HPL Online has resources for students of any age or area of study. The following are online tools designed specifically for students who need help with homework assignments, tests, or life skills they need to succeed and learn. Some serve as supplements to the materials covered in the classroom, while others can help with your school work directly.
For research-related projects or reference resources, see the Reference & Research Page.
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Homework Help for Kids
Need help with your homework? Here are some great websites to help you. Or try a pathfinder, prepared by Camden County Librarians, for websites and tips on other places to find information.
If you can't find the topic you need try one of the multi-subject supersites. Still can't find the answer? You can Ask a Librarian by e-mail, phone, or at your local branch.
Multi-Subject | The Arts (Art, Museums , Music) | Biography (Biographies, Inventors, Saints) | History (African American, Native American, American, World History) | Language Arts (Reading, Grammar, Writing, Rhyming) | Math | Reference (Dictionaries, Encyclopedias) | Science (Astronomy, General Science, Dinosaurs, Nature) | Social Studies (Cultures, Current Events, Geography, New Jersey, Religion, U.S. Government)
One-on-one live online tutoring for students through Tutor.com. Connect to a live tutor through any Internet connection from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Explora from EbscoSubscription Database
Find information about animals, arts and music, biographies, geography, language arts, science math and social studies.
Primary SearchSubscription Database
Contains full text for more than 60 elementary school magazines. Also provides the American Heritage Children's Dictionary and an image collection of photos, maps and flags
B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
B.J. started this site when he was 9 years old. He says, "If you can't find it here, you just can't find it."
Multnomah County Library Homework Helpers
Try these great homework helpers from Multnomah County Library. Includes dozens of subjects!
Art Search from Explora
Click on Arts & Music on the Explora homepage.
A. Pintura: Art Detective
Explore art interactively while searching for clues with Detective Pintura.
Art encyclopedia where you can browse or search for an artist and their art.
Crafts Pathfinder from Camden County Library
What if you were trapped inside a painting and had to solve a mystery to get out? An adventure inside art history.
Artsonia is the largest student art museum in the world! Every child can have an online art gallery and preserve their masterpieces for all time!
Music Search from Explora
Click on the Arts & Music link on the Explora homepage.
Free lessons in all kinds of styles, including rock, blues, and jazz. Lots of photos and pictures to help you along.
San Francisco Symphony for Kids
This site provides information about instruments and a music basics tutorial.
There's plenty to explore at this online version of San Francisco's Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception.
National Gallery of Art Kids’ Page
The Smithsonian Institute's kids' page.
Biographies of Famous Contemporary People
Biographies of well known people in the fields of science, sports, art, public service, and business - complete with photos!
Biography Search from Explora
Click on Biographies on the Explora homepage.
Inventors and Inventions Pathfinder from Camden County Library
Saints Pathfinder from Camden County Library
History Search from Infobase Subscription Database
The 13 Originals: Founding the American Colonies
History of the original 13 colonies.
Fun facts and games at this site made especially for kids by the Library of Congress.
History of Women's Suffrage
History of women's suffrage and biographies of women in the movement.
Pioneer General Reference
Many facts about pioneer life.
Presidents Pathfinder from the Camden County Library
Today in History
Every day a new look at what happened to make this day special in American history. From the Library of Congress.
African American History
Black History Month from Infoplease
Includes history, timelines, famous firsts, contemporary issues and facts, biographies, holidays, education, awards, and crosswords and quizzes.
Native American History
Compact History: A Geographic Overview
History, location, names, language and culture of many tribes throughout the United States. More Northeast tribes are covered at this site.
Lewis & Clark: PBS Series - The Native Americans
This section of the site provides background on all the tribes Lewis and Clark encountered on their journey.
Native Americans Pathfinder from the Camden County Library
World History HyperHistory: 3000 Years of World History
Over 2000 pages covering 3000 years of world history with interactive lifelines, timelines, and maps.
Eyewitness to History
From the ancient world to the present.
Holocaust Pathfinder from the Camden County Library
LANGUAGE ARTS & WRITING
See the Kids' Zone Great Books and Authors page.
Guide to Grammar and Writing
Very complete site that includes the basic grammar rules for parts of speech, sentence structure, writing, quizzes, PowerPoint presentations and more.
Funbrain.com: Grammar Gorillas
An interactive game which tests your knowledge of the parts of speech.
Writing a Basic Essay
Steps to guide you in writing an essay.
Find rhyming words
Math Search from Explora Subscription Database
Click on Math on the Explora homepage.
Game room, flash cards, and homework helper for the lower grades.
An animated dictionary that explains over 400 math terms.
Math League Help Topics
Help in math for 4th through 8th graders.
The Math Forum -- Ask Dr. Math
Math help from elementary school to college and beyond.
Lots of math games to help practice math skills.
Translate English words into other languages, and other languages into English.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
Includes almanacs, dictionary and encyclopedia.
Find synonyms (words that mean the same thing), antonyms (words that have the opposite meaning), and similar words and phrases.
Science Search from Explora Subscription Database
Click on Science & Health on the Explora homepage.
Lots of space facts, online activities and homework help.
Astronomy for Kids
Space information, games, dictionary, and news.
The Nine Planets (or one star and eight planets)
Great site to learn about the planets.
Solar System Pathfinder from the Camden County Library
The Age of the Dinosaurs
Lots of information on dinosaurs.
Dinosaur Pathfinder from Camden County Library
From the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences
Hadrosaurus foulkii: Discovering the World's First Full Dinosaur Skeleton
The skeleton was found in 1858 in Haddonfield, NJ.
Dinosaur information sheets with pictures and loads of information. Trivia and topics galore.
From the FactMonster.com Homework Center
For homework questions on Animals, Computers, Astronomy, Weather, Space, Science & Technology.
Inventors and Inventions Pathfinder from Camden County Library
Online Periodic Table
General information about elements. Also includes electron configuration.
Periodic Table Pathfinder from the Camden County Library.
Science Experiments Pathfinder from the Camden County Library
Animal Search from Explora
Click on Animals on the Explora homepage. Subscription Database
Leaves (Color Change) Pathfinder from the Camden County Library
From the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, fact sheets on wildlife. For images of wildlife click here.
From Animal Planet - Endangered Species
Endangered Species Pathfinder from Camden County Library
Wonders of the Seas
All about underwater life, with many photos.
Social Studies Search from Explora Subscription Database
Click on Social Studies on the Explora homepage.
Time for Kids Online - News
World Flag Database
Try this site for great printable flag graphics from over 200 countries around the world; also basic country information such as population, religion, and languages, etc.
Provides world maps, plus facts, figures and statistical data on geography, climate, people, religion, language, history, economy & more for individual countries.
Wonderful pictures with detailed information about different countries.
New Jersey Facts - Hangout, New Jersey
New Jersey State Symbols (State Flower, State Animals, etc.)
New Jersey History
New Jersey Famous Firsts
Your Guide to the Religions of the World
From BBC World Service -- describes Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, and Sikhism.
50 States and Capitals
Learn about your state.
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Separate sections for Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9 -12.
State Flags of the USA
Color pictures of each state's flag.