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  • Citation Machine
    - David Warlick's Landmark Project's citation machine provides both MLA and APA citations.
  • Cornell Library
    - Information is provided on proper citation rules and other style guides besides MLA and APA.

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Dictionaries and Thesauri



General Collection of Authors

  • Catharton Authors  
    - Portal for searches on authors.
  • Geometry.Net
    - Huge directory for searching for information on authors by links.
  • The Literature NetworkWe currently have over 1900 full books and over 3000 short stories and poems by over 250 authors. Our quotations database has over 8500 quotes.




Study Guides/Aids:

Theory and Criticism:


  • A Word A Day  
    - Excellent tool for studying for SATs. Auditory feature.
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Government Resources



American History

  • American Civil War Homepage
    - The American Civil War Homepage gathers together in one place hypertext links to the most useful identified electronic files about the American Civil War (1861-1865). Scroll down to locate websites specifically related to South Carolina.
  • American Cultural History
    - Kingwood College Library American Cultural History: The Twentieth Century. The purpose of this website is to present a series of web guides on the decades of the twentieth century.
  • American Memory
    - Discover the inventors, politicians, performers, activists and other everyday people who made this country what it is today.
  • America's Story - Library of Congress
    - Discover the inventors, politicians, performers, activists and other everyday people who made this country what it is today.
  • Black History Quest
    - African-American History, Culture, and Black Studies Resources.
  • A Chronology of US Historical Documents
    - A Chronology of US Historical Documents provided by the University of Oklahoma. Documents reproduced in legible format for easy reading.
  • Civil War Women
    - Special collection from Duke University on civil war women.
  • Ellis Island
    - Search immigration records. Ellis Island Foundation.
  • Gale Black History Month Page 
    - Thomson Gale's website with Afro-American biographies, activities, and free resources for students and teachers.
  • Gale Celebrates Hispanic Heritage
    - Thomson Gale's website with Hispanic biographies, activities, and free resources for students and teachers.
  • Gale Women’s History Month
    - Thomson Gale's website with famous women's biographies, activities, and free resources for students and teachers.
  • Jamestown
    - Virginia Preservation Society's website on Jamestown. Includes history and timeline.
  • Library of Congress - The African American Mosaic - Black History and Culture
    - The Library of Congress website includes materials in its collection along with first person narratives.
  • The Martin King, Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University
    The documents, recordings, photographs and other materials on this website are protected by copyright and unauthorized use of these materials may violate copyright law.
  • Mayflowerhistory.com
    - Welcome to MayflowerHistory.com! MayflowerHistory.com is the Internet's most complete, thoroughly researched and accurate web site dealing with the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, and early Plymouth Colony.
  • Monticello - Home of Thomas Jefferson
    - Website features information of the home of Thomas Jefferson through a room by room tour.
  • Native Americans Recognized Nations
    - Listings here are restricted to US Government "recognized" tribes.
  • Native Americans with All Nations 
    - Listing of all Native American tribes with links to pertinent websites.
  • New Deal Network
    - Website dedicated to the Roosevelt era.
  • New Perspectives on the West - The American West
    - PBS researched the American West to create an eight part documentary. The research was compiled into this website. Contains people, places, and timelines.
  • Pearl Harbor
    - One page from the Eyewitness to History website dedicated to Pearl Harbor.   
  • A Photo Time Line -Civil Rights
    - Photo essay of the civil rights movement.
  • Presidents of the United States
    - The Internet Public Library. Information on the Presidents of the United States with information on his cabinet members, election results, and brief biographical information.
  • Salem Witch Trials
    - The Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project consists of an electronic collection of primary source materials relating to the Salem witch trials of 1692 and a new transcription of the court records.
  • Spy Letters of the American Revolution
    - The exhibit is based on spy letters from the William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Gallery of Letters provides a brief description of each letter and links to more information about the stories of the spies in the letter or the secret methods used to make the letter
  • Their Stamp on History
    - Their Stamp on History is an educational website exploring the lives of famous figures through their pictures on US Postage stamps.
  • Time Lines of History
    - Several history timelines can be found on this site. Search by date or by search engine.
  • The Underground Railroad
    - Interactive website provided by National Geographic.
  • World War II
    Photo-essay of WWII. (I am looking for another WWII site since the pop-up ads are such a nuisance here, but the photos on this site are excellent).

South Carolina History

World History/Ancient/European

  • The Ancient Gods
    - Greek gods family tree.
  • The Ancient Olympics
    - Members of the Perseus Project created this exhibit on the ancient Olympics in 1996, as a tribute to the Centennial Olympic Games held in Atlanta, Georgia. In this exhibit, you can compare ancient and modern Olympic sports, tour the site of Olympia as it looks today, learn about the context of the Games and the Olympic spirit, or read about the Olympic athletes who were famous in ancient times.
  • Anthropology and Archaelogy
    - Anthropology and archeology database of 88 Internet sites.
  • Life In Elizabethan England
    - Extensive coverage of customs and life in the Elizabethan Age.
  • Medieval History
    - "Follow the history of Medieval Britain from the time of Alfred the Great, through the Norman Conquest and up to the start of the Tudor Age. Detailed Timelines contain events for years between 800 and 1499AD." 
  • Mummies of Ancient Egypt
    - Who? What? Where? answers to mummies.
  • Renaissance
    - Annenberg/CPB website on the Renaissance.
  • The Romans
    - BBC educational website on the Romans. Timelines and teacher's plans.
  • Odyssey Online:Greece
    - Explore the Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome and Africa
  • Seven Wonders of the World
    - Description and brief history ot the Seven Wonders of the World.
  • The War for Vietnam  1945-1975
    - Mature material on the Viet Nam War.
  • World History.com
    - Directory of links to World History websites.
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Magazines Online

    Several magazines offer electronic versions of their magazines on the Internet.
    This access is available free and without subscription.
    Be aware that pop-up advertising may occur.

