Homework and Research Online

Britannica Online, Public Library Edition

An online encyclopedia with a wealth of information and photos on a wide variety of topics.

EBSCOHost Research Databases

Articles, tools, tips, and information on almost any topic:

  • Homework and research tools for K-8, teens, adults, and educators
  • Repairs: auto repair manuals, small engine repair, and home improvement
  • Hobbies and crafts
  • Legal and business information
  • Consumer health
  • History, biography, and general information
  • Current affairs
  • Business search tools
  • Read-alikes and genre suggestions for both kids and adults (Novelist)

Past Perfect Local History Collection

Do some of your local history research online using our online search tool.

Contact the library at 783-9138 if you have questions or would like to know more about what you find.

Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC)

Search or browse local newspapers such as the Wet Mountain Tribune, the Rosita Index, and the Silver Cliff Rustler from 1859 to 1923.

General Research

Discovery Education

Discovery Education provides engaging digital resources emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to schools and homes with the goal of making educators more effective, increasing student achievement, and connecting classrooms and families to a world of learning.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education on almost every subject, for anyone, anywhere.

Reference Desk Homework Helper

“Fact Checker for the Internet, ” find facts, links, and info by age and grade on any subject under the sun.


Toddler, preschool, and elementary age activities and ideas.


Free typing lessons for kids, students, and adults.


Cool Math 

Pre-algebra, algebra & calculus.

CoolMath4Kids (Grades K-8)

CoolMath for younger grades.

Ask Dr. Math

A question and answer service for K-12 math students and their teachers.

Math Reference Tables

Math tables, algebra formulas, and more.


The World of Math online.


The Exploratorium Science Museum

The Exploratorium has a web site of over 35,000 pages exploring science, art, and technology including cheap, effective and immersive science experiments and activities.

Science News Explores for Kids

Science news, games and information to keep you up to date on science in the news.

NASA, and Webb Telescope

Thousands of pages of resources on astronomy, planets, comets, astronauts and new discoveries of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  Images and videos from the James Webb Telescope.


Art for Kids Hub

All kinds of art lessons for kids, including how to draw for kids, even painting and origami for kids.


The goal of KinderArt has been and always will be, to make art lessons accessible to everyone.

National Gallery of Art

Art and art history for all ages. Searchable collection. Also look at The Louvre, Smithsonian, and the Museum of Modern Art



Federal legislative information on the Internet.

FBI, FBI for Students

A-Z for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, including how they train, investigate, and work in communities, and famous cases.


Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection

Search newspapers from all over Colorado, including the Wet Mountain Tribune and Silver Cliff Rustler, from as far back as 1859.

A-Z Kids’ Stuff: Colorado Facts for Children

This page links to state quick facts about the state motto, dinosaur and others. Also includes links to state history, legislation and other information.


Merriam-Webster Online

How do you spell that word? And what does it mean? Try this famous dictionary and thesaurus for help. Fun word games, too.

No Red Ink

Build better writers. Writing and grammar curriculum designed for today’s classrooms.

Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab

Grammar, spelling, parts of speech, and more. Especially geared to high school and older writing assignments.


Study guides for English literature.


United Nations

Information about the United Nations, global issues, and information about UN member countries/states.

CIA World Factbook

Facts and maps about countries of the world.

Flags of the World

Thousands of flags from around the world.

National Geographic, National Geographic for Kids

NGS has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.


American Memory

Historic photograph collections of United State’s history.


Thousands of pages covering all aspects of U.S. History.

American Civil War

14 websites to teach kids about the American Civil War.

Civil War Maps

Search for maps by location, subject or alphabetically.

The National World War I Museum & Memorial

The National WWI Museum and Memorial is dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community. Includes educator resources and classroom materials.

World War II, and WWII Student Resources

Resources for all ages, teachers, and students (two separate links).

Vietnam War

Videos and lesson plans to examine the Vietnam War and its legacy.

U. S. National Archives and Records

Primary source documents for American history; explore US history through documents, photos and records; resources for educators; request veterans’ and other service records, and much more.

Mr. Dowling’s History Passport

Immersive history for kids and adults. Free lesson plans, activities, and links to information on countries, culture and history.

For the College Bound

Fair Opportunity Project

Free, award-winning resources and mentorship to help you get into college and afford it.


Find top-rated study notes from students taking the same courses as you.