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Multi-Subject Collections

Teens

Information Please – Encyclopedia, almanac, atlas and dictionary all in one.
Khan Academy – Video lectures with online practice for math, science, economics, arts, history, and computer science.
Discovery Education – Homework help resources, plus interactive games, videos, virtual labs and activities.
Library of Congress – Historical records and digitized books, photos, maps, manuscripts, film, and sound recordings.
BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper – Over 700 top-notch websites for students and life-long learners.
Shmoop Learning Guides – Literature, math, science, history, social studies, art, music, and a few life skills. (En Espanol)
Diigo – Jumpstart researching any topic by using websites recommended by Colorado librarians. Type in a tag word like biology or economics and hit Enter. Some tags are two words and need to be typed inside quotes like “current events” or “primary sources.” Start a new search by clicking CoLibraries (top left) to clear the field and enter a different tag.

Kids
Fact Monster – Encyclopedia, almanac, atlas and dictionary all in one.
BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper – Hundreds of top-notch websites for students and life-long learners.
Discovery Education – Homework help resources, plus interactive games, videos, virtual labs and activities.
eThemes – Discover websites on wide range of topics using keywords to search or browse the list A-Z or by grade level.
Library of Congress – Historical records and digitized books, photos, maps, manuscripts, film, and sound recordings.
Diigo – Jumpstart researching any topic by using websites recommended by Colorado librarians. Type in a tag word like inventors or colonies and hit Enter. Some tags are two words and need to be typed inside quotes like “current events” or “civil war.” Start a new search by clicking CoLibraries (top left) to clear the field and enter a different tag.

Biography

Teens
Biography.com – Over 7,000 biographies of people past and present.
Nobel Prize – Biographies of Nobel Prize recipients and laureates.
Gallery of Achievers – Read about individuals who have shaped the 20th century by their accomplishments.
Miller Center – In-depth information on each U.S. President and administration and presidential speech archive.
More! – Spotlights historical figures and distinguished women.
Kids
Biography.com – Over 7,000 biographies of people past and present.
Nobel Prize – Biographies of Nobel Prize recipients and laureates.
Gallery of Achievers – Read about individuals who have shaped the 20th century by their accomplishments.
White House – Biographies of U.S. Presidents and First Ladies plus history of the White House.
More! – Websites featuring profiles of historical figures and distinguished women.

Study Skills

Teens

Study Tips – Tips on note-taking, test-taking, organizing, studying for tests, concentrating, and more.
Study Guides & Strategies – Learn to develop better listening, reading, note-taking, writing, and independent study skills.
Test Anxiety – Manage test anxiety to work for you, instead of against you.

Kids

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History

Teens
101 Great Sites for Social Studies Class – Teacher recommended websites for history, civics, government, and economics.
Crash Course YouTube Channel – John Green teaches U.S. history and World history (each in 47 12-15 min videos.)
100 Milestone Documents – Chronicling U.S. history history from 1776 to 1965.
Timeline of Art History –  The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents 300 timelines, 930 essays, and about 7,000 objects.
Digital History – American history presented by era, topic, and in primary source documents.
Kids

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Literature

Teens
Shmoop – For all your assigned reading, summaries, themes, quotes, characters, and analysis to spark critical thinking.
Free Book Notes – Book summaries and study guides for thousands of books, compiled from several major study guides.
No Fear Shakespeare – Shakespeare’s plays with page-by-page translation into modern English. More Shakespeare links.
Poetry Foundation – Browse classic and contemporary works, by subject, style, period, or poet. More poetry links.
Kids

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Math

Teens
Webmath – Step-by-step answers to hundreds of math questions and the option to type in your own problem.
Dr. Math – Q&A to commonly asked math questions. Browse the archive by level or search by keyword.
Purplemath – Need help with algebra? This is the place for illustrated step-by-step examples and videos.
More! – Links to librarian recommended math websites for students, teachers, and tutors.
Kids
Webmath – Step-by-step answers to hundreds of math questions and the option to type in your own problem.
AAA Math – Learn, practice, and explore every topic of K-8 math. (En Espanol)
Khan Academy K-8 Math Videos – From counting to calculus and everything in between.
Pikes Peak Library – Math websites featuring step-by-step examples, worksheets, flashcards, and online practice.
More! – Links to librarian recommended math websites for students, teachers, and tutors.

