Lauren McCarver


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The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching. Librarians and classroom teachers can search the Library of Congress using the current Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for English Language Arts and Social Studies.
First Regional Library

* Need a library card? It's free and allows you access to all public libraries in DeSoto County.

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Teach with documents using the National Archives online tool. Locate teachable primary sources. Find new and favorite lessons and create your own activities for your students.

*Meet LIBBY - check out thousands of Ebooks and Audiobooks through your public library for FREE. So convenient to read or listen to books on your device. Must have a library card.                     

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Student Resources


 Magnolia - gives you access to electronic databases through your local public, school, community college, or university libraries

     *to access from home: use password "magn0897"


EasyBib - This citation tool has only limited free access. You can make free citations only in MLA style. The advantage of this citation generator is that it fills in more details than other tools (including the year of publication and publishing company).

 The options of types of resources are unlimited—reference blogs, comics, digital images, federal rules, reports, online databases, patents, and many more.

Access: free citations without registration only in MLA style
Functionality: search by title, author, ISBN
Extra Features: APA, Chicago, and about 100 other citation styles are available for pro accounts only

Citation Machine -  Along with MLA, APA, and Chicago, this citation generator is compatible with at least 10 other popular academic citation styles.

This is also an excellent citation machine for movies. You can find any film you need online through the service and get a reference you can use in a paper.

Access: free; subscription plan for extra features (save unlimited bibliographies and check for plagiarism); registration needed to download a citation in Word or switch format
Functionality: search by title, author, ISBN; the tool fills in the authors’ names and title of the book, while the year and location of publication need to be filled in manually
Extra Features: creating parenthetical citations, checking paper for plagiarism and grammar errors

Bibme - This citation tool is very similar to Son of Citation Machine in its functionality and features. The two tools have similar forms and even pop-up windows.

Check your paper for unintentional plagiarism with one click and use grammar suggestions to improve your writing style and get higher grades.

Access: free; subscription plan for extra features
Functionality: search by title, author, ISBN
Extra Features: bibliography and parenthetical citations, grammar and plagiarism check

CiteFast - This tool creates citations in the latest editions of APA, MLA, and Chicago.

 Use a detailed description of your book, journal, newspaper, and other sources. Answer several questions to get the full reference.

Access: free access; registration needed only to see history of your citations
Functionality: search by title, author, ISBN
Extra Features: you can easily copy and paste your citations, export them in Word, and even keep them for 4 days in your account. Even if you have no account, the site will still show you your previous searches when you get back to it.

Cite This For Me - This tool has an easy-to-use design, which is similar to that of a Microsoft Word document. It creates citations for all citation styles imaginable.

Cite This For Me is an automatic bibliography maker in APA and MLA formats.

Access: basic version is free; premium account ($15 per month) can be used for extra features
Functionality: different resource types; search by title, author, ISBN; export of bibliography or sharing it with a group
Extra Features: pro features include checking for plagiarism, downloading the tool as an add-on, and creating several bibliographies at the same time.

Teacher Resources

Khan Academy - Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more.

Annenberg Learner - teacher resources and profession development across the curriculum

Edutopia - Find resources to help you implement project-based learning, social and emotional learning, comprehensive assessment, teacher development, integrated studies, and technology integration.

The Library of Congress - Need books, information, sources, or ideas? The Library of Congress website has over 13 million digitized primary source items. Teachers, students, parents, and the community can all find something here.

Tip: Visit the American Memory section of the site to browse 100 separate collections arranged by topic.


Varsity Tutors - Use these free English teaching and learning resources for English, Literature, and ESL classes

Kelly Gallagher Building Deeper Readers and Writers -

Kelly Gallagher's Article of the Week - Kelly recognizes that part of the reason his students struggle with reading is because they lack prior knowledge and background. They can decode the words, but the words remain meaningless without a foundation of knowledge.  To help build his students’ prior knowledge, he assigns them an Article of the Week every Monday morning.

BBC Bitesize  - English resources

BBC Bitesize - Literature resources

Internet Shakespeare Editions - Shakespeare's Life and Times introduces you to the world Shakespeare lived and worked in. This section of the Internet Shakespeare Editions is like a shelf of books, each of which is listed in the navigational bar beneath the page header. Each book, in turn, is divided into chapters dealing with related topics.

Absolute Shakespeare - the essential resource for William Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, poems, quotes, biography and the legendary Globe Theatre


World History Matters - World History Matters is a portal to world history websites developed by the Center for History and New Media

World History Sources -

World History Online Resources - In an attempt to collect world history resources for instructors, curriculum developers, and students, the World History Center focuses on collecting useful world history websites. These websites offer a range of information from teaching ideas, resources for teachers and students, primary documents, discussions on world history, and other tools. The websites are listed below in groups according to their usefulness, navigability, and content.

Best of History Websites - A portal created for students, history educators, and general history enthusiasts.  -

iCivics - iCivics supports you with effective and engaging digital resources for your classroom and students.

Classroom Law Project - Classroom Law Project is a non-profit organization of individuals, educators, lawyers, and civic leaders building strong communities by teaching students to become active citizens.

BBC Bitesize - Geography Resources

World Atlas

AplusMATH - Interactive math resources for teachers, parents, and students featuring free math worksheets, math games, math flashcards, and more.

MathTV - Math TV is a platform that features a wide range of math videos covering a plethora of mathematical concepts. These videos are browsable via topic or by textbook.

Math Central - Math Central is an Internet service for mathematics students and teachers. This site is maintained by faculty and students in Mathematics and Statistics and Mathematics Education at the University of Regina in Canada.

Tip: Click "Math Beyond School", click 10-12, choose an article -

Math Beyond School is a compilation of articles that aims to address the question:

 Where will I ever use this math?

The articles span a wide range of topics and mathematical concepts, from kindergarten to grade 12.  Their purpose is to provide some examples of how math is used in everyday living and in specific occupations.  

Aside from problem solving and the intelligent use of logical thinking, more specific math concepts are used throughout our daily lives and Math Beyond School illustrates this throughrealistic applications.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - This is a platform for Math teachers where they share ideas, lesson plans, and many other resources.

YummyMath - Yummy Math provides teachers and students with mathematics relevant to the everyday life. It covers areas such as : Algebra, Geometry, Probability, Science and many more.

BBC Bitesize - Math resources

BBC Bitesize - Chemistry resources

BBC Bitesize - Physics resources

BBC Bitesize - Music resources

Online Guitar and Piano Cords

Music Words and Definitions


Art History

BBC Bitesize - Journalism resources

*New sites being added daily