Research Tools
Destiny View the catalog for your library. 
ipl2Collection of websites and resources for research.  (This site is no longer updating information, but you may find previously curated material helpful.)
NotestarTake notes and record bibliographic information with this handy online tool.
Find help with creating your citations. Tutorial.
Accessible from school or from home, this  service accesses a wide variety of academic journals, magazines, newspapers, and reference materials.  See Mrs. Hufstedler for the username/password for home access.
Missouri ConnectionsExplore this free career development and planning program to connect talents, skills, and interests to planning for continued education and the work world.
Accessible from the middle school or from home, students may access multiple encyclopedias, websites, and other media.  See Mrs. Hufstedler for the username/password for home access.

Library of Congress                 
Access virtual tours, listen to sound clips,  and explore a multitude of primary source documents and artifacts at this site for the Library of Congress.                             
Owl @ Purdue
MLA formatting and style guides provided by Purdue University's on-line writing lab.
Owl @ PurdueAPA formatting and style guides provided by Purdue University's on-line writing lab.
Creative Commons Find resources with possible creative commons license.  You should always verify that the work is actually under a CC license by following the link, as this link states. 

Other Useful Resources
Image ResourcesSearch for images to be used with presentations and projects.  (Please be sure to add attribution.)
 Heritage Quest
 Study your family history!
Finding Missouri:  Our History and Heritage
Explore Missouri history with this video series!
Learning Express Library
Learning Express Library offers "practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses" in a variety of subjects to help those ranging from elementary and middle school student to adult!  Create your account at school to access at home.
Missouri Department of Conservation
Check this site for help with your Missouri animal and habitat projects!
Missouri Digital Heritage
Explore millions of records from Missouri, including those contained in the Missouri State Archives and the Missouri State library, as well as view videos and listen to audio from exhibitions exploring Missouri history.
National Geographic Kids
Check out this site to help with your animal and biome projects!
Read Write Think Printing Press
Use these tools to create booklets, brochures, flyers, or newspapers.
United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumFind multiple resources at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 
Smithsonian Education
Visit online exhibitions, print activities, or find games at the student site for the Smithsonian Institution.                                                                     

For Fun
Brain POP
Watch educational videos and play games.  See Mrs. Hufstedler for log-in information.
Study Island
Practice lessons and games.
Free Rice
Answer trivia and vocabulary questions to have fun and make a global impact!
Fun Brain
Play a variety of educational games.
Manga High
Practice your math skills.  See your teacher for log-in information.
PBS Games
Access a variety of games, including reading games.
Reading is
Watch and listen to stories, play reading games, and more.
The Stacks
Learn about your favorite authors, books, or just play games based on popular series in this Scholastic Site.
 ZondleTry this beta version game to practice citation skills.