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Research Beyond Google

Resources for teaching and learning, available locally and through the open Web.

Local Resources (may require log-in)

Webpath Express is a search engine imbedded in Destiny. This resource gives lexile levels along with grade level suggestions. Each source listed through this source has been checked for validity. is a resource provided by the state of RI. There are many tools available, including homework help, mango (to learn languages), and World Book Web.


Web Resources (open to all)

ERIC: Education Resources Information Center From the US Department of Education, ERIC is an index that "provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research." Do an Advanced Search to find free full text resources.

Directory of Open Access Journals in Education A list of scholarly journals relating to education, with text freely accessible. To search or browse all open access titles, try the DOA website.

100 Excellent Open Access Journals for Educators A good webliography of scholarly journals in education, all available free on the open web.

Education Week A link to content that doesn't require a subscription; includes blogs, commentary, news, and teaching tips.

World Book Web is the World Book Encyclopedia online. It can be accessed from any computer in RI through this link or through If you are using a computer outside of RI, simply put in your RI zip code when prompted. These are articles written by experts in their fields.

National Geographic Kids has a lot of information and beautiful pictures of countries and animals.

Fact Monster is a great one stop shopping research website. On this one website there is a dictionary, encyclopedia, almanac, and atlas.

NASA is a great website to find information about science, especially the solar system.

US Department of Education News

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Education Week

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NYT Learning Network

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Google Scholar