Reference Links

Open eBooks

Thanks to President Obama's Open eBook initiative, Title 1 schools can sign up for children to check out current ebooks supplied by a variety of publishers for free!

http://openebooks.net/

Unite for Literacy

Unite for Literacy is a project that provides online books that include audio in multiple languages and ASL videos, celebrating different cultures and providing language support for English Language Learners.

http://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

World Book Online

Students have access to World Book Student Encyclopedia 24/7. In addition to the up-to-date articles, students can use Research Tools, the Biography Center, or the Quizzes and Activities to learn more about subjects of interest. Here's the log-in information for our students:

User name: smeschool

Password: tigers

http://worldbookonline.com/wb/Login?ed=wb

Search Engines - Infotopia

Infotopia is another search engine created by a librarian. You can find a lot of great information here.

http://www.infotopia.info/

Search Engines - Kids Click!

Kids Click! is a search engine created by librarians with a lot of great sites to explore.

http://www.kidsclick.org/

Atlapedia - Maps of all kinds

Atlapedia provides brief information about every country in the world, including political and physical maps.

http://www.atlapedia.com

Dictionary Website

This dictionary provides definitions and synonyms just like a print dictionary, but there is a link to hear the pronunciation too.

http://dictionary.reference.com

Rhyming Dictionary

Everyone can write poems with this great website. Just don't look for a rhyme for orange...there isn't one!

http://www.rhymezone.com/

San Marcos Public Library

The San Marcos branch of the County Library has the World Book Online. Just type in your library card number, and use this great resource at home. Don't have a library card yet? Stop by the library, it is open 7 days a week!

http://sdcl.org/locations_SM.html