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Homework Resources


Internet Public Library
IPL Expert Guides intended to help you get started doing research on a particular topic, both online and at your local library.


KYVL: Virtual Reference Desk
Ky. Virtual Library's collection of resources, including statistics about Kentucky and much more.(Call or visit JCPL for log-in information).

Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus

School Work!
Organized by subject headings

Citing Sources

KYVL: How to Do Research
Ky. Virtual Library's tutorials on searching, evaluating, and citing - for books and online sources.

Citation Style for Research Papers

IMSA Wizard Tools
Wizard-like features that make it easy to learn the essential steps of locating, evaluating and ethically using digital resources.


Ask Dr. Math
A question and answer service for math students.
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Science for a changing world: United States Geological Survey
Projects, activities and homework help.

Imagine the Universe
Exhibits and interactive sites.

Exploring life on earth, humans in space, and the universe...

Physics and astronomy reference site.

Online Databases

Kentucky Virtual Library
Includes dozens of online databases available to Kentucky citizens, including Novelist, a reader's guide to fiction.

Search one or several of Ebsco's many databases for full text articles or abstracts in a variety of topics such as business, health and medicine, sociology, education and more.


Search Novelist for suggestions on what to read next. You can limit your search by subject, genre, favorite author and more.

Cliff Notes
Find literature by topic or title.

Project Gutenberg
FREE electronic books. Read the full text of books like Julius Caesar or The Scarlet Letter on the Internet.

Literary analysis and author biographies.

Poetry 180
A contemporary poem a day for high school students.


History Matters
A gateway to web resources including primary documents, images and audio interviews, plus hundreds of reviewed and annotated web sites

Best of History Web Sites
Variety of history sites rated for usefulness and accuracy.

Britannica Guide to Black History
Hundreds of articles, film clips, audio readings, and audio readings of five centuries of black history.

Presidents of the United States
Background info., election results, cabinet members, and links to other presidential sites.

Latin American Network Information Center
Collection of Latin American Internet guides.

History Channel
Speeches, discussions, quizzes, what happened on this day in history. Search engine for any topic.

Central Intelligence Agency
Online reference links and current terrorism information.