Posted: Monday, January 4, 2010, 9:53 am
Don't let the cold January weather stop you from finishing your homework! Use our online research tools from the comfort of your home.
Do you have an assignment to find biographical information about Jesse Owens, Aristotle, or Sandra Day O'Connor? Do you need information about black holes or the invention of submarines? Are you researching cloning or the medical use of stem cells?
Worthington Libraries provides access to many authoritative online resources to help with your homework assignments all you need is a valid library card.
Biography Resource Center is a comprehensive database of biographical information with more than 450,000 biographies on over 380,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Biography Resource Center can be searched by name, occupation, nationality, or within categories for groups of notable individuals. Biography Resource Center is designed to provide quick and easy access to this vast array of information, thereby meeting a wide range of information needs. Students needing a brief summary or description of personal information on a particular individual will find thousands of concise entries. In-depth biographies provide overviews of the subject's life and accomplishments and magazine and newspaper articles provide up-to-date coverage. Over 27,000 images are also included.
Geared for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade, with developmentally appropriate content and a fun graphic interface, Kids InfoBits is perfect for research projects and homework assignments. You can type in your subject to search, or use the topic tree to find information about animals, plants, people, inventions, health, geography, or any other homework topic. It's easy to use, and you can print or e-mail articles and pictures right from the screen.
Middle school and high school students with assignments for research papers, persuasive essays and debates will find Opposing Viewpoint Resource Center a valuable full-text resource. Covering today's hottest social issues, from terrorism to endangered species to gun control, Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center brings together all the information that's needed to fully understand an issue including pro and con viewpoint articles, reference articles that provide context, academic journals, newspapers, primary source documents and more.