Blanco Library

Homework and Research Sites

  General | Civics | English | Geography | History | MathTexas | Science 

General

The Homework Spot - You need it? They have it. A huge directory of homework resources by subject as well as project ideas and help with writing.

Internet Public Library Kids' Space - Search for your subject and get a list of resources chosen by librarians around the country.

Internet Public Library Teen Space - Links to topics and resources specifically of interest to teens.

Games - Find a game to play while you wait.

Typing Games - Practice your typing and have fun too!

TeenReads - Recommendations on books to read.

Civics

Thomas.gov - Federal legislative information on the Internet.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids - Choose a grade level then look around for information on how the U.S. government works.

FBI - Kids Page Federal Bureau of Investigation website for students of all ages.

English

Merriam-Webster Online - How do you spell that word? And what does it mean? Try this famous dictionary and thesaurus for help.

Resources for Writers - the OWL Handouts - Grammar, spelling, parts of speech, and more.

Sparknotes.com - Study guides for English literature.

Geography

United Nations - Information about the United Nations, global issues, and information about UN member countries/states.

CIA World Factbook - Facts and maps about countries of the world.

Flags of the World - Thousands of flags from around the world.

Theoi Greek Mythology - Huge resource for Greek Mythology.

History

American Memory - Historic photograph collections of United State's history.

USHistory.org - Hundreds of resources about American History

The American Civil War Home Page - Civil War resources including battles, biographies, medicine and more.

Civil War Maps - Search for maps by location, subject or alphabetically.

Gettysburg Address - See a copy of the original Gettysburg Address writing by Abraham Lincoln and read about how it was written.

U. S. National Archives and Records - Get primary source documents for American history.

Mr. Dowling's History Passport - Links to information on counties, culture and history.

Math

Ask Dr. Math - A question and answer service for K-12 math students and their teachers.

Math Reference Tables - Math tables, algebra formulas, and more.

Math.com - The World of Math online.

Texas

The Handbook of Texas Online - The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries at UT Austin.

Texas Online - Texas at your fingertips.

Science

The Exploratorium Science Museum - The Exploratorium has a web site of over 15,000 web pages exploring science, art, and technology including science experiments and activities.

Science Fair Project Resource Guide - Find out how to do a science fair project and get ideas of different projects you can do.

The Why Files - Find out the science behind the headlines.

NASA - Thousands of pages of resources on astronomy, planets, comets, astronauts and new discoveries of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.