Research

Safe Searching Websites


Internet Public Library for Kids  From story time to homework help to games & puzzles, trust us to lead the kids in your life to quality
information you can trust! 




Additional Safe Searching:
Ask Kids   An excellent search engine designed exclusively for students ages 6-12.
Kids Click  Web search for kids by librarians.
Awesome Library  Over 37,000 carefully reviewed resources for education.
KidRex   A fun and safe search engine for kids, especially ideal for younger students.
Gogooligans   Advanced safe search engine for kids and teens.
Yahooligans  Educational web search and study resources, and games for kids (more commercial content than some of the others, but also includes some worthwhile tools).
Kids Net  A kid-safe portal to websites and reference resources created and maintained by volunteers in Australia.
ThinkQuest Library  Over 7,000 educational websites created by students ages 9-19 in an international competition.
WordSmyth   Educational dictionary and thesaurus resources available at 3 levels; includes audio pronunciations, quiz makers, puzzle solvers, and more.
Merriam Webster Word Central  Word and Language fun and resources for students, including dictionary, thesaurus, rhyming, spelling, and word games.


Bibliographies

NoodleTools  Create a bibliography



InfoTrac Junior Edition  They've gathered a variety of information into one place for all your research needs.
Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5.  This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.


Image Searching  

Many students’ first instinct might be to head to Google’s image search and use the first image that they see, but it is important for all of us to make sure we are following all laws and protecting the rights of others. This includes learning about and following through with citing and acknowledgements of the source of an image when required.

So where do we find free-use images? Here is a list of favorite sites for images:
Images that you can use without violating copyrights  

Creative Commons - creators of all types of media have made their work available for use.


Digital Public Library of America -  a free digital library that includes images, documents, music, artwork, etc from libraries and archives in all 50 states.

Pixabay

Unsplash - free high-resolution photos 10 new photos every 10 days.

Morgue Files




Safe Search Click Image Search.  Mostly clip art.


EduPics


WikiMedia Commons


Findicons


And of course ....

Brittanica













Kids Info Bits - easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics