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Homework and Research Sites

General

TexShare Databases
Books, articles, research databases, and more

The Homework Spot
You need it? They have it. A huge directory of homework resources by subject as well as project ideas and help with writing.

Internet Public Library Kids' Space
Search for your subject and get a list of resources chosen by librarians around the country.

Internet Public Library Teen Space
Links to topics and resources specifically of interest to teens.

Games
Find a game to play while you wait.

TeenReads
Recommendations on books to read.

Dogpile
Dogpile is a metasearch engine, meaning it searches more than one search engine. It searches Yahoo!, Google, Live, and Ask engines.

Cybrary
Find information on everything you need to know, from musicians to museums to math to ancient history. Use the left side bar or search for a topic.

Fact Monster
Brought to by the people of infoplease.com, Fact Monster gives you brief information on an array of topics.

Internet Public Library: Kidspace
Either scan subject topics or search this on-line library for web sites to help you answer questions.

The KidsKnowIt Network
A collection of web sites based on board subjects of interest to you, such as animals, planets (astronomy), human biology, and more!

Kid Sites
Find all the information you need for your homework in the Kid Sites? educational sites and, then, reward yourself by visiting the fun sites.

Multnomah County Library: Homework Help!
Need help with your homework? Scan the subject topics here for web sites which can assist you.

National Geographic Homework Help
Find information to help you with your homework on subjects from art to animals. Search or scan subject topics to find information.

Houghton Mifflin EduPlace: Textbooks
Find your Houghton Mifflin textbooks from school on-line.

Civics

Thomas.gov
Federal legislative information on the Internet.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Choose a grade level then look around for information on how the U.S. government works.

Justice for Kids & Youth
Federal Justice Department web sites for students of all ages.

Kids.gov
Search this engine to find information on or in government-related Websites.

English

Merriam-Webster Online
How do you spell that word? And what does it mean? Try this famous dictionary and thesaurus for help.

Resources for Writers - the OWL Handouts
Grammar, spelling, parts of speech, and more.

Sparknotes.com
Study guides for English literature.

Geography

United Nations
Information about the United Nations, global issues, and information about UN member countries/states.

CIA World Factbook
Facts and maps about countries of the world.

Flags of the World
Thousands of flags from around the world.

Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology
Huge resource for Greek Mythology.

History

American Memory
Historic photograph collections of United State's history.

USHistory.org
Hundreds of resources about American History

The American Civil War Home Page
Civil War resources including battles, biographies, medicine and more.

Civil War
Columbia encyclopedia summary of the Civil War including causes, battles and links to detailed information.

Civil War Maps
Search for maps by location, subject or alphabetically.

Gettysburg Address
See a copy of the original Gettysburg Address writing by Abraham Lincoln and read about how it was written.

U. S. National Archives and Records
Get primary source documents for American history.

Mr. Dowling's History Passport
Links to information on counties, culture and history.

Math

Ask Dr. Math
A question and answer service for K-12 math students and their teachers.

Math Reference Tables
Math tables, algebra formulas, and more.

Math.com
The World of Math online.

Graph Paper!
Used your last sheet of graph paper? Don't worry, you can print out different kinds of graph paper here.

Texas

The Handbook of Texas Online
The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries at UT Austin.

Texas Online
Texas at your fingertips.

Science

The Exploratorium Science Museum
The Exploratorium has a web site of over 15,000 web pages exploring science, art, and technology including science experiments and activities.

Science Fair Project Resource Guide
Find out how to do a science fair project and get ideas of different projects you can do.

Science News for Students
Science news, games and information to keep you up to date on science in the news.

The Why Files
Find out the science behind the headlines.

NASA
Thousands of pages of resources on astronomy, planets, comets, astronauts and new discoveries of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.