Resources for Researching an Environmental Project Using a Library or Media Center
- The Educator's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use. This site provides the basics for educational "fair use" and offers links to other copyright resources.
- Internet Public Library. <http://www.ipl.org>. Teachers can use this site to teach library research within the classroom. It can serve as a portal for initial student research for their environmental projects.
- Metronet. <http://www.metronet.lib.mn.us/lc/list1.cfm?statex=Virginia>. This site lists many public and academic libraries in Virginia. Most have catalogs that are searchable online. Some may offer online reference service. Students may enjoy seeing what is available at a nearby public or college library concerning their research questions.
- Powerful Partnership: Your School Librarian and You. <http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Technology/powerfulpartnerships.pdf>. This downloadable brochure describes ways that the school librarian or media specialist can work in partnership with teachers to help students learn in all subject areas. It lists specific resources addressing the Virginia Standards of Learning.
- Virginia School Library Web Pages. <http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Technology/cwebpages.pdf>. Visit this link to access over 50 school library media sites for students and faculty from across Virginia.