Award Winning Books
Medal and Honor Books
Award-winning picture books by American authors.
Scott King Award
Award-winning works by African American authors and
illustrators of juvenile and young adult literature.
Award-winning mystery novels. Courtesy of Christchurch
Award-winning science fiction novels, short stories,
National Book Awards
Categories include Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and
Young people's literature.
Award-winning American literature for juvenile readers.
Rebecca Caudill Award
Winners of this Illinois award are selected by readers
in grades 4-8.
Websites for genealogy research
are listed on our Genealogy page.
This is a list of titles that are included in the Triad
School independent reading credit program. See your teacher for more information
about this program.
A great tool for finding grade appropriate books for
your children from Renaissance Learning. Search by Author, Title, Grade
Level or Subject matter. Shows book cover and gives a synopsis. This
tool is not linked with Triad Schools test set. Check with teacher
about AR credit for reading these titles.
Arts & Letters Daily
Articles collected from various sources, including book
reviews, essays, world news, etc., revised daily.
Searchable database of biographical information about
current and historical personalities. Entries are typically several
A comprehensive set of legal resources on the Internet
for both law professionals and laypeople, including codes, cases, legal
news, and more.
Official portal to state and local government resources.
The favorite search engine of many Internet users.
Illinois Periodicals Online
An ongoing project to digitize current and back issues
of magazines about Illinois. Includes the following titles: Illinois
Country Living, Illinois Heritage, Illinois History,
Illinois History Teacher, Illinois Issues, Illinois
Libraries, Illinois Municipal Review, Illinois Parks &
Recreation, Outdoor Illinois, and Prairie Illinois.
Free online access to almanac, biography, dictionary,
and encyclopedia resources.
Internet Movie Database
Information on over 250,000 movies.
Internet Public Library
Reference links, subject pathfinders, online newspapers,
teen and youth sections, and more.
Teachers' resource with lesson plans and activities
utilizing the Internet in K-12 classrooms.
Authoritative and up-to-date consumer-oriented health
information about over 600 diseases and conditions from the National
Library of Medicine. Includes lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical
encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, drug information, and links to
thousands of clinical trials. Updated daily; also available in Spanish.
Free online dictionary and thesaurus.
Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center
The MITBC provides free books and magazines on tape and
in Braille to individuals with visual or physical disabilities who are
unable to read regular print. Free playback equipment is also provided.
A collection of links to online newspapers, arranged by
geographic location and city.
Periodic Table of the Elements
Color chart with links to more information about each
A collection of over 6,000 books freely available to
read online. (Tip: As of this writing, select gutenpress.org from the
drop-down menu as the closest ftp site to Troy, Illinois.)
Free online access to MEDLINE, the bibliographic database
of the National Library of Medicine. Contains citations to journal articles
in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the
health care system, and the preclinical sciences.
Statistical Resources on
A collection of links to websites and other resources
for statistics on a wide variety of topics, from abortion to workplace
violence. From the University of Michigan Documents Center.
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