GREAT SITES FOR HELP WITH HOMEWORK AND RESEARCH
- The Carnegie Library Kids’ Page is especially geared to helping kids with homework.
- The American Library Association has gathered some of the best web sites for kids and organized them under this site, ALA’s Great Websites for Kids. They also feature one new site a week.
- B.J. Pinchbeck’s site is especially colorful and fun. He is a seventeen year old who started collecting web sites to help with homework in 1996. Now there are hundreds of links on his site: B.J. Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper
- Info please help with homework allows you to search almanacs, encyclopedias, atlases, and dictionaries; you can also search by subject area, or go directly to their homework help area.
- The Homework Spot is divided by age groups–elementary, middle school, or high school.
- Kids Click is a site developed especially for kids who are doing research. It was started by a group of librarians who wanted to find kid-friendly web sites and it is administered by the Library School of Information Science at Kent State University.
- If you have to find information on the states of the United States, try this website for information on all the fifty states.
- The CIA maintains a great website on data from the countries of the world. If you are doing a country report, try this site: CIA World Factbook.
- PresidentsUSA.net is the most comprehensive website on the Presidents of the United States that you can find.
- Guys Read is a fun website for boys that lists books of all kinds that boys of all kinds are interested in reading.
For research, nothing can beat the Pennsylvania Power Library Resources. From this page you can get full text magazine articles (e-mailed straight to your computer!); encyclopedia articles; and an incredible amount of information for research. For this site, you need to have a library card from a public library in Allegheny County(they’re free). To find the library nearest you, (and its hours) check the Allegheny County Library Web Site. If you live in Murrysville or Monroeville, click on the links above to get to the library web pages. They also have online Research available.
To all parents: It is important for you to guide your child’s Internet use in the same way you supervise television and other media. I have checked all the sites listed here, but links from here can lead to any and all sites on the World Wide Web. Be safe–and explore together with your children the wonderful kid’s sites on the web.