Subject Guide for Homework Helpers
Explore an era or analyze an event in American History.
Includes primary source documents, images, timelines, biographies and thousands of entries on African American history.
Contains tribe Index, culture area index, biographies, events, primary sources, images and learning centers.
This database covers six civilizations: Africa, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, and Mesoamerica from the early Hominids 3 to 5 million years ago to flourishing cultures in 600 CE.
Full-text articles from 1985 to the present
Browse the full content of the Chicago Tribune, from 2008 onward. Not searchable.
Full page and article images with searchable full text. Coverage: 1849-1984.
Includes World Edition (182 country reports), Kids Edition (66 country reports), and States Edition (50 states and District of Columbia)--plus photos, recipes, biographies, data tables, maps, and more.
A social history resource; how others lived and live their lives, and how their lives shaped ours
Features a colorful, graphical search interface for elementary school students to find the answers they need from more than 130 magazines, newspapers, books, transcripts, maps, images, and educator-approved websites.
Full-text newspapers, magazines, international newswires, maps, photographs, and television and radio transcripts.
Magazines, reference books, and newspapers for information, book reviews, and research.
Multimedia encyclopedia featuring animations, videos, and more. In-Library use only.
Search multiple sources simultaneously. The General Reference Center Gold, General Business File, Health Reference Center Academic, Opposing Viewpoints Reference Center, and the Virtual Reference Library are all included in this multiple search tool. Search them all together, or one at a time, and retrieve journal and magazine articles, reference book articles, and multimedia material.
Explore the articles and photographs that made National Geographic famous! Search by topic, photograph, or issue.
Search the New York Times from the Lexis Nexis interface The database contains articles from 06/01/1980 to present .
The New York Times in its entirety from 1857 through 1999. Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Advertisements and photos included.
Primary source information about important social issues. Explore issues from all perspectives with newspaper and magazine articles, essays, biographies, court case overviews, podcasts, and more.
An authoritative, digital library of information on American and world popular culture from the 1900s to the present. Browse by decade or search by item or event.
Electronic editions of over 200 encyclopedias and other reference books for children and adults. May be searched individually or together. Topics include: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, General Reference, History, Information and Publishing, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, Social Science.
General Reference Sources
Featuring a variety of tools including thesauri, translator, and writing resources.
From the Internet Public library, a step by step guide to researching and writing a paper for teens.
This noncommercial site offers links to high school-level academic resources online, as well as online learning activities, a section on current events, and an area devoted to college/career planning.
An Internet subject directory from the Multnomah County Public Library which consists of Web resources that specifically concentrate on homework-related subjects. Web resources included on this site are reviewed by reference staff from Multnomah County Library.
HomeworkSpot is designed to be a "homework information portal," covering all curriculum areas and offering a breakdown of resources by grade level (elementary through high school). A highlighted site and special theme areas which vary with the season add a nice dimension to the permanent reference links.
A great resource with special sections for youth and teens. The IPL's pathfinders are research guides to a selected topics. If one matches your interest (or your homework assignment), you're in luck.
Free cultural & educational media on the web. Includes online courses, ebooks, audiobooks, and movies.
This website from Indiana University explains what plagiarism is and how how to avoid it. When the temptation hits to "cut and paste" read this first.
This easy to use guide from Dartmouth College provides examples for citing a wide variety of different kinds of materials in several different formats and styles.