A colleague shared a website with me this week called The International Public Library that serves as a great resource and provides a wealth of information. You can click on listed topics to access several links on the topic. There is also a section for kids called KidSpace that provides information on high interest topics appropriate for their reading level.
This website could be shared with students to use as a resource for obtaining information for in-class assignments. In addition, student use of this website could be adapted for use as a research activity to develop reading skills.