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Welcome to the Lamesa ISD Library

TexQuest Resources
Research Links

Free Literacy Resources

Understand what you read.


Reading Resource Project

Storyline Online

Pebble Go


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International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) ,

Library of Congress ,

Librophile ,



Free Reference Tools


RefDesk - Ref Desk provides reference information, facts and news.

Acronym Finder - Type in any acronym or abbreviation, and this site will tell you what it stands for.


iTools -  iTools provides access to some of the internet's best tools such as a translator, web search, dictionary, quotations, biographies, etc.

Government Reference - Find anything you need to know about the United States government on this site.

University of Albany Reference Page - The reference page at the University at Albany provides links for all your needs. This page is extremely useful!

Rhyme Zone - Trying to find a rhyming word? Type your word in the blank, and the site returns words that rhyme with it.

Visuwords - Find out how words are related and what part of speech they belong to with this graphical dictionary.

Altapedia - This site provides physical and political maps of the world as well as facts and statistics.

UT PCL Map Collection


Citation Tools & Information

Easy Bib

Citation Machine

Purdue Owl Citation Help

LIU Color-Coded Citation Help

Copyright Guidelines

Copyright with Cyberbee

How NOT to Plagiarize


Research Helps

OSLIS Citation Creator

IPL Resources

Persuasive Essay Thesis Builder


Popular Sites Used Students

Read Write Think

NASA for Students

Texas Parks & Wildlife - Keep Texas Wild

National Geographic Animals

Discovery Education - Science Fair Central

Lit2Go - Downloadable Stories & Poems

Google LitTrips


Free Audiobooks

Free Classic Audiobooks


Internet Archive: Audio


Teen Websites

Need a suggestion on what to read next?  Check out the numerous suggestion sites here.

School Tube

Bibliomania - Free Online Literature and Study Guides

BPL Teens - Series & Sequels

Fantastic Fiction - Find new releases and information on series & sequels

IPL Teenspace

Homework Helper - Find links to numerous helpful sites here or search by school subject to get sites specific to your class.

Quiz Hub

Homework Center - Find links to useful tools to help you in any subject.

Quizlet - Make your own flashcards.

Study Stack - Another flashcard site.



Book Adventure - Free tutoring for military families


For Fun

Poetry 180

SAT Question of the Day

Travel Pod Geography Challenge

Spelling and Vocabulary City


Free Rice Vocabulary Challenge

Sheppard Software Games - Search by subject.

Gamequarium - More games by subject.


College Information & Assistance

College for Texans - Everything you need to know to plan for college.

Apply Texas -Texas Common Application

FASFA - Financial Aid


Adventures in Education

Fast Web - Free Scholarship Search

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Find Tuition

Saving for College with the 529 Plan

Writing Effective Admission Letters

Application Letters & Resumes

U.S. Universities by State

Wiki - This page has links to everything you need to know to choose a college, pick a career, prepare for tests and write college entry essays.


Search Engines

eThemes - Student safe online resources from the University of Missouri.


Google Scholar - Driven by Google, Google Scholar "Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles."


Clipart, Images, Sounds & More

321 Clipart

Creative Commons Search

Morgue File


Image Base

Purple Planet Royalty Free Music

Free Sound

Incompetech Royalty Free Music

International Music Score Library Project



A to Z Lyrics


Texas Newspapers 

San Antonio Express News

Dallas Morning News

Houston Chronicle

Austin Statesman


Elementary School Links

Search Tools



Virtual Learning Resources Center





Career Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics



Current Events

BBC News

Information Please Almanac– What happened the year you were born?


E-Zines (electronic magazines)

Beyond Penguins & Polar Bears

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Young Explorer

Time for Kids


ESL Resources

Activities for ESL Students

ESL Resources(California State University)

Everything ESL

Language Guide


Foreign Resources

Resources for World Languages



Food Safety


Homework Help

Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper

Carnegie Library Homework Help

The Math Forum

Jiskha Homework Help



Earth Calendar– holidays around the world

Make Beliefs Comix– create a comic

Pet of the Day

Soundzabound– music for presentations



Library Resources

Awesome Library

Citation Machine

DK Find Out

EasyBib– bibliography tool

Permission to Use Music

Public Domain Music Resource

Literature & Reading

Choosing a book


International Children’s Digital Library

Mythology, Greek

Read, Kiddo

SlimeKids(School Library Media Kids)

Storyline Online

United for Literacy– picture books in many languages

Word Central Dictionary



Math Games

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

NCES Kids’ Zone– create a graph


Music / Multi-media / Images

Free Play Music


ImageBase— creative commons photos



P.E. and Sports

Baseball Page

Rules of Sport



Dino Directory– Natural History Museum


Energy Kids– Department of Energy

Global Warming

Invention Hall of Fame

Science Fair Central

Texas Junior Naturalist

Try Science

USGS Education Resources

Water Cycle


Social Studies

50 States & Capitals

American Presidents

Digital Vault– National Archives


Famous Americans

Geography Games

Kiosko— newspapers around the world

Our Documents– US national documents

Texas Beyond History

Texas Treasures

This Day in History– History Channel

  1. Census Bureau


Grammar Gorillas (grammar practice)