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Homework Help

Homework Help for Kids

Boy Doing HomeworkNeed help with your homework? Here are some great websites to help you. Or try a pathfinder, prepared by Camden County Librarians, for websites and tips on other places to find information.

If you can't find the topic you need try one of the multi-subject supersites. Still can't find the answer? You can Ask a Librarian by e-mail, phone, or at your local branch.

Multi-Subject | The Arts (Art, Museums , Music) | Biography (Biographies, Inventors, Saints) | History (African American, Native American, American, World History) | Language Arts (Reading, Grammar, Writing, Rhyming) | Math | Reference (Dictionaries, Encyclopedias) | Science (Astronomy, General Science, Dinosaurs, Nature) | Social Studies (Cultures, Current Events, Geography, New Jersey, Religion, U.S. Government)

MULTI-SUBJECT SUPERSITES

Tutor.com  Subscription Database
One-on-one live online tutoring for students through Tutor.com.  Connect to a live tutor through any Internet connection from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Learning Express Library Subscription Database
Practice Math and English skills. On the Learning Express Library homepage click on "School Center" and then "Elementary School." You will need to create an account in order to save your test results.  For user name use your library card number.  Create your own password.  Then use your library card number and password each time you return to the site.

Explora from Ebsco   Subscription Database
Find information about animals, arts and music, biographies, geography, language arts, science  math and social studies. 

Searchasaurus dinosaurPrimary Search   Subscription Database
Contains full text for more than 60 elementary school magazines. Also provides the American Heritage Children's Dictionary and an image collection of photos, maps and flags

World Almanac for Kids - from Infobase  Subscription Database
Includes many up-to-date articles in numerous subject areas, videos, tons of interactives, science projects and diagrams, Fun Facts articles, biographies, maps, and flags.

Multnomah County Library Homework Helpers
Try these great homework helpers from Multnomah County Library. Includes dozens of subjects!

 


THE ARTS

Art

Art Search from Explora
Click on Arts & Music on the Explora homepage.

A. Pintura: Art Detective
Explore art interactively while searching for clues with Detective Pintura.

Picasso BouquetArtcyclopedia
Art encyclopedia where you can browse or search for an artist and their art.

Pathfinder Crafts Pathfinder from Camden County Library

Inside Art
What if you were trapped inside a painting and had to solve a mystery to get out? An adventure inside art history.

Artsonia
Artsonia is the largest student art museum in the world! Every child can have an online art gallery and preserve their masterpieces for all time!

Music

Music Search from Explora
Click on the Arts & Music link on the Explora homepage.

Electric guitarGuitar Lessons
Free lessons in all kinds of styles, including rock, blues, and jazz. Lots of photos and pictures to help you along.

San Francisco Symphony for Kids
This site provides information about instruments and a music basics tutorial.

Museums

Exploratorium
There's plenty to explore at this online version of San Francisco's Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception.

National Gallery of Art Kids’ Page

Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian Institute's kids' page.


BIOGRAPHY

Ben Franklin BiographyBiographies of Famous Contemporary People
Biographies of well known people in the fields of science, sports, art, public service, and business - complete with photos!

Biography Search from Explora

Click on Biographies on the Explora homepage.

Pathfinder Inventors and Inventions Pathfinder  from Camden County Library

Pathfinder Saints Pathfinder  from Camden County Library
 


HISTORY

History Search from Infobase Subscription Database

American History

The 13 Originals: Founding the American Colonies
History of the original 13 colonies.

America's Story
Fun facts and games at this site made especially for kids by the Library of Congress.

Declaration of IndependenceHistory of Women's Suffrage
History of women's suffrage and biographies of women in the movement.

Pioneer General Reference
Many facts about pioneer life.

PathfinderPresidents Pathfinder from the Camden County Library

Today in History
Every day a new look at what happened to make this day special in American history. From the Library of Congress.

African American History

Black History Month from Infoplease
Includes history, timelines, famous firsts, contemporary issues and facts, biographies, holidays, education, awards, and crosswords and quizzes.

Native American History

Compact History: A Geographic Overview
History, location, names, language and culture of many tribes throughout the United States. More Northeast tribes are covered at this site.

Lewis & Clark: PBS Series - The Native Americans
This section of the site provides background on all the tribes Lewis and Clark encountered on their journey.

