Homework Helpers

Local Schools

Greenwich Public Schools provides a central "virtual" library
of online resources, organized by grade level, for students to
use for research and homework assignments.

Middle School Virtual Library

High School Virtual Library

Homework Help: General

Bing Translator -- features auto-detect of the input language and an audio of the translated phrase.

The CIA World Factbook -- this is the place to find statistical information, maps and flags of any country in the world.

Country Profiles -- and information on international institutions such as OPEC and the UN can be quickly accessed on this comprehensive site from the BBC. Begin geography or social studies homework here.

Federal Education Resources -- reliable information on any subject can be found here - from the U.S. Dept. of Education.

Fifty States -- state profiles as well as extras like mottoes, nicknames and quizzes, part of Information Please.

Infoplease -- is a comprehensive reference source that combines the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas, and several almanacs.

IPL2 for Teens -- From Internet Public Library (IPL). We promise you will find tons of useful information here including subject guides, homework help and fun stuff too.

Who2 -- Who2 — Biographies with a twist — explore the lives of the famous and the infamous.

Homework Help (Library Databases)

Have your library card ready if you're at home.

Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson) -- Wilson's largest biography database has combined the in-depth, original profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, plus the thorough periodicals coverage of Biography Index, full-text articles, page images, and abstracts from the complete range of Wilson databases (including biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, or obituaries). With links to every article focused on any individual in nearly every WilsonWeb database, Biography Reference Bank offers a breadth and depth of information you’ll find in no other biography database. It covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images!

History Reference Center -- History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

President Woodrow Wilson

MainFile -- Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps and flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

MAS Ultra — School Edition -- Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra — School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps and flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

Middle Search Plus -- Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.

Oxford Art OnlineOxford Art Online -- Available through the Oxford Art Online gateway, this now includes the Full text of the entire 34 volume Grove Dictionary of Art, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and The Concise Dictionary of Art Terms. The new interface also includes over 5,000 images. Remote users please login using the Library Barcode login box, not the Subscriber login box.

Oxford Music OnlineOxford Music Online -- Available through the Oxford Music Online gateway, Grove Music Online includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition; The New Grove Dictionary of Opera; and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition. A subscription to Grove Music Online now also includes access to the full text of the Oxford Companion to Music and the Oxford Dictionary of Music. Remote users please login using the Library Barcode login box, not the Subscriber login box.

Something About the Author -- Provides online access to all the volumes of the print series which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults.

Link to all databases by subject -- even more databases at your fingertips.

Fine ArtsMona Lisa

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History -- a great source for art students from the Metropolitan.

National Gallery of Art -- explore the artistic treasures of our National Gallery.

See the Art section of our Express Yourself page for more art related sites.

Math and Science


Ask Dr. Math -- learn something new or review something you forgot.

Khan Academy -- Need help simplifying radical equations? Fell asleep during the lesson on the Pythagorean Theorum? Salman Khan can get you up to speed in 10 minute lessons. Or log into this site for self paced exercises, all for free.

Math.com -- from About.com is a good place to review the Basic Math, Algebra, Business Math, Calculus and Trigonometry.

MathWorld -- billed as "the web's most extensive mathematics resource", this site is well organized and provides specific explanations of math topics.

Web Math -- organized by topic, enter a math problem to see step by step answers.


Amazing Space -- explore this interactive site! It contains everything you need to know about the cosmos and a section on homework help.

A Century of Physics -- is a timeline that highlights important people and events.

Biology Project -- includes problem sets designed to tech key concepts.

Chemical and Engineering News -- this site answers the question "what's that stuff?" by explaining the chemistry behind everyday products.

earthClimate Change -- The science of climate change, its environmental impact as well as U.S policies are presented here on this site hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Exploratorium -- a treasure trove of science with a creative twist - from the museum of science, art and human perception.

Koshland Science Museum -- part of the National Academy of Science, this site helps students understand the science behind our bodies and our world. Virtual exhibits include the Earth Lab, Life Lab, Safe Drinking Water and more.

earthGlobal Climate Change -- this multimedia site explains the implications of climate change on aspects of the Earth's environment as well as plants and animals. Supported by the National Science Foundation and part of the Exploratorium website.

Live Science -- this online magazine features images, videos and quizzes on a wide variety of current scientific topics.

NASA for Students -- the research tools on space related topics are especially useful.

earthNASA's Eyes on the Earth -- NASA puts the vital signs of the planet at your fingertips with the most current data available. This site is easy to use, interactive and contains all the facts you will ever need on the state of our planet.

Online Biology Book -- makes it easy to find the topic you need to study.

PhysicsCentral -- supported by the American Physics Society, this site provides a practical overview of topics including pictures and video.

Science Reference Center -- Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Scientific American -- the place to discover current developments in all branches of science.

Tonight's Sky -- do you know what is happening right now, in the sky above you? You can find out here at this part of the Amazing Space site.

earthWhat's Up with the Weather? -- What would happen to the Florida coast if the West Antarctic Ice Sheet melted? This site answers this question and more as it examines the scientific debate about global warming. Presented by PBS mainstays Nova and Frontline.


Literature Resource Center -- Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline.

SparkNotes -- Free and complete access to hundreds of study guides, message boards and more. Free registration is required.

Online Literary Criticism Collection -- Brought to you by the Internet Public Library.

Research Papers

A+ Research and Writing -- This offering from the Internet Public Library will help you organize and research those all-important papers! When you are ready to create your "Works Cited" page, use this interactive form, then copy and paste the result into your own page.

Purdue University Writing Lab -- Need help with a research paper? Try this site aimed at grades 7-12.

Research for Teens -- will help you organize your research project from start to finish. In English and Spanish.

News and Current Eventsnews

Channel One -- Award-winning news show for teens.

CNN Student News -- guaranteed to keep you in the know; be sure to watch the daily video for a quick summary of world news.

Historical New York Times Collection -- (coverage 1851 - 2007) Offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Newseum -- Front pages from 800 newspapers worldwide! Online exhibits, current and historical events; all this and more on this museum's website.

News Hour Extra -- Brought to you by PBS News Hour, this site is aimed at students and teachers. Current events, a variety of topics and world are all covered here.

Newspaper Source Plus -- Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

New York Times -- Full text articles (coverage: New York Times, Late Ed. 1980-current; New York Times Book Review 1986-current; New York Times magazine 1986-current)

Student Connections -- Part of the New York Times Learning Network. Use this site to understand current events and don't miss the subject guides!