Resources for Research


General Resources

Sweet Search

This student-friendly search engine searches only the 35,000 Web sites that our staff of research experts and librarians and teachers have evaluated and approved when creating the content on findingDulcinea.

SweetSearch Today:

Sweet Search 4 Me:

Biography page:

Social Studies page:


Library of Congress

This site could have you lost for days browsing through collections of free primary sources including images, maps, sound recordings, and motion pictures.

For younger students:

Student Discovery Sets:

Their teacher site allows you to search by state standard:

Smithsonian Education

Take advantage of the extensive resources available through the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. They are working to provide extensive digital access to Smithsonian collections, programs, and learning resources to inspire the transmission and transformation of knowledge for the public good. Search by subject, state standard, or keyword.

Check out the IdeaLab - interactive sites for students that bring history, science, and art to life.

Browse the Lesson Plans for lessons that cover all subjects.

Google Custom Search Engine

Add your own websites to create a customized Google Search for students.

How to:

Virtual Field Trips

Primary Sources

Collections of Biographies

Science and Technology Resources


Random Cool Resources

Resources by Topic

When looking for resources be sure to check:
  • Museums - birthplaces, historic homes, historical sites, national parks
  • Universities - digital archives, collections, exhibitions
  • State/National Organizations - libraries, archives, parks, monuments, museums


US History