Helpful Resources for Homework
Did you know you can come to the library after school for help with your homework? Library staff members are ready to answer all your questions and get you started on your projects Monday through Thursday, from 5:30 – 7:30pm in the Children’s Department. They can help you with anything from writing a book report to finishing your math homework!
This page has some online resources to help you with your homework if you can’t make it to the Library. Click the links below to go to that section. Good luck on your homework!
General homework-related resources
A homework information portal that features the very best K-12 homework-related sites together with engaging editorial in one high-utility, educational spot.
2nd grade and up. Online dictionary, encyclopedia, and homework help. Find information for all your school subjects and more at this site.
3rd grade and up. If you can’t find it here, then you just can’t find it.
Great Websites for Kids
Tons and tons of great websites about lots of different topics
Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus
4th grade and up. Why go to an inferior reference source when this one is right here.
Search 100+ encyclopedias and dictionaries from this one site!
Dictionary for younger kids, with a short definition and picture for each word
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Science and Math
Who likes math? Well, not all of us, but we all have to know some of it. Get hints and tips at these sites.
Math League Help Topics
Grades 4-8. Math is tough, but this site can help.
All Science Fair Projects
Science Fair Projects with Complete Instructions
Your Science Fair Project Resource Guide
3rd grade and up. Presents information and links for making a great science fair project.
Astronomy for Kids
3rd grade and up. Presents information about all the planets, stars, and other details about the solar system.
Asronomy Magazine for Kids
Information about constellations, the sun, moon, all nine planets, craters, and much much more
NASA Kids Club
Learn about NASA’s expeditions, meet the astronauts, see some cool pictures taken from space and play some fun games.
Lots of information about your body, staying healthy, going to the doctor, and more!
Everyone likes dinosaurs, find out about your favorites.
2nd grade and up. Good general information about all dinosaurs, and specific information about a number of dinosaurs.
Dinosaurs for Kids
Games and information to help you learn about each one of the dinosaurs.
Biology (Plants and Animals)
Animals and plants are fascinating, you’ll find out more when you go here.
Animal Diversity Web
4th grade and up. Access classification and specific information about mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, sharks, fish, mollusks, arthropods, and echinoderms.
6th grade and up. Leads you to specific classification groups of the animal world.
4th grade and up. Find out about animals in that live in the U.S.
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Countries and Cultures
Find out about customs and history of countries around the world.
Flags of the World
4th grade and up. Scroll down the country list to find an image, description, and history of world country flags.
The Food Timeline
Ever wonder what foods the Vikings ate when they set off to explore the new world? How Thomas Jefferson made his ice cream? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip…and why?
Contains 270 content rich, illustrated pages of fashion history, history, clothing, fashions and social history.
There are 50 states and they all are unique, find out more about them here.
Facts, Maps and State Symbols
Provides basic information for each of the 50 states
State Facts for Students
Information about the population of each state and information such as state symbols.
Learn about the three branches of the United States government.
The American Presidency
Information about presidents, the presidency, and presidential political campaigns.
Congress for Kids
Access to interactive, fun-filled experiences designed to help you learn about the foundation of our federal government and how its actions affect you.
Kids in the House
Learn about the legislative process.
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Kindergarten through 12th grade. Choose your grade level to view information related to government
History (US and World)
From ancient Egypt to the present, interesting things have happened all over the world, find out more here.
Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement: A Digital Library and Learning Center.
America’s Story from America’s Library
3rd grade and up. Brief information about each state, including its name’s origin.
US Historical Documents
5th grade and up. View the text of important historical documents such as the Magna Carta and the U.S. Constitution.
Today in History
4th grade and up. Find out what happened on any day in history from the Library of Congress.
This Day in History
4th grade and up. What happened on the day you were born? What happened thirty years ago today? Find it out here.
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Has a variety of fun games to play that will help improve your reading skills.
Win prizes by taking quizzes about books you’ve read
A variety of games, activities, and information related to reading
Vocabulary and Spelling City
Need help studying for your vocabulary or spelling test? Type in your words and you can play games or take quizzes with them.
Time for Kids Writing Help
Offers lots of tips on writing, as well as help specific to book reports, research papers, and other assignments
Has guides to help you write a variety of different things such as letters, reports, news, articles and much more. You can either use the guides and type on this website or save/print a blank guide.
Kids’ Place: Grades K-5 or Grades 6-8
Lots of different tools to help you improve your writing, including an evaluation station that helps you decide if your written assignment is good or if you could change it to make it better.
From sign language to those spoken around the world, you’ll find links to many sites here.
A Basic Dictionary of American Sign Language Terms
4th grade and up. Provides description and animation of each sign.
Say Hello to the World
Learn to say basic phrases (such as hello and my name is) in more than 30 languages
Foriegn Language Learning for Kids
On this site you can learn English, Spanish, French, German and Italian. You’ll learn the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, animals, and much much more.
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Famous People (Biographies)
4th grade and up. Search over 25,000 biographies of people past and present.
4th grade and up. Covers notable men and women from ancient times to the present.
Congressional Biographical Directory
4th grade and up. Find out about the congressmen in your area and through out the states.
Martin Luther King Jr.
4th grade and up. Timeline, pictures, speeches, and a wealth of other information about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy
Online Encylopedia of African-Americans
Biographies of hundreds of famous African-Americans; each encylopedia article includes a picture of the person and links to more information.
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Read to Achieve Tutoring Program
Trained volunteer tutors meet one on one to read to and with Waukegan elementary, middle school and high school students. Volunteers are recruited, trained, and scheduled by Waukegan to College. If you would like to schedule a one on one tutor, please call 847-775-2547 or email.
General Homework Help
Utah's Online Library is the perfect place to get help with your research projects and homework assignments. Utah students, ask your teacher or school librarian for the home access login.
LearningExpress provides comprehensive test preparation, skills improvement resources, and career guidance. Find resources in Math, Writing, Science, College Prep. Access via Utah's Online Library.
High School students can find high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects free of charge.
Get homework help and find facts on thousands of subjects, including sports, entertainment, geography, history, biography, education, and health.
BJ Pinchbeck has organized hundreds of web sites on a wide variety of topics, including English, Foreign Languages, Math, Science and Social Studies.
YouTube tutorials for Math, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Banking, SAT prep and more. questions, tips, and descriptions.
Short videos about the test structure and test-taking strategies.
Step-by-step instructions for completing a science fair project.
High School students can find high-quality, multimedia Biology content free of charge.
High School students can find high-quality, multimedia Physics content free of charge.
The perfect homework help site for any young student who is just being introduced to chemistry, or students who need to brush up on their chemistry knowledge.
Learn about energy conservation, kinetic, and potential energy; properties of light, waves, and particles; different forms of electricity and electrical safety.
Dr. Shawn's science projects, complete science fair project guide, essential secrets of science fair success, awesome science project resource links and much more...
Basic information on motion, heat and thermodynamics, electricity & magnetism, light, and modern physics topics.
This web site teaches the basics of biology: cell structure, the scientific method, classification, microorganisms, invertebrates, plants, vertebrates, and animal systems.
Get answers to your math questions from experts -- volunteer Math Doctors.
Webmath provides interactive tutorials on a large number of math topics.
A collection of lessons, calculators, and worksheets created to help you with Algebra.
Free math videos for middle school, high school, and college students who need math help.
Over 2,000 videos on every math topic from Algebra through Calculus.
High School students can find high-quality, multimedia Math content free of charge.
NumberNut.com teaches the basics of math: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. There are also more advanced ideas like fractions, decimals, and percentages.
This colorful Math web site has lessons, practice activities and games.
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