Current Events – News & Social Trends

Teens
PBS NewsHour Extra – World news and reports written for students.
The Guardian – Online newpaper covering American and international news.
Pew Research Center – Nonpartisan reports about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.
ProCon.org – Today’s controversial issues presented in a balanced, comprehensive, straightforward pro-con format.
Channel One – News stories, hot issues, and student opinions.
Kids
Time for Kids – Read about current events in the nation and the world.
The Why Files – The science behind the news.
New York Times – Student edition includes top stories, social issues, and opinion pages.
Science News – Covering all fields of science, technology, engineering and math for students grades 5-12.

Primary Sources

Teens
Library of Congress – Maps, photographs, letters, diaries, newspapers, sound recordings, interviews, and historic films.
National Archives – Written documents, images, maps, charts, graphs, audio and video.
American Rhetoric –  Audio and video of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates and interviews.
Duke University Collections – 150 years of  print and TV advertising illustrate consumerism and the advertising industry.
Western History Collection at Denver Public Library – Documents, photographs, maps, art, newspapers and more.
Kids
National History Day Toolkit – Introduction to primary sources with a video and links to examples.
Finding Copyright Friendly Images – Resource list courtesy of Denver Public Library.

Research & Writing

Teens
Common Types of Papers – Examples and resources for writing research papers and a wide range of essays.
Evaluating Resources – CRAAP! Currency, relevance, authority, accuracy, purpose.
Research Skills – Step-by-step guide to the research process, evaluating resources, and writing a research paper.
The Research Process – Resources to help with writing skills, thesis statements, style and language, and citation.
Where’s the Information? – Strategies for researching at the library, on the web, and other tips for researchers.
Kids
How to Do Research – A diagram takes you through the process, click any step to get the details.
Plan-Find-Create-Present – Tips to start your research project, find sources, stay organized, and putting it all together.
Writing Topics – Lists of ideas to inspire essays, stories, or journal writing.
Writing Skills – Strengthen your writing skills with tips, examples, and best practices for effective communication.
Writing With Writers – Scholastic authors take you through the steps of writing news reports, mysteries, myths, book reviews, and more.

Science

Teens
Science.gov –  Search across 15 federal agencies with just one query for science articles, news, studies, data, and more.
Explain that Stuff – Easy to understand articles on how things work, cutting-edge science, cool gadgets, and computers.
GenEd – Explore cell biology, DNA, genes, chromosomes, heredity, genetic conditions, evolution, and biotechnology.
Classification of Animals – Amphibians, invertebrates, birds, mammals, reptiles and the conservation of animals.
The Physics Classroom – Physics concepts explained and quizzes to test your understanding.
Rader’s Chemistry – Basic information on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry.
Kids
Exploratorium – A museum of art, science, and human perception.
How Stuff Works –  Straightforward answers and explanations of how the world actually works.
Solar System Exploration – Planets, space missions, news and events from NASA.
Science Fair Buddies – Use the Wizard to find a perfect project and learn how to apply/document the scientific method.
IPL Science Fair Project Guide – Resources for picking an experiment, using the scientific method, and presenting results.

