Darien Library has a wide selection of websites and databases to help with your homework. We even have online resources that you can't find through Google! If you are unsure where to start, please contact the Children's librarians for help.

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Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government

Designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program.

Biography of America

Thanks to the Annenberg Foundation, we have this website chock full of American history, presented as a narrative, with different sections for different periods of history. You will find timelines, maps, images, and stories.

Biography.com

Biography.com is particularly strong with conteporary figures — people who are famous right now — especially entertainers.


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Culturegrams

Use World Edition for countries, and States Edition for U.S. states. Find out about government, culture, religion, sports, flags, recipes, and more!


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Encyclopedia Britannica Online

An online version of the entire print encyclopedia. The encyclopedia is updated daily and has special added features including Internet links.

Explore and Discover the States with America's Library

A website created by the Library of Congress just for kids! Information about states, amazing Americans, and U.S. History.


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Fact Monster

Fact Monster is searchable by keyword or subject and provides instructions for citing the site and has a Homework Center section.

Figure This: Math Challenges

A website for families, teachers, and kids to work on math challenges in a fun learning environment. The website is supported by the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Education.


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Interactive Middle Ages

Learn what it was like to live in the Middle Ages (476 AD – 1500). Categories include clothing, health, government, and more.

Invent Now : Hall of Fame

Read the biographies of inventors. You can search by inventor or invention.

Invention Dimension

A comprehensive resource on many different inventors and inventions. It is well organized.


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Kids Health

Information about how the body works, diseases, growing up, and staying healthy. Created by the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media.


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Library of Congress; Performing Arts Encyclopedia

This is an amazing guide to the performing arts. You can find "digitized items from the collections; special Web presentations on topics and collections; articles and biographical essays; finding aids to collections; databases for performing arts resources; information on concerts at the Library; and a special Performing Arts Resource Guide which contains entries for hundreds of Library collections, Web sites, databases and exhibits."


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Mango Languages

Librarian's Choice

An online language-learning system teaching conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. Create an account with your library card to track your progress. There's also an app!

Math is Fun

A lively site with information and activities on many different areas of math.


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NASA for Students

Learn about space and do research at NASA for Students.

Have adventures with Art, learn about famous artists, and even create your own Still Life work of art.

National Geographic Kids: Amazing Animals and Creature Feature

Find out more about your favorite animal and their habitats. You can even send an e-card to your friends from the Creature Feature section!


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Old Farmer's Almanac

This is the online version of the Old Farmer's Almanac, "North America's oldest continuously published periodical." It lists interesting information about the weather, sunrise and sunset times, phases of the moon, gardening information, seasonal recipes and crafts, and many other items. Can you find out what the weather was like on the day you were born?


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San Francisco Symphony Kids

Learn about the instruments in an orchestra, compose your own tunes in the Music Lab, and listen to the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

Student Research Center

Designed for the researcher in grades 6 through 12, Student Research Center includes access to a variety of resources as well as the ability to limit by Lexile score.


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The Encyclopedia of Life

A project to make all "key information about all life on Earth accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world."


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World Book Encyclopedia

Find all the encyclopedia entries from the print World Book as well as current events and research articles. Sections include Today in History, Search the Ages and Special Reports.


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Xpeditions

National Geographic for Kids website provides an atlas with over 1800 navigable and printable atlases, and visit Xpedition Hall to tour and learn about the world.

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