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Homework Help

Homework Help Center for Kids

Learning Express

Practice tests and skills improvement courses »

Portals and Large Topic Lists

Search Engines for Kids - Search engines that are easy to use and fun.

The Beehive - Help for K-12, college prep info, and local school information.

B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper - Links to helpful sites by subject.

Fact Monster - Fun stuff from Information Please.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - Extensive resources for teaching and learning organized by subject and subtopics.

High School Ace - Academic resources for high school students.

Homeschool Portal

Homework Help @ Proquest- Help sites for K-12 (divided by subject and
level), study skill and research advice, and reference resources.

Homework Spot

Infoplease Homework Center

Internet Public Library Kids Space

Internet Public Library Teen Space

Teach Yourself From Web Tutorials - Search engine of places that give you lessons on how to do things from learning a computer language to planting a tree

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Fine Arts

Fine Arts Pathfinders
Subject guides to reading, viewing, and browsing
Roots Music
Song Books

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Art History Resources on the Web

Artwork Gallery - Artwork and artists on the Net.

Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers - Abridged or not, this site has information on over 500 composers, plus links to other websites, books and CDs about composers, and even sheet music.

BCPL Arts & Humanities Links »

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Foreign Languages

Mango Languages

Teach yourself   Portuguese, Japanese, German, Greek, Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian ESL (Spanish, Polish, Portuguese)

Babelfish - Language translation site that translates text or website to a variety of languages.

LanguageGuide.org - A collaborative. sound-integrated site that features pictoral vocaublary guides, interactive readings, and grammar guides.

LiveMocha - Online language program with multi-level approach (vocabulary building, reading, listening, writing, speaking) and a social networking component.

Memorize.com - Use the flashcards provided on the Languages page, or create your own online flashcards to help memorize words and phrases.

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Language Arts

Language Arts Pathfinders
Subject guides to reading, viewing, and browsing
Jane Austen: All About Jane
William Shakespeare: A Bard's Tale
The Epics
On Writing
Poets & Poetry


A+ Research & Writing - Step by step guide to researching and writing many types of papers. From the Internet Public Library. For a more basic guide, you can check the CLRS Research Guide.

American Rhetoric - Text and audio of over 5000 speeches.

Bartleby.com - Great books onlinereference, poetry, fiction, quotations, etc.

Cliffs Notes - Literature notes and resources, writing help, and language study guides for French and Spanish.

The Elements of Style (Bartleby.com) - William Strunk, Jr.'s classic style guide online.

Free Rice - Build your vocabulary, and for each correct answer the site dontes free rice through the World Food Programme to fight hunger.

Glossary of Literary Terms with Examples (University of KY Classics Dept.)

Guide to Writing a Basic Essay

IPL Literary Criticism Collection - Search by author, title, or literary period.

Lexile Book Search -Search by Lexile Range and Keyword, Title, or Author.

Literary Reference CenterLiterary Reference Center - Full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, and literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Literary Reference Center includes thousands of plot summaries, synopses, and work overviews; articles of literary criticism; author biographies; full text of over 430 literary journals; book reviews; classic and contemporary poems and short stories; full text of over 7,000 classic novels; author interviews; and images of key literary figures.

Literature Study Guides from Shmoop

Math and Reading Help - Articles and resources to help students and parents.

NovelGuide - Literary analysis resources.

OneLook - Word definitions in numerous dictionaries simultaneously. Includes reverse dictionaries and foreign language.

Poetry Poem Hunter - Search for poems, lyrics, quotations and songs.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) - Writing resources and guidelines. Includes formatting information for MLA, APA, ASA, and more.

Speech Tips - Speechwriting help and public speaking advice.

Writer's Guide for Essays (University of Victoria)

BCPL Arts & Humanities Links »

BCPL Links to Literature Online »

BCPL Links to Literary Awards & Prizes »

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Ask Dr Math - Math help for all ages.

Cliffs Notes Math Articles & Resources

Online Conversions

Math and Reading Help - Articles and resources to help students and parents.

Math Is Fun - Basic how to for math concepts plus some fun things.

Wolfram MathWorld - Extensive site dealing with everything from algebra and geometry to number theory.

