Databases

  • Culture Grams - Country reports on 200 cultures of the world. The CultureGrams Online Database includes Kids, States, and World Editions. (Password needed, please contact the library)
  • Discovery Education - Discovery Education offers student resources through interactive games, videos, contest, virtual labs, and more. (use your Office365 login for access)
  • Find It VA - website that provides access to a varies databases that support teaching and learning across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Students can access these resources from school, however, a PWC Public Library Card is needed to access from home.
  • World Book Online - PWCS provides access to number World Book Online products such as WBO: Student, Dictionary, Atlas, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, and more. (Access World Book Online through Clever, if you are at home). 

Search Engines

  • Factmonster - Here is another neat site with lots of facts and information about the world around you. Read up on history, learn about what's going on around the country today, and take quizzes to see how smart you really are!
  • Ducksters - Do you have a project coming up? And you need a little background information about who discovered, invented, or created the thing you're interested in? Check this out! These biographies are full of what you need to know! (Check out the entire Ducksters website to find out about even more cool stuff!)
  • Sweet Search - this search engine is parent and teacher approved! When it comes to research, this site will be an enormous help to you. And you can be confident that the information is accurate and up-to-date. 

Education/Informative Sites

  • Thesaurus.com - This site is similar to the previous one.  A great resource for all things word related.  Games to help you get better with vocabulary and more familiar with words in general.  Make your own study guides with this one!
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary - This is a very reliable and concise dictionary.  Need a definition?  This is your place.
  • The Old Farmer's Almanac - This site is so neat!  Look up what weather is coming, special days, interesting facts and general information about the world around you.  There is an endless amount of information you can get from this site. 
  • The White House - Hey kids, did you know you leave about thirty minutes from the nation's capital and where all the important "stuff" goes down?  Perhaps you should know a little bit about it! Stay current on what's going  on around the corner!
  • National Geographic Kids Can't afford to travel the planet while in Middle School? And who has the time?!!!  Nationals Geographic Kids will help you do that from the comfort of your computer or Smart device.  Look at pictures! Read amazing facts from around the globe! Get smarter than your teachers!  Make a list of what you would like to see when you get older!
  • CIA World Fact Book - Just like the White House, the CIA and Langley is just a half hour away.  Find out what's going on within the government and their secret spy agency!