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CORE COLLECTION BY GRADE LEVEL

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CORE COLLECTION RESOURCES

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INFOhio's Core Collection provides state-funded resources free to all Ohio's K-12 students and teachers.

A username and password are required for home access; see your school library media specialist OR complete the username and password request form.

Funded in part through an Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.

 

Homework Help Tools

Use this page for suggested resources to help you help your child with homework, projects and other activities. In addition to resources from INFOhio's Core Collection of Electronic Resources, links are included to commercial and other non-INFOhio sites. INFOhio does not guarantee the reliability of links to other sites. Some non-INFOhio sites include advertising and e-commerce.

CONTENTS: Almanacs | Atlases and Maps | Biographies | Bookmark Organizers |Calculators and Conversion Tools | College Tools | Dictionaries and Thesauruses | e-Books | Encyclopedias | Foreign Language | General Tools | Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary | History and Current Events | Images and Pictures | Mathematics | Quotations | School Projects | Science Tools | Search Engines for Kids | Test Practice and Tutorials | Timelines | Writing Essays and Research Papers

Almanacs

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Other Tools

Information Please Almanac

Library Spot: Almanacs. Links to nine almanacs.

Library Spot: Statistics. Government and other statistics sites.

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Atlases and Maps

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Other Tools

Infoplease Atlas. U.S. and world maps.

Library Spot: Maps. Various U.S., world, historical and special collections of maps.

National Geographic Maps. Explore National Geographic's map collection, solve atlas jigsaw puzzles and more.

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Biographies

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Bookmark Organizers

BookmarkTracker. Free, easy-to-use Web application that allows safe storage and organization of bookmarks online, with secure access from anywhere on the Internet. This tool also allows to to set up e-mail notification of any changes to favorite Web pages.

iKeepBookmarks.com. Web-based bookmarks manager to easily upload and keep bookmarks on the Web, allowing access to favorites links at any time.

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Calculators and Conversion Tools

Infoplease Conversion Calculator. Conversion tools for temperature, area, weight, distance, time, etc.

Library Spot: Calculators. Links to all types of calculators from Agriculture and Automobiles and to Math and Science, as well as conversion tools for currency, temperature, weights, time zones and others.

Scientific Calculator. Perform all your math calculations on this nifty virtual calculator!

Universal Currency Converter. Convert from one country's currency to another's for 80+ nations.

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College Tools

College Board for Parents. Tools to apply for loans, calculate college loans and costs, search for colleges and find career information.

EDURegistry.org. In addition to a national directory of 4-year, 2-year and vocational/tecnhical colleges and universities, this site provides advice for selecting and paying for the right school after high school.

FinAid. Tools to calculate college costs, find loans and scholarships, and financial aid applications.

Princeton Review. Tools to help with college decisions, improving test scores and finding financial aid.

Transitioning to College: Helping You Succeed. Learn how college is different from high school and strategies to succeed. Produced by Kent State University.

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Dictionaries and Thesauruses

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Other Tools

Acronym Finder. Find what acronyms and abbreviations stand for.

Library Spot: Dictionaries. Popular online versions, foreign language and special topic dictionaries.

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e-Books

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Encyclopedias

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Foreign Language

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Other Tools

Babel Fish. Translate up to 150 words from/to several languages.

Library Spot: Dictionaries. Six foreign language dictionaries.

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General Tools

Awesome Library. Evaluation and Development Institute's Parents site with dozens of helpful links on all subjects.

Especially for Parents. U.S. Department of Education's site with homework help and advice on many other topics.

Parenting Priorities. Tips for parents and links for students from the Network for Instructional TV, Inc.

ProQuest K-12 Homework Help. Includes sections on Study Skills, Writing Skills and online references.

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Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

Guide to Grammar and Style. By Jack Lynch. Easy to use English grammar, style and usage rules.

Infoplease Homework Center. Improve vocabulary and spelling with Analogy of the Day, Spelling Bee and Word of the Day.

Library Spot: Grammar/Style. Grammar handbooks, rules and tutorials and how to cite sources.

Writers' Workshop Grammar Handbook. Explains basic grammatical rules and usage problems.

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History and Current Events

CIA World Factbook. Lists population, government, military and economic information for most nations, as collected by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

Infoplease Homework Center. Use History & Current Events to search historic events by year from 1900-2005 or by a month and day.

Library Spot: Current Events. Headlines, current events, political cartoons and multimedia shows on current news.

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Images and Pictures

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Other Tools

AlltheWeb Image Search. Search by file format, image type and background; use a filter to turn off offensive content.

Google Image Search. Use the Advanced image search to search images by file type and coloring.

Graphic Organizers. Printable worksheets from Houghton Mifflin's Education Place.

NYPL Digital Library. More than 337,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera and more.

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Mathematics

A+ Math. Flashcard creators, math games and practice worksheets to download to help with basic math skills.

Math.com Calculators and Cool Tools. Calculators, converters, equation solvers and graphers.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics. Activities to practice numbers & operations, algebra, geometry, measurement and data analysis & probability for PreK through grade 12.

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Quotations

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Other Tools

Infoplease Quotations. For inspiration and special occasions.

Library Spot: Quotations. General and specialized quotation dictionaries, including quotes from ads and movies.

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School Projects

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Science Tools

Infoplease Homework Center Science. Links to resources for science topics.

Infoplease Periodic Table. Interactive: click elements for additional information.

The Seven D's - A Physics Problem-Solving Guide. By Joseph Anderson.

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Search Engines for Kids

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Other Tools

Ask Kids. Ask questions or use Study Tools.

KidsClick! Web search for kids by librarians.

Yahoo Kids.

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Test Practice and Tutorials

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Timelines

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Writing Essays and Research Papers

College Writing. Explains why five-paragraph essays are discouraged in higher education. The Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

EasyBib. Free automatic bibliography and citation maker for 58 types of publications. Note the All 58 options tab.

Infoplease Homework Center - How to Write a Research Paper. Nine steps, including suggestions for a bibliography.

Internet Public Library for Teens A+ Research and Writing, Step by Step. A six-step process to help reach an A+ product.

MLA 7.0 and INFOhio Resources
 

INFOhio Citation Guide, by Joanna McNally, Librarian, South Euclid-Lyndhurst City Schools, January 2010. A guide for students preparing Works Cited or Bibliography pages; includes tips to cite INFOhio's Core Collection of Electronic Resources and other print and non-print materials. [MS Word OR PDF 2 pgs]

MLA 7.0 Citation Format and INFOhio, by Sheila Benedum, Bay Village High School Library Media Specialist, January 2010. A guide for educators. [PPT 16 slides]

MLA 7.0 Citations: A Getting-Started Guide for Ohio's Students From INFOhio, by Sheila Benedum, Bay Village High School Library Media Specialist, January 2010. [PPT 18 slides]

Research and Documentation Online, 5th Ed. Includes Tips for Evaluating Sources and Glossary of Research Terms.

Traditional Five Paragraph Essay, by Kimberly Steele, Kim's Korner for Teacher Talk, 2007.

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Last Updated on January 24, 2011

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