Student Resources

Homework Help

Online Tutoring

  • - Get free tutoring from a live instructor over the web. Available 4:00 to 11:00 p.m.

General Reference

  • Noodle Tools - A free website that contains NoodleBib (help with bibliographies) and NoodleQuest (search strategy assistance).
  • Atlapedia - For a term paper on China or a quiz on France, here are maps and facts on government, culture, climate, and more.
  • Project Gutenburg - A searchable, full-text library of classic books. Find everything from Shakespeare’s As You Like It to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Warlord of Mars.
  • The Annenberg/CPB Project Exhibits Collection - A great place to start. Contains information on subjects from why civilizations collapse to what makes us who we are. The site also has some interactive features including a personality test and a chance to design your own roller coaster.
  • The Discovery Channel Online - Site offers a wide variety of stories related to the TV program. Learn about everything!
  • The Exploratorium’s Ten Cool Sites, the best in science, art, and education sites - This site presents ten cool sites in each topic. This is a great place to find good stuff on the Internet.
  • Information Please Almanac - The online version of the popular reference book for facts and statistical information.
  • My Virtual Reference Desk - Link to other online reference tools like dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, thesauri, quotation books, and other sources.
  • Study Web - Provides a place to do research that goes beyond traditional search engines by providing ratings and grade levels for the links it suggests. Good place to find a research topic.

Books & Writing

Math & Science

  • The Biology Project - An interactive online resource for learning biology from the University of Arizona.
  • How Stuff Works - How does a car engine work? What makes the inside of your refrigerator cold? Use this site to find out the answers to these burning questions and more.
  • The Math Forum Home Page - Site dedicated to encouraging communication in the mathematical community making math-related web resources accessible, and providing high quality math and math education content to a variety of audiences. Whether you are looking for interactive math problems or need to submit a question to Dr. Math you will find quality information at the Math Forum.
  • Scientific American - Articles from the current issue of the magazine and links related to the featured articles.
  • Math is Power - features a national resource registry where students and parents come to find information about math and science programs in their communities.

History & Government

  • Labyrinth - Georgetown University’s Labyrinth is a good place to start for medieval history.
  • PBS History - The site relates to programs shown on PBS. Learn about world history and people such as Buckminster Fuller and Richard Wright.

College & Career Planning

  • Accredited & Affordable Colleges Online - Free, in-depth resources to help students find accredited, budget-friendly online college and university degree programs.
  • Armed Forces Careers - Check out military careers and benefits.
  • - Use a thorough and user-friendly FAFSA guide that lets students get the support they qualify for to start or continue their education.
  • College Board - Site with a scholarship search, a career search, and a college search. See if you can answer the SAT Question of the Day.
  • College, College Scholarships, and Online Degrees - Site developed by a team of veteran professional educators who have developed this and other websites to make it as easy as possible for students of all ages to pursue post secondary education.
  • Collegexpress - Good site for the transfer student. Also has financial aid information.
  • College Net - Links to college sites, scholarship sites, and links to other interesting sites.
  • College View - College and career information. It also has a virtual reality college tour.
  • Go College - Search engine that will search for the right college for you based on your selection criteria.
  • GoodCall Scholarship Search Engine - One of the largest databases of scholarships on the web. It's free to use and requires no personal information.
  • EdRef College Search Directory - Free detailed information on thousands of US colleges, universities, and post-secondary trade schools. School info includes admission requirements, degrees & majors, contact info, test scores, student diversity, religious affiliations, athletics, tuition expenses, etc.
  • Educational Testing Service - Site with the testing and deadline dates for the SAT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, and LSAT. Access to US News online information on schools and aid.
  • - Information and advice on scholarships, loans, grants, fellowships, work-study programs, and other funding sources.
  • FastWeb - A Financial Aid Calculator, EFC estimates, and links to financial aid offices.
  • Financial Aid Information Page - A comprehensive site with sources of aid and loans, special interest sites, and links to vendors.
  • Homeless and Low-Income Higher Education - A special guide to help college students who struggle with reliable housing, bills, tuition and other financial challenges.
  • How to Study for the GRE - A comprehensive guide for preparing for the GRE.
  • Michigan Career Portal - Get skills, explore careers, find work from the State of Michigan.
  • MoneyGeek - A finance guide that helps students understand common (and uncommon) ways of financing your education or lowering your expenses.
  • Online College Guide - A great free resource for finding the best online college. It features hundreds of verified consumer reviews alongside the information you need to make an informed decision.
  • Peterson - A site with guides that are well respected in the educational field.
  • Sallie Mae - Find funding for educational loans. Take Financial Aid 101, download a brochure, or try one of the calculators.
  • Scholarship Help - A site written for students, by students. Contains plenty of information about the scholarship process.
  • Smart Scholar's Guide to Student Loan Resources - A comprehensive list of informational websites that give you the most in-depth information on taking and repaying student loans to help finance your college education.
  • Student Loan Guide - An excellent resource that will help you make the right consumer decision when selecting your student loan.

Job Searching

  • Boostapal - An exhaustive compilation of information that young people can use in their after school job search.