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- BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper – This is an amazingly comprehensive homework site (created by a teenager!) with over 700 links to every subject imaginable. In addition DiscoverySchool.com offers links to many other tools to help you study, games to challenge your mind, and tons of great clip art to use. In addition, there are nearly a dozen learning adventures that let you explore everything from Ancient Egypt to a Space Station.
- CIA World Fact Book – Maps, Flags, and important statistical data on countries around the world.
- Homework Spot – A free homework information portal that features the best K-12 homework sites, arranged by grade. Better than Google or Yahoo! because it has links for homework and nothing else!
- How Stuff Works – Learn how everything works - in science, technology, computers, and much more!
- IPL2 (Internet Public Library) for Teens – Features lots of links and other internet resources for teens, including term paper help, ideas for what to read, career paths, and the means for asking a question if you don’t find what you need.
- Library of Congress - American Memory – Digital collections covering all facet and periods of American history. A great place to find primary source materials.
- Math Homework Help – Free math lessons and math homework help from basic math to algebra, geometry and beyond. Includes online calculators and cool tools, and games to use and improve your math skills.
- Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus
- Multnomah County Library Homework Center – Links to 38 different homework topics developed by Multnomah County Library in Oregon.
- RefDesk.com Homework Helper – Great homework help site for grades 1-12 PLUS college, arranged in sections by age group. Includes reference, research, quick facts, tools for research papers, and an "ask the expert" section. Prepare for the SAT or ACT for free at Number2.com or The College Board!
"Help! I can't use Wikipedia!" The resources found in databases come from trusted sources that you and your teachers can cite with confidence. All you need to access these resources from school or home is a Groton Public Library card.
Use databases to find magazine and newspaper articles, encyclopedias, and reference books. For a complete list of databases covering history, current events, social studies, geography, literature, health, science and more, go to the GPL Research page.
|Encyclopædia Britannica Online||General encyclopedia for students through adults.|
|InfoTrac Junior Edition - K12 (Gale InfoTrac)|
Mainly full-text magazine articles, newspapers and reference books for junior high and middle school students.
|Designed for junior high and middle school students, Junior Edition – K12 is a periodical database with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.|
|InfoTrac Student Edition (Gale InfoTrac)|
Mainly full-text magazine articles, newspapers and reference books for high school students.
|Student Edition is a periodical database designed for high-school students. It provides access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.|
Math Homework Help
Free, drop-in one-on-one help with Math and Science related assignments; arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, chemistry, physics, ISTEP, and SAT review. For middle, junior, and high school students only.
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eAccess for Schools
Resources students use most for the classroom, homework, or independent study.
Online Library Resources
Online encyclopedias, magazine and newspaper articles, and other reference resources purchased by the library.
Other Local Resources
An free, enrollment-based tutoring program for grades 6–12. After enrolling, students meet with their mentors to make arrangements for in-person and online tutoring appointments. Help with English, Social Studies, Science, and Math assignments available.
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Free help online or over the phone from the smart students at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. 1-877-ASK-ROSE
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Browse common homework topics by grade level (K–12). Includes reference tools and information on current events.
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Check the spelling, meaning, and origins of a word. Also includes synonyms or related words in its thesaurus.