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CNN Student News
CNN’s web page for students features news, photos, links, games, background info, insight into real life, and online dictionaries and atlases.

Sit back and open up newspapers from all over the United States and the world.

Places in the News
Find out more about places in the news at this site sponsored by the Map Division of the U.S. Library of Congress.

Social Issues
The Multnomah County Library Homework Center sponsors this selection of links to current social issues.

U.S. Congress
Read up on legislation up for debate in the Congressional Record, look up how your guy or gal in Congress voted, and monitor committee hearings. 

Internet Resources: History
Timberland's Internet Resources history page features links for Northwest and World History, and everything in between. You'll also find links to museums and historical exhibits.

Smithsonian Institute
At the Smithsonian, you’ll also find links to sites on paleontology, textiles and quilts, engineering feats, folk life, transportation, and all kinds of technology.

The History Net
A comprehensive site from the National Historical Society. Contains full text articles from publications like Civil War Times and Military History.

Homework Spot
You’ll find links to school subjects, current events, student projects, and science fair winners, plus tips on succeeding in school.

Quiz Hub
The Hub offers interactive quizzes to strengthen your core knowledge of academic subjects. Open an account and get started! The Academic Supersite
Check out the links to sites on such subjects as psychology, religion, art, and economics as well as such standard subjects as math, history, science, and English.
This site covers economics, philosophy, psychology, chemistry, computer science, history, literature, math, as well as the standardized test world of SAT, GRE, and more.

Internet Resources: Books & Literature
Timberland's selection of sites from the wide world of books and literature links you to authors, folklore, mythology, poetry, reading recommendations, and writing how-tos.

Kids and Teens : School Time : Foreign Languages
The site circles the globe for online courses in languages. Sponsored by the Kids and Teens Open Directory Project.

Merriam-Webster Online
Hop here for a dictionary, thesaurus, word of the day, and word games. You can also look up a word in 230 languages. 

From basic equations to definitely not basic quadratics, find out how to do all things algebraic.
How cool is math? Pretzel your brain around fractals, polyhedra, limits, and tessellations.
Washington’s state bird is the Willow Goldfinch . . . and there’s a link to more info. The highest point is Mount Rainier at 14,410 feet . . . and there’s a link to more info. You get the idea.

Access Washington
Find out all about Washington state's government, tourism, education, and more at this site.

Internet Resources: Biographies
Timberland's Internet Resources biography page features links for people, people, and more people.

Lands and People Online 
You'll find information and photos from around the world.  To access this database from outside the library, you’ll need to use a TRL library card.

Merriam-Webster’s Atlas
This site includes maps, plus facts on total land area, population, gross domestic product, land use, and flags. 

U.S. State Department Background Notes
Look here for information about countries, international organizations, and State Department bureaus and their work. An FAQ section addresses global issues.

Citing Sources
Look here for citation styles for print books and articles, and for online web sites, books, and articles.

Guide to Writing a Basic Essay
All essays follow a format: thesis statement, introduction, body of the essay, and conclusion. Finishing touches make your writing sing.

Pathfinders: Internet Public Library for Teens
Use these pathfinders to find your way through research resources on dozens of topics.

Research 101
Amp up your research skills by working through this six-unit tutorial.

Cascades Volcano Observatory
The U.S. Geological Survey tracks volcanic activity, and includes FAQ’s about volcanoes, monitoring techniques, maps, and volcanoes in other places.

Anchored by an elegant Periodic Table, this cool site includes a dictionary, resource list, and chemistry forum.

Chemtutor is designed to help high school and college students with basic chemistry, focusing on such aspects as atomic structure, elements, reactions, solutions, and acids and bases.

Endangered Species
Check here for species that are endangered or already extinct. Search tools help you to identify endangered species in Washington and other U.S. states.

Environmental Protection Agency Student Center
Topics for students include global warming, auto air pollution, the Clean Air Act, endangered species, water, and chemicals.

How Stuff Works
Articles about gizmos in the news explain how they work, while sidebars link to gadgets, questions, funny stories, and surveys. You can also submit a question and get linked to relevant sites.

Science Daily
Updated every 15 minutes, this site boasts daily videos on the latest news, polls, and research in basic science, space, technology, nature, earth science, and health.

The Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception
Visit the online version of San Francisco’s science and art museum, and see exhibits on medicine, technology, art, world cultures, outer space weirdness, and the physics of sports.