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 many cases, the information needed to complete these assignments is not freely available online. Because the Library of Congress does not lend materials to individuals, and because most of our collections 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 also visit these websites:
BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
Directory of free educational sites; students can post questions to an online bulletin board.
Digital Public Library of America
The Digital Public Library of America is a research portal that brings together online collections from many of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.
Directory of free educational sites, organized by grade level and subject, with a list of frequently asked questions ("You Asked For It").
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 Guideand the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL).
Kids.gov is the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. It links kids, parents and teachers to information and services on the web from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids.