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References, Databases, Indices  

Learning Network Web 

California Instructional Technology Clearinghouse --evaluates technology resources for the state of California featuring a searchable database of all reviews published over the past 13 years.

Educational Resources Information Centre (ERIC) -- is a federally-funded national information system.  AskERIC--provides educational information. Began in 1992 as a project of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology at Syracuse University and is a SUN SITE repository.  

Educational Technology Page of the Virtual Library

FastWEB--Free database of 180,000 scholarships offered by associations, corporations, service clubs and other private sources.  Maintained by the Chicago-based FastWEB. No charge for the service.

General Resources--link to online dictionary, encyclopedia, quotations, thesaurus, and online citation guide. Audience: K-12 teachers.

Internet Glossary--interactive glossary of Internet and World Wide Web terminology, linked to related terms and supporting FAQs and learning materials. Good entry point for the self-learner.

Needle in a CyberStack - the InfoFinder--a must see for the Internet Explorer!

The Electronic Map to the Internet   

The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus-- a new integrated Dictionary-Thesaurus.  Dr. Robert Parks, and the ARTFL Project at the University of Chicago,  have made the availability of a full dictionary and thesaurus look-up service. Over 100,000 entries and 50,000 headwords, you only need to look up a word once, with hyperlinks to synonyms, and similar or related words available where appropriate. This site is useful for reference, for brainstorming, and for following your semantic intuitions to build your own semantic network. This site will be sponsoring participatory projects to expand and build upon the usefulness of this reference process. Projects include a "Word of the Day" section, an SAT Dictionary (available next month), lesson plans, word lists, a Visual Dictionary and a "Thesaurus of  Quotations." 

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    Copyright 1997 Deborah Lynn MacDonald Stirling
    revised July 14, 2000