Student Resources

Don't just use regular, boring, old Google for your project-based research! Try these tools instead!

Did you find a new resource worth sharing? Is one of the resources here no longer working? Tell Mr. Primm!

General Research

EBSCOhost Research Library / WiscCat – Access hundreds of research databases, e-journals, magazines, e-books and more

Follett Destiny at the Montello IMC – Book Search for the Montello School District (Login: Google Username / Password: Lunch PIN)

Google Scholar – Search all scholarly literature from one convenient place

Madison Public LibraryAsk Mr. Primm to place a hold for you!

Montello Public LibraryAsk Ms. Bolan to place a hold for you!

Listen Notes – Podcast Search Engine

Project-Based Learning & Presentations

Book Creator – Create. Read. Publish.

Coggle – The clear way to share complex information

Creative Commons Search – Search for free images in the public domain

Essential Question Exchange – A new list of 25 random driving question ideas for your project every day

Infogram – Create engaging infographics and reports in minutes

Pics4Learning – Free Photos for Presentations

Prezi – The best presentations are conversations


Hope House of South Central Wisconsin – Preventing abuse and providing support ​to victims of domestic and sexual violence

Mayo Clinic – Patient Care and Health Information

WebMD – A source for original and timely health information


Khan Academy – A free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere

Wolfram|Alpha – Computational intelligence


Goodreads – Meet your next favorite book

What Should I Read Next? – Book recommendations and suggestions based on what books you like


All About Birds – Online bird guide, bird ID help, life history, bird sounds from Cornell

Encyclopedia of Earth – An electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society

Encyclopedia of Life – Global access to knowledge about life on Earth

NatureServe Explorer – An authoritative source for information on plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada

The New York Times - Science – The wonders of the human body, nature and the cosmos

Science Project Ideas – Which science project should you do?

WebElements – An interactive periodic table of elements

Social Studies

CIA World Factbook – Information on the history, people and society, etc. for 267 world entities – The official website for U.S. federal legislative information – Holding politicians accountable

Library of Congress – The largest library in the world

PBS – America’s largest public media enterprise

U.S. National Archives – Our nation's record keeper

Wisconsin Historical Society – Our state's memory and foremost storyteller

World Language

Duolingo – The best new way to learn a language

Google Translate – Speak with the world


English Language & Usage Stack Exchange – A question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) – Online reference materials and services for research, writing, and citations

Advisory Ideas

Article of the Week – Weekly news articles with discussion questions from teacher Kelly Gallagher

Newsela – News articles that adapt to students' reading levels – Pros & Cons of Current Issues. Reliable. Nonpartisan. Empowering.

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