Homework Tools

Not hammers or saws, just some cool tools to help you get a better grasp of your subject and get the "A" you want.

Browse these links to websites collected by the Union Public Library and organized by subject.

  1. Literature and Writing
  2. General
  3. Math and Science
  4. Databases A-Z

Cliff's Notes

In addition to the print versions available for you to check out at our library, this online version of Cliff's Notes has over 300 Literature Notes available for free.

No Fear Shakespeare

No Fear Shakespeare puts Shakespeare's language side-by-side with a facing-page translation into modern English—the kind of English people actually speak today.

The OWL at Purdue University

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University offers a multitude of free writing resources for students, teachers, researchers and users worldwide. Find Research and Citation help, Job Search writing, Grammar and ESL resources. Great help when formatting bibliographies or references!

Strunk's Elements of Style

An indispensable classic for writers at any level, The Elements of Style offers valuable insight on elementary Rules of Usage and Principles of Composition. This online version is published by Bartleby.com.


The SparkNotes website has lots of fun and interesting things to browse, in addition to those great Literature Study Guides for which they're known.