Great Links - Students
- South Carolina’s Virtual Library, DISCUS, provides all South Carolinians with access to an electronic library of essential information resources through school, college, and public libraries.
League Academy’s online card catalog
- This site will assist you in electronically formatting MLA Style citations for many different types of resources. Make sure you spell and capitalize the information that you enter correctly!
Greenville County Library
– Search the public library’s card catalog, online databases, and access local newspapers from this site.
– No excuses for spelling something wrong or not knowing what a word means. This site uses Merriam-Webster's Student Dictionary which is written especially for students ages 11-14.
- This is a dictionary that tells you about the origins of words.
- If you need word processing software, Excel-type spreadsheets, or a PowerPoint-type presentation, visit this site and download the free software. It is compatible with Microsoft products. A great product if you are using a computer that did not come with Microsoft Word on it or if you have WordPerfect which is not compatible with Microsoft Word.
World History Timelines
– Contains informative timelines on people, events, and history.
– This site contains online science resources for students, teachers, and parents.
– The Newbery Medal is an annual award bestowed by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. View this year’s as well as past year’s winners and honor books.
2010-2011 SC Junior Book Award Nominees
– View and print out the 20 titles on this year’s Junior Book Award Nominee list which were selected by a statewide committee for middle school students.
NOTE: Any student who reads three or more of the books on the list will be invited to attend a Pizza Party in February to celebrate their achievement. Students who have read at least 3 books from the list can join with other students from across the state and cast a vote for their favorite book. The book that receives the most votes will be named the SC Junior Book of the Year.
– LIFE.com, the largest, collection of professional photography on the Web will provide you with instant access to millions of breathtaking photographs — for free. LIFE.com not only lets you wander through the legendary LIFE and Getty archives, but with more than 3,000 new photos added every day, it also gives you the best pictures of the people and places shaping our world now. Users can view galleries curated by the site's editors or search the library by names, dates, subjects, and locations.
Primary Source Links
The Library of Congress: American Memory
- This link will connect you to a digital record of American history. It contains primary records of written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America. Be sure to put quotations around anything more than one word when you are searching. Check out all the browse options that are available and to click on all the collections that are available as well.
- This website provides thousands of hand-selected and relevant links to pictures, slide-shows, videos, audio-clips, artifacts, manuscripts, documents and other primary sources linked, in context, within each story.
The National Archives of the United States
- The National Archives preserves and provides access to valuable records of our government available digitally. This link will allow you to look online at such documents as posters from WW I and II, historical documents (Emancipation Proclamation, Constitution, Brown vs. Board of Education court ruling, Bill of Rights, Women's Right to Vote, etc.), and lots of other documents important to our country.
A Very Old Place
- This blog offers quick access to primary source documents and websites.
Primary Sources on the Web
- This educational site provides links to primary source documents, maps, images, and more. The site has links divided into two categories: U.S. History and World History.
American Women's History: A Research Guide
- This site offers links to digital collections of women's history may be searched using a subject index or a state index. The subject links are numerous and include topics such as abolitionists, health, marriage, slavery, and writers.
UNI Digitized Primary American History Sources
- The University of Northern Iowa created this site which provides links to many American History primary sources.