Harvard Reference Generator

A excellent tool for producing Harvard-style references in the correct format. While it lacks the save bibliography functions of other reference generators, it is simple and accurate. Provides tried and tested results examined by tutors to ensure the correct method of referencing.  The Harvard Reference format is most widely used in Europe and Australia.

Sweet Search

Sweet Search is a search engine designed for students. It has several research and search tools. The search engine restricts its results to 35,000 sites reviewed by experts, teachers and librarians for quality and appropriateness.

Other tools on the site include:

  • a Biographies section, with guidance for writing a biography
  • SweetSearch2Day, with guidance on improving your research skills, web guides on social studies topics, and articles about students who are improving their communities and the world.


CiteThisForMe is a tool designed to help students prepare their whole bibliography or reference list. It will generate your list in any of several styles. These include APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, Turabian, and Vancouver among others.

Historical Marker Database

This website is an illustrated searchable online catalog of historical information viewed through the filter of roadside and other permanent outdoor markers, monuments, and plaques. It contains photographs, inscription transcriptions, marker locations, maps, additional information and commentary, and links to more information. Anyone can add new markers to the database and update existing marker pages with new photographs, links, information and commentary.

This is a useful research tool for local history. The database contains more than 92,000 markers nationwide. For a short-term history project in the classroom, consider having students contribute to the database by adding entries for local markers in your area. Review the guidelines for submission.

NASA Image and Video Library

Theses images, videos, and audio recordings are free for public use. They can be used by students and teachers for classroom presentations, research papers, websites, etc. You may not, however, use any of the NASA logos that appear on the site.

The site contains everything from classic photos to educational programming and HD video. New media are continually added. The collections is an excellent resource for students working on STEM projects. NASA’s goal in creating it is to promote education in math and sciences at all levels, and to build general interest and excitement around space exploration, aeronautics, and astronomy.