Beat the homework rush with library resources

Posted: Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 9:24 am

The start of the school year means the start of homework assignments and the homework rush! No matter the subject, Worthington Libraries has research tools to help you tackle your assignments like a pro.

Sometimes just getting started on your research can be the hardest part. World Book Online is a great place to look for basic information at a 4-12 grade level. In addition to articles, thousands of photographs and illustrations are available, along with hundreds of printable maps. World Book Online also features audio, video and virtual reality presentations that let you explore places in the world in 360 degrees.

Looking for information for a social studies report? Have a question about world history? Discover facts about the countries of the world in CultureGrams World Edition. For each country, find printable maps, flags, statistics, pictures and videos. Sample recipes for empanadas and chimichurri sauce from Argentina or listen to a recording of Zimbabwe's national anthem.

Want ideas for a science fair project? Need help with physics? Look no further than Science Online. Science Online covers topics ranging from earth science to math to forensic science. Use their conversion calculator to convert angles, temperatures, frequency and other units of measure. Watch a video on the formation of the solar system. With more 500 videos to choose from, Science Online is sure to have something for your next project.

Does your assignment call for a magazine or newspaper article, as well as a primary source and a picture? Don't stress! The Student Research Center will let you search all of those sources (and more) at once. You can even customize your search for your grade level.

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