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Web sites can often help you discover the information you may be missing to complete a project. Usually it takes time and a little patience to browse through various sites to find just that right piece of information.  Check out these helpful sites to complete your newest assignment or to get some tips on researching.

The ABCs of Computer Research

Altavista - One of the largest search engines in terms of pages indexed

Vivisimo - Document clustering technology that organizes documents into groups / clusters

Yahoo - One of the webs most popular search services

Google- Uses link popularity as a way to rank websites

The World Factbook - A wealth of information about the nations of the world.  Flags and maps of the world can also be obtained at this fact filled site.

Kathy Schrock's Guide to News Sources - On-line news resources.  Visit this site's "HOME" page for additional valuable information.

Time For Kids - Keep up with current events around the world.  Test your knowledge and view the current issue of Time For Kids.  Do a quick search or view and participate the latest polls in "Poll Zone".

Fact Monster - Gather World / News, information about the U.S. and famous people.  Check out birthdays, see what's "In the Spotlight", take the word quiz.

Noodle Tools - Create a bibliography MLA style.

Library Spot - Reference desk, lists, homework help, exhibits.

Ask Dr. Math - Question / answer format for K-12 math

Refdesk.com - Reference tools

Calculators.com - On-line calculators for a variety of conversions

The History Place - American History, speeches, and timelines