Online Resources and Databases

Grant Wood AEA Online Resources: Free and unlimited access at home, work or school. The log in & password are provided by Metro staff.  The Grant Wood Area Education Agency arranges these resources for students and staff of the Cedar Rapids Community School District.


Additional Resources

Helpful Search Engines: BingDogpileFactBites, GoogleSweet Search

General Research

The Library of Congress: world’s largest library
National Archives: The Bill of Rights, The Declaration of Independence
The Internet Archive: Universal access to all knowledge
Encyclopedia of Life: online database of every species known
The World Digital Library: searchable by country, time period and more
Wikipedia: ”The free encyclopedia that Anyone can edit.”
Occupational Outlook: everything you need to know about jobs
US Census Bureau: from colonial times to present, data galore, print on demand
Google News: search hundreds of historic newspapers from the 1800-1900s

Books and Reading

Reading Rants: featuring out of the ordinary book lists for teens
Guys Read: for guys who love to read, or not
Teen Ink: writing by and for teens since 1989
Project Gutenberg: the original producer of free ebooks literature, reference & verse American poets and contemporary poetry

Words and Writing and Citing

OWL: Purdue University Online Writing Lab for grades 7-12
Easy Bib: The Automatic Bibliography & Citation Maker
Visuwords: online graphical dictionary
Rhyming Dictionary