Pathfinder Native Americans Pathfinder from the Camden County Library
 

World History HyperHistory: 3000 Years of World History
Over 2000 pages covering 3000 years of world history with interactive lifelines, timelines, and maps.

Eyewitness to History
From the ancient world to the present.

PathfinderHolocaust Pathfinder from the Camden County Library
 


LANGUAGE ARTS & WRITING

See the Kids' Zone Great Books and Authors page.

Writing KidGuide to Grammar and Writing
Very complete site that includes the basic grammar rules for parts of speech, sentence structure, writing, quizzes, PowerPoint presentations and more.

Funbrain.com: Grammar Gorillas
An interactive game which tests your knowledge of the parts of speech.

Writing a Basic Essay
Steps to guide you in writing an essay.

Rhyme Zone
Find rhyming words


MATH

Math Search from Explora Subscription Database

Click on Math on the Explora homepage.

A+ Math
Game room, flash cards, and homework helper for the lower grades.

Maths Chase
Practice the times table, addition, subtraction, and division with these games.

Math Dictionary
An animated dictionary that explains over 400 math terms.

 

Math League Help Topics
Help in math for 4th through 8th graders.

The Math Forum -- Ask Dr. Math
Math help from elementary school to college and beyond.

Math Playground
Lots of math games to help practice math skills.


REFERENCE

referenceBabylon
Translate English words into other languages, and other languages into English.

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

Fact Monster™
Includes almanacs, dictionary and encyclopedia.

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary

Thesaurus
Find synonyms (words that mean the same thing), antonyms (words that have the opposite meaning), and similar words and phrases.

 


SCIENCE

Science Search from Explora Subscription Database

Click on Science & Health on the Explora homepage.

Astronomy

SaturnAmazing Space
Lots of space facts, online activities and homework help.

Astronomy for Kids
Space information, games, dictionary, and news.

The Nine Planets (or one star and eight planets)
Great site to learn about the planets.

PathfinderSolar System Pathfinder from the Camden County Library

Dinosaurs

The Age of the Dinosaurs
Lots of information on dinosaurs.

PathfinderDinosaur Pathfinder from Camden County Library

Dinosaur Hall
From the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences

Hadrosaurus foulkii: Discovering the World's First Full Dinosaur Skeleton
The skeleton was found in 1858 in Haddonfield, NJ.

ZoomDinosaurs.com
Dinosaur information sheets with pictures and loads of information. Trivia and topics galore.

General Science

From the FactMonster.com Homework Center
For homework questions on Animals, Computers, Astronomy, Weather, Space, Science & Technology.

PathfinderInventors and Inventions Pathfinder from Camden County Library

Online Periodic Table
General information about elements. Also includes electron configuration.

PathfinderPeriodic Table Pathfinder from the Camden County Library.

PathfinderScience Experiments Pathfinder from the Camden County Library
 

Nature

GiraffeAnimal Search from Explora
Click on Animals on the Explora homepage. Subscription Database
 

Leaves (Color Change) Pathfinder from the Camden County Library

Wildlife Species
From the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, fact sheets on wildlife. For images of wildlife click here.

From Animal Planet - Endangered Species

PathfinderEndangered Species Pathfinder from Camden County Library

Wonders of the Seas
All about underwater life, with many photos.


SOCIAL STUDIES

Social Studies Search from Explora Subscription Database

Click on Social Studies on the Explora homepage.

Current Events

Time for Kids Online - News

Geography

World Flag Database
Try this site for great printable flag graphics from over 200 countries around the world; also basic country information such as population, religion, and languages, etc.

Altapedia
Provides world maps, plus facts, figures and statistical data on geography, climate, people, religion, language, history, economy & more for individual countries.

Geographia
Wonderful pictures with detailed information about different countries.

New Jersey

Welcome to New JerseyNew Jersey Facts - Hangout, New Jersey

New Jersey State Symbols (State Flower, State Animals, etc.)

New Jersey History

New Jersey Famous Firsts

Religions

Your Guide to the Religions of the World
From BBC World Service -- describes Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, and Sikhism.

U.S. Government

New Jersey State Flag50 States and Capitals
Learn about your state.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Separate sections for Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9 -12.

 

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