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Research Databases

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Homework Sites

The Homework Spot
Resources organized by age and subject, plus an online encyclopedia. Links to sites from all over the web for help with your assignments.

Quiz Hub
Online interactive learning center with quizzes, strategy games & logic puzzles, and practice exams for various states, including the ISAT.

Citation Guides

Bib Me
Create your bibliography in the MLA, APA, Chicago or Turabian format.

Noodle Tools
Create works-cited lists or bibliographies in correct MLA or APA style.

Subject-Specific Sites

American History

Constitution Study Guide
The Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the Illinois Constitution, and the U.S. flag are covered.

American Memory from the Library of Congress
Curated from the Library of Congress's collection of primary documents and astounding photographs.

America's Story from America's Library
Explore the history of the United States. Recommended for junior high researchers.

Encyclopedia of Chicago
Primary documents and other resources, curated by Northwestern University, the Newbery Library, and the Chicago History Museum.

Art

Artist's Toolkit
Look at tools that artists use to create their work, and watch videos of artists in action.

Timeline of Art History
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC)'s timeline of art history from 20,000 B.C. to the present.

The Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago
View select works from the Institute's vast collection of ancient to modern art from around the world.

The National Gallery of Art
View the collection by school or medium.

Smithsonian Institute Collections
Portions of the collections from the many Smithsonian museums can be viewed online.

Library of Congress Exhibitions
Exhibitions on a variety of topics, with artwork, photographs, historical documents and more.

Biographies

Today in History
Everything that happened in world history on a particular day. Want to know what happened on your birthday?

Biography.com
Search biographies of over 25,000 famous people, living and dead.

Black Scientists and Inventors
Succinct biographies of black scientists and inventors.

Celebration of Women Writers
Lists of women writers by country, century, and ethnicity, along with collections of women's writing.

Women Mathematician Biographies
Biographies of extraodinary contributors to the field of mathematics.

Country and State Websites

CIA - The World Factbook
Maps and factual data for every country in the world, including geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

Geography 101
World atlas with maps and geographic information for states, countries, territories, etc.

Culture

The African-American Mosaic
This Library of Congress resource guide focuses on colonization, abolition, migration, and the WPA (Works Projects Administration).

Native American Authors Website
Biographies, bibliographies, full text, and more on Native American authors, searchable by name, tribe, and titles.

American Native Press Archive
The largest collection of Native newspapers and documents touching on all aspects of Native life.

Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
Extensive list of links on Native American resources organized by subject.

NativeWeb Resource Database - Religion and Spirituality
Resources for study of indigenous cultures around the world.

English Literature

A+ Research and Writing for High School and College Students
Step-by-step guide to writing research papers.

Bibliomania
Study guides, full text, research articles and more, on the books you're reading in high school. Searchable by author and theme.

Project Gutenberg
The first producer of free electronic books. Search by author, title, advanced search, or browse.  Includes over 16,000 full-text e-books.

Library of Congress Exhibitions
Exhibitions on a variety of topics, with artwork, photographs, historical documents and more.

Dictionary.com
Free English dictionary, foreign dictionaries, word of the day, crossword helpers, and more.

American Verse Project
Searchable American poetry, pre-1920.

Internet Public Library Literary Criticism
Search literary criticism by author, title, and literary period.

Government

Illinois.gov
Official website for the state of Illinois. Find state facts, information about living here, state government, and more.

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids
Broken into age-ranges, this site has historical documents, explanation of the branches of government and how laws are made, information on the election process, and more.

American Fact Finder, from the U.S. Census Bureau
THE place to find information gathered in the U.S. census. Economic and population data, community surveys. It is all here.

Congress.gov
Legislative information from the Library of Congress. Search legislation currently in congress, as well as bills, resolutions, treaties, committee reports - all kinds of government documents.

US Census Bureau Homepage
Census data and more, as well as a to-the-second United States population clock.

Presidents and Past Elections
For anyone interested in presidential history.

Math

Algebra Homework Help - People's Math
Pre-algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, broken down into topics with solvers, in-depth articles, and lessons.

AlgebraHelp.com
Lessons, worksheets, and calculators for all kinds of algebra.

Ask Dr. Math
Stumped by a math problem? Dr. Math is here to help. Ask questions and get help solving math problems from Swarthmore College math students.

Purplemath
Examples, lessons, and tips for solving a huge variety of algebra problems.

Philosophy

Encyclopedia Mythica
Mythology, folklore, and religion, with over 7,000 articles.

Myth Man
Myth maniacs will love this site.  Get the myth of the month and myth-related homework help.

Philosophical Dictionary
Philosophy terms and names.

Psychology

Encyclopedia of Psychology
Discover careers in psychology, phenomena, organization, paradigms, people and history, publications, and find related resources.

PsychCentral
Approaches mental health from a patient standpoint, with information on disorders, as well as quizzes, research, drugs, news, etc.

Religion

Adherents
Adherents statistics and religion-related citations. Spotlights famous adherents.

BeliefNet
Looks at religion from inspirational and spiritual viewpoints (i.e. not as scholarly). Covers most major world religions.

Internet Sacred Text Archive
A free collection of full-text books related on religion, mythology, spirituality, and related disciplines.

The Pluralism Project
A Harvard University study of the changing religious landscape in the United States.

Science

Endangered Species Program
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service resources about endangered and threatened species.

Hurricanes Theme Page
Annotated list of links regarding hurricanes and natural disasters all over the world.

The Weather Channel
Local forecasts and weather across the globe.

Windows to the Universe
Planets, solar systems, and universe, plus space weather, missions, myths, and more.

Chemical Elements
The periodic table, including facts and citations for every known element.

Physics Central
The American Physical Society's site for learning about physics via articles, pictures, news, projects, and links. You can even adopt a physicist.

Online Conversions
Simplify the conversion process with this site, which offers over 50,000 conversions.

Earthquake Information from the USGS
The latest official news about earthquakes, how to prepare, research, and more.

Tsunamis Theme Page
Comprehensive list of resources related to tsunamis.

Volcanoes Theme Page
Comprehensive list of resources related to volcanoes.

Volcano World
The latest volcano news, legends, and gorgeous photographs.

The Biology Project
Learn about biology, and its many subdivisions. Most useful for advanced high school biology students.

Cells Alive!
Animations, cell cams, galleries, homework tools, and more.

Human Anatomy Online
Tours of the human body, organized by system.

All Science Fair Projects
Hundreds of ideas with complete instructions.