Technology

Teens
Codeacademy – Learn javascript, html, CSS, how to make an interactive website, and Camore.
Hour of Code –  Intro designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics (and beyond.)
TED Talks Technology – Over 500 video talks on topics of technology.
CNN Tech News – News and video covers the internet, business and personal tech, video games, and more.
Kids

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College & Career

Teens
Occupational Outlook Handbook –  Career information and statistics about hundreds of occupations.
My Future – Career insights featuring education & training, salary, trends and advice for job seekers.
Career Colleges – Find programs to enter into specific trades or services: tech, law, healthcare, culinary, automotive, etc.
Free SAT Prep – Practice with hundreds of questions from unreleased SATs and 200+ videos with step-by-step solutions.
Colorado Colleges and Universities – Answers to commonly asked questions about attending college in Colorado.
College Answer Guy – Articles, checklists, and resources on everything you need to know to prepare for college.
NCES College Navigator – Search for colleges and universities by location, programs and majors, or institution type.
Your Future – Resources for college, financial aid, GED, apprenticeship, military, and careers. (Denver Public Library)
Kids

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Animals & Environment

All Ages
National Geographic Kids – The world of animals explained and presented in videos, games, and activities.
San Diego Zoo – Discover animals by name, region, or habitat (mouse over animals menu tab to choose.)
Environment – Website recommendations from the EPA on air, climate change, ecosystems, energy, recycling, water.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife – Animals native to Colorado including threatened and endangered species.
Web Weather for Kids – Learn what makes weather wet and wild.

Colorado History

All Ages
Colorado Virtual Library – Read biographies of famous (and infamous) Coloradoans past to present.
History Colorado Center – Learn about the historical figures that shaped the history of Colorado and the West.
Center for Colorado & The West – Photos, interviews, biographies, county histories, and subject guides.
Western History & Genealogy – Digital collections. photos, and resource guides at Denver Public Library.
Colorado Historic Newspapers (1859-1923) – Search for feature stories, society news, ads, photos, and editorials.

Museums

All Ages

History Colorado – Quick access to History Colorado’s museums and historic sites and online exhibits for students.
Smithsonian Kids –  From Art to Zoo learn something new (or historical) here.
National Museum of American History – Information, documents, artifacts, photos and more from America’s past.
NGAkids Art Zone – Introduction to art and art history through interactive activities.
Boston Tea Party Museum – The people and events leading to the American Revolution. (Click Research Library)
12 Virtual Museums from Travel & Leisure – Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home.

Social Studies

All Ages
Stately Knowledge – Basic geographical facts and information on state capitols for all 50 states.
Eyewitness to History – Profiles of historical characters and events told from the perspectives of those who lived it.
CIA World Factbook – Country data covering geography, people, government, economy, transportation, and defense.
Great Websites for Kids – Cultures of the world, geography, maps, current events, social issues, and religion.
MrDowling.com – Teacher Mike Dowling covers pre-history through through WWII.

Government

All Ages
Kids.gov – Connect to over 2,000 web pages from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations.
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government – How government works and laws are made, electoral process, and national symbols.
iCivics – Explore the fundamental concepts and responsibilities of representative democracy through games.
Our Government – Learn how America’s federal, state and local governments work to enact the will of the people.

Early Childhood Literacy

Early literacy is everything a child knows about reading and writing before he or she can write. Children get ready to read long before they start kindergarten. You can help by singing, rhyming, playing, and reading aloud every day with your children.   Every Child Ready to Read teaches parents and caregivers about the six basic skills that comprise early literacy and help determine whether a child will be ready to learn to read and write: Print Motivation, Print Awareness, Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, and Narrative Skills.

Websites for Parents & Caregivers
Six Early Literacy Skills – Six simple ways to understand the value of literacy for pre-readers
Reading Tips for Parents – Techniques to encourage a lifelong love of reading in children (En Espanol)
Get Ready to Read – Skill-building activities to prepare children for school
Colorado Early Learning & Development Guidelines – Information about child development, by age group. (En Espanol)
Earlier Is Easier – Activities to engage children ages 0-3 through song, play, talking, writing, laughing, and reading
StoryBlocks – 30-60 second videos with stimulating songs, rhymes, and fingerplays (En Espanol)
Songs for Teaching – Fingerplays and action rhymes with music and how-to act them out