General Online Resources

Here's a collection of curated resources for teachers, based on their needs and requests.  Teachers should feel free to email Mrs. Parker-Haas for requests for resources.  I will be happy to create a page of resources here or on Storify for your needs.

General Resources
 Occupational Outlook Handbook A handy online guide to career information about hundreds of occupations.  Search by pay range, education needed, growth rate, or field.

How do I cite those sources?!  Go to The OWL at Purdue University for the best, and most up-to-date information on MLA format.

Google Scholar A great source for scholarly articles and journals, though you should check our ProQuest databases first.

Your Dictionary offers a lot more than definitions (though it does offer those with an audio button to listen to it's pronunciation)!  It has a thesaurus, rules of grammar, sentence structure, and ​miscellaneous lists like literary termsabbreviations, and root words.  It also has a Shakespeare translatorSpanish helper, a plethora of tools for other languages, examples of literary devices, a word finder (great for poetry writing), and a HUGE collection of images.

ipl2 is a site that many reference librarians use to help their patrons find trustworthy sites.  You can find information here on just about anything, and it's really easy to use!  Though the site recently stopped updating information,you can still search and use the information already archived.

Internet Archive was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.

Arts Resources
Google Arts and Culture Discover artwork, stories, and culture from around the world

The IMSLP Petrucci Music Library currently includes music from over 20,000 works and 3,000 composers, with new works added every month. It has the complete works of Johann Sebastian Bach in the Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe (1851–99), Ludwig von Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Johannes BrahmsCorelli, Faure, Sibelius, Schumann, and a large percentage of Franz Liszt, among others. General keyword and composer name searching is available, as well as browsing by time period, genre, instrumentation and nationality. 

Artcyclopedia has over 80,000 works by 7000 different artists on 700 leading arts sites. In order to be part of this site's inclusion of works, the artist must have work that is included in an arts museum collection somewhere in the world. You can search by artist, artworks, art museums, or browse by movement or medium.

Literature Resources

Bodleian Digital Library (Oxford University) This site offers digital access to thousands of manuscripts, maps, and collections held at the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.  Many of these items are primary source material, helpful for your research.  Plus -- super cool to browse through.  

American Rhetoric is an incredible speech bank with the most popular speeches in American history.  It is a great way to use primary sources because many times you get to see or hear the speech when it was originally given.  Most of the speeches also include written transcripts.  There are also links to other useful primary sources, including news sources, political party home pages, even pop culture

Bartleby's just about has something for everyone.  It has an enormous collection of works ranging from the poems of Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost to complete works, like Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, and all of Shakespeare's plays.  It even has Bartlett's quotes, a great source for students when writing speeches or essays, and Strunk's Elements of Style. But it doesn't just focus on literature and writing!  It also boasts a complete version of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, the entire King James Bible, U.S. Inaugural Speeches, and The World Factbook, to name a few. 

Encyclopedia Mythica is a great source for all types of mythology.  It has articles and background on stories from all over the world - from Greek/Roman to Japanese to Aztec and Mesopotamian.  It even offers insight on the Arthurian legends and other folklore.  Additionally, this site offers an image gallerygenealogical tables, and a bestiary where you can look up articles on whatever type of creatures you might be interested in. 

 Concordance of Shakespeare  Need to look up a character?  Interested in more information about the Bard or your play?  Look no further!  This online concordance is packed with information.

History, Government, and Social Studies Resources is a directory site to government services and agencies. It's easy to navigate and leads you to other reliable sources that will allow you to research your topic. It covers anything and everything, from finding gas prices in a particular area to calculating your grade point average. You can learn where the nearest farmer's market is and you can learn how to incorporate your business. If you're doing research, this is a great place to explore! 

The U.S. Census Bureau offers so much! You can find out where the most babies are being born, where the most construction is happening, how many people died in your state last year, what's the current status on marriage and divorce, how many veterans are there, and more. This statistical playground is a minefield of evidence for any well-supported research!

The Bureau of Labor Statistics not only provides students with statistical information on current job market trends in the US but includes articles on such topics as well.  Not only can teachers use this real-world information for current,relevant lessons, but students can use it for their own career planning. There are articles on healthcare, retirement, minimum wage, workplace education and more. Students can even learn about how the U.S. compares to countries around the globe.

September 11 Digital Archive

September 11 Digital Archive A collection of resources about and from 9/11/01 -- primary and secondary sources available for research.

DPLA: Digital Public Library of AmericaDigital Public Library of AmericaThis source brings together collections from America's libraries, archives, and museums and makes them freely available and searchable.  You will find a wealth of information here for research (or just for fun). A variety of resources available for research and perusal through the National Archives 

Office of the Historian

US Department of State Office of Historian Find historical documents, guides to countries, statistics, and other resources online from this government agency.


Find a wealth of information from the various collections and archives available through the Library of Congress online.

Science, Health, and Wellness Resources
In addition to the Salem Press Resources available through our library with a password, you might find the following helpful as well.

APS Physics (the American Physical Society) works on behalf of the physics community to improve physics education, inform the public and policy leaders about the importance and excitement of physics, increase the diversity of the field, and reach out to physicists around the world. This site contains over a dozen separate academic journals in the field of physics. is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's web site. This is the go-to site to find out the major environmental issues of the United States. Find out specifics about different regions of the U.S., what types of 
solutions there may be, and how we are handling these issues - specific inquiries on pesticides, toxins, pollutants, and waste are addressed as well as how climate change, ecosystems, air, and clean-up efforts have affected/are affecting our environment.

Web Elements is an online periodic table.  Researchers can click on the symbol for any element on the periodic table displayed on the home page. The site provides info on that element like the name (provided in several languages), essentials (name, symbol, atomic weight, etc.), description, and isolation. Sidebars provide well-known compounds that contain the element and more detailed information on the element’s properties and history. 

PubMed (from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health) has more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from a variety of sources.  Searching is free and open to the public.