Homework Help (Children)

Have homework questions?  Check here first for information from the library’s online databases and reliable websites selected by librarians.

Animals

Databases

Amazing Animals of the World – From aardvarks to zebras, find information, photos, and more about wild animals and their habitats.

Websites

Animal Facts – Photos and facts from National Geographic

Animal Diversity WebComplete facts plus pictures, sounds, and classification.  From the University of Michigan.

Animal SoundsListen to animal sounds and find animal facts.

ARKiveFind info about threatened species including habitats, range, photos, and video.

ASPCAPet care, preventing animal cruelty, and cool animal careers from the American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

DinosaursThe Natural History Museums guide to over 300 dinosaurs including timelines and countries where dinosaurs lived.

National Geographic Kids – Animal profiles including pictures.

Rosamond Gifford ZooCool zoo stuff, including animal information, coloring pages, crafts, and more!
 

 

Biography

Databases

The New Book of Knowledge – Biographies of historical and current world figures with citation information for elementary students and up.

eLibrary Elementary — General reference resource for students in grades K-5.  Includes Biographies for Beginners.

Websites

United States PresidentsPhotos and facts about all the presidents.

The First Ladies – Learn about the wives of the presidents.

InfoPlease BiographySearch over 30,000 biographies by name or subject.

African American Registry – Online encyclopedia of African American people and heritage.  Search by keyword, category, or name.
 

 

Countries and States

Databases

America the Beautiful – State-by-state geographical, historical and cultural reference

eLibrary Elementary — A general reference resource for students in grades K-5 with access to 200+ magazines, newspapers, reference books, images and more.

Kids Infobits –  For students in grades K-5, covers geography current events, the arts and sciences, people, government, history, and more.

Lands and Peoples – Current information for country and state reports.

Websites

Ben’s Guide to U.S. GovernmentOrganized by grade level.

CIA World Factbook – Search by country or region for complete, detailed facts.

MapsPrintable maps from National Geographic

Kids.gov – General information on all topics with facts and links to official state websites.

Stately Knowledge! – Basic facts of any state in the U.S.A.

National Geographic Kids – Find facts, current events, pictures, games, puzzles, and even more homework help.

New York StateFun and facts about NYS including maps, state symbols, history, and culture.
 


Current Events

Databases

eLibrary Elementary — A general reference resource for students in grades K-5 with access to 200+ magazines, newspapers, reference books, images and more.

Kids Infobits — For students in grades K-5, covers geography current events, the arts and sciences, people, government, history, and more.

Gannett Newsstand — Full-text articles from local newspapers such as the Ithaca Journal and the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

Websites

DOGOnewsNews articles and current events for kids.

Here There Everywhere – News stories to connect kids to their world.

Kids PostWashington Post news stories of interest to kids.

New York Times – Today’s news for kids.

Time for KidsOnline version of the magazine. Some features are restricted to subscribers.
 

 

History & Social Studies

Databases

America the Beautiful – State-by-state geographical, historical and cultural reference

Lands and Peoples – Current information for country and state reports.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia – Includes articles, images, maps, sound, and multimedia.  For middle and high school students.

Websites

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government Organized by grade level.

African American Registry – Online encyclopedia of African American people and heritage.  Search by keyword, category, or name.

America’s StoryThe Library of Congress presents American history through stories of amazing Americans and interesting history facts.

Kids.gov – General information on all topics with facts and links to official state websites.

Hispanic Heritage – Learn about Hispanic history and famous Latinos living in the Americas.

Time CapsuleGet a list of news headlines, top songs, and more by entering a day, month, and year.

Women’s History – Learn about the history of Women’s History Month, read biographies,  find stats and facts about women, and test your knowledge with quizzes and crosswords.

 

Math

Websites

Calculator  – Online calculator.

Cool Math 4 Kids – Fun games and activities for learning math facts.

A Maths DictionaryUses images to help define and explain math words.

Create a Graph – An easy tool to create graphs and charts

FlashcardsDesign and print your own flashcards.

Math Baseball – Practice math facts as part of a fun baseball game.

Conversion Calculator – Convert length, weight, and temperature figures.

Change Maker – Practice working with money by choosing the right change.
 

 

Reading & Language Arts

If you need help selecting the right book to read please feel free to fill out our Book Match form.

Databases

Literature Resource Center – Biographical information on writers and overviews of their works.

NoveList Fiction Guide – A reader’s guide to finding new authors and titles by using a favorite book as a starting point.  Includes theme-oriented book lists and award lists.

TumbleBooks – An online collection of animated, talking picture books that also includes full length unabridged classics in audio format.

Websites

Grammar GorillasPractice recognizing and naming parts of speech.

Giggle Poetry – Hundreds of poems that are fun for kids to read.

KidsreadsAuthor interviews, book reviews, and booklists.

AR BookFinder – Search Accelerated Reader titles by title, author, reading level, or interest level.

Guys Read – Offers a list of books recommended for boys and other resources to help motivate readers.

 

Science & Health

Databases

Amazing Animals of the World – From aardvarks to zebras, find information, photos, and more about wild animals and their habitats.

eLibrary Elementary — A general reference resource for students in grades K-5 with access to 200+ magazines, newspapers, reference books, images and more.

Kids Infobits — For students in grades K-5, covers geography current events, the arts and sciences, people, government, history, and more.

 

Websites

Amusement Park PhysicsLearn how physics laws affect amusement park ride design.  Design your own roller coaster.

Global Climate Change – A student’s guide to climate, weather, and the greenhouse effect.

Discovery KidsScience facts, games, and activities from the Discovery Channel.

Kids Health – Health facts, tips and more including healthy recipes, quizzes, and games.

National Geographic Kids – Find facts, current events, pictures, games, puzzles, and even more homework help.