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"A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert."
~ Andrew Carnegie

Library Links

The public website for the American Library Association's public awareness campaign, the Campaign for America's Libraries, provides tips and suggestions for ways that families and young people can tap into their local libraries.

Academy Publish
Provides free, peer-reviewed papers and articles by academics, scholars, students, adn experts in the fields of engineering, economy, medicine and computer science.

African Online Digital Library
A portal to multimedia collections about Africa and includes video interviews, manuscripts, photographs, maps and historical documents, and curricular plans and lessons.

American Library Association
Offers a comprehensive list of children's books, print and media award programs.
You can also check out what is popular in young adult literature with lists from the YOung Adult Library Services Association, which selects award-winning books and also recommends words for reluctant young adult readers.
Also, read advice from librarians and educators to help you plan for, discuss, and address parental challenges to texts used in the classroom here.

Archives Portal Europe
Part of the APEx project, supported by the European Commission in the ICT Policy Support Programme. The portal provdes access to the national archives of 16 countries.
An electronic text archive that has made thousands of books, manuscripts, reference materials, anthologies, and other texts available for free. You can even access the impressive Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction anthology, which is described as "the most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time".

Great Websites for Kids
A web directory curated by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. These educational websites are designed for youth, from babies to 14-year-olds.

I Love Libraries
Access listings of digital library colelctions

Library of Congress
Teaching with the Library of Congress blog
E-resources database

World Digital Library
An exciting, free, electronic resource. Rich with literary,historical, scientific, and religious manuscripts and texts as well as extensive collections of photographs in a multilingual format, the digital librart offers primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.
From ancient scrolls to a full scan of a Gutenberg Bible to Galileo Galilei's handwritten scientific notes, there's plenty of amazing artifacts on this site.

Young Adult Library Services Association