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Our six favourite sites for homework help, from study notes to quotes, book lists to everything you ever needed to know about anything, and some extra options to ask off-the-wall questions.
• Kids can tap into 10 topical menus, from biographies to weather. Each menu is supported by a selection of features, encyclopedia articles (more than 57,000) and related links.
• The site's atlas serves up easy-to-read country maps showing major cities and political boundaries.
• Specialized almanacs include a Daily Almanac and Facts Behind the News.
• Use the 20th Century Chronology to locate statistics, events, biographies, obituaries and more for each year of the past century.
• Younger students can visit Fact Monster an almanac and encyclopedia created in partnership with the Learning Network
• Covers hundreds of school and college subjects from biology to business.
• Offers study notes, test preparation, condensed college books, literature guides, and on.
• Wikipedia offers its own solution: a free encyclopedia that can be edited by any visitor to its site.
• It has extensive resources in 10 languages written from a "neutral point of view."
• The Introduction section assists you in how to cite Wikipedia as a reference in your work
• The site's search function gives users the option of searching several sources including the entire encyclopedia, the Web site directory and selected magazines.
• Kids will find lots of books
• Users can search by keyword or use the subject guide arranged by topic. Go learn!
• Refdesk.com offers an unbelievably comprehensive and amazingly navigable catalog of Web resources.
• If you're on a fact finding mission, the Facts Subject Index and Facts Encyclopedia are good places to begin.
• For a list of major media sources try First Things First
• For a Yahoo!-style directory of the same sources, see My Virtual Newspaper.
It offers an excellent gateway for power searchers at My Search Engines
• You'll find 260 engines categorized by name, service and type.
• An online catalog of resources rather than an actual encyclopedia
• It contains links to encyclopedias, libraries and reference desks
• A unique section of “ask an expert” and “answers to common questions”.