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Writing a Research Paper from the Online Writing Lab (OWL): Great site for all kinds of writing and their section on The Research Paper is really helpful.

The Writer's Handbook: Writing a Research Paper.

Ask Dr. Math : If you have a math question of any level, this is the place to get the answer!

Brightstorm Math Videos : Short, to-the-point math videos.

Cool Math : Lessons, practice, games and more.

Excel Tutorial : Easiest way by far to learn Excel

FactMonster Homework Center: Mathematics : Conversion calculator, formulas and more.

HippoCampus : HippoCampus provides high school and college students with multimedia help on a variety of science and math topics. Having trouble understanding your physics lesson? Watch a video demonstration on HippoCampus for a different take on the subject.

Khan Academy : Videos on algebra, geometry, calculus and more.

Math Archives : Web resources on a variety of math topics.

People's Math! : Pre-algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry and Word Problem lessons and free tutors online.

The Physics Classroom Tutorial : Find clear explanations of concepts in physics and help with problem-solving and experiments.

Rader's NUMBERNUT : Math basics explained in simple terms with great graphics.

Socratic : Ask questions and watch videos on algebra, trigonometry, precalculus and more.

SOS Mathematics : More than 2,500 Math pages filled with short and easy-to-understand explanations.

SparkNotes Math Study Guides : Covers everything from Prealgebra to Calculus.

Visual Calculus : A collection of totorial modules that can be used to study calculus.

WebMath : WebMath covers K-8 math, general math, Algebra, Trig & Calculus, etc, and doesn't only give the answer but shows how to arrive at it. Also has conversion calculators, personal finance math, and "everyday math".

Introduction to Algebra

Geometry Homework Help

Metric Conversions

Online Conversion

Cells Alive! : Everything you ever wanted to know about cells, all in one place. Includes info on cells, microbiology, and immunology. Check out the great animation of cell mitosis and meiosis.

General Chemistry Online: Frostburg State University provides interactive chemistry help with compounds, reactions, and even quizzes to test your knowledge.

HighWire Press Stanford University : Find peer reviewed articles on diverse topics: biology, chemistry, environmental science, and more.

The Physics Classroom Tutorial : Find clear explanations of concepts in physics and help with problem-solving and experiments.

PLOS Biology : Access abstracts and full research articles from this peer-reviewed journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS). PLoS is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource.

Science Daily : An online magazine featuring quick takes on the latest research on a wide variety of science topics.

Free Book Summaries : Over 5000 free book notes and chapter summaries online. Searches SparkNotes, CliffsNotes, and over a dozen other sites to find study guides for the book you're reading in school.

Bartleby : English Usage, Style & Composition. Full-text, searchable versions of useful reference books on grammar and language, including William Strunk's The Elements of Style and The American Heritage Book of English Usage.

Book Rags : Similar to Schmoop and Cliffs Notes, Book Rags provides summaries, plot analysis, and other information for students writing papers about books.

Dictionary.com : Search several online dictionaries to find word definitions and usage. Be sure to visit the sister-sites Thesaurus.com and Reference.com.

Guide to Grammar and Writing : No matter how obscure your grammar question, this site can help you. It indexes grammar and writing topics based on your problem, providing sentence-level, paragraph-level, and even paper-level assistance.

OWL-Online Writing Lab : Find clear instructions for overcoming writer's block, gathering information, and writing a great paper. OWL also offers tips on style and avoiding plagiarism.

Poetry 180 : A poem a day for American High Schools. Hear or read a poem each day of the 180 days of the school year.

SuperSummary : In-depth guides on a variety of contemporary novels.

A+ Country Reports for Countries Around the World : A comprehensive source of information about the countries of the world.

A&E's Biography : Look here for biographies of more than 25,000 people from throughout history.

The African-American Mosaic Exhibition (Library of Congress) : View primary source documents at this African-American history and culture site.

Ben's Guide to US Government: Information on the branches of government, how laws are made, the election process, and more.

Biographical Dictionary: A database of over 28,000 brief biographical sketches that can be searched by name, keyword, or date.

History on PBS : Information on historical topics covered by the various Public Broadcasting System television programs.

Library of Congress Country Studies: Online books that give political, economic, social, and national information for a variety of foreign countries.

National History Day Resources: An extensive collection of primary resources and major websites that includes a listing of historical organizations and institutions, museums and historic sites, U.S. History primary sources, World History primary resources, and historic photos and maps.

National Georgraphic: Access pictures, video and music of people and places around the globe.

Atlapedia: Full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.

Flags of the 50 States: State flag images, history and law. A Guide to American Flags Color pictures of historic U.S. flags and state flags.

Government 101: Learn how a bill becomes a law, what the President's and Congress' roles are, election process, and more.

Background Notes: Facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations on countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Khan Academy: American Civics Videos about how government works in the United States.

CIA Factbook: Demographics, government and maps of foreign countries.

U.S. Census: Demographic, economic and geographic statistics for states, counties, and places.

Universal Class: More than 30 tutorials on a variety of technology subjects; suitable for beginning and intermediate computer skill levels.

Digital Learn: Connect to the Digital World. Free learning tools to help make technology work for you.

GCF LearnFree: The Freedom to learn what you want, when you want, absolutely free! Check out our Everyday Life, Basic Math, and Computer Training today.

Floss Manuals: Find a variety of tutorials for open source software programs.

Codeacademy: An education company committed to helping people learn programming. They offer free, interactive lessons on HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Python and Ruby. Users are required to create a free account.

Hack This Site: A safe and legal way for to learn hacking skills once you create a free account. Includes forums and articles on all topics related to hacking and network security.

Colorado Government: Includes elected officials, state agencies and more.

Colorado Profiles: Get the numbers on Colorado from the U.S. Census.

Colorado Statistics: Quick Guide to Colorado State Government Statistical Information.

Colorado State Archives, Symbols & Emblems: The official state list of Colorado symbols, emblems, flags and their meanings.

School Research Topics: Notable Internet Resources from Colorado State Government.