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Learning Express

New version! Review skills and prepare for tests.

Homework Help

Websites for Student Information & Research

Early World of Learning

If you are at home, please login to World Book with your library card.

Khan Academy – A library of thousands of videos and hundreds of practice exercises. This site covers everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history.

Search Engines for Kids

KidRex is a fun and safe search for kids, by kids! KidRex searches emphasize kid-related webpages from across the entire web and are powered by Google Custom Search™ and use Google SafeSearch™ technology.

KidzSearch offers a unique solution to this important problem. When a search is done on KidzSearch.com, it can only return Google “strict” search results and is not dependent on any computer, cookie or browser settings. The same trusted high-quality search results as Google are returned, but without adult content mixed in them.

kidsclick.org – A searchable web directory created by “a bunch of librarians” at the Ramapo Catskill Library System

yippy.com – This site gives good results for school assignments.

Refseek.com – A good search engine for school research.

SLDirectory.com – Directory of sites for middle school students and their teachers and parents.

For Kids and Parents

Educationworld.com – This is a great site for teachers, and you will find lots of links to web sites which will be helpful to students, parents, and home schoolers

Disney Family – This is a family friendly site. There are fun games, arts and craft projects for the kids, along with recipes and other information for parents.

ALA.org – Great Websites  – Directory of web sites for students, parents, and teachers compiled by the Association for Library Service for Children

thinkquest.org – This is a collection of over 5000 web sites created by students, past participates in Think Quest, for other students. They include a wide range of school subjects.  As of As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued.  This is a link to their archives.

factmonster.com – Online dictionary, encyclopedia and almanac. Also homework help and some fun and games links.

kidsites.com – A rather limited number of sites, but the ones included are good ones.

United States History and Government

americaslibrary.gov – Library of Congress in Washington D. C. offers an entertaining, easy to use website full of information.

whitehouse.gov/about/inside-white-house – History & Information about the White House, Fun Facts and more.

kids.gov  – The official kids portal for the U. S. government. A wide variety of subjects are covered, and Special links for educators are also included.

bensguide.gpo.gov – Provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources teach how our government works and the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access.

learner.org/interactives/historymap/index.html – Interactive map lets you trace the growth of the United States “from sea to shining sea”.

native-languages.org/kids.htm – Information about native Americans across North America.

World History

kidspast.com – “The past belongs to kids.”  Explore world history from the stone age to modern events. Information and fun things to do all about history.


Ask Dr. Math – Student ‘Math Doctors’ who love to answer questions from other students – Elementary 

Ask Dr. Math – Student ‘Math Doctors’ who love to answer questions from other students – Middle School

Ask Dr. Math – Student ‘Math Doctors’ who love to answer questions from other students – High School

www.Quizzes.cc – Math quizzes you can create and grade online.

Study Resources

Study Resources

Term papers can be a real headache. What to write about, how not to procrastinate… how and where do you get good resources?

Tex-Share Databases

What you need for research.

The subscription databases licensed by TexShare offer authoritative, full-text articles from verifiable sources. Every search yields results you won’t see anywhere else.

TexShare is surprisingly easy to use and is so much more efficient than sifting through unreliable information you finding using Google. Wikipedia is often a great jumping off point. With TexShare, you can go much further and impress the heck out of your teacher, or learn as deeply into a subject as you care to. Because of very strict licensing agreements, however, only residents of Texas can use it.

Great! How do I use it?

Using your library card number and primary telephone number without the dasheslog into your user account.

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TexShare Databases

Includes thousands of full-text magazines and newspapers, WorldCat (35 million library records), Science and Literature databases, on-line encyclopedias, etc.

Your School

Dripping Springs High School Library Resources – Click here for great links at your own school!

Dripping Springs Middle School Library Resources – Click here for great links at your own school!

Here is a great article on how to put together a study group

This the best way to get an A on that exam. It works in high school and college.

Internet Public Library



ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for our Ask an ipl2 Librarian service and in designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2’s collections. It is through the efforts of these students and volunteers that the ipl2 continues to thrive to this day.

Sweet Search

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SweetSearch is a Search Engine for Students.

It 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. We constantly evaluate our search results and “fine-tune” them, by increasing the ranking of Web sites from organizations such as the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, PBS and university Web sites.

Newspaper Source


Available via TexShare Databases (Login Required)

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers.

Current Events

Austin American StatesmanAustin Chronicle – The Austin free-paper.
Austin360.comHill Country Sun
Public Radio International Dripping Springs Outlook
Texas Newspapers Directory on Daily EarthNew York Times Online
 National Public Radio  BBC World Service  
The Economist OnlineNewspaper Source
Available via TexShare Databases
(Login Required)

Texas Facts and Information

Here are a series of links to help you when working on Texas-related projects.

Texas Records and Information Locator:TRAIL searches and locates information collected in an archive of more than 180 Texas state agency web servers.
 Texas’ Official Online Portal.
 The Texas State Historical Association Online
(Formerly The Handbook of Texas)
 The Texas State Library and Archives Commission
 Texas Heritage Online

Practice Test Websites


Math games and worksheets, and more.

You can practice by different Math subjects, like pre-algebra, geometry, trigonometry, ect.

Choose your grade level

Reading Comprehension

Choose your grade level – lots of links

You can choose 5th, 6th, or 7th grade tests

Click on “Language Arts” then choose your grade level tests  

Career Development

Choosing a College

SAT & ACT Information

Financial Aid

Managing Money