Alaska & Polar Periodical Index "cites articles in English about Alaska, northern Canada, northern Scandinavia, the Russian Far East, and Antarctica. It does not contain the text of those articles, but all are received by the UAF Rasmuson Library. More than 150,000 articles are covered, with 5,000 added each year; most articles are not in any other index. Coverage is strong from the 1980s to the present. There are articles from key periodicals such as "National Geographic" (1890 to present), "Alaska Life: the Territorial Magazine" (1938-1946), the UA student newspaper "Farthest North Collegian" (1923-1958), etc." This description is taken from the Goldmine Library Catalog's search page for the periodical index. The index fills the gap for indexing to articles on polar topics formerly filled by PolarPac. From the Goldmine Library Catalog page, click on the link for the periodical index. (Faith Johnson)

ALAN - Assembly on Literature for Adoloscents - reviews books and organizes online author interviews-

Alaska Native Knowledge Network. Use the search bar to find "HAIL student book reviews" for reviews and comments on a number of Alaskana children's books from the perspective of some Alaska Native students. Or click on these links: and for direct access.
Ann Dixon

Cable In The Classroom Magazine- (free!!) foster the use of cable content and technology to expand and enhance learning for children and youth nationwide.
(Carrie Shelley)

Censorship Resources Wiki - a recommendation from Teri Lesesne.

Filimentality by Blue Webin'. It is an early version of a Wiki with templates to fill out. I have used these as Web Pathfinders with lots of positive feedback from Students and Teachers. Posted by Ann Morgester

Copyright for It contains copyright facts and even a quiz that students could take after studying the information. The copyright date is 2007. It was shared with Anchorage elementary librarians by Elaine Daw, shared here by Joyce Lund

Toni Buzzeo's Author website. Buzzeo, a librarian in Maine and the author of "Our Librarian Won't Tell Us Anything," offers up several pages of special interest to school librarians. One is a list of Librarians in Picture Books; the other, a section on Author and Illustrator Visits, which includes tips, a sample contract, and other info. .
Ann Dixon

International Children's Digital Library @ offers many e-books free of charge in MANY languages. The mission of the funding Foundation is to inspire children through quality literature in many languages to become part of a global community that understands the importance of tolerance and respect for different cultures, languages, and ideas.

URLs: I noticed that on after you submit your request for a citation, Bibme offers a suggestion for further reading. Another suggestion for finding book recommendations is to use the “Grab & Go, Topical Book Lists” from Novel List, part of our state database under @ <>. These lists are annotated and organized by theme. Since I am often tempted and end up purchasing books, I’ve found (a part of eBay), is wonderful for finding books – new, old, in-between…at excellent prices.
Alta Collins is a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics (Carol's description).Trudy McMullen
The School Library Journal website has most of the content of the magazine and all of the reviews since 1987 in a searchable format – if you are a subscriber to the print edition. The site requires registration; have your mailing label handy to prove you subscribe.
(Rebecca Graham) Jon Sczieska offers a list of books recommended for boys to read. "Read what you like, when you like, whatever it happens to be." is the message in Guy's Write for Guy's Read. (Janie Young) Reading Rockets** A great web site on "launching young readers" which is great to share with teachers and parents but also useful for librarians. There are many articles and other useful resources including techniques to help with struggling readers. (Tiki Levinson, contributor) Michael Sullivan’s web site with great lists of books that have boy appeal. (Sharon Holland)