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Homework

1.  Almanacs, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Statistics

2.  Ancient World
  • The British Museum provides information on Egyptian Life, Geography, Gods & Goddesses, Mummification, Pharaoh, Pyramids, Temples, Time, Trades, and Writing.
  • Classical Mythology (www.temple.edu/classics/mythdirectory.html) provides thorough coverage of Greek mythology and an overview of Roman lore as well.
3.  Biography 4. Country Studies
  • FedStats  provides access to statistical data from over 100 federal agencies. Use the A-Z topical index or access Fast Facts to retrieve the most popular tables and state rankings from the Statistical Abstract of the United States or states from the White House Statistical Briefing Rooms.
  • 50 States and Capitals describes facts about U.S. states and capitals briefly and nicely. Maps are included.
  • Foreign Government Resources on the Web, from University of Michigan Library.
  • World Health Organization provides global health information on all topics compiled from basic documents, reports, statistical information and more.
5. History 6.  Homework Sites by Subjects 7. Literature
  • Eugene O'Neill: American Playwright  Eugene O'Neill, considered one of the America's most important dramatists, wrote plays between 1916 and the early 1940s.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary offers extensive biographical information about the author, as well as a timeline for a quick overview of his life and the text of a number of his stories.
  • Pulitzer Prizes, awarded since 1917, offers winners and finalists by category or by year.
  • Shmoop Literature summaries, analyses, themes, characters
8.  Literary Criticism 9. News Sources 10.  Math & Science 11.   Presidents 12.  Quotations 13.  Research Tools 14.  Shakespeare
  • Absolute Shakespeare "The essential resource for William shakespeare's plays, sonnets, quotes, biography and the legendary Globe Theatre".
  • Collected Works of Shakespeare Full text of Shakespeare's plays and poetry.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica On Shakespeare  is a well-organized site, which outline of the article appears at bottom of every page. Each level of the outline links to the corresponding section of the article.
  • Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet includes categories like Works, Life & Times, Criticism, Best Sites, etc. Works provides study guides and more. Life & Time has biographies, introduction and explanation, etc. Criticism includes the general criticism as well as criticism of individual plays. Best Sites is an index-within-an-index and a good place to start.
15. Social Issues
  • NewScientist.com is a science and technology news service. Articles might be useful for doing reports.
18. Test Preparation
  • Test Prep Language Arts includes test preparation materials from New Jersey, Sample ESPA, GEPA tests and scoring guides, HSPA Tutorial, New Jersey test specifications and sample questions and more.
  • College Board 's mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. It serves students through out various programs and services in college admission, guideance, and so on. Among its best-known programs are the SAT, PSAT, and the AP.
19. U.S. Government Documents 20. Writing
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