  • Discover 
  • Family Circle 
  • Field and Stream 
  • Girls’ Life Magazine 
  • Good Housekeeping 
  • Gourmet Epicurious 
  • House Beautiful 
  • Life 
  • National Geographic for Kids 
  • National Geographic
  • National Wildlife Federation 
  • Newsweek 
  • OutdoorLife 
  • Physics Today 
  • Popular Science 
  • Psychology Today 
  • Road and Track 
  • Runner’s World 
  • Saturday Evening Post
  • Science News Online 
  • Scientific American.com  
  • Skateboarding Magazine 
  • Shutterbug 
  • Smithsonian Magazine Kids
  • Smithsonian Magazine
  • Southern Living 
  • Sporting News 
  • Sports Illustrated.com
  • Sports Illustrated for Kids 
  • Teen Ink 
  • Tennis 
  • Time for Kids Online 
  • Track and Field 
  • US News and World Report 
  • Variety 
  • Volleyball 
  • Western Horseman 
  • ZD Net  (Computers) 
  • Consumer Reports  - Consumers Reports

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  • Maps and Geography

    Math and Economics

    • A+ Math Games
      - A variety of fun math games to play.
    • Cool Math.com
      - Math games with the added feature of several different types of calculators. 
    • Dictionary of Measures, Units and Conversions
      - Provides definitions and conversions.  
    • Don’t Buy It
      - "Don't Buy It: Get Media Smart is a media literacy Web site for young people that encourages users to think critically about media and become smart consumers. Activities on the site are designed to provide users with some of the skills and knowledge needed to question, analyze, interpret and evaluate media messages." 
    • Exambot.com
      - "Math exams, calculus exams, science exams, economics exams! University exams with solutions! Welcome to Exambot, the Ultimate Science and Math Study Guide."  
    • Funbrain
      - Click on new player to play games.
    • Hip Pocket Change
        - "The H.I.P. Pocket Change (HPC) Web site was launched in July 1999 by the U.S. Mint. HPC is designed to be a fun, educational tool -- for students and teachers -- that generates interest in coins, the Mint, and U.S. history."(5+, M, U)
    • Inflation Calculator
      - The form adjusts any given amount of money for inflation, according to the Consumer Price Index, from 1800 to 2002. 
    • It All Adds Up  (U)
      - "Play online games and simulations to learn about credit management, buying a car, paying for college, budgeting, saving, and investing."
    • Math Calculators
      - Much more than a basic calculator; calculators for all types of equations. Scroll down. 
    • A Math Dictionary for Kids
      - Definitions of math terms along with an example. 
    • Mathdrills
      - Excellent site to use for preparation for SATs or ACTs.
    • Secrets of Making Money (M,U)
      - NOVA explains the reasons for the redesign of U.S. paper currency and describes security features that are embedded in the new $100 bill. Teacher's guide available on the site.
    • Teens and Their Money - Motley Fool (U)
      - Motley advice to teens about money.
    • Webmath
      - "Click a tab above to get help with your math problem. This site has over 100 instant-answer, self-help, math solvers, ready to help you get your math problem solved."  

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    Search engines

    • All The Web
      - AlltheWeb's index (provided by Yahoo!) includes billions of web pages, as well as tens of millions of PDF and MS WordŽ files. Yahoo! frequently scans the entire web to ensure that our content is fresh and to eliminate broken links. AlltheWeb offers a variety of specialized search tools and advanced search features, and supports searching in 36 different languages.
    • Ask Jeeves For Kids
      - Ask Jeeves for Kids is a fast, easy and kid-friendly way for kids to find answers to their questions online. Designed to be a fun destination site focused on learning and "edutainment," Ask Jeeves for Kids uses natural-language technology that allows kids to ask questions, such as "Why is the sky blue?" or "What's it like to live in space?" in the same way they would ask a parent, friend or teacher. The service combines human editorial judgment with filtering technology to enable kids to find both relevant and appropriate answers on the Web.
    • Dewey Browse
      - This excellent search engine was created and is maintained by Gail Shea Grainger. This search engine links to selected web sites and are classified by the Dewey Decimal Classification System. The linked sites are appropriate for Grades K-12 students.  
    • Google.com 
      - Easy access to more than 4 billion web pages.
    • Kids Search Tools
      - One stop search for dictionary, encyclopedia, web sites for kids, etc.
    • Search Tools for Students
      - Search engine created to provide students with access to pre-viewed "safe" websites.
    • Quick Guide to Search Engines
      - Allows for more extensive search of the Internet. Combined searches with multiple search engines and directory searches.
    • Yahooligans – The Web Guide for Kids
      Yahoo's! Kid friendly search engine.
    • Technorati Search for blogs.

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    Created By Mary M. Silgals
    January 9, 2004
    Last edited March 3, 2013