Homework Help

Websites

Easy Bib – An online bibliography and citation maker

IPL.org – A searchable, subject-categorized directory of authoritative websites; links to online texts, newspapers, and magazines. Contains a separate section with sites specifically for teens

Research Project Calculator – A tool for creating goals and timelines for completing projects in a timely manner

Shmoop – Learning guides and teacher resources

Wolfram Alpha – A search engine for computing answers to your informational questions.  Especially useful for math or statistics problems.


Databases

CultureGrams

Facts and photos on more than 200 countries, all 50 U.S. States, and all 13 Canadian Provinces. Access maps, videos, interviews, recipes, and more!

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

General encyclopedia for K-12 students includes full text articles; its 25,000 encyclopedic entries are searchable by subject or keywords.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Access nonfiction ebooks online from the library or remotely 24/7.

History Reference Center

Full-text history reference database featuring reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, and history periodicals as well as thousands of historical documents, biographies of historical figures, photos, maps, and over 80 hours of historical video.

Learning Express Library

Complete online interactive practice tests for the ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT and many career tests. Also, includes skill improvement tests for elementary, middle and high school students.

Literary Reference Center

A broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and eras. Includes biographies, book reviews, criticism, and synopses from authoritative reference sources, journals, and original analysis.

Middle Search Plus

Contains full-text articles from 150 popular middle school magazines along with biographies and historical essays, primary source documents, reference books, photos, maps, and flags.

Science Reference Center

Full text articles on topics that include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Student Research Center

Provides middle and high school students with magazine and journal articles, reference materials, and multimedia files.