Reference and General Homework Help
World Book Online – Accurate, authoritative, easy to read articles from The World Book Encyclopedia. Extensive graphic and multimedia enhancements, including photographs, maps, illustrations, tables, animations, and audio/video clips. You will need your Easton library card to access this resource.
Biographical Dictionary – An award winning, top rated net site. This dictionary lists over 27,000 biographies. It is easy to search by Name, Keyword or Date. Entries are brief, but a great starting place for younger students.
Encyclopedia Britannica – This is the place to do in-depth research. Britannica offers a quick overview, or more detailed information for every search. Also provides links to websites, books and magazines. The site looks complicated, but just type in your search and see what happens!
Fact Monster – provides concise facts and information on a myriad of subjects, including science, math, social studies, sports, popular culture, and more.
Great Websites for Kids – A compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14, sponsored by the American Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children.
Internet Public Library for Kids – Staffed by volunteer librarians and library students, this site provides answers to reference questions on a variety of topics.
KidsClick! – This search site was designed by librarians to provide kid-friendly results on a number of topics.
My Homework Helper – provides links to a variety of sites covering many academic subjects.
Outline Maps – A collection of outline maps, both physical and political, of a variety of regions. Includes maps of the U.S. in 1776 and 1860. Easy to print for use in reports.
Science and Math
A + Math – provides interactive math resources featuring worksheets, games, flashcards, and more.
Chem4Kids – contains information on basic chemistry, including atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry.
Cool Math 4 Kids – provides homework help and fun math games and puzzles.
Kids’ Biology – features information on human and animal biology, as well as games and an online biology textbook.
Smithsonian Kids – features information about Smithsonian exhibits, as well as online activities and games.
History and Geography
America’s Story – This is a Library of Congress website that provides information on historical figures and time periods, as well as information on individual states.
Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame – an online companion to the educational outreach organization whose mission is to honor publicly the achievement of Connecticut women.
Global Road Warrior – provides global information in the fields of culture, travel, language, trade, business, logistics, security, and communication.
History Link 101 – contains an extensive amount of resources on world history and cultures, including many photographs.
Information about the US States – includes links to many websites with information for each state.
National Geographic for Kids – features learning activities and fun for young children.
Government and Politics
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids – sponsored by the U.S. Government Printing Office, this site provides resources about how our government works.
Kids USA – provides information on many topics, including exercise and nutrition, health and safety, jobs, and money.
United States Legislative Information – the official source for federal legislative information, including information on Senators and Representatives.
National Paralegal College – Presidential Powers – A breakdown of the powers of the president, including appointments, veto power, domestic affairs and foreign policy.
Fun and Games
Fun Brain – provides fun games and activities that bridge learning and entertainment.
Seussville – provides information about Dr. Seuss and his books, as well as fun games and activities.