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Science & Technology

Science Pathfinders
Subject guides to reading, viewing, and browsing
Going Green
Nutrition & Fitness

Science Fair Resources

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Ask a Geologist (USGS)

Ask a Scientist - Ask professional scientists and professors according to their areas of expertise. Also includes recommended science links.

Aviation through the Ages (Thinkquest)

ChemCollective- Virtual labs, simulations, tutorials, and more to leans and review chemistry concepts. From staff and faculty at Carnegie Mellon.

Chemical Elements

Cliffs Notes Science Articles & Resources

Curious About Astronomy? Ask an Astronomer

Endangered Species

Exploratorium Science Museum Online

Frank Potter's Science Gems - Great link to science resources.

Guided Tour of the Visible Human

How It Works  - A neat site that explains how things work.

Martindale's Science - A large collection of science resources.

National Inventors Hall of Fame

NASA for Students

Obsolete Computer Museum

PopSci Archives - Free, searchable archives over over 130 years of Popular Science magazine.

Robotics - sensing-thinking-acting - Get a behind-the-scenes look at the  design and operation of robots.

Science Fair Project Resource Guide (Internet Public Library)

Science.gov - "Searches over 40 databases and over 2000 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results."

ScienceWorld - Extensive web resource offering everything from scientist biographies to detailed information in astronomy, chemistry, physic.

USGS - U.S. Geological Survey site; focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospacial information, and water.

Views of the Solar System

Volcano World

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Social Studies

Social Studies Pathfinders
Subject guides to reading, viewing, and browsing
The Civil War
The Kennedys
Kentucky Frontier
Out of Africa
A Passage to India

American Rhetoric - Text and audio of over 5000 speeches.

Awesome Stories - Extensive database of image collections, feature stories, and original text documents. Login is required for full access. Username and password are both 1bullitt.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids - Explore by grade ranges: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12.

A Biography of America - Free streaming video series presenting America's history as a "living narrative," utilizing first-person narratives, photos, film footage, documents, debates and lectures. The 26 half-hour lessons also offer transcripts, exercises, and interactive maps.

Bizarre American Holidays

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project (Library of Congress American Memory Project)

Chase's Calendar of Annual Events - A listing from Chase's showing what each month has going on (the more complete listings available in print form check for availability at your Bullitt County Library location.

Countries of the World Quiz on JetPunk - How many can you name in 12 minutes?

Country Studies (Library of Congress) - An easy to navigate outline format for locating description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.

Digital History - An interactive, multimedia history of the United States from the Revolution to the present.

Food Holidays

Footnote.com - Original historical documents sorted by historical era. Social networking site.

Geographical Regions, Country Backgrounds & International Organization Archive (US Dept. of State)

Geography Quizzes (Jet Punk)

Health Related Observances  and More Health Related Observances

Info Nation (United Nations Cyberschoolbus)

Net Serf - A collection of medieval resources.

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection

State Information - Information about states including flag bird motto etc.

Timelines of Conquest and Exploration (requires Flash)

United Nations Cartographic Section - General maps, mission maps, and more. In pdf format.

US Department of State for Youth - U.S. diplomatic history, current maps, and country information.

US History Study Guides from Shmoop

US Presidents (whitehouse.gov)

World Leaders (CIA World Factbook)

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Memorize.com - Create your own online flashcards for studying, or search any of the available categories--art, business, countries and geography, engineering, entertainment, games, history, kids, languages, law, letters and numbers, math, medical, mnemonics, politics, religion, schools (organized by school or grade level), sciences, sports, technology, veterinary, or miscellaneous. The default setting is flashcards, but you can switch to the matching or multiple choice modes.

MIT OpenCoureWare - A free, web-based publication of course materials for most graduate and undergraduate subjects taught at MIT.

Think Quest - Student generated Web pages on a variety of research topics.

Roots Web Kids Project - A genealogy site that has good Information on how to get started  as well as a collection of printable forms.  

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Trivia Sites

Brain Teasers - Math and logic problems.

Corsinet Trivia - "Brain candy"-- lots of trivia.

Fun Brain - Fun and quizzes.

Fun Trivia - The trivia portal.

Jet Punk Trivia Quizzes - Quizzes on everything from Simpsons characters and Harry Potter books to sports, geography, history, and more.

GeoBee Challenge

National Geographic Kids Brain Teasers

Cool Quiz

Who's Who and What's What

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Last Updated 11/11/11