FMS Library Learning Commons

Resources for Students

Welcome! The links on this page are designed to assist students complete school work using scholarly, reliable sources for information.

Click on any of the images below to access the website.

Flood LMC Online Card Catalog

Search the Flood Library Media Center online card catalog to find books in the library, electronic books, and pre-screened web sites.

Stratford Public Library

More than just books. Use the library web page to find many online databases, eBooks, audio books, free music , teen health issues and much more. Look up information on all sorts of topics about the town and the world.

Gale Virtual Reference Library:

Hundreds of reference books are available online through this site. See Mrs. Scott for the password.

Britannica School

Britannica School includes sections for several different grade levels. From the home page you can chose a level to start searching. See Mrs. Scott in the library for the user name and password to get in.


Integrated tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, document archiving/annotation, and collaborative research and writing.

World Geography and Culture Online

Learn about countries and cultures around the world as well as all the states in the United States.

The CIA World Factbook

Contains up to date information on the cultural, geographical, political and economic aspects of various countries around the world. Also includes flags of the world and reference maps.

Webster's Online Dictionary

Search for more than just words or phrases. You can use the online Thesaurus or Spanish-English Dictionary. Try the link for word games too.

Thesaurus Online

A place to find synonyms for words.

Stratford Board of Education Student Links

A one stop site for links to many of the web sites used by students in this district

Library of Congress

The American Memory Collection contains millions of digital items that document American history and culture. You can browse dozens of collections containing images of items throughout the history of the United States.