Where to Find Help with Homework

Study partners.

The web is a cornucopia of useful information. These are a few selected sources.

Wikipedia

This is one of the fastest-growing and most popular compendia of information on the web. However, Wikipedia is community-edited. That means anyone can provide the information published on the site. But, unless you are loooking up information on some "hot button topic", you can probably trust the information on the site. This method of editing certainly allows the most recent and timely information to be listed. Just make sure you verify the information by searching other sites before you rely on it.

Merriam-Webster

A free dictionary and thesaurus from one of the most respected sources.

National Geographic

The "gold standard" since 1888 for stories and photographs about nature, science, people and societies.

Discover Magazine

A collection of many of the latest findings and advances in the scientific fields, written for every reader.

Study partners.

Discovery Channel

The cable network that makes learning science fun. The home of Mythbusters.

Cogito

Provided through the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP), this site promotes math and science skills in students.

Ask for Kids

Formerly Ask Jeeves for Kids, this site is aimed at kids from grade school up through the teen years. It covers math, science, history and language arts. It also features a safe search engine which can be focused on the exact information needed.

www.InfoPlease.com/homework/

This portal will guide you to a wide variety of information on science, geography, math, history, language arts and social studies. It also provides tips on research, writing, speaking & listening, and how to study. Overall, an excellent resource.

As with all things on the World Wide Web, please be careful.

  1. Never give out any personal information. That means your last name, your parents' names, your school, your address and your email. Even your birthday.
  2. Select your online friends carefully. Just because someone says he want to be a friend doesn't make him worthy of your friendship.
  3. We aren't saying everyone on the web is mean. Most people are nice. But remember, it only takes one creep to really ruin your day.
Above all, let your parents know what you are doing online and who your friends are.