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Research for kids

Expand your research skills with these helpful online resources
 Research Skills Resource Chart created by Ms. Vicki Martinez
Ask Jeeves for Kids
When you type in a word, you are taken to many different links on a particular topic. This is also great for teachers looking for sites for kids to use.
Ben's Guide to Government
This site is geared for K-12. Click on the kite for the grades of your choice for information on government that is age appropriate.
Copyright Kids
Learn about copyrights. Learn how to copyright your own information. Just click on the words.
Create a Graph
Use this tool to create all kinds of graphs online. You can then print out the graph. It's easy to use. Be sure to know the difference between the axis and the axis. x is short. It's the horizontal axis. Y is tall, it's the vertical axis.
Create a Graph Classic
Use this site if you are not sure which kind of graph to choose, or if you have not used create a graph in before, then this site is for you. There is a create a graph tutorial here.
This site was created by librarians for kids in Grades 3-8. It contains many links from art to social studies.
This site does work as an encyclopedia, but does contain google ads at the top of each search.
Encyclopedia of Louisiana
This site is an extensive list of information on Louisiana from authors to information on time periods in history to Regions and Media.
Fact Monster - Kids' Almanac
Fact Monster contains an almanac, an encyclopedia, a thesaurus, and a dictionary. The search section is ad free.
Growth of A Nation Animated Atlas
This atlas related to the growth of our nation. Click on the year and go to timelines of important events. There is also a great instructional video with the map.

Info Please
General searches plus almanacs, biographies, dictionaries, encyclopaedia, spelling
K12 Educational videos
Educational Lessons, Videos, and Games for K-12 Kids
Kids Click Web Search for Kids Designed by Librarians
A good site for kids to surf for answers safely.
Safe Internet Searches
Kids can surf this site safely. The links were developed by librarians and include searches by subject, newspapers and magazines, special collections created by ipl2, For Kids, and For Teens.
K-12 Tech Resources 
This is a data base of 2500 kid safe learning resources.
State Symbols of the United States
This site gives information on a long list of symbols for each state in the United States. It also includes poetry from that state and more.