills for Life -- Info for students and teachers
Start-up  -- A guide to all of the stages of starting your own business

 

English & Language Arts Links

Beyond Plagiarism -- Finding, understanding and using sources responsibly from U-M
Grammar & Writing -- A guide to help you write better from Capital Community College
Moodle -- Mr. Cierpial's Film Studies students start here
Newsela -- World news presented in a new way: you choose your own reading level. Must register/log-in
OWL (Online Writing Lab) -- Purdue University shows how to do a research paper right  
TurnItIn.com -- Responsible research starts here
Web English Teacher -- Great links on authors, books, writing & more for students and teachers

See also Books & Reading on left

Accelerated Reader (AR)-- a reading incentive and management program
AR Book Finder
AR Quiz Finder

French, Spanish & Modern Language Links

French Links

Casa de Joanna -- French web sites, arranged by subject
Famous French Links -- Great French sites from the University of Tennessee
Internet Picture Dictionary (French) -- Vocabulary, flash cards, word scrambles & more

Spanish Links

Casa de Joanna -- Spanish web sites, arranged by subject
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (World Book Kids en espanol) -- visual dictionary, articles & more
Informe en Espanol -- Full-text Spanish articles from MeL
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Resources -- All things Latino from MSU
Study Spanish -- online tutorials in Spanish culture and language

Mathematics Links

ClassZone.com  -- Algebra and Geometry students find your texbook lessons here! user name & password = bhsmath
Good Calculators -- Free online calculators for math, science & social studies figures
Math.com -- Everyday math, algebra, geometry, statistics, calculus & more
Math Forum -- Links to great Math sites, including "Ask Dr. Math"
Practical Money Skills -- Games, lessons, etc. on budgeting & investing
Trigonometry Tutorial -- Try here for help with Trig

Physical Education, Health & Fitness Links

Centers for Disease Control -- Disease info from the US Dept of Health & Human Services
Exercise & Physical Fitness -- Tips on staying in shape from Medline
Mayo Clinic -- Magazine & links to diseases, disorders, and more
MedicineNet -- Articles & sites on drugs and medicine
MeL Health and Wellness Resources -- Reliable, comprehensive health information from Michigan eLibrary
Sports Medicine Information -- First stop for sports medicine info (from the UK)
WebMD -- Health information from major insurance companies

Science Links

Centers for Disease Control -- Search for specific disease from the US Dept of Health & Human Services
Constellations: Windows2Universe -- Stars and their stories from National Earth Science Teachers Association
Energy.gov -- US Department of Energy overview on energy sources
Exploring Earth -- Earth Science investigations, visualizations, news & resources... need key code from your textbook
Good Calculators -- Free online calculators for math, science & social studies figures
How Stuff Works -- Information on various natural and mechanical things
Ice Age Mammals -- Enchanted Learning takes a look at  prehistoric beasts
Medline -- The National LIbrary of Medicine's best resources on diseases, treatment, wellness & more
National Geographic -- Explore the natural wonders of the world
National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) -- Type in, or search for, disease of interest
PhET -- Online simulations in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, & Earth Science from the University of Colorado
Physics Classroom -- Includes a tutorial and multi-media presentations
Science Learning Network -- National Science Foundation site

Social Studies Links

American Memory --  Great US history primary sources from the Library of Congress
Ben's Guide to the US Government -- All aspects of the American government
CIA World Fact Book -- Information on countries of the world
Civic Action Plans -- National Association of Student Councils looks at ways to get involved
Country Studies -- Library of Congress information on countries of the world
Econ-Ed-Link -- Articles and links on economics
History Channel -- Search engine for US & world history, timelines, 'This Day in History'
iCivics -- Games and other interactive activities to make us good citizens
Michigan Government -- News from Lansing
Newsela -- Articles by levels to meet your reading ability
Opposing Viewpoints -- Information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues; from MeL