(To use the DISCUS databases below in your home or office, please call the Reference Desk at 864-941-4650 for passwords.)
Also see Databases tab to the left.
DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS
- Fact Monster - search a dictionary, encyclopedia, atlas and almanac at the same time. Good site when you just need a small amount of information on a topic.
GEOGRAPHY AND MAPS
LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
- A + Math - interactive educational math activities for grades K-5.
- Johnnie's Math Page - has activities to help with subjects like fractions, geometry, multiplication, statistics, probability, measurement and numbers.
- Math Dictionary for Kids - an animated, interactive dictionary for students which explains over 500 common mathematical terms using simple language and visual examples.
- Measurement Converter - a conversion table for weight, time, length, area, speed, and more.
- SOS Math - contains tutorials covering algebra, geometry, calculus, differential equations, matrices, and complex variables.
- Wolfram MathWorld - web's most extensive mathematics resource covering a wide range of mathematical topics; material ranges from undergraduate to research level; for advanced high school math students.
RESEARCH AND WRITING
- Amazing Space - learn about astronomy, space, telescopes, stars, constellations, planets, and discoveries.
- Earth and Moon Viewer - view either a map of the earth showing the day and night regions or view the earth from the sun, the moon, and the night side of earth.
- Hubble Site - learn about new Hubble discoveries, view photographs of stars and galaxies, and find out facts about the remarkable telescope.
- NASA - available in both English and Spanish.
- Views of the Solar System - presents a vivid multimedia adventure unfolding the splendor of the sun, planets, moon, comets, asteroids and more.
- Chem4Kids - a brief overview of chemistry; covers matter, elements, atoms, and reactions; describes different kinds of chemistry ranging from biochemistry to physical chemistry.
- Chemicool - an interactive periodic table, alphabetical listing of elements and a chemistry dictionary.
- Palmetto Pals - information about the State House; find your legislator and email him/her.
- River Venture - a virtual river ride down South Carolina's major rivers.
- Sciway's FastFacts - fast facts about South Carolina.
- StudySC - information about SC, including history, geography, culture and more.