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Internet Links

Check the bulletin board in the media center for all the passwords
Northview Card Catalog (link) - Accessible from home or school

Find A Book GA

GaDOE is encouraging our students, parents, and teachers to use the Lexile Find A Book website during the summer and all through the school year. For that reason we have created a Find A Book GA page. For more information, visit http://georgia.lexile.com or click here.

Additional Internet Links

General | World History | Government | American History | Geography
Language Arts | Math | Science | Consumer Science
TV Schedules | Teacher Resources | Internet Policy |Evaluating Web Sites

MLA Citation Guide Excellent source for writing bibliographies with an Interactive link for creating citations.

Other Websites: 
APA 
Turabian

General Resources:

AskA+Locator Search for experts by subject
Biographies Short biographies on over 20,000 personalities
Consumer Information Consumer protection information from the Federal Trade Commission
Ditto Picture Search Engine Thousands of pictures and photographs
Encyclopedia Britannica Online Encyclopedia
High School Hub Sites for Science, World & US History, Math, Literature, and more...
Infoplease Almanac Almanac with facts and current statistics
Internet Public Library Links to the arts, health, leisure, science, technology, government
Library of Congress Official site of the United States Library of Congress
Magazine Directory Extensive list of general interest magazines
Merriam-Webster Dictionary Type in a word and get its definition
Refdesk.com Collection of online reference sources
WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources Links to major magazine & news articles

Language Arts:

Bartlett's Quotations Find quotations by author or keyword
Encyclopedia Mythica Encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and legend
The English Server Collection of full text books, poems and plays>
Eserver Online collection of full-text books, poems and plays
Gale Literary Index Title and author search for student studies
Guide to Writing a Basic Essay Guide for writing an essay
Iliad and Odyssey History, criticism and Greek culture
Literature Resources for the High School StudentAuthors by century
Online Literary Criticism Criticism and biographies of world authors

Mathematics:

WebMath Everyday math, personal finance, unit conversions, solving equations, word problems
Interactive Mathematics Online Algebra, geometry, and trigonometry help
Totally Tessellated M.C. Escher, history of tessellations, & how to create & modify patterns

Science and Health:


Center for Disease Control Health topics and diseases A-Z with many related links
Discovery Channel Science news and programming
Earth Trends Data on countries, issues, ecosystems, population, energy, & agriculture
Healthfinder Hot opics, health news, online journals & health search engines
MEDLINE Information on hundreds of diseases, conditions, and wellness issues
NASA National Aeronautics & Space Administration
National Geographic News, photos, feature stories and maps
National Weather Service Official weather data and forecasts
The National Wildlife Federation Issues and trends in conservation
Periodic Table & Elements History, sources, uses and properties of all elements
Science News Online Full text articles from a weekly science magazine
Science Q & A Archive of information on scientific phenomena
Scientific American Online magazine
Sierra Club One Earth, One Chance Information on current threats to ecosystems
World's Biomes Introduction to the major biomes on earth

Geography:

CIA World Fact Book Country facts, maps, and flags
Flags & Maps of the World Large, printable flags and maps for most countries
50 States and Capitals Facts & flags for all 50 states
North Georgia resources History, travel &am; adventure in the North Georgia mountains
State of Georgia Official web site of the state of Georgia
U.S. Cities Index of city web sites in the US and some other countries

American History:

American Memory Collections Multimedia museum of US culture and history
American West Gunslingers, outlaws, pioneers, facts, trails, and music
Civil War Homepage Index of civil War websites
Colonial Hall Biographies of America's Founding Fathers
U.S. Presidents Information & links about all the U.S. Presidents
U.S. White House Official web site of the White House

World History:

Ancient World Web Ancient civilizations: Aztec, Greek, Roman & Egyptian
Hyper History Online World History timeline with hyperlinks to detailed information
Mr. Jenkins' History Resources Ancient, medieval, modern, US, Asian, Latin American, & African
Mythology of Ancient Societies Encyclopedia of mythology & legend from around the world
Roman Civilization Ancient Roman culture and life
World War I History of "The Great War"

Government:

Constitution of the United States of AmericaAmmendment updates
GovSpotInformation on federal, state, and local governments
Supreme CourtCurrent decisions & 600 historically significant decisions
Supreme Court Opinions Collection of Supreme Court opinions
U.S. CongressHouse of Representatives, Senate, pending bills, & past legislation
U.S. Department of Education Official site
White House Info on current administration & biographies of past presidents


Family and Consumer Science:

CountrywideLender’s Home Buying Guide
Cyber Diet's Home Page Diet, nutrition, exercise and fitness
Dining EtiquetteAdvice on manners, table settings, guest etiquette, and entertaining
Food ResourceScientific information, images, and web links
Kitchen LinkRecipes and cooking links
Meals for You Meal planning advice on diet and nutrition & recipe search
Mrs. Salipante’s Foreign Food Recipes Foreign food web sites
National Parenting Center Guidance from the world's renowned child-rearing authorities
Parenthood.comEducation, nutrition, development & caring for children
ScreenIt.comEntertainment reviews for parents
Tufts Nutrition Navigator A rating guide to nutrition websites

Teacher Resources

Media Services AV Catalog Video collection supporting Fulton County curriculum
Georgia State University
Kennesaw State University 
Kennesaw State University Technology Training Center 
North Georgia University
State University of West Georgia 
Georgia Association of Educators - GAE 
Georgia Teachers Organization 
International Reading Association 
Professional Association of Georgia Educators - PAGE 
National Science Teachers Association 
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 
National Council of Teachers of English
Education GatewayTeacher's Place Curriculum development and lesson plans
Education WorldWhere Educators Go to Learn
Georgia Department of Education Official DOE web site
Georgia Learning Connections Official QCC web site, with lesson plans & web links
PuzzlemakerCreate your own crosswords, word finds, and other puzzles
Teacher FilesEducator's resource for units, lessons and clipart
TeachNet Smart Tools for Busy Teachers
TouchstonesDiscussion Projects that bringing the Classroom to life

TV Schedules:

A&E | Discovery Channel | Georgia Public Television |The History Channel

Evaluating Web Sites

Who is the author?
What credentials does this person have? 
Why should this information be considered reliable?
What are the sources of the information?
Is there a bibliography? 
Has the information been updated recently? 
Is there a common link to the page from a recognized authority? 
Does the page provide other sources that could be used to validate the information? 
Does the information appear biased?
Does the author present multiple viewpoints of a controversial issue?
Are you positive the information is true? 
What can you do to prove the information is true?
What influences your opinion about the validity of the information? 
What evidence does the author give to support the claims or conclusions? 
Would you have gotten the same information from an encyclopedia or other reference book?
Does the page lead you to other useful Internet sites?
Why is the information on the Internet? Scholarly publication or Entertainment purposes?

Internet Policy:

Internet access is available at your school in support of the instructional program. The Fulton County School System complies with the Children’s Internet Protection Act. Filtering is in place that blocks access to material that may be inappropriate for your child. Web sites are permitted or denied upon review of the school Media Committee. Acceptable use of the Internet is established in Board Policy / Procedure IFBGA, Electronic Network Access. The policy and procedure may be viewed in the school media center or on-line athttp://www.fulton.k12.ga.us.
Charles Sipos
Executive Director,Fulton County Schools
(404) 763 - 5506