Homework & Research Help for Teens
Exams – BC Provincial Exams
Post Secondary Info
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.
|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|
|Funk & Wagnalls – For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double-clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images and offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. This database is updated annually.|
|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.|
The following websites that have been reviewed by librarians and are recommended as good starting points to help with your homework:
|Ask Dr. Math||The Math Forum|
|BC Archives Time Machine||Includes chapters on the Cariboo Gold Rush, First Nations in BC, and Art in BC History.|
|BC Government – Education||Provides loads of support topics, including curriculum and assessment, diverse student needs, and more.|
|Community Learning Network’s Subject Areas||Compiled by BC’s Community Learning Network, the resources on this site are divided by subject areas linked to BC’s curriculum.|
|Multnomah County Library||Homework Guides – This site is a great resource for homework guides on a variety of topics.|
|GradeSaver||Study guides and essay help.|
|Test Taking Tips||Learn proper note taking, studying and test taking strategies.|
|Easy Bib||Generate citations in MLA, APA & Chicago formats for your bibliography.|
|BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper||BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper curates the best free education and homework resources for students, teachers and parents.|
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 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
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).
|How to Write a Bibliography||By A Research Guide for Students|
|Write a Bibliography||By infoplease|
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.