We encourage elementary and high school students to visit their local school or public libraries for assistance in completing their classroom and homework assignments. In most cases, the information needed to complete these assignments is not available on the free Internet. Because the Library of Congress does not loan materials to individuals, and because most of our collections (except for the American Memory project) aren't available online, our ability to help students with their assignments is limited. However, most local school and public libraries will have reference librarians, books, magazines, online databases, and other resources to assist students with their schoolwork.
Students seeking online assistance for their schoolwork may visit these websites:
BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
Directory of free educational sites; students can post questions to an online bulletin board.
Directory of free educational sites, organized by grade level and subject, with a list of frequently asked questions ("You Asked For It").
Kidspace (Internet Public Library)
Links to online resources in science, history, and other topics. Students can email an "Ask a Question" service, which often refers students back to their local libraries.
How to Cite Electronic Sources from the Library of Congress Web site
This site provides examples of citations styles that may be used to cite materials found on the Library of Congress's Web site. See also the Chicago Manual of Style Citation Quick Guide.