Useful Links for Students
Evaluating Information Tutorial
Comprehensive Tutorial from the University of Leeds. Why do you need to evaluate the information you find? How to do it?
Links designed for students by librarians:
Awesome Library: Organizes the Web with 37,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education. Results include further keywords and suggestions.
Kids Click: Age appropriate results.
Librarians Internet Index: Merges the collections of resources from the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII) websites. Hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology, and a consortium of colleges and universities with programs in information science.
Specialized search engines:
Science Search Engine
Ten search engines that explore the invisible web
Grab all: Compare results instantly between search engines
Skreemr: MP3 searches
Leapfish: Sorts a Google search into media categories
Wolfram Alpha: Computational Knowledge engine
PubMed - PubMed comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/
Book Suggestions Across Age Groups and Reading Levels
Series book binder
Summer Reading for all grades
The Book Seer: What should I read next
British Library - Turning the pages: Historic books digitised
Library of Congress: Rarebooks
Many Books: Some classics from all over the world including Italy
Free Audio Books
Open Culture Audio Books
Talking Book Store
Simply Audio Books
Lit2Go: MP3 Stories and Poems
Books should be free
Audio Books for Free
Convert Anything to Speech: Read the words: Create speech recording in English, French and Spanish in seconds!
World Maps and Navigation Maps
Map collection from University of Texas: A large number of maps of all countries - historic maps also included
Atlopedia: Maps and information on many countries.
Google Maps: Find your way with Google.
National Geographic - Map Machine: Satellite, street maps and more in this online atlas.
Historic Maps and Data
Broer Map Library: Online Historic Maps from all over the world.
Historial Atlas of the 20th Century: Historical Atlas of the 20th Century - last updated in 2003, but the data included is worth having here.
Historic Maps for students and teachers
Bodleian Library: (Oxford - Many historical maps)