Academic Info
Subject guides to Internet resources with an emphasis on materials related to research. For upper high school levels and above.

Ask Dr. Universe
Washington State University's Dr. Universe is a cat with expert answers. Look at the question of the day, review previous questions, or submit a question of your own.

B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
Links to over 700 sites to help with homework. Arranged by subject then divided into sub-categories.

Provides educational movies, h omework help, quizzes, games and activities for kids from Kindergarten to 3 rd grade.
The on-line version of the well-known encyclopedia, with Web links to related information.

CyberSleuth Kids
An Internet search guide for the K-12 student.

Fact Monster
A free reference site for students, teachers, and parents. Get homework help and find facts on thousands of subjects.
FunBrain is the #1 site for online educational games (math, grammar, science, spelling, history) for kids of all ages.

High School Ace
Contains links grouped by subject, news links, online learning activities, and links to reference sites geared especially to teens.

Homework Helper
Links to homework help web sites for all grade levels.

Homework Resources
A good collection of subject links from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Subject lists of links divided into elementary, middle, and high school levels; reference site links; current events links; tips for researching commonly asked questions.

Icarito Enciclopedia

Information Please Homework Center
Search tips, study skills, links to fast answers by topic.

Internet Public Library: KidSpace
Offers a searchable, subject-categorized directory of authoritative web sites just for kids.

A collection of links for kids compiled by librarians covering over 600 subjects. Browse by first letter of subject, search, or browse through the 15 categories on the main page. Also searchable by reading level and picture content.

Kid Info: School Subjects
A comprehensive homework resource for students, teachers and parents.

LearningExpress Library
Students from elementary to high school will find practice tests and tutorials designed to improve reading, writing and math skills.  Remote access is available by using the barcode from your library card as your Username and making up your own Password.

México Para Niños

Multnomah County Public Library Homework Center
A megasite of great links for homework help.
Thinkfinity provides many student resources, including maps, games and activities, homework help and booklists.

Varsity Tutors Practice Tests
Free practice tests, digital flashcards, and questions-of-the-day for standardized tests and academic subjects of all levels.

World Almanac for Kids
An online version of the famous and useful World Almanac.


Brief biographies from the A&E Television Network. Contains information on over 25,000 famous people including both historical and currently popular figures.

Internet Public Library - POTUS (Presidents of the United States)
Information on presidents including election results, notable events, and cabinet members. Also includes links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites.


Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Offers pronunciation of words and a thesaurus.

Online Etymology Dictionary
Online source of word origins. Use the "Introduction and abbreviations" link at the bottom to decipher the originating language abbreviations.

Roget's II New Thesaurus (
"Containing 35,000 synonyms and over 250,000 cross-references in an easy-to-use format, this thesaurus features succinct word definitions and an innovative hyperlinked category index."

Word Central
A fun online dictionary for kids. Learn a new word every day and amaze your friends.

Wordsmyth: The Educational Dictionary-Thesaurus
Dictionary and thesaurus combined. Includes spelled-like button for words for which unsure of spelling. Free registration required for some features.
More than 2500 dictionaries and grammars in over 300 languages.

Food & Customs

Culinary History Timeline (The Food Timeline)
Collection of links on history of eating, manners, and social history.

The Food Timeline
Food history and period recipes.

Global Destinations (Global Gourmet)
Food history and links to recipes from countries of the world. Some country entries include holiday information.

Holidays Around the World
Learn about many holiday celebrations all over the world. Includes holiday games, e-cards, and jokes.



CIA - The World Factbook
Online version of the CIA's yearly book--facts about the countries of the world, including information on geography, people, government, transportation, economy and communications. Contains maps.

Countries of the World
Each Country Profile provides information on g eography, maps, flag, history, current ruler, area, population, capital, largest cities, languages, ethnicity/race, religion, literacy rate, economy and government.

InfoPlease Countries of the World
Country profiles including facts, maps, and flags, history, statistics, current events and more.

