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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.
    Solve your math problems today.


    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.