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Best websites for kids grades 1-8 to use for research.


Choosito is a NSF funded student search engine and digital library that provides high quality, personalized resources.

 Digital Public Library of America

Discover millions of images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States.

 Google Scholar

Google Scholar is an academic search engine and an excellent source for credible research info.

Learning Express Library

The resources here can help students prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects.

Library of Congress

Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

Lingro Dictionary

The coolest dictionary known to man. More than 8 million translations in 11 languages.

National Archives

Original resources for primary source documents.


From the simple calculator to the scientific or BMI, Online Calculator is always available when you need it.


Online Stopwatch is a simple, fast flash online stopwatch and online countdown timer always available when you need it.

Oxford Dictionaries

Find clear and straightforward guidance that will help you improve your grammar and usage, including spelling, punctuation, and writing skills.

OWL (Online Writing Lab)

We offer resources including: Writing and Teaching Writing, Research, Grammar and Mechanics, Style Guides, ESL (English as a Second Language), Job Search and Professional Writing.


SweetSearch is a fully vetted, whitelisted search engine for students.

Teaching Copyright

EFF's Teaching Copyright curriculum was created to help teachers present the laws surrounding digital rights in a balanced way.

Tennessee State Library and Archives

The Tennessee State Library and Archives is a great resource for educators and students seeking primary sources for use in the classroom.

Tennessee Electronic Library

Free access to great resources for Tennesseans

The Free Dictionary

The world's most comprehensive dictionary: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian, Greek, Arabic, Polish, Turkish, Russian, Medical, Legal, and Financial Dictionaries, Thesaurus, Acronyms and Abbreviations, Idioms, Encyclopedia, a Literature Reference Library, and a Search Engine all in one!


Everything to know about every word; definitions, rhyming words, synonyms, antonyms, translations, pronunciations.


ZoteroBib helps you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device making it the go-to site for citing sources.

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