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Research Links for Students
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KISD provides students free access to the following academic subscription databases. Using these links will help ensure research information is from a factual site.

We are not allowed to post User Names and Passwords for subscription databases on our website. Copies are available at the KLEB LIBRARY. Please contact us.

  Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Britannica's encyclopedia online. In addition to facts, find website links, video and audio clips, and magazines and journals. Three levels (elementary, middle, high).

Encyclopedia Britannica Spanish Reference Center Online
Britannica's encyclopedia online in Spanish.

Scholastic ScienceFlix
Science news articles with study guides, videos, websites, hands on experiments and more!

SIRS Researcher

SIRS Issues Researcher includes thousands of full-text articles, as well as charts, maps, photos, diagrams, and illustrations—that explore the pros and cons of current topics.

GALE Resources

http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/tlc049152766
Other Helpful Sites

RefDesk.com
An alphabetical listing of numerous informational sites

Sites about Texas
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The Texas Almanac

The State of Texas Website

Countries of the World
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Background Notes from the U.S. State Department Alphabetical listing with facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of countries and regions around the world

Information on Careers
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O*Net OnlineFollow the links on this site developed for the U.S.Department of Labor to research careers

BIOMES RESEARCH
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www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/
The University of California Museum of Paleontology’s site has a wealth of information. Since this is a university site, it can be used as an authoritative source.

earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Experiments/Biome/
This site is published by NASA. It is easy to use and interactive. It also contains links to related activities. NASA is a government organization; this is an authoritative site.
www.mbgnet.net/
The Missouri Botanical Garden publishes this. The Botanical Gardens are supported by the state of Missouri, so this is an authoritative site. Each page contains a disclaimer as well as a link to credits for pictures and information they have used.

www.blueplanetbiomes.org/world_biomes.htm
This is a helpful site created by sixth grade students and teachers in another state. You can use this to gather general information, but it may contain errors. This is not an authoritative site, so double check all facts gathered from this site.