Homework Help

Databases For Every Subject

Britannica Online Reference Center and Encyclopedia for Kids
Contains resources for children and young adults, including: a video collection, timelines, country comparisons, a world atlas, writing guides, subject reviews and much more.

Searchasaurus
Select Primary Search; then click the link that says literature, and you'll go directly to the literature subject index. You'll be able to find magazine articles about spelling, grammar, short stories, myths and fables, and poetry.

 

Language Arts

Databases

  • Little Pim
    Little Pim, powered by Mango Languages, introduces children to foreign language in a way they can understand and enjoy.

  • NoveList k-8
    Want to find a book just like the one you're reading? Go to NoveList and use the search field on the left. Search for the title of your book, then check the boxes next to which subjects appeal to you. Click search, and you'll get a list of other books with similar characteristics.

  • Reading Lists
    View recommended reading lists for all ages from the Mount Laurel Library. You will also find required school reading listed.

Web Resources

  • Spaghetti Book Club
    Book reviews by kids for kids.

  • Story Snoops
    Book reviews from parent's presepctives, this website features a handy search engine to match readers with great books.

  • The Homework Spot
    This is the Language Arts area of this website. It has help for grammar, reading, writing, vocabulary and more. There are also games you can play to help you learn.

  • Dog Eared
    This website, by National Geographic, is an online book club.

 

Math

Web Resources

  • A+ Click
    More than 1000 challenging math problems and illustrations for grades 1-12.

  • Sheppard Software
    Play fun online math games, from early math to pre-algebra.

  • Bringing Home the Math
    Containing videos and activities, this NJN website is designed for parents and preschoolers.

  • Khan Academy
    Over 2,400 education videos on subjects such as Algebra, Calculus, and Geometry.

  • IXL Math
    IXL is great resources to help student in grades Kindergarten and up to practice their math skills.

  • Math.com
    Math.com is a math help site with practice for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

  • Ask Dr. Math
    Got a math question?  Ask Dr. Math! This is a homework help site run by Drexel University. You can browse answers to questions that have already been answered, or submit a question of your own.

  • All Math
    All math has lots of tools to practice your math skills. Be sure to check out the flashcards!

  • Visual Fractions
    Visual Fractions is exactly what the name says: visual fractions. If you're having trouble mastering fractions, this is the site to use. It has lots of tools to help you understand how fractions work by showing you what the fractions look like using pie charts.

  • Maths Dictionary for Kids
    This is a dictionary of math terms.  Check here if you need to look up a math term.

  • Math is Fun
    Math explained in easy language, plus puzzles, games, quizzes, worksheets and a forum. For K-12 kids, teachers and parents.

 

Social Studies and History

Web Resources

  • World Countries
    Learn about the countries of the world.

  • Khan Academy
    Educational videos cover a variety of subjects, such as the French Revolution and US History.

  • CIA World Factbook
    This web site is maintained by the CIA and contains information and maps for every country and region in the world.

  • America's Library
    Presented by the Library of Congress, this site allows you to examine lives of notable Americans and explore the US by state.

  • American Memory Project
    The American Memory Project is a collection of writing, sound recordings, maps, and lots of other types of documents that record the American experience.

  • Eyewitness to History
    Eyewitness to History provides lots of detailed information about world history from the people who lived it. It is organized by time period.

  • Kidipede
    Kidipede is a history site for kids. Select the location you would like to learn about from the column on the left.

 

Science

Web Resources

  • ARKive
    Explore the world's most endangered species.

  • Astronomy for Kids
    This is a powerful and fun resource for kids, exploring astronomy and other space related topics. Play games, learn through interactive applications, and much more.

  • Kids Geo
    An in depth online geology and geography textbook written for kids. Learn about the world beneath you.

  • Try Science
    Full of fun, simple experiments and interactive games, this site makes science fun for kids.

  • Khan Academy
    Over 2,400 educational videos on subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

  • From the whizzes at Google: explore the sky, investigate Mars, or get a closer look at the moon.

  • NASA for kids
    NASA's website for kids features games, activities, and fun facts for kids interested in space.

  • National Geographic Explorer
    You can find tons of games, e-mail postcards, photographs, pictures, animal facts, cool links, NG Kids Magazine stories, and more through this site.

  • Periodic Table of Elements
    This table of elements has lots of features available, including date of discovery. This is a great site for chemistry homework.

  • Science News for Kids
    Science News is full of information and resources on science topics of interest to young people, categorized by topic.

 

Biographies

Web Resources

  • Biography.com
    Sponsored by the biography channel, this website has biographical information on everyone from historical figures to TV stars.

  • White House Kids
    This White House site for kids has short biographies about President Bush, Laura Bush, Dick Cheney, and Lynne Cheney, plus some other cool features.

  • Distinguished Women.com
    This site has biographies on women from all over the world and can be searched by subject and by name.

 

Research Tools

Databases

  • Kids Search
    Contains full text for nearly 70 popular, elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator. Includes the Encyclopedia of Animals and Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, which provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. Also includes a kid's dictionary.

 

Websites

Pinchbeck's Homework Helper

Kid Info The Homework Spot
Awesome Library for Kids Info Please Homework Center Kids Tube (Videos for Kids)

 

Search Engines

Use a search engine when you are looking for specific information on the web. These examples are some of the more popular search engines available.

KidRex: Google Search for Kids Yahoo Ask for kids
Zui Dog Pile AltaVista
Mamma    

 

Having trouble with a web search?

  • Tips for making your Google search better.

  • Kids' Search Tools: a website designed to help you search the web.

  • iTools: a website to help you find the best tools on the web.

 

Search by Topic

Subject directories divide the contents of the web into categories to make it easier to search. Use a subject directory when you want general information about a topic.

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KidsClick! Kids Konnect Kidspace@ The Internet Public Library
     

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