Multi-Subject | Animals & Environment | Biography | Colorado | Current Events | Math | Museums | Primary Sources | Research & Writing | Science | Social Studies
- Internet Public Library
Reference center, searching tools, subject guides and special collections.
- Fact Monster
Encyclopedia, almanac, atlas and dictionary all in one.
- BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper
Hundreds of top-notch websites for students and life-long learners.
- Discovery Education
Homework help resources, plus interactive games, videos, virtual labs and activities.
Discover websites on wide range of topics using keywords to search or browse the list A-Z or by grade level.
- Library of Congress
Historical records and digitized books, photos, maps, manuscripts, film, and sound recordings.
- Reference & Research Databases
Search for articles and information on any subject. K-8 best picks: Kids Search, Primary Search, and Middle Search Plus. Library card required.
Jumpstart researching any topic by using websites recommended by Colorado librarians. Type in a tag word like inventors or colonies and hit Enter. Some tags are two words and need to be typed inside quotes like “current events” or “civil war.” Start a new search by clicking CoLibraries (top left) to clear the field and enter a different tag.
Animals & Environment
- National Geographic Kids
The world of animals explained and presented in videos, games, and activities.
- San Diego Zoo
Discover animals by name, region, or habitat (mouse over animals menu tab to choose.)
Website recommendations from the EPA on air, climate change, ecosystems, energy, recycling, water.
- Colorado Parks & Wildlife
Animals native to Colorado including threatened and endangered species.
- Web Weather for Kids
Learn what makes weather wet and wild.
Over 7,000 biographies of people past and present.
- Nobel Prize
Biographies of Nobel Prize recipients and laureates.
- Gallery of Achievers
Read about individuals who have shaped the 20th century by their accomplishments.
- White HouseBiographies of U.S. Presidents and First Ladies plus history of the White House.
Websites featuring profiles of historical figures and distinguished women.
Connect to over 2,000 web pages from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations.
- Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government
How government works and laws are made, electoral process, and national symbols.
Explore the fundamental concepts and responsibilities of representative democracy through games.
- Our GovernmentLearn how America’s federal, state and local governments work to enact the will of the people.
Step-by-step answers to hundreds of math questions and the option to type in your own problem.
- AAA Math
Learn, practice, and explore every topic of K-8 math. (En Espanol)
- Khan Academy K-8 Math Videos
From counting to calculus and everything in between.
- Pikes Peak Library
Math websites featuring step-by-step examples, worksheets, flashcards, and online practice.
Links to librarian recommended math websites for students, teachers, and tutors.
Research & Writing
- How to Do Research
A diagram takes you through the process, click any step to get the details.
Tips to start your research project, find sources, stay organized, and putting it all together.
- Writing Topics
Lists of ideas to inspire essays, stories, or journal writing.
- Writing Skills
Strengthen your writing skills with tips, examples, and best practices for effective communication.
- Writing With Writers
Scholastic authors take you through the steps of writing news reports, mysteries, myths, book reviews, and more.
- Stately Knowledge
Basic geographical facts and information on state capitols for all 50 states.
- Eyewitness to History
Profiles of historical characters and events told from the perspectives of those who lived it.
- CIA World Factbook
Country data covering geography, people, government, economy, transportation, and defense.
- Great Websites for Kids
Cultures of the world, geography, maps, current events, social issues, and religion.
Teacher Mike Dowling covers pre-history through through WWII.