Resources available for research in mathematics and the sciences

- LabWriteResources to help students write lab reports.
- Math Forum LibraryGreat resource for finding the best online Math help, tutorials and exercises.
- MathWorldAn extensive mathematics dictionary and encyclopedia.
- The National Science Digital LibraryProvides access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
- S.O.S. MathQuick access to mathematical formulas.
- Science.govSearches over 55 databases and over 2100 selected websites from 13 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.
- Science CinemaHighlights leading-edge research from the U.S. Department of Energy as well as the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
- Science DailySite covers discoveries in all fields of the physical, biological, earth and applied sciences, including top science news stories from the worldâ€™s leading universities and research organizations.

- IXL MathOnline math practice with interactive problems.
- Khan Academy: Math Instruction VideosVideos and exercises to help explain mathematical concepts.
- Math.comNumerous exercies, tutorials, test prep resources for Math.
- Math Open ReferenceOpen source interactive textbook for Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus.
- S.O.S. MathQuick access to mathematical formulas.
- That QuizOnline quizzes for various math concepts. Provides no instruction.

Type your keywords into Google and add the **site:** command, leaving a space between your words and the command. This will allow you to limit your web search to a specific domain. Only one domain can be searched at a time.

Copy and paste a command below to give it a try:

**site:**.edu**site:**.gov**site:**.org

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