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Homework Help

Call the library and ask for help:
Children's Dept. 947-8336, x111 (Grades K-8)
Reference Dept. 947-8336, x126 (Grade 9 and up)

E-mail a question:
reference@bpl.lib.me.us

Contact us by Instant Messenger (during library hours, when a librarian is at the desk):
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Useful Links

WorldBook On-Line

Animals

ANIMAL DIVERSITY WEB - Pictures and facts about animals.

ANIMAL OMNIBUS - List of web sources indexed by the name of the animal.

THE FROGGY PAGE - A delightful combination of facts and fun.

Art

ART HISTORY RESOURCES ON THE WEB - Award winning site with an amazing amount of information.

LOUVRE

WEB MUSEUM - Artist and theme indexes.

Countries & Geography

THE CIA WORLD FACT BOOK - Great resource for countries.

PLC MAP COLLECTION - This site is from the University of Texas and has wonderful world wide maps.

GOOGLE MAPS - Another great site for maps.

Dictionaries

ENCYCLOPEDIA.COM - Facts at your fingertip

MERRIAM-WEBSTER'S COLLEGIATE DICTIONARY - A very easy dictionary, just type in the word and click.

Government & History

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY - This site has information on genetics, biodiversity, astronomy and paleontology, lots of fun to browse.

BEN'S GUIDE TO U.S. GOVERNMENT FOR KIDS - Wonderful site that targets particular age groups from K through 12.

CONGRESS.ORG - Find facts about your congressman, what committees they are on and how they voted in key issues.

DISCOVERY.COM - History is only one of the exciting links on this site.

FirstGov for Kids - Features more than 400 kid-friendly links.   Links are organized by topic. Includes a Homework section.   

MAYA ADVENTURE - The Science Museum of Minnesota brings sites, activities of Maya culture and past.

PILGRIM HALL MUSEUM - Information about pilgrims, links to other pilgrim sites, and presidential Thanksgiving proclamations starting with Washington!

SALEM WITCH MUSEUM - Information about the Salem Witch Trials, FAQ, and links to historical places during the time of the Trials.

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION - Take a guided tour of historical exhibits!

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD - National Geographic takes you on a trip via the Underground Railroad.

Homeschool

A TO Z HOME'S COOL - Everything you need to know about homeschooling and then some.

HOMESCHOOL WORLD - Homeschooling articles, organizations, experts, events and forum.

HOMESCHOOLER.COM - Links to Homeschool Environment, Christian Homeschool, Homeschool Fun, Homeschool Subjects, and Homeschool Socialization.

Math

COOLMATH 4 KIDS - Math games for all ages.  Lots of fun!

A+ MATH - Good math practice site.

FUNBRAIN.COM - Math games are only part of the fun on this site.

MATH LEAGUE HELP TOPICS - Math help for grades 4-8.

People

BETSY ROSS HOMEPAGE - Information on Betsy Ross and on the United States flag.

BIOGRAPHY A & E PAGE - This site contains 15,000 biographies.  It also tells what happened on your birthday.

NASA ASTRONAUT BIOGRAPHIES - This site gives much more than biographies.  It has information on how to become an astronaut and what it is like to live in space.

POTUS - Presidents of the United States.  Interesting facts about the presidents, from Washington to Bush.

Science

Engineer Girl - Created to inspire and inform girls about the world on engineering.

A SCIENCE ODYSSEY - Science then and now.  Lots of fun activities to show the advancement in science.

WEATHER UNDERGROUND - Click on a geographic location and get the weather in (detail).

YOUR GROSS AND COOL BODY - This site tells you how your body works.

Sports & Hobbies

BOATSAFE KIDS - Why is a boat referred to as a she?  How do you tie knots?  Lots of useful and fun information about boating.

LITTLE LEAGUE - Information on summer camps, history of Little League, and worldwide Little League.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL FOR KIDS - Links to the National and American Leagues.

SPORT! SCIENCE - Find out your fast ball reaction time and other scientific fun facts about sports!

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED FOR KIDS - Sports trivia, headline news, and games.

UMAINE ATHLETICS - Official site of the University of Maine Athletics, links to all sports.