- Reference Desk
- Research Guides and Databases
- CDS Library Catalogs
- ONE Access/CharMeck Library
- Readers are Leaders
- Distance Learning Resources
OneLook Dictionary allows you to search a variety of different dictionaries at once and also contains a reverse dictionary and translations.
Merriam Webster Online provides access to the full-text of Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus as well as a wealth of language related information including The Word of the Day, a daily word game, and an online bookstore.
Roget’s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases is a synonym and antonym finder.
Infoplease Almanac includes weather forecasts and other miscellaneous information arranged according to the calendar of a given year.
The Old Farmers’ Almanac is an online version of America's oldest source of weather, folklore, gardening, and other information.
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American Verse Project is a searchable electronic archive of American poetry prior to 1920.
Poets.org is a resource from the Academy of American Poets with thousands of essays, biographies, weekly features, and poems for love and every occasion.
Perseus Collection is a collection of Greek and Roman materials from Tufts University.
Internet Public Library-Literary Criticism is a literary criticism pathfinder.
LiteraryHistory.com catalogs credible literary criticism on nineteenth and twentieth century English and American literature that is available on the free internet.
Read or Listen to Books Online
Biblomainia includes free online literature and study guides.
LibriVox provides free audio books from the public domain.
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books.
The Online Books Page is a University of Pennsylvania site that offers over 35,000 free books on the web.
Exploration Through the Ages retraces the steps of the great explorers from ancient Egypt to the North Pole and beyond.
The World Fact Book is a collection of maps and flags, a guide to world leaders, and comprehensive geographic information for every country and territory in the world.
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection includes historic and modern online maps from the University of Texas at Austin.
Infoplease provides up-to-date state and country profiles.
World Atlas provides descriptions, graphics, maps, photos, and videos of world countries.
United States Senate includes information about United States senators, committees, legislation, and records, as well as art and history of the Senate. Organized by subject, this site includes a virtual reference desk that is a clearinghouse of Senate information on the web.
United States House of Representatives provides information on the legislative branch of the United States government.
The White House provides up-to-date information on issues concerning the United States.
The United States Official Web Portal is the place to go for any information provided by the agencies of the U.S. government.
Civil War Photos includes photographs and images from the Library of Congress.
NASA Images is a collection of images associated with space and the space program.
National Park Service Digital Image Archives is a gigantic searchable database that returns images based on location or subject from the national parks service.
High School Environmental Center is your portal to EPA environmental resources. This site will inform you about environmental issues and help you protect the environment.
Science Daily is one of the internet's leading online magazines and web portals devoted to science, technology, and medicine. Copyright Reuters 2008.
The Why Files is based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Why Files covers science at all institutions that engage in scientific exploration and discovery. Their home page reprises older stories that become relevant to the headlines.
National Geographic is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world. The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888.
United Nations Environment Program provides Information on caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
NIH Office of Science Education provides resources for high school students developed by the National Institutes of Health.
The Genetic Science Learning Center is a part of the bioscience research being carried out at the University of Utah. This science and health education program is dedicated to making science easy for everyone to understand.
National Human Genome Research Institute contains an index to fact sheets on various types of cancers and other specific genetic disorders. Published by the National Human Genome Research Institute.
Web Elements includes the periodic table on the web.
Writing and Research Help
Purdue OWL - Online Writing Lab is a valuable tool for students, especially those preparing for college. Over 200 free resources including research help, writing process tips, grammar and mechanics, and style guides.
NoodleTools is a service that helps you create, save, and format reference citations and bibliographies for research papers or projects (See your media specialist for ID and password).
The Covenant Day School Library's online databases may be accessed by students from school or home with a username and password. If you are unable to access the databases, please contact Mrs. McClain (email@example.com).
Jstor is a nonprofit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive of more than a thousand academic journals and other scholarly content.
Noodle Tools: Create accurate citations with this comprehensive bibliography and citation composer.
Research in Context: (for middle schoolers). Categories cover the most studied topics ranging from cultures and government to history and literature, all in one interface.
Scholastic Go! nonfiction content targeted at grades 2 and Up
Readers are Leaders Program
The CDS LS/MS Library offers a special reading program as an incentive to encourage reading in our lower and middle school students. This program is a voluntary activity to provide young students with an annual reading list of outstanding, age-appropriate books that convey wholesome values, feature uplifting characters, and inspire students toward positive goals. The program is divided into three lists: Lamb (grades 1-2), Lion (grades 3-5) and Lighthouse (grades 6-8). Students will earn fun rewards along the way with the completion of response sheets. There is also special recognition given at the end of the school year to those students who complete their whole list.
2022-2023 Readers are Leaders information: