General (not subject specific) websites


  • Access PA - search the state-wide database of library materials to borrow using the Inter-library loan system.
  • Awesome Library - "organizes the Web with 35,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education."
  • Internet Public Library - so much is on this site - check it out - includes a kidspace and a teenspace.
  • Infoplease- does contain a lot of advertisements
  • Intute- "a free online service providing you with a database of hand selected Web resources for education and research."
  • 42explore - thematic pathfinders for all ages
  • WWW Virtual Library - links, links and more links by subject
  • Thinkfinity- "free education resources for everyone" - Awesome!! - click on the green link in the middle of the page for the parent site or the student site. Resources gathered from various national companies and teacher organizations such as the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics.
  • The American Library Association's Great Web Sites for Kids

Elementary School

Middle School

  • Dewey Browse - websites arranged by the Dewey Decimal Classification System - find websites by subject
  • Dogpile- searches more than one search engine
  • Gigablast- search with an attitude

High School

  • Librarians' Internet Index - "websites you can trust"
  • Virtual Learning Resources Center - index of thousands of the best academic information websites
  • INFOMINE - Configure a narrow search - "a large, comprehensive academic virtual library (Web sites, databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, directories of researchers)"
  • Wolframalpha - Using this new computational knowledge search engine called Wolfram Alpha searchers can enter a question or a calculation, and rather than return relevant results, Wolfram Alpha uses its algorithms to digest the query and compute the answer based on its collection of data. Try it out by searching for the next solar eclipse, the GDP of Norway, or the Nobel Prize winners from France.
  • Pathfinders from the Internet Public Library