Subject Help Websites

Genealogy | General Websites | Business and Finance | Civics | Colorado | Consumer Information | Education | English | General | Geography | Health and Medicine | History | Math & Science | Tax Information

Genealogy

MyHeritage – MyHeritage provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.

General Websites

Ask Kids – Ask Kids is a search engine designed exclusively for young people ages 6 to 12. It’s a free, safe, fun way for kids and their parents to quickly and easily research school topics like science, math, geography, language arts, and history in a search environment that’s safer and more age-appropriate than traditional, adult search engines.

Discover Education -Discovery Education provides engaging digital resources to schools and homes with the goal of making educators more effective, increasing student achievement, and connecting classrooms and families to a world of learning. Note: defaults to Math Help page.

Ref Desk Homework Helper -“Fact Checker for the Internet”

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.

Teen Reads – Recommendations on books to read.

Business and Finance

Colorado Department of Revenue – Information on driver’s licenses, motor vehicle registration, taxes and more.

Colorado Small Business Development Center – Tips on starting and running a small business in Colorado.

Sales Tax and Use Tax Forms – The most-requested tax forms from the Department of Revenue.

Trade Name Database – The Colorado Secretary of State’s database of company names, trademarks, etc. Also includes information on uniform commercial code, and other helpful business information.

United States Small Business Administration – Advice from the federal government on aspects of running a small business, including opportunities, financing, and training events.

Internal Revenue Service – Online presence for the Internal Revenue Service with tax information for both individuals and businesses.

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.

Federal Bureau of Investigation Kids Page -Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) web sites for students of all ages.

Colorado

State of Colorado – Official site of the State of Colorado.

Colorado Department of Natural Resources – Parks, Animals, plants, and mineral resources of the State of Colorado.

Colorado Historical Society – CHS is a state agency that preserves the history of Colorado through exhibits, collections, and the Stephen H. Hart Library.

Colorado State Archives – Preserves and promotes the legal and historical records of the State of Colorado.

Colorado’s  Historic Newspaper Project – Digitized historic newspapers from selected Colorado papers from 1859-1923.

Colorado’s Kids and Student Page – This page links to state quick facts about the state motto, dinosaur and others. Also includes links to state history, legislation and other information.

Consumer Information

Consumer Resource Guide, Colorado Attorney General’s Office – Consumer laws, offical complaint line, and more from the Colorado Attorney General.

Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau – Promotes positive relationships between consumers and businesses through education and self-regulation.

Better Business Bureau – Research a company or charity before giving them your business, or report an entity that you feel has treated you unfairly.

Education

Colorado Department of Education – Family literacy, Home schooling, educational news, and contact information for local school districts.

Colorado School Accountability Reports – Official reports on school and student performance in Colorado.

United States Department of Education – Information on federal education programs and initiatives.

Colorado Commission on Higher  Education – Information about Community Colleges and Universities in Colorado.

College Invest – Dedicated to helping students, parents, and schools figure out college financing.

College Assist – A non-profit division of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, which offers planning tools, scholarships, and savings plans to help families afford higher education.

English

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

Sparknotes – Study Guides for English Literature

General

Dexonline.com – Official online directory from Qwest, searching businesses, government, and residential listings.

Merriam-Webster Online – Online edition of the trusted dictionary and thesaurus.

Encyclopedia.com – Contains more than 57,000 articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.

United States Postal Service Zip Code Lookup – Enter a full or partial address to find the ZIP code.

Time and Date – Offers a world clock and time zones, as well as a time zone converter and online calendar.

Internet Public Library – Websites you can trust, selected and organized by librarians.

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.

National Geographic for Kids – The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.

Health and Medicine

Medline Plus – Information on over 700 health topics, interactive tutorials, and health news from the National Library of Medicine.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Statistics, publications, and health topics on a variety of health issues. From the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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 – 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 & Science

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

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.

Tax Information

Federal Tax Forms

eFile

Track Your Refund

Tax Information for Businesses

Colorado Department of Revenue

Colorado Tax Forms

Colorado Tax/Rent/Heat Rebate

Tax Tips from Bankrate.com

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