Resources

Need help finding information, need an article or just need help with homework?  Try some of the links below for Homework Help, Science Fair, Online Resources, Research Papers & Got Bullies? (sites providing advice about bullies).

Need more help? – contact the reference librarian at katref@wlsmail.org or call 914-232-3508.

 

HOMEWORK HELP

GALE Virtual Reference Library – Access for Katonah Village Library cardholders to Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, Experiment Central (science projects), Encyclopedia of World Mythology, Health Encyclopedias and literature resources among others.

Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial – It’s not always as easy as Google.  Learn to use the internet for research and do it right.

RefDesk Homework Helper – lots of sites for different subjects.

Homework Spot – is a free homework information portal that features the very best K-12 homework-related sites

Math is Fun – includes a variety of aspects of math and includes quizzes, puzzles and practice worksheets.

LOC Virtual Reference Shelve – reference sources created by librarians at the Library of Congress

LOC Annotated List of Reference Website – collection of websites selected and annotated by Library of Congress Humanities and Social Sciences Division subject specialists

Digital Librarian – a librarian’s choice of the best of the web.

Internet Archive – access  to historical collections that exist in digital format.

 

ONLINE RESOURCES – DATABASES

Difference Between a Database and a Website – Find out why a database is more dependable than  a website

Learn Online – learn languages, use research tools such as Encyclopedia of Animals and Searchasaurus to help with homework, take practice tests with Learning Express,  find information about authors and their works in Twayne Author Series and  Literary Reference Center, and more

Magazines & Newspapers – full-text and cited magazine and newspaper articles available.

Digital Collections – downloadable ebooks, music and audiobooks; research tools and encyclopedias

Jobs & Careers – find out about how to search for jobs.
New York Public Library Guide to Internet Safety

Evaluating Websites – advice on how to evaluate a website to determine if its information may be valid.

OneLook Reverse Dictionary “OneLook’s reverse dictionary lets you describe a concept and get back a list of words and phrases related to that concept
[retrieved from Mesa Library, http://www.mesalibrary.org/teens/books/writing.aspx, 5/23/2012]

 

SCIENCE FAIR

Science Central at Gale Virtual Reference Library – need Katonah library card

Science Fair Project Resource Guide
Provides websites that take you through all of the steps of creating a good science fair project.

Successful Science Fair Projects
Provides the sections for a science project, as well as display tips. This site was created by a science teacher and former science fair organizer and judge.

 

RESEARCH PAPERS

Purdue OWL 
Guides to developing an outline, writing a thesis statement, using correct grammar and punctuation and more.

A+ Research & Writing 
Step-by-step instructions for selecting a topic, gathering information, and organizing a research project.

Writing Center Handouts 
Tips for almost every aspect of writing a paper, including writing style, tips for specific assignments, and writing for different audiences.

Difference Between a Database and a Website – Find out why a database is more dependable than  a website

 

GOT BULLIES?

Suggested advice sites:

Dr. Joel Haber’s Respect_U

Stomp Out Bullying

Teens Against Bullying

MTV’s A Thin Line

Click here for more resources

 

 

Contact Teen Time Librarian

Phone Number: 914-232-3508
Email: katref@wlsmail.org

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Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10 am - 6 pm
Friday: 10 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

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