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50 States
This site offers concise and thorough information on state capitals, populations, state birds, highest point, motto, symbols, history, and more.
AAA Math
The site is divided by topic or grade level containing hundreds of pages of basic math skills including measurement, consumer math (money), fractions, and much more.
BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
An annotated list of educational Web sites and research tools relating to homework topics.
Black Inventor
Features many inventions by African-Americans throughout history. Features several dozen inventors and inventions.
Black Inventors A-Z
This fairly comprehensive listing of African-American Inventors from About.com features an A-Z listing of inventor names along with biographical information and many pictures and diagrams.
Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition  MPL Special Link
Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition is an EBSCO database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for 1,290 popular nonfiction books. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition  MPL Special Link
Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition is designed by EBSCO for school and public libraries to provide content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for 3,089 popular nonfiction books. Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition provides an interesting variety of high interest books on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more. To see specific titles, click on the "Books" link on the EBSCO toolbar. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Brainfuse  MPL Special Link
Having trouble with homework? Brainfuse can help! Seven days a week, from 2:00pm to 11:00pm, live tutors can assist you one-on-one with understanding and better responding to your assignments. Help is available for all grades, from first grade to college level classwork. Subjects taught run the gamut from basic reading and math to chemistry and calculus! Tutoring is available in both English and Spanish. In addition to live tutoring, Brainfuse offers a Writing Lab; SAT, GED and ACT test preparation; shareable flash cards, tests and games (that you can create!) and group study support. Resume and cover letter assistance is also provided for adult job seekers. Brainfuse is generously sponsored by The Elizabeth J. Tellier Foundation.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Britannica Online School Edition PreK-12: Elementary School  MPL Special Link
Perfect for kids aged 6-12. Topic searches are broken down into subcategories, for example: Eagles - behavior, physical characteristics, reproduction,etc. - so children can easily find the information they are looking for. Also included: daily news items from StudentNews.net, an Activity of the Day, quick access to facts and figures through Discover America, Discover Canada, and Discover Mexico, a Featured Spotlight, and the Animal of the Day. Other learning tools found here include the Merriam Webster Student Dictionary (which pronounces words aloud for users!), the Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia World Atlas, a sliding interactive timeline, a fun multimedia learning area for preK-2 (led by Newton the dog), and many, many video resources. Articles can be translated into Spanish. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Britannica Online School Edition PreK-12: Middle School  MPL Special Link
Just like the Elementary School version, Britannica Online Middle School Edition contains a World Atlas, StudentNews.net, and the Merriam Webster Student Dictionary with the sound feature for pronouncing words. In addition, the Middle School Edition also includes topic sections geared to typical middle school classes, multiple timelines for tracking the history of such disciplines as Literature, Medicine, Daily Life and others, and a day calendar to keep up with what events occurred on this day in history. All articles can be translated into Spanish. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
Explore Hispanic heritage in the Americas and meet famous Latinos in history here.
Coolmath
An amusement park of math and more... Lessons and games designed for fun!
CountryReports  MPL Special Link
The goal of this web site is to "Eradicate Conflict by Building Cultural Awareness" by supplying the user with country reports from around the world. With over 35,000 pages of content, it's a great resource for business, tourists, students and teachers. And now made even better by the ability to search for information on each of the United States! Simply type a state's name in the search box to discover facts and features about each state.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
CQ Researcher
The Milwaukee Public Library no longer subscribes to this database. Please contact a librarian for further assistance.
Create a Graph
This Web site allows you to create and print graphs using your own data.
Dance Mat Typing
Dance Mat Typing is an introduction to touch typing for children aged 7 - 11 years.
Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography
Approximately 600 short biographies, including pictures, of scientists from all disciplines. Search by name, nationality, gender, or award recipients.
Fact Monster
This site features an online dictionary, encyclopedia, almanac and homework help. The Learning Network and the Information Please Almanac sponsor Fact Monster.
Gale Biography in Context  MPL Special Link
Use this Gale database to find biographies and periodical articles on over 1 million people using search criteria such as name, birth and death years and places, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender. This database combines more than 450,000 biographies on 380,000 people from: Contemporary Authors, Encyclopedia of World Biography, Newsmakers, Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television, Contemporary Musicians, Historic World Leaders, Notable Twentieth-Century Scientists, Contemporary Black Biography, Religious Leaders of America, International Dictionary of Art and Artists, Writers Directory, and more. The database also includes full-text articles from nearly 250 periodicals. [For a full description of this database, go to Gale Group's Product Fact Sheets to link to a PDF format file. The Acrobat Reader plug-in is loaded on the MPL PCs.] Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
History Reference Center  MPL Special Link
History Reference Center from EBSCO is a full text history database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. It features content from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from history publishers and full text for nearly 170 periodicals including American Heritage, American Historical Review, American History, Archaeology, Aviation History, Chinese America: History & Perspectives, Civil War Times, German History, History Today (back to January 1975), Journal of American History, Military History, Naval History, Virginia Magazine of History & Biography, Wild West, Wisconsin Magazine of History, and World War II, in addition to other titles. Further, the database contains more than 57,000 historical documents (such as landmark legal decisions); more than 77,000 biographies of historical and current figures; over 113,000 historical photos and maps; and 80+ hours of historical video. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
IPL KidSpace
Age Level - 10 years old and up. This Internet Public Library Youth Division page links to sites to help with homework assignments or just "fun stuff" like story hours, book reviews by kids, etc.
