The official website of "Sky and Telescope" magazine. One of the highlights is a glance at what the night sky will look like in the week ahead.
"The Constellations and Their Stars"—astronomical links from the University of Wisconsin.
A wide variety of information from the McDonald Observatory at the University of Texas at Austin.
This site is just what is says—detailed high-resolution photographs of the constellations.
Lots of information and a multitude of photographs from Jim Kaler, emeritus professor of astronomy at the University of Illinois.
Images from Chandra, NASA's orbital x-ray observatory.
Ask Mr. Havener or your teacher for the password. After you are logged on, click the continue button. Look at the bottom and find the category environmental. Click on the plus sign. Click on the biome book. Either use the search box or use the table of contents. Hold down the shift key to drag and drop pictures.
We also have the print edition. The search box can be hard to find. Ask if you don't see it.
Find out what career might be right for you. Ask Mrs. Dahmane or Guidance for the username and password.
Official site of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
Extensive list of links and tutorials
Choose the Gale Virtual Reference Library to Search. The articles may be emailed to your email account.
Pick the "scholar" periodic table for the most info. Sections that require "real player" may need to be done from a Windows computer
Pertinent information about each of the elements on the periodic table.
Print or download the entire periodic table!
Mrs. Jackson prefers this site.
Not all countries are listed, but it is an excellent source.
U.S. Dept. of State compiles lots of information on different countries in a publicatin called Background Notes.
Click on the text version for the quickest search results.
Look for the link near the bottom of the page: "Photos by region/country".
The Student Resource Center offers hundreds of standard reference books, thousands of periodicals and newspaper articles, graphic images and primary resource material. A user name and password is not needed for school access. Contact Mr. Moranski for the correct web address, user name and password to access the Student Resource Center at home.
SIRS Research features "thousands of full-text articles and analysis on today's hottest and most controversial social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues." A user name and password is not needed for school access. Please ask Mr. Moranski for the user name and password for home access.
Ask Mr. Moranski for the user name and password.
These images were formerly housed in the general collection at Cornell.
Photographs, prints, drawings, and posters from the Library of Congress.
Freely available images from libraries across the United States.
A wide variety of digital collections. The current site contains images compiled on a weekly basis (most weeks anyway) from 2007 to 2014.
Outstanding digital images free for personal and research use from the New York Public Library.
Digital Images from the Illinois State Library plus Illinois Blue Books back to 1900
Thousands of images. The Asian Collection is particularly impressive. Take your time and explore.
Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
A one-stop source for multiple encyclopedias and dictionaries. Also very easy to add citations.
Both a dictionary and a thesaurus are available from this site.
Internet Search Sites
A deep web index. Extremely useful for specialty information searches
From LookSmart, "10,000,000 articles"
Google's new search engine for scholarly articles. Extremely useful for literary criticism papers. It is possible to find out if books are held by local libraries easily through Google's link to WorldCat.
Virtual library of information built by librarians at the University of California.
Locate magazine articles.
According to Google aims to be a "one-stop site for searching the web sites of government agencies."
A portal to everything about the U.S. government.
Lesson Plans for Educators. Google Earth is covered.
"...designed to identify and prioritize search results that are more easily usable by blind and visually impaired users. Regular Google search helps you find a set of documents that is most relevant to your tasks. Accessible Search goes one step further by helping you find the most accessible pages in that result set."
Check Lincoln Library's holdings for books not in the SHS Library.
Search the massive Neue Mozart Ausgabe, a compliation of Mozart's works and critical commentaries.
The online exhibitions change. Currently there is a stunning display on costumes.
Traditions, history, and language of the Cherokee people.
The University of Maryland has collected these native stories.
Broad-based directory of all types of resources. Links to folk art, clothing, crafts, recipes, games, art and music.
Native American Nations is invaluable for research. Extremely comprehensive but largely text.
Focuses on Native American accomplishments in technology and art. Has lots of information on beadwork, pottery, games, clothing, tools, weaving, food, and literature.
From the Main Menu, users can search more than 300 Web pages. Examine more than a dozen different types of Native American structures in North American.
Springfield High School History
Mrs. Reed, a former SHS librarian, has compiled the history of Springfield High.
Click on 48 hrs Mystery. Good source for information on Princess Diana.
Great for murder mysteries. Lizzie Borden, Black Dahlia murders are featured. Not available at school.
Includes President Lincoln, Dana House, Illinois Executive Mansion, and the Springfield Theatre Center
Requires flash. You may have to use this at home.
Plenty of project ideas here!
Mrs. Daugherty's Decade Project
Good internet source for information about the decades
Good overview of the 1990's
Fashions of the 1990's
Good Political Overview
Please ask Mrs. Dahmane for the password. It expires
Over 200 reference books ready to search.
Ms. Lombard's Sicily Project
These are a few websites that may be helpful for Ms. Lombard's Sicily project.
Ms. Negele's Afghanistan Project
Great for Food and Costume Information
From the University of Wisconsin Libraries an outstanding collection of digital images
Music of Afghanistan
Mrs. Studebaker's Parenting Class
See link for disipline on left hand side
See link for discipline in the middle of the page
Click on the link "Explore the USA" on the left-hand side.
Contains the Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States. For easy access click on "Geography", then enter the name of the state in the search box.