Research Tools


Research & Reference

Citation Machine

Remember to give credit where credit is due! This user-friendly tool will help you create proper citations for your sources.

Dictionary.com

This site contains not only a user-friendly dictionary but also a thesaurus, translator, and much more.

EBSCOhost

A database system that offers resources accessible to any researcher at any time. From magazine articles to peer reviewed research papers. Your Loveland Public Library account is required to access this database.

LPL's Databases

Access information through newspapers, magazines, and much, much more through Loveland Public Library's online databases (you will need to know your library card number).

History

Best History Sites

Whether you're a history buff or just looking for help with a history assignment, this is the place to start! This award-winning portal contains over 1,200 links to history websites that have been screened for quality

Colorado Historical Society

Writing a report about Colorado? In addition to vast amounts of information about Colorado history, this website offers homework help, activities, and online exhibits.

On This Day in History

What was happening today in the world's history? Check out the interesting stories and facts.

PBS

Want to be entertained and learn about history?! This website is a selection of historical shows and documentaries

Language Arts & English

Online Writing Lab (OWL)

This fantastic resource, from Purdue University, attracts millions of users from around the world. Here you will find answers to all your writing related questions: the writing process, grammar rules, ESL topics, and much more! Printer-friendly worksheets available for most topics.

Shakespeare Online

Did you know that Shakespeare invented over 1,700 new words? Whether you dread reading Shakespeare or have fallen in love with the famous bard, this website is the perfect accompaniment to your Shakespeare homework. You'll find study guides, quizzes, quotes, FAQs, and more!

Writing Guides

Do you have the "thesis statement" blues? Need help writing your conclusion? Have questions about plagiarism? Colorado State University's Writing Center website provides expert advice for all stages of the writing process and all different types of writing assignments. Great for AP English!

Math

IXL

Needing some extra practice with your math skills? This site offers mathematic problems, solutions, and explanations for Pre-K to Precalculus.

WebMath

Ready to fine tune your math abilities? This math-help web site generates answers to specific math questions and problems

Science

Mission Science NASA

Dreaming of space? This website is provided by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate to engage students in NASA Science and showcase educational resources created by NASA and its partners.

Society for Science

Science with an entertaining twist! This site provides accurate and inspirational science news, articles, and research.

Sparticl

Are you hungry for all things STEM? This website is a collection of STEM questions, images, videos, games, and hands-on activities, all curated by a team of experts.

Test Prep

ACT Student

Get ready for the ACT! This site includes free ACT prep tests including tips and sample test questions.

I Need A Pencil

Get ready for the SAT! This free SAT prep site offers 60 lessons, more than 800 practice exam questions, and a score projector.

TV 411

Get ready for the GED! This website has GED test preparation, study skills, and lessons.

Geography

50 States

Find information on all fifty of the states! Information includes state features, fun facts, trivia and study skills.

Country Reports

Get all the details on a specific culture or country! This website provides over 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world.

Library of Congress

Needing historical information on a specific country? This site shares electronic versions of 80 books about the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of select countries throughout the world

Technology

Code Academy

Coding can be simple! This free, interactive website contains coding lessons that are easy and engaging.

HTML.net

Ready to build a website? This website contains tutorials on how to build a website including HTMOL, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript in a simple format.

Kodu

Have a great idea for a game? This site allows users to create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language.

Teenseen's Digital Makerspace

Check out our very own Digital Makerspace! Play around and create!

Engineering

Design Squad

Ready to get your hands dirty with engineering? This website is a great resource for hands-on engineering and technology activities

eGFI

Want more information on engineering careers? This interactive digital magazine explores the many fields of engineering.

EngineerGirl

Engineering isn’t just for the boys! This website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents