Homework & Research Help for Teens

Homework Tips

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.

Library Databases

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.

World Book Encyclopedia – All of these products are available for your use:

  Explora Canada – Information for students of all ages on a wide variety of topics, from history and current events to science and technology. Search a variety of sources such as magazines, encyclopedias, primary source documents and more.
Khan Academy – “Learn almost anything for free.”
3300 videos explain many subjects.
LearnNowBC is a single point of entry to distributed learning in British Columbia through the use of Edmark Learning Software.

Websites

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly. No library card required.

Don't forget to check out our other resources under our Kids and Teens sections.

K-6 Children's eBooks

K-6 Math eBooks

Grades 7-12 eBooks

All Ages Audio Books

Romance Novels Collection

             

Can You Trust That Website?

Anyone can build a website, so you need to make sure the ones you’re looking at are from people you can trust. Here’s how...
Evaluating Information Sources From UBC
Evaluating Websites A checklist [PDF]

Internet Safety

Internet Safety Resources Created by the RCMP
Internet Saftey from MediaSmarts Topics range from cyberbullying, cell phones & texting, Internet & mobile, queer representation, and more...

Citing Sources: Writing a Bibliography

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly. No library card required.

Don't forget to check out our other resources under our Kids and Teens sections.

K-6 Children's eBooks

K-6 Math eBooks

Grades 7-12 eBooks

All Ages Audio Books

Romance Novels Collection

             

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.