Here are some websites that can help you find out so many different things. Please do not use Wikipedia as a source for research in my class. The information posted there is not as reliable as the information at the following sites;
www.infoplease.com- links for using an almanac, atlas, encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, and timelines
www.worldbookonline.com- This is an online encyclopedia. We have an older, hardcover version in our Social Studies class. Gould School has an account at this website. Ask your teacher for the username and password.
www.libraryspot.com- several links to reliable research sites
http://www.census.gov/schools/census_for_kids/- play games, complete activities, and get up to date information about the population of our great nation
There are a multitude of other research websites. If you find another easier to navigate, please let me know and I will add it to the list above.