Writing Tools

Homonyms: Gives the definitions of several homonyms.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary: A dictionary, thesaurus, Spanish-English dictionary, medical dictionary and encyclopedia.

Purdue Online Writing Lab: Explains the writing process in detail and also gives research and citation sources.

Teen Ink: Information on the writing process, copyright basics, guides to writing papers and proper grammar and many more resources.

826 Michigan: A non-profit organization that tutors in writing skills.

Math & Science

Math

Math.com: Math help for pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonomety, statistics and calculus.

The Math Page: Online math courses from the City University of New York on arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus.

Free Math Help: Math lessons on algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus and statistics. Also has math games, calculators and information about sports math.

Common Algebra Mistakes: Gives examples of common algebra mistakes and explains them in detail.

Calculus.org: Gives calculus problems with step-by-step solutions.

Khan Academy: A free website that contains more than 1,600 short videos about math

Science

How Stuff Works: Information on engineering, environmental science, forces of nature, physical science, science versus myth and space.

Research

InfoTrac Junior Edition: Recommended for: Middle and Junior High School, Over 330 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this database provides access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government and more.

InfoTrac Student Edition: Recommended for: High School, Over 1,100 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this database provides access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health and more.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Recommended for: Middle school through college undergraduate and General user, Features information and opinions on hundreds of social issues.

Literature

Project Gutenberg: free ebook formats of classic works that are available for downloading or reading online

Bartleby: classic poetry and books available online

Cliffnotes: Character lists, summary and analysis by chapter, character analysis, biography of the author, quizzes and essay questions

Sparknotes: Gives context of novels, plot overviews, character lists, analysis of major characters, themes, motifs, symbols, summaries and analysis of each chapter, key facts and study questions. Also a No Fear Shakespeare section that focuses solely on William Shakespeare’s works.

GradeSaver: Gives a basic summary of a work as well as in depth summary and analysis of chapters, major themes, and character lists