Homework Help: Study Tools
World Wide Web sites

This is a good place to start if you're looking for Web searching tips or tools, an online dictionary, or help with a bibliography. These links will take you to some fast-and-easy online resources to help you check spelling, definitions, grammar, and to help you find your way around the World Wide Web.

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General reference
Bibliography and citation
Computing tools
Dictionary and thesaurus
Language translation tools

General Reference

Quick Reference Resources from Skokie Public Library
Find links to all kinds of reference tools on the Library's Quick Reference web page: converters, dictionaries, grammar help, encyclopedias and almanacs, language resources, quotations and poetry, statistics, and more. Please note: Skokie Public Library staff has selected these resources for use by all visitors to the Library's website. Younger children may need adult supervision and assistance to find, understand, and evaluate content.
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Bibliography and Citation

Citation Style for Research Papers
This website provides information on how to reference Internet sources, guidelines and examples of bibliography styles.
Need help with the bibliography for your research paper or science project? This free online service is designed to help students learn how to cite research sources and format bibliographies. Select a type of source (such as a book, website, magazine, etc) and media (print, online), and then enter the author, title, publication date, and other information about the source. Click Finish and EasyBib will format the source information into proper bibliography format. Bibliographies can be saved, retrieved, edited, emailed, and printed, too!
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Computing Tools

I Did It On the Computer!
Learn how to use the computer to write an A+ book report! This step-by-step guide covers everything from finding a book to writing an outline to checking your style and spelling. I Did It On the Computer is designed especially for students in fourth through eighth grades.
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Dictionary and Thesaurus

This online dictionary, thesaurus, and all-around writing helper includes a language translator and writing resource section.
Merriam-Webster Online
A simple online dictionary and thesaurus for students of all ages.
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Language Translation Tools

Babel Fish Translation
Translate words and web pages between several languages. The site also includes a World Keyboard for typing accented or Cyrillic characters.
GoogleLanguage Tools
Use these tools to search for websites that are written in different languages, located in different countries, and to translate words or entire web pages.
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