National Geographic Map Machine
Facts about countries of the world, maps, photos, travel videos, flags and more. Locate nearly any place on Earth, search and print historical, weather, and population maps.


50 and Capitals
Facts about all 50 states.

Information Please United States
An overview of the United States of America.  Provides information on cities and states, U.S. maps, geography, government, military, disasters, current and national events.

IPL Kidspace: Stately Knowledge
Basic facts about the states and Washington D.C.

LibrarySpot State Information
Links to sites on all of the states, including fact sites and official state homepages.

National Geographic Map Machine- United States
Facts about states, maps and more!


Blank Outline Maps
Easily download outline maps from around the globe.

Geo Bee Central
Your center for geography learning and Geography Bee preparation.

Geography Guide
Find out about the n ewest country, deepest ocean, largest island, and more.

Geography of the World Game
Try playing this free geography game.

GeoNet Game
A game site to help improve all levels of geography skills.

National Geographic
Provides free maps, photos, videos and daily news stories, as well as articles and features about animals, the environment, cultures and more.

National Geography Bee
Test your geography smarts online. Each day ten questions from the National Geographic Bee are posted.

Population Reference Bureau
All the population data you could ever use . . . and more.

Test your Geography Knowledge
This site has clickable map quizzes - just click on the map to answer the questions. It’s great geography practice for students in elementary school, middle school and high school.
Provides a world atlas, maps, current time, currency conversions, flags and more.

World Games
By playing Sheppard Software's geography games, you will gain a mental map of the world's continents, countries, capitals, & landscapes!


Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Information and links about branches of government, laws, citizenship. Divided by levels K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.



Alamo History
A chronology of historical events at the Alamo provided by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library.

America's Library
A site with information about American people and historical events, and each of its states. From the Library of Congress.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Guide to Black History
Traces the African American experience and achievements in the United States and elsewhere.

Handbook of Texas
A multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture. It comprises more than 23,000 articles on people, places and events.

History Timeline
A world timeline of historic events with links.

Hyper History Online
Presents 3,000 years of world history with links to important persons of world historical importance.

Kidipede - History for Kids
Lots of information about North America, Europe, Asia and Africa in all different time periods for children, with pictures, lesson plans and teacher guides. Written specially for kids.

Lone Star Junction: A Texas and Texas History Resource
A Texas history resource.


Ask Dr. Math
Search the archives or browse the FAQs to find an answer to a puzzling math question. If no answer is found, submit a math question and receive an e-mail response.

Complete List of Online Math Resources
Whether you are confused by multiplication, need extra practice with geometry proofs, or find yourself struggling to understand logarithms, you are sure to find a website from the following list that fits your math needs.

Math encyclopedia for higher mathematics with subject or alphabetical index; biographies for mathematicians.

Research & Citation

Citation Style Guides
A great resource from Seattle Central Community College Library. Citation explanations and examples for MLA, Turabian, APA, and AAA styles.

Knight-Cite Citation Creator
Choose from MLA, APA, or Chicago citation styles, fill in the form, then click submit for a properly formatted citation. "A project of the Hekman Library" of Calvin College.

NoodleTools: Smart Tools for Smart Research
Free software to help students with the research process. Has tools to assist with research projects and bibliographies including the free citation generator NoodleBib Express. Some tools require a subscription.

Online! Citation Styles
Citation styles for different forms of online information.

Science - Science Fair Help
Articles for parents and kids on how to start and complete science fair projects.

How Stuff Works
Explains hundreds of subjects, from car engines to lock-picking to ESP, using simple, clear language and lots of illustrations.

IPL Science Fair Project Guide
Guides students through the stepsa necessary to create a successful science fair presentation.

MAD Sci Network
Science homework help from a collective cranium of scientists. Before you ask a question, search the archives. Also has fun educational activities. From Washington University - St. Louis.

Study Guides & Notes
Free online study guides, book notes, plot notes and literature summaries for a variety of subjects.

SparkNotes-Online study guides
Study guides and discussion forums offered on various academic subjects. Literature section includes brief analyses of characters, themes and plots.

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