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Awards & Lists for Juvenile Books:
Caldecott Award: annually given the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Coretta Scott King Award:annually to an African American author and an African American illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution.
Newberry Awards:annualy given to the author for the most distinguished contribution to juvenile literature.
Texas Library Association Reading Lists: View the reading lists for the Bluebonnet, Lone Star, TAYSHAS and 2X2 Awards presented annually by the Texas Library Association.

For Education Majors:
Region 14 ESC:
Regional Education Center for the Big Country school districts.
State Board for Educator Certification:
Website for certification of teachers in Texas.
Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills: TEKS site.
Texas Education Agency:
Website for state agency regulating public education in Texas.

Additional Links:
American Rhetoric: Website promoting speech and communication.

FindLaw: A commercial legal website of resources including Supreme Court cases, cases, codes, legal news and links to legal websites for individual states.

FirstGov: This is the official U.S. portal to all online government information and services for federal, state, local, tribal and international entities.

The Handbook of Texas Online: An encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.

Income Tax Forms - Internal Revenue Service site

Internet Library for Librarians
: A web database for Internet resources.

Internet Public Library-The first public library of and for the Internet community.

KidsCount: The website of the Annie E.Casey foundation is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S., using census data and research.

League of Women Voters - The League is a non-partisan, grassroots organization committed to encouraging the informed and active participation of average citizens in their government.

Library of Congress: Collections and services for Researchers, the Public and Libraries. Includes up to date information on copyright law.

Library of Economics and Liberty: Educational reference tool for economics research.

The Louvre: The official website of the Louvre Palace and Museum in Paris.

NCCA: Website for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI): A national resource for molecular biology information.

National Geographic Maps :Allows access to the map machine with printer friendly maps.

On-line Universities and Colleges Hotlist: Links provide comprehensive listings of colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad.

Petersons Guide to Colleges and Universities: Resources for college search and selection, test preparation, and lifelong learning.

Portal to Texas History: " ... offers students and lifelong learners a digital gateway to the rich collections held in Texas libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and private collections." This site is hosted by the University of North Texas.

Project Gutenberg: Classic books from the start of this century and previous centuries, from authors like Shakespeare, Poe, Dante, and thousands of others.

Smithsonian Institution: Center for research dedicated to public education, national service, and scholarship in the arts, sciences, and history.

Texas Administrative Code: View the code, search by subject area.

Texas Ethics Commission: Search legislation & rules concerning campaighn finance and Texas.

Texas Heritage Online: provides unified online access to Texas' historical documents and images for use by teachers, students, historians, genealogists, and other researchers

Texas Historic Sites Atlas - The Atlas contains more than 200,000 historic site records, in addition to data on Texas Historical Markers and National Register of Historic Places properties in Texas, plus museums, and sawmills.

Texas Legislature Online: Search bills, committee schedules and redistricting information.

Texas Online: The official compilation of Texas government electronic resources. It is organized by subject and produced by the Texas Department of Information Resources.

TextKit- Greek & Latin Learning Tools: a language learning site which provides Greek and Latin grammars, reading material, classical e-books and other learning resources.

TRAIL- Texas Record and Inform: Search and locate information from over 150 Texas state agencies.

U.S. Patent Office : Search the patent website.

Webopedia
: Online dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology

The World Fact Book: Published by the CIA The World Factbook provides national-level information on countries, territories, and dependencies from around the world.