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By Ellen Highland Fernandez

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Finding Information for School on the Web

School is back in session! It is time to hit the books and use the web for researching term papers and projects.

A good starting point is our site. If you missed or misplaced your Harrison County school year calendar, you can find it at http://cpubco.com/schcal.htm. An updated weekly calendar can be found at http://cpubco.com/schcalwk.htm.

Know what your children and grandchildren are eating in school by checking our Harrison County School Menu .

Need to prepare for a school project? Our link pages may have the starting points you are looking for. The reference page contains links to Reference starting points, dictionaries, U.S. government sources and other sites. Under starting points, you will find the Library of Congress and other sites including The Virtual Reference Desk. The Virtual Reference Desk includes everything from dictionaries, periodic tables, Indian and U.S. Documents, to Travel information.

The government section includes several sources. A good place to start with is the site titled "How to find Government Information on the Web". Other sites included on this page are

Business Resources, information on places around the world and the WWW Digital Library for School Kids.

For current affairs around the world, check our news page .

Included are world headlines, current events, sports, and links to newspapers around the globe.

Information on our state can be found on our West Virginia Links page . You can learn state facts, get information on our legislature, access the census report from this page, and connect with our schools from this page.

Our kids page contains more than just games and fun sites. Sites geared for the student researcher include the NASA Observatorium, The Space Educator's Handbook, Yuckiest Site on the Internet, and Kids Web.

Links to museums around the world can also be found on our kids page.

The web is a great place to research your school project. Yahooligans is a search engine geared for kids. It includes a homework section. For school related items go directly to the School Bell

For the anatomist in the family, Human Anatomy online covers the subject of human anatomy in a clear precise way.

The Star Tribune Newspaper in Minnesota has a homework help area . Students can post their questions and teachers will respond. Even if you don't have any specific questions, it is fun to read the online discussion threads. This site is easy for the elementary student to use.

B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper is a terrific starting point. It has tons of links for the industrious student and the merely inquisitive. The author of the site is 10 years old. B.J. and his dad have used the Internet to research information on the net and have compiled more than 380 sites for everyone to use. I thought it was so terrific I added a link to this site on our reference page .

Ask Eric ....the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a federally-funded national information system for teachers.

One of my favorite sites is the Jason Project . Each year, a scientific expedition geared towards fourth through eighth grade is taken. During the expedition, students can take part in live, interactive programs on the Internet. I discovered them when they journeyed through the Florida Keys in early 1996. Their next voyage journey, inspired by the planet Jupiter, is to the oceans of the earth and beyond to study how the earth's physical systems affect life on earth.

Finally, for the dinosaur researcher in your family, a trip to the University of California at Berkeley's The Museum of Paleontology is not to be missed. Here the researcher will discover the rich world of paleontology. It is more than just dinosaurs!

As you voyage down the cyber-path, you are encouraged to send me your ideas for topics you would like to see discussed and to share your favorite links. Send correspondence to me at: e-mail: Webmaster@cpubco.com, via post: Web Voyager, Ellen H. Fernandez, PO Box 2000, Clarksburg, WV 26302, or through our web site. Phone: 626-1466.

EDITOR'S NOTE Ellen Highland Fernandez is the Webmaster for Clarksburg Publishing Company's site and her column appears on the first and third Sundays every month in the Sunday Exponent-Telegram

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