Homework & Research Help for Teens
There are loads of resources to help you with your homework. Library databases have lots of useful information that’s not necessarily available through Google. Plus, you know you can trust this information. Many websites can also help you with your homework, but make sure you’re safe while surfing the Internet, that the websites you find are from reliable sources, and learn how to cite those sources.
The “databases” here have lots of information not typically available through the Internet. You’ll need your library card to log into some of them.
|Canadian Reference Centre – Access “Canadian content” in domestic and international magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books. Also includes biographies and a large image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
|EBSCOhost magazines & periodicals – Search the content of more than 10,000 popular and academic magazines, reference books, plus images, covering all subject areas, from current events and history to the arts and sciences. Many Canadian titles are included. Narrow results by date, subject, publication, etc. EBSCOhost Basic Searching [2:25 minutes]
||Khan Academy – “Learn almost anything for free.”
3300 videos explain many subjects.
|| Explora Canada – Ensure student and educator success with EBSCO’s new interface for schools and public libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.
The following websites that have been reviewed by librarians and are recommended as good starting points to help with your homework:
|Smithsonian Learning Lab
||"More than a million images, recordings, and texts from the Smithsonian's 19 museums, 9 major research centers, and the national zoo. It is easy to find something of interest because search results display pictures rather than lists. Whether you’ve found what you were looking for or just discovered something new, it's easy to personalize it. Add your own notes and tags, incorporate discussion questions, and save and share."
||“Learn almost anything for free.” - 3300 videos explain many subjects.
|Ask Dr. Math
||The Math Forum
|Kindergarten to Grade 12 | Manitoba Education
||Provides loads of support topics, including curriculum and assessment, diverse student needs, and more.
|Multnomah County Library
||Homework Guides - This site is a great resource for homework guides on a variety of topics.
||Study guides and essay help.
||Youth.gc.ca is all about helping youth 15 to 30 years of age. It is THE place to tap into a wide variety of information.
|Community Learning Network
||Educational resources for K-12 arranged by category with over 1,200 links. Includes links to Home Pages of schools around the world.
||Resource site for finding scholarships.
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Citing Sources: Writing a Bibliography
What’s a bibliography?
It’s a list of all the books, articles, websites, interviews or movies that you used to create your project or report.
Why do I need a bibliography?
It’s important to give credit to the people whose work you used for your report. And it gives you, your teacher and anyone else who reads your report a chance to refer to those sources for more information.
How do I write a bibliography?
There are different ways you can do this and your teacher will tell you which they prefer (if they haven’t, just ask them).
Looking for more information?
Check our Teens page for more information on library programs for teens and other websites to help support teens as they grow up.