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Homework and Research Sites for Kids and Teens

  General | Civics | English | Geography | History | MathTexas | Science 

The links on this page will help you with school research projects and assignments. If you need one-on-one research help, librarians are happy to assist you!

General

Internet Public Library Kids' Space
Search for your subject and get a list of resources chosen by librarians around the country.

Internet Public Library Teen Space
Links to topics and resources specifically of interest to teens.

Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology
Huge resource for Greek Mythology.

Civics

Congress.gov                                                                                                                   Federal legislative information on the Internet.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Choose a grade level then look around for information on how the U.S. government works.

Justice for Kids & Youth
Federal Justice Department web sites for students of all ages.

English

Merriam-Webster Online
How do you spell that word? And what does it mean? Try this famous dictionary and thesaurus for help.

Resources for Writers - the OWL Handouts
Grammar, spelling, parts of speech, and more.

Sparknotes.com
Study guides for English literature.

Geography

United Nations
Information about the United Nations, global issues, and information about UN member countries/states.

CIA World Factbook
Facts and maps about countries of the world.

Flags of the World
Thousands of flags from around the world.

History

USHistory.org
Hundreds of resources about American History

U. S. National Archives and Records
Get primary source documents for American history.

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress.

Math

Cool Math Games
Tons of fun math games for all ages..

Multiplication.com
Learn everything you need to know about multiplication.

Math Game Time
Math games for Pre-k up to High School.

Graph Paper!
Used your last sheet of graph paper? Don't worry, you can print out different kinds of graph paper here.

Texas

The Handbook of Texas Online
The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries at UT Austin.

National Geographic-Texas
Get facts and photos about the 28th state.

Science

The Exploratorium Science Museum
The Exploratorium has a web site of over 15,000 web pages exploring science, art, and technology including science experiments and activities.

Science News for Kids
Science news, games and information to keep you up to date on science in the news.

NASA Kids Club
Thousands of pages of resources on astronomy, planets, comets, astronauts and new discoveries of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The Rise of the Dinosaurs Podcast

Science Fair Guide
Science Fair projects, kits and walk-throughs.

Science Fair Project Ideas
Chemistry, Physics, and Biology science fair projects for various grade levels.