Manhasset Public Library   30 Onderdonk Ave.  Manhasset, NY 11030   (516) 627-2300

Homework Help


General Information Web Sites

American Library Association’s Great Sites for Kids
Hundreds of outstanding websites for children, carefully chosen by experts.  Great for homework help, interesting sites, and games.

Ask for Kids
Search engine plus selected resources on a number of study topics.

Fact Monster Homework Center
Online almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia, and homework help site.  Many interesting lists, and games too!

Homework Spot
For K-12 students. created by teachers, researchers, and librarians.

Info Please
Detailed knowledge site with special sections just for kids.

Internet Public Library Children’s Page 
Offers extensive subject collections and reference books. Site is maintained by librarians and information specialists.

World Book Encyclopedia Online Reference Center
Online reference offers search engine, atlas, encyclopedia, and dictionary. Note: Library card number required.

Encyclopedias

21st Century Explorer  from Encyclopedia Britannica
Search encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and web sites. Choose between two levels, both with optional read-aloud feature.  Designed for students with lower reading levels, reluctant readers, and ESL students.
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Encyclopedia Britannica for Kids
Contains children’s encyclopedia articles with thousands of images and videos, an atlas, timelines, research guides, a student dictionary and a thesaurus.  Optional read-aloud feature.  Also includes learning activities and educational games in different content areas.
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New Book of Knowledge
General encyclopedia and current events for young students K-8, including
maps, flags, photos, and Web links for kids.
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World Book Kids
An encyclopedia and reference center designed for children in the primary grades, with thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps.
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World Book Student
Access World Book Encyclopedia, biographies, dictionary, atlases, and more.  Includes pictures, maps, sounds and videos.
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History and Social Studies

America the Beautiful
Facts, History and Current Events for each state for K-8 students. 
Also includes timelines, games and teacher resources
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Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
A U.S. government-created Website for kids.

CIA World Fact Book 
Continually updated country information from a government resource.

The History Place
World and American history topics.

U.S. Government’s Kids’ Page
Children’s portal to government information.

Magazines and Newspapers

Ebsco Primary Search 
Full-text for more than 60 elementary school magazines and indexing and abstracts for nearly 100 magazines, and over 100 full-text pamphlets.  Includes the American Heritage Children’s Dictionary. 
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Kids InfoBits
Magazine, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles for students in grades K-5. 
Fun to search , easy to use!  Includes Merriam-Webster’s Elementary Dictionary. 
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Searchasaurus
Kid-friendly way to search for full-text magazine and encyclopedia articles, pamphlets, photos, maps and flags.  Access Ebsco Primary Search as well.  Results can be limited by Lexile number.
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Math

Ask Dr. Math
A question and answer service, with a searchable archive.

WebMath
Guides students through solving math problems.

Science 

Internet Public Library’s Science Fair Project Resource Guide
A guide to help you follow your Science Fair project through all the steps and stages, developed by the Internet Public Library 2.

Ology
The American Museum of Natural History’s web site for kids.

Science Buddies
Science fair projects and articles for grades K-12.

Test Preparation

Learning Express Library
More than 300 online practice tests and courses for students and adults of all ages.  You can take practice tests online that could help you reach your school and career goals, including academic tests and computer program tutorials.  Once you register, the free account provides you with instant online scoring and records a customized analysis of your strengths and weaknesses.  Note: Library barcode required. The username must be your library card barcode in order to login from home.
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 New York State Education Department Practice Exams
Prepare for NYS exams by looking at exams from the past few years!  ELA (grades 3-5), Math (grades 3-5), Science (grade 4), and Social Studies (grade 5).