|Ask Jeeves for Kids
Ask Jeeves for Kids uses a unique search tool that lets kids ask questions on almost any subject while proving fast, easy and safe ways to find answers. To use Ask Jeeves: 1) enter a question into the search box, 2) Jeeves will search the database and return lists of any related questions, 3) Select the question(s) that best matches your original inquiry, 4) Click the ask button and the answer to the question will lead to a web page that has been reviewed by Jeeves' staff of researchers. With thousands of questions and millions of kid-safe researched links, it is difficult to imagine your question won't be answered. But just in case Jeeves comes up empty-handed, email your question to him, and researchers will try to find an answer.
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|ALA Great Web Sites
An internet guide of child-safe sites selected by a committee of the American Library Association. Offers links to information about animals, history, literature, the arts, math, and science. Suggested age range is 0-14 years.
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|Ask a Librarian
Ask your informed librarians at the DeSoto Public Library any research question in person or online.
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Fact Monster is a free reference site for students, teachers, and parents. Get homework help, play practice games and quizzes, and find facts on thousands of subjects, including sports, science, math, money, world, and more.
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|Internet Public Library
ipl2 is a learning/teaching environment maintained by thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals who will aid in answering reference questions.
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KidInfo.com is an educational homework and research resource that saves teachers, students, and parents valuable time by providing - in ONE website directory - one of the best Pre K-12 curriculum links to educational resources, videos, and powerpoints.
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Annotated searchable directory of websites created for kids by librarians. Searchable by subject, reading level and degree of picture content.
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|Roget's The New Thesaurus
Find synonyms and word suggestions in this free online searchable thesaurus that features 260,000 synonyms and cross-references.
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|Time For Kids
Don't do your homework alone! TFK’s Homework Helper is packed with tips and tools to help you succeed including how to write A+ papers, a flash card maker, grammar tips and more.
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You've got homework. We've got help. The DeSoto Public Library now offers help from real, live tutors right at the library via the Internet!
Live Homework Help is available for Kindergarten – 12th grade from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. This program connects students to a real live tutor. Children visiting the library simply log on to the DeSoto Public Library website, enter their grade level and the subject they need help in and within a few minutes or less are connected to an expert tutor. Students can receive help in math, science, social studies or English. Students will need their DeSoto Public Library card number. If you’d like to learn more about the program, please call the library at 972.230.9666.
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Free online dictionary, thesaurus, spanish-english and medical dictionaries, and encyclopedia. Includes word games, word of the day, and quizzes.
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