General Research & Homework Tools

General Research & Homework Tools

  • AlternaTime - An extensive collection of timeline links for history and culture, arts and literature, science and technology, popular culture, and science fiction compiled by a librarian at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.
  • CliffsNotes - Study guides for literature, writing, foreign languages, math, sciences, test prep, and more.
  • Education Index - An index of websites listed by subject and by life stage; preschool, parents, careers, etc. Each site is reviewed and its content summarized to save you time in navigating the Internet. Also included is Weasel World, which has games, as well as the Coffee Shop for chatting with others with the same interests.
  • Fact Monster - Almanacs, encyclopedias, atlases, a homework center, games, and quizzes can all be found at this site by Information Please.
  • Hispanic Heritage - View biographies, timelines, holidays, music genres, and more.
  • Homework Spot - Homework Spot provides links for K-12 on all subjects. This site is put together by students, parents, educators, librarians, and journalists and is organized into grade-appropriate categories. There is also a reference area that provides free, immediate access, to many of the world's best libraries, museums, and current event sources.
  • Infoplease - Infoplease offers an entire suite of reference materials, including an atlas, dictionary, encyclopedia, and almanacs.
  • iTools - Quick access to the best Internet tools for research, language, finance, maps, and finding people.
  • Note Taking Help - Articles on how to take notes, how to use your notes, note-taking strategies, and how to motivate yourself.
  • Power to Learn - This student site by Cablevision has games and homework help, as well as financial aid and scholarship information.
  • QuickMath - Utilize the automated service for answering common math problems in algebra, equations, and calculus. This is a great way to check the answers on your math homework.
  • Saints Index - A short description of the Catholic saints that also lists patron saints, popular saints, and a Feastday list.
  • Shmoop - Offers study guides for literature, poetry, and test prep resources from experts and educators from Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley, and other top universities.
  • Study Guides and Strategies - Access information on how to study, write, take tests, evaluate websites, learn with others, participate in the classroom, and much more.
  • Study Stack - Need help remember facts in math, geography, history, languages, and science? This site will help. It includes, flashcards, matching game, word search puzzle, and a hangman game all in a variety of subjects and grade levels.
  • TuTorz - Find a tutor in your area by subject.
  • YourHomework.com - Choose your grade, choose the subject, add a keyword, and click a sort button to get a list of appropriate websites. Free registration required.