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.
- Colorado Virtual Library
Read biographies of famous (and infamous) Coloradoans past to present.
- History Colorado Center
Learn about the historical figures that shaped the history of Colorado and the West.
- Center for Colorado & The West
Photos, interviews, biographies, county histories, and subject guides.
- Western History & Genealogy
Digital collections. photos, and resource guides at Denver Public Library.
- Colorado Historic Newspapers (1859-1923)
Search for feature stories, society news, ads, photos, and editorials.
- Time for Kids
Read about current events in the nation and the world.
- The Why Files
The science behind the news.
- New York Times
Student edition includes top stories, social issues, and opinion pages.
- Science News
Covering all fields of science, technology, engineering and math for students grades 5-12.
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.
- History Colorado
Quick access to History Colorado’s museums and historic sites and online exhibits for students.
- Smithsonian Kids
From Art to Zoo learn something new (or historical) here.
- National Museum of American History
Information, documents, artifacts, photos and more from America’s past.
- NGAkids Art Zone
Introduction to art and art history through interactive activities.
- Boston Tea Party Museum
The people and events leading to the American Revolution. (Click Research Library)
- Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Sources
Explanations and examples for each category.
- National History Day Toolkit
Introduction to primary sources with a video and links to examples.
- Finding Copyright Friendly Images
Resource list courtesy of Denver Public Library.
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.
A museum of art, science, and human perception.
- How Stuff Works
Straightforward answers and explanations of how the world actually works.
- Solar System Exploration
Planets, space missions, news and events from NASA.
- Science Fair Buddies
Use the Wizard to find a perfect project and learn how to apply/document the scientific method.
- IPL Science Fair Project Guide
Resources for picking an experiment, using the scientific method, and presenting results.
- 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.