Homework Help Sites
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Library Catalog Our library’s catalog provides the most recent information on materials we have available – like books, videos, and DVDs.
Online Databases The Schertz Public Library currently provides access to The TexShare Databases. These are available 24 hours a day from home. You will need your Schertz Public Library Card and the library’s ID and password to access them.
Quick Facts and Information
Google Scholar is a search engine designed to search scholarly journals, Supreme Court records, and patent records. In some cases the results will link to abstracts of books and articles that you will then have to obtain from a library or book retailer. In other cases results will link to fully viewable documents.
Webster’s Dictionary Online Look up words online using the Collegiate Dictionary. Back to Top
The Artchive Over 200 different artists’ works presented in this archive. Many offer commentary on various works.
Artcyclopedia Art encyclopedia where you can browse or search for an artist and their art.
Art History Resources on the Web An extensive website of web resources organized chronologically and geographically.
The Union List of Artist Names “Structured vocabularies that can be used to improve access to information about art, architecture, and material culture.” Provided by the Getty Research Institute.
Environmental History Timeline Environmental problems and conflicts throughout history presented in an easy-to-read timeline format.
Environmental Protection Agency “EPA’s mission is to protect human health and the environment.”
Civil War Women Duke University has digitally transcribed diaries, letters and other documents from their archives to present women’s perspectives during the Civil War.
Documenting the American South Through the voices of people who lived in the American South from the Colonial period through the early 20th century are seven digitized collections arranged by theme, like, First-Person Narratives, The Southern Home front 1861-1865, and North American Slave Narratives.
35 major court trials are documented using primary and secondary sources and range from ancient times to the present.
HyperHistory.com This website is a virtual timeline organizing world history by people, events, science, art, religion, politics, and more.
Making of America: University of Michigan Libraries Collection
Making of America: Cornell University Library Collection One of the largest digitized collections of books and journal articles published between 1850 and 1877, the Making of America collections are full-text searchable and represent American life between antebellum and reconstruction.
New York Times Civil War News about American Civil War (1861-1865), including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
The Oyez Project: U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia Database
Over 2000 hours of recorded arguments are available to listen to. A few famous cases include: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Roe v. Wade, United States v. Nixon, and Grutter v. Bollinger.
Virtual Jamestown 17th-century Colonial America comes alive in this collection of maps, court records, newspapers, first-person accounts, letters, and official public records of the first permanent English colony in North America. Back to Top
Bartleby.com Complete texts of several encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other literary reference works, as well as the complete texts of dozens of classic works of fiction, verse, and nonfiction.
Course Materials, Including Study Guides to Various Works Background information and notes about various selections of science fiction and 18th and 19th European classics, love in the arts, Anglophone literature of India, Africa, and the Caribbean. By Professor Paul Brians of Washington State University.
PAL: Perspectives in American Literature
Excellent source for information on authors by period of American history from the Colonial period to the present. Includes obituaries for some authors, introductory essays for each period (for example: early 19th century transcendentalism, the Harlem Renaissance) and bibliographies.
Purdue University Online Writing Lab
This site provides resources for 7th-12th grade students and teachers. Learn about the writing process, style and language, citations, and more.
Science and Nature
Biology4Kids Learn about cells, microbes, plants, invertebrates, vertebrates, and scientific methods.
Botany.com This site provides the general description of plants, leaf shapes, plant diseases and pests, and a dictionary of botanical words.
Chem4Kids Learn about the elements, atoms, matter, reactions, biochemistry and more.
Geography4Kids This site focuses on Physical Geography – about the Earth and what happens on the earth, not about countries.
How Stuff Works Get information on science, technology, culture, nature, toys, and more! How Stuff Works covers hundreds of topics like facial recognition, biometric technology, hurricanes, boomerangs, magna doodles, and football
Internet History of Science Sourcebook This website explores the history of science throughout time and around the world, including Egypt, Scientific Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, Darwin, and more.
Invention Dimension Learn about inventors and inventions, check out the Inventor of Week, try the Brain Drain game, learn about patents, and get tips on developing your own ideas.
Ology The American Museum of Natural History has developed a site where you can learn about genetics, biodiversity, paleontology, astronomy, marine biology and more.