Computer Literacy for Kids & Teens
Brought to you by the UIUC Lab School Library, this site gives a bunch of great tips on navigating the net and evaluating the information on web pages.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Look up the meaning of any word. If you need to translate something, try the Spanish-English dictionary - you can look up how to say a Spanish word in English or an English word in Spanish.

National Geographic Homework Help
Great for information on animals, geography, history/culture, photography, science, and places of interest.

Scholastic.com Homework Hub
Writing guides, vocabulary builders, research resources, and guides on how to study better and do better on tests.

Yahoo! Kids Encyclopedia
With information on over 50,000 topics...your paper subject is probably in there! You can also try Encarta, another internet encyclopedia.

Factmonster has all kinds of helpful tools, like calculators, conversions, flashcards, and information on a bunch of different subjects: geography, history, language arts, math, science, and social studies.

(Simple) Wikipedia
You really shouldn't use Wikipedia as a cited source for a paper or project, because anyone (even you!) can edit the information you see. On the other hand, Wikipedia has so many articles that it's a great place for you to start thinking about a research topic or to find ideas that you want to research in books.

Automatic Works Cited Generator
Just paste the web address to create an instant works cited. And it's free!

World Atlas
Just click on a country to get started exploring! Besides geography you can find flags and country profiles here.

Need something else?

These libraries all have links to great homework resources: Carnegie Library's homework help center, Multnomah County Library's homework help, Suffolk Library's homework help