Thornton Public Library

Research

General

The Homework Spot
You need it? They have it. A huge directory of homework resources by subject as well as project ideas and help with writing.

Internet Public Library Kids' Space
Search for your subject and get a list of resources chosen by librarians around the country.

Internet Public Library Teen Space
Links to topics and resources specifically of interest to teens.

Games
Find a game to play while you wait.

TeenReads
Recommendations on books to read.


Civics

Thomas.gov
Federal legislative information on the Internet.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Choose a grade level then look around for information on how the U.S. government works.


English

Merriam-Webster Online
How do you spell that word? And what does it mean? Try this famous dictionary and thesaurus for help.

Resources for Writers - the OWL Handouts
Grammar, spelling, parts of speech, and more.

Sparknotes.com
Study guides for English literature.

Geography

United Nations
Information about the United Nations, global issues, and information about UN member countries/states.

CIA World Factbook
Facts and maps about countries of the world.

Flags of the World
Thousands of flags from around the world.

Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology
Huge resource for Greek Mythology.

History

American Memory
Historic photograph collections of United State's history.

USHistory.org
Hundreds of resources about American History

The American Civil War Home Page
Civil War resources including battles, biographies, medicine and more.

Civil War
http://www.bartleby.com/65/ci/CivilWarUS.html
Columbia encyclopedia summary of the Civil War including causes, battles and links to detailed information.

Civil War Maps
Search for maps by location, subject or alphabetically.

Gettysburg Address
See a copy of the original Gettysburg Address writing by Abraham Lincoln and read about how it was written.

U. S. National Archives and Records
Get primary source documents for American history.

Mr. Dowling's History Passport
Links to information on counties, culture and history.

Math

Ask Dr. Math
A question and answer service for K-12 math students and their teachers.

Math Reference Tables
Math tables, algebra formulas, and more.

Math.com
The World of Math online.

Graph Paper!
Used your last sheet of graph paper? Don't worry, you can print out different kinds of graph paper here.

Science

The Exploratorium Science Museum
The Exploratorium has a web site of over 15,000 web pages exploring science, art, and technology including science experiments and activities.

Science Fair Project Resource Guide
Find out how to do a science fair project and get ideas of different projects you can do.

Science News for Kids
Science news, games and information to keep you up to date on science in the news.

The Why Files
Find out the science behind the headlines.

NASA
Thousands of pages of resources on astronomy, planets, comets, astronauts and new discoveries of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Arts

Art Institute of Chicago

Illinois Arts Council

Illinois Humanities Council

Smithsonian Institution

St. Louis Art Museum

 


Community, Civic & Government Organizations

AARP

Altrusa International, Inc.

Better Business Bureau

Chamber of Commerce

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Illinois Department on Aging

Illinois General Assembly

Illinois Government - State Agencies

Illinois State Board of Education

Illinois.gov

League of Women Voters

Lions Clubs International

USA.gov (Senior Citizens' Resources)

 

Employment

 

Career Builder

Illinois Department of Employment Security

Illinois Skills Match

Monster.com

State of Illinois Employment Opportunities

Yahoo! HotJobs

Glassdoor

 

Entertainment

Entertainment Tonight

Moviefone

People

Red Hat Society

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Soap Opera Digest

TV Guide

 

Health & Medical

Health-related information should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule the advice of a qualified healthcare provider.  Users should consult with a qualified healthcare professional for answers to specific health related questions.

Alzheimer's Association

American Cancer Society

Arthritis Foundation

FamilyDoctor.org

Illinois Department of Human Services

Mayo Clinic

MentalHealth.net

National Institutes of Health

National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus

National Women's Health Information Center

WebMD


News

 

Chicago Tribune

CNN

New York Times

News Connect

Newsweek

St. Louis Post Dispatch

Times Magazine

 

Reference

Britannica Online Encyclopedia

Dictionary.com

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Wikipedia

Tourism & Travel

Whether you live in Illinois or another state, Illinois is a magnificent destination catering to every kind of traveler.  Check out vacation attractions and events located in Illinois.

Chicago Office of Tourism

Expedia

Illinois Tourism

Mapquest

Orbitz

Southern Illinois Tourism

Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau

Tourism Bureau of Southwestern Illinois

Travelocity

Visit Northern Illinois

Visiting Illinois

Western Illinois Tourism

Yahoo Maps

Google Maps



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