Selected Internet Resources

MDCPS Reference Resources

TumbleBooks (Elementary)
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books. The 100 book collection includes books in Spanish, reading comprehension quizzes and teacher resources. Entire website can also be viewed in Spanish.
Grolier Online (Secondary)
Rich multimedia databases, including Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia, New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, The New Book of Popular Science, Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre en Linea. All provide quick access to encyclopedia articles, web links, and full-text periodical articles all with a single search. 

Grolier Online Kids (Elementary)
Contains all of the above resources, but with an interface designed for young users.
General Reference
Florida eChoices (Secondary)
The career exploration and information system from for the State of Florida.
Periodical Indexes
eLibrary (Elementary)
With eLibrary elementary beginning researchers can use the colorful, graphical search interface to find the answers they need from more than 130 magazines, newspapers, books, transcripts, maps, images, weblinks, and audio/video titles, all selected as appropriate for elementary school studies. Teachers and library media specialists can copy and create custom BookCarts to focus student searching and save valuable classroom and library time!

ERIC (Professional)
A nationwide information network, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, designed to provide ready access to education literature. The ERIC database is the world's largest index to journal articles and documents in education, containing over 1,000,000 citations.

Facts on File (Secondary)
Extensive resources such as Science On-File, American Women's History, Genetics On-File, World History On-File, Aftrican American History On-File, Geography On-File plus many other curriculum related databases.

NewsBank (Secondary)
Miami Herald 1983 - Current: Complete full-text content of local and regional news.
Noticias En Espanol: Articles in Spanish that cover the United States, Latin America, and the world. Includes a diversity of source types: newspapers, wire services, and periodicals. Articles and interface are in Spanish.

SIRS Knowledge Source (SKS) is a comprehensive database portal which is comprised of several distinct reference databases including SIRS Researcher®, SIRS Government Reporter®, SIRS Renaissance®. Updated daily and fully lexiled, SIRS Knowledge Source provides relevant, credible information on social issues, science, history, government, the arts and humanities. Full-text articles and Internet resources are carefully selected from thousands of domestic and international publications and respected organizations. Teachers can also search for resources by state standard!

Thomson Gale (Elementary)
Fully integrated databases which include the Literature Resource Center, Student Resource Center Bronze and Junior, Infotrac Student and Junior Edition, Kid's Edition as well as a Professional Collection.

Thomson Gale (Middle) (Senior)
Fully integrated databases which include the Literature Resource Center, Student Resource Center Bronze and Junior, Infotrac Student and Junior Edition, Kid's Edition as well as a Professional Collection.

General Education
Abundant resources for teachers and students

Math, Science, and Reading resources

Government Web Pages

US Central Intelligence Agency
The Official Web sites of the US Central Intelligence Agency

Cyber Crime
Computer crime of the Criminal Division of the US Deoartment of Jusstice

Reference Sites

Library of Congress

Science Sites

Miami Museum of Science Home Page
  - Inside a Hurricane

  - Sceince at NASA

Nine Planets
The Nine Planets is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system.

The Best of the Hubble Space Telescope

Volcano World
The Web's Premier Source of Volcano Info

Social Studies and Health

African-American Mosaic
Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History & Culture

Holocaust Musem
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.

The Math Forum is a leading center for mathematics and mathematics education on the Internet.

MDCPS Acceptable Use Policy

The MDCPS Outreach Internet Site is maintained by:

Phillip Fitzsimmons