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Premium Websites (databases):
Use your library card number to access these.

America the Beautiful
Biography Resource Center
Geo-Data
Grolier Online
Grolier Online Kids
History Reference Center
Kids Search
Lands and Peoples
Literature Resources from Gale
New Book of Knowledge
The New Book of Popular Science
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Science Reference Center
Searchasaurus
Student Resource Center
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Nations

Maryland Ask Us Now Logo AskUsNow! is a 24/7 live online interactive service. It uses the expertise of librarians to provide answers to questions, research guidance, and help navigating the Internet. The librarian should be able to take you to various websites and will communicate with you using Internet chat. A normal session lasts no longer than 15-20 minutes. The librarian may offer to follow-up by e-mail if your question cannot be answered online.

Recommended Free Websites: 

Art & Architecture

Everything Art (Smithsonian for kids)
ArchKIDtecture (Architecture for Kids)
The ArtRoom (for Kids from the University of Florida)

Current Events

KidsPost (The Washington Post)
StudentNews (Cnn, formerly CNNFYI)
TimeforKids (Time Magazine, Kids edition)

Government

Frederick County Government
About Maryland Government – From the Governor’s Office
Federal Government Information for Kids
WhiteHouseKids (the White House Homepage for Kids)

Health & Nutrition

USDA for Kids (healthy eating tips and where food comes from)
FDA Kid’s Page (learn about food safety, vaccines, and more!)
KidsHealth (All about growing up and taking care of yourself)

History

Maryland History for Kids – From the Maryland Kids Page
Everything History & Culture (Smithsonian for Kids)
Culture & Change (Black History in America – Scholastic)
HyperHistory Online (timelines, maps, over 3000 years…)

Holidays & Seasons

Holidays Around the World (Yahooligans)
Bizarre American Holidays (thinkquest.org)
Earth’s Seasons (NASA for Kids)

Maryland

Maryland Kids Page – From the Governor’s Office
Sailor Kids – information from Maryland Public Libraries

Math

Ask Dr. Math – for Kids from Drexel University
Math Forum for Kids – Drexel University
Figure This! - challenges from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Cool Math 4 Kids - an amusement park of Math!

Money

Moneyopolis.org – Ernst & Young site for Kids
U.S. Treasury for Kids
Universal Currency Converter – what’s a dollar is worth in other countries?

Mythology & Religion

Religion and Mythology Links through KidsClick.org

People

Everything People & Places (Smithsonian for Kids)
Amazing Americans (Library of Congress)

Places

Country Reports.org - Detailed facts about over 260 Countries
Facts about the United States from the Internet Public Library for
Kids

Reference

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
RhymeZone – find Rhymes, synonyms and definitions

Science

Everything Science and Nature (Smithsonian for Kids)
Ask a Scientist from the DOE Science Education office

Writing

How to Write a Book Report from InfoPlease
Language Arts Links from Yahooligans
Find a Pen Pal! From StoneSoup, YoungWriter’s Magazine

Searching the Internet

Yahooligans
KidsClick!
Ask! for Kids
CyberSleuth Kids
Internet Safety