Online Resources & Databases
Please note that online databases require passwords. Download the IMC brochure (above) or see the circulation desk for passwords!
The Oxford English Dictionary Online is the most comprehensive dictionary of the English language. Login, search and have fun!
Thousands of highly targeted documents, primary source documents, websites, and multimedia (including 13,000+ research-quality images) represent viewpoints from the pros and cons, to everything in-between. Search by issue or topic!
SIRS Decades features more than 5,000 hand-selected primary and secondary source articles highlighting key events, movements, people, and places in 20th-century
Need novel summaries? Don't even think of using Spark Notes! Use Knowledge Notes in Learning Literature and get book and chapter summaries as well as take home points, and help understanding key themes and symbols! There are also 3,000+ author biographies; 40 searchable full-text literature journals; full-text literary works; and other key criticism and
Teen Health & Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers, provides students with comprehensive curricular support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more. For students, parents & teachers!!!
Find magazine & newspaper articles, as well as online dictionaries, Encyclopaedia Brittanica and other reference resources. Find maps, pictures, charts, stories and poems. Many other resources are available as well. Log-in and see!
Enter into this search box the author or title of any book that you're reading and you'll have instant access to the TeachingBooks.net collection of online materials about that book and author.
Brown Deer Public Library - MCFLS Catalog
Search the CountyCat, the Milwaukee County Federated Library System's
Card Catalog for library materials, as well as place holds and view records
of your account.
The Library of Congress
Find resources on American government and History along with legislative information in
Thomas. You can also visit online exhibits showcasing great events and people in
Link to turnitin.com, submit papers and run plagarism checks.
Writing Foreign Symbols & Languages (Keyboard Shortcuts)
*** Creative Commons = copyright and royalty free images and photos, but remember...you still have to give credit to the author and site you got them from!!!***
Microsoft Office Online (150,000 Images & Sounds)
WPClipArt (18,000+ images)
Discovery Education Clipart (select a category to get to gallery)
School Clip Art (indexed images, be sure to give credit!)
Ookaboo (images of nearly everything on earth)
Open Clip Art (high quality free clip art for graphics)
Find Icons (a great site to find icon images, high quality graphics)
Photo images avaliable free through the Creative Commons:
Fish & Wildlife Service Photo Images
Find actual photos of wildlife, flowers, animals taken by the Fish and Wildlife Service
Search through all stock photo sites using one search engine! Search Flickr,
Shutterfly, BigStockPhoto and more!
Google Image Swirl
An innovative way to search for images and see their relationships with each other
Free Photo Bank
Easy way to find creative commons images
Professional Development Resources for Teachers and Librarians address common
questions about the use of technology in teaching and learning by providing easy access
to practical, online resources and activities.
Find the pictures you need in this easy to use digital library of high quality images and
footage illustrating more than 200 years of American history.
Designed for high school and college teachers and students of U.S. history survey
courses, this site serves as a gateway to web resources and offers unique teaching
materials, first-person primary documents, and guides to analyzing historical evidence.
TeachingBooks' mission is to generate enthusiasm for books and reading by bringing
authors, illustrators and engaging resources about books for children and teens to every
school, library and home. From one easy-to-use website, TeachingBooks makes instantly
available original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of
professional book readings, guides to thousands of titles and a wealth of multimedia
resources on children's and young adult literature.
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An A-Z guide provided by the US Department of Labor identifying careers. The OOH
gives descriptions of occupations (jobs), the training/qualifications required, current
employment statistics and the job outlook for the future. It also has estimated earnings
and related career links and information.
Career Planning Guide
This comprehensive site is the result of a project sponsored by the U.S. government.
You'll find occupational, demographic, and labor market information at the local, state,
and national levels. This site is constantly being updated and added to.
Specific Career Information
Information on specific Careers like Nursing, Plumbing, Electrician, Hair Technician
etc. We've provided information on almost two hundred occupation options. Thousands
more exist! Be creative. Remember--good research can lead to more satisfying career
These sites are packed with information about planning your career. What kind of training
or education is required? What can you earn? What kind of environment will you work in?
What's hot? What's not?
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