Databases & online resources
B. J. Pinchbeck – Helpful websites for homework help listed by subject/category
Chilimath – Online help with introductory, intermediate or advanced Algebra homework. Learn Algebra at your own pace. Also a good place for kids to go for help when a teacher isn’t readily available or parents aren’t equipped to help.
CQ Researcher – Comprehensive, non-biased reporting and analysis on issues shaping our world
Crash Course – YouTube channel with short courses taught by John and Hank Green on subjects such as history, literature, chemistry, ecology, and more!
Fact Monster – Offers info on dozens of topics, including science, math, and U.S. history. Clear instructions teach kids new math and other skills; a homework help section offers periodic tables and other tools. Users can also access an atlas, dictionary, and other resources.
Figure This! – Kids can learn how to estimate surface area, compare fractions, and perform other math calculations. The challenges use everyday examples that range from judging how far you can drive on a tank of gas, using mileage-per-gallon estimates, to how distance and angles affect mirror reflections. Problems are listed by subject and by challenge name. Figure This! has several fun problems to help teach kids a variety of math principles, plus resources for parents and teachers.
iCivics – Prepares young Americans to become knowledgable engaged 21st century citizens. Offers online games and resources relating to how our democratic government works.
Literature Resource Center – Scholarly articles and criticisms, bios and interviews, novels, short stories, and poems
Mango Languages – A language-learning software with over 70 world language courses and over 17 ESL/ELL courses, featuring an engaging user interface, voice comparison, fresh design, foreign language films, cultural anecdotes, and a user-friendly mobile app.
Multnomah County (OR) Library’s Homework Help – Got a homework project? Need to do Internet research or find articles for a school project? Here’s a great place to start.
NC Live – NC LIVE provides North Carolina residents and students with access to high quality information – searchable collections of magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, electronic books, historical materials, maps, and much more – covering a wide range of topics.
One Look Dictionary Search – Think of this web site as a search engine for words and phrases: If you have a word for which you’d like a definition or translation, we’ll quickly shuttle you to the web-based dictionaries that define or translate that word.
Shmoop – Lively Learning Guides by Experts & Educators – Literature, History, Economics, Math – lots to offer here! Once on the page, scroll down for free study guides.
SIRS Knowledge Source Package – Interface designed for students in grades K through 12. Includes Issues Researcher, Government Reporter, Renaissance, and WebSelect.
Yourcommonwealth.org – Teens can visit to start exploring the big questions facing our world. As a news and story-sharing site written for a younger audience by budding journalists from Commonwealth countries, Your Commonwealth hosts videos and articles submitted by writers aged 15-29 on the subjects of their choice, specifically what life is like in their country and any issues that they hope to bring to light.