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Award Winning Books

Caldecott Medal and Honor Books

Award-winning picture books by American authors.

Coretta Scott King Award

Award-winning works by African American authors and illustrators of juvenile and young adult literature.

Edgar Award Winners

Award-winning mystery novels. Courtesy of Christchurch City Libraries.

Hugo Award

Award-winning science fiction novels, short stories, etc.

National Book Awards

Categories include Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young people's literature.

Newbery Medal Books

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.


AR Database

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.

AR BookFind

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 paragraphs long.


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.

Thinkfinity (MarcoPolo)

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 element.

Project Gutenberg

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 the Web

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.

Triad High School

Triad Middle School

Troy Chamber of Commerce



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