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Homework Help

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Click on any of the school subjects below to go to a list of links that we think are most useful. And don't forget to check out our databases; with full-text articles and multimedia tools, you'll be able to find the perfect sources for your assignment.

Web Resources by Subject
English History Math
Science & Health Art & Music Writing Help


IPL Resources by Subject: Literary Criticism

A list of 23 resources put together by the Internet Public Library. Be sure to check out their Criticism Collection with links to full-text articles.

With biographies and carefully chosen, annotated links for more than 700 writers, AuthorLinks directs you to the best web sources for research about authors and their work. From Bedford/St. Martins.

Literary Theory and Schools of Criticism
A great resource for anyone new to literary theory. Created by Purdue University.

Glossary of Literary Terms
An alphabetical listing with examples and cross-references. Never confuse a metaphor and similie again.

History/Social Studies
Best of History Websites
Provides quick, convenient, and reliable access to the best history-oriented resources online. Contains links to more than 1,200 history-related web sites that have been reviewed for quality, accuracy, and usefulness.

Library of Congress: American Memory
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

American President: Resource of the US Presidents
In-depth information on each admistration.

CIA World Factbook 
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people,government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.

Mathematical tables online.

Ask Dr. Math: High School Archive
A searchable archive of math questions and answers.

Math League Help Topics
A help resource for 4th-8th grades.

Webmath is a math help site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems, as entered by you.

Science & Health

Science Fair Projects
A collection of resources from the Library of Congress on everything related to your science fair project from picking a topic to national competitions.

Encyclopedia of Earth
The Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE) is an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society.

TeensHealth provides honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions and life.  Get the doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions — or help a friend who needs advice.

FDA: Students & Teachers
Includes health information for students including help for students writing a research paper and information about careers in food science.

Art & Music

Smithsonian Archives of American Art
The world's largest and most widely used resource dedicated to collecting and preserving the papers and primary records of the visual arts in America.

An index of online museums and image archives. Find where the works of more than 8,000 different fine artists can be viewed online.

Ricci Adams' MusicTheory.net
Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons with fun, interactive lessons and exercises. Includes some cool tools, including a chord calculator, a tempo tapper and a pop-up piano.

Multimedia Music Dictionary
A reference for musical terms, including some from other languages, created by members of the Virginia Tech Music Department.

Writing a Paper

Grammar Girl
Tips and grammar exercises to help you learn and remember all the grammar rules on punctuation, word choice, and more.

A+ Research & Writing
A helpful guide for high school students, including a step-by-step guide and how to get started.

Homework Center: Writing Skills
Information on writing a research paper, as well as different types of essays, biographies, book reports, and letters.

Research and Documentation Online
How to find, evaluate, and document sources. Examples of in-text citations and how to properly format your bibliography.

Instantly create your bibliography! Just enter some basic information, and EasyBib will automatically format your list of works cited.


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