Databases & online resources
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
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.
Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combines robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps. With over 110 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 30 languages, there is something for every learner.
Tutor.com provides on-demand online tutoring, homework help, test preparation, and writing assistance for K-12 students, college students, and adult learners in over 60 subjects. No appointment is needed. Tutors are available 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm every day. Spanish speaking tutors are also available for certain subjects. Login with your library card number and PIN from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.
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.