If you need to search for information about a topic, these are some good places to start. Some of these are Web sites and some are online databases. If you'd like some help or if you are having some trouble searching, just ask! We're happy to help.
Search the Web
- Fact Monster
Brought to you by the Information Please Almanac, there is a search option at the top of the page.
- Kids Click!
This great way to find information was designed for kids by librarians. Click on your subject and you'll find lots of great web sites!
- Internet Public Library
Enter your search at the top of the page, or choose a topic you are interested in.
*The library is not able to filter the links provided on this website, but the search engines on this page were selected because they each do their own "filtering" in some way. Each site has a statement that explains how searches work and how the results are selected.
Encyclopedias, Dictionaries Magazines, Etc. Online
- World Book Encyclopedia
You're used to its excellent information, illustrations, maps and charts in print; You'll find this online version just as useful if not more so.
To log in, type in your 14-digit library card number.
- Student Dictionary
Word Central's Student Dictionary is a fast way to look up what words mean.
A place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. Brought to life by the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), our Wonders of the Day ® will help you find learning moments in everyday life.
- Magazine Search
- Click on this link to the EBSCO Login Page.
- On the login page, type in your 14-digit Library Card Number.
- Click on the link to Searchasaurus or Kids Search
Here you can search for magazine articles on many different topics. Ask for help if you're just getting started!
- Stratham Memorial School Classroom Blogs
Many of the elementary school classrooms post their homework assignments on the school website. Click on your grade and then your teacher's name to see if any homework is listed.
- Sign in to your Moodle Account
- SMS Library Web Page
- SMS Library Catalog Search
Online news site for kids. Great for current events.
- Fact Monster
You might want to start with the Homework Center Link for Reference Sources, Common School Subjects & more.
- Science Fair Project Guide
Never done a science fair project before? Don't worry. This web page will walk you through it.
- NASA SpacePlace
Explore Earth and space with kid-friendly articles and games.