Kids Know It Network
Fun and educational games, activities, worksheets and free online classes.
Kids Search  MPL Special Link
Need some homework help? Are you looking for videos or articles to use for a report? Kids Search from EBSCO can help! Kids Search makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be printed, e-mailed or saved to either your personal folder on the website or your computer. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Kids.gov
The U.S. government interagency Kids' Portal. This site was developed and is maintained by the Federal Consumer Information Center. It provides links to federal kids' sites and some of the best kids' sites from other organizations all grouped by subject.
MAS Ultra - School Edition (via Web from EBSCO)  MPL Special Link
Check out MAS Ultra - School Edition (formerly MAS Online Plus) to search the full text of general interest magazines, reference books, and pamphlets used in high school and junior college libraries. The Image Collection contains more than 502,000 items, such as photos, maps and flags. The database is updated daily. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Math Worksheet Site
With The Math Worksheet Site you can create an endless supply of printable math worksheets.
Mathway
Just type in a math problem and it provides the answer and explanation.
Merriam-Webster Online Visual Dictionary
Merriam-Webster Online Visual Dictionary contains information on over 20,000 terms and more that 6,000 illustrations.
Middle Search Plus (via Web from EBSCO)  MPL Special Link
Middle Search Plus provides full text magazines for middle and junior high school research. Middle Search Plus is updated daily. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Primary Search (via Web from EBSCO)  MPL Special Link
Age Level - 8 years old and up. Search full text of magazines and pamphlets for young readers. Primary Search also contains pictures of world and state flags, maps, and photos of people, places, historic events and natural science topics. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Quiz Hub
Learning quizzes that help students enhance their knowledge of English, foreign languages (French, German, Italian, Spanish), math, science and the social studies.
Science Buddies
Science project ideas, answers and resources.
Science Reference Center  MPL Special Link
From EBSCO, Science Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Searchasaurus  MPL Special Link
EBSCO's Searchasaurus makes it easy for the youngest students to search by keyword or by topic to find what they need for reports and other assignments. Designed for elementary school children, pictures guide even early readers by broad topic to articles, encyclopedia facts, photos and drawings. Findings can be printed or e-mailed and some .pdf results may be saved. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Something About the Author Online  MPL Special Link
Learn more about favorite authors and illustrators of the best books for children and young adults. From Cengage/Gale, Something About the Author Online is a complete archive that preserves the full experience of the print reference series. It provides a backfile of searchable pages digitized directly from the print volumes, from 1971 to current volumes as they are released, more than 230 volumes and over 19,000 entries. Search on an author's name and the screen will display the writer's biographical profile in Something About the Author's familiar format: personal data, addresses, career, awards and honors, writings, sidelights (essay on the author's life and works), adaptations, additional sources and more. For more information on authors and their writings, check out Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online and Literature Criticism Online. Search results may be printed or e-mailed.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Soundzabound  MPL Special Link
Need some music beats or animal sounds to make the perfect homework project? Soundzabound provides music and sound effects that are copyright compliant, content safe and royalty free for use in student projects and other school productions. For example, students may download and use these MP3 audio files in podcasts, videos, digital storytelling or any type of multimedia production. Select by artist, category, run times, or title. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
TeachingBooks  MPL Special Link
TeachingBooks is a multimedia resource center that generates enthusiasm for books and reading by providing easy access to authors, illustrators and other book resources all in one place. Included are original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, book guides with activities for the library and classroom, audio excerpts of book readings for grades PreK-12, pronunciation of author names by the authors themselves and links to author websites. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Wisconsin Media Lab  MPL Special Link
Is visual learning your thing? Look no farther than Wisconsin Media Lab (a partnership between the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board (ECB) and BadgerLink), to discover a treasure trove of great multimedia resources appropriate for ages K5 through high school. Teacher resources are available, too! Sample titles included are: Getting In: The Truth About College Admissions, Climate Wisconsin, Bill Nye's Solving For X, The Science of Disney Imagineering and The Teen Guide to Healthy Dating. Videos may be searched by title or subject and grade level. Or go directly to Science Animations and Images for great pictures to use in homework and projects. Formerly called ECB Videolink. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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