Homework Help for Teens

Here you’ll find library resources that have thousands of books, magazines, journal articles, and more, to help you with homework or research. Use the navigation buttons to view a category.



   RESEARCH A TOPIC

Here you’ll find research databases from EBSCOHost, including thousands of reference books, journal articles, newspaper articles, magazines, and more, to help with research on a variety of topics.

                   Grades    Database and Description   
Search Now 6-12Explora for Public Libraries

Explora provides age-appropriate content and topic overviews for students in an easy-to-use interface. 60,000 videos from the Associated Press.
Search Now 6-8Explora — Middle School

Explora provides age-appropriate content and topic overviews for students in middle school in an easy-to-use interface. 60,000 videos from the Associated Press.
Search Now 9-12Explora — High School

Explora provides age-appropriate content and topic overviews for students in high school in an easy-to-use interface. 60,000 videos from the Associated Press.
Access Now 6-9Science Flix

Enhance your understanding of science concepts and ideas through this interactive, engaging resource! Find articles, videos, hands-on project ideas, and so much more. This resource has features to improve comprehension by allowing users to adjust text difficulty, look up words, and hear text read aloud. Library & Home Use

Note for teachers and parents: lesson plans and quizzes are available to gauge student learning.
Access Now 6-9Freedom Flix

Find out more about the people, places, and events that have shaped our world through articles, videos, primary sources, and vetted web links. This resource includes credible, accurate, age-appropriate content perfect for youth looking to learn more about history and government. Library & Home Use

Note for teachers and parents: project ideas and games offer more opportunities to engage students.
Search Now 6-8Non-Fiction Book Collection — Middle School

Searchable collections of non-fiction reference books on a wide range of subjects for middle school students. Subjects include careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.
Search Now 9-12Non-Fiction Book Collection — High School

Searchable collections of non-fiction reference books on a wide range of subjects for high school students. Subjects include careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.
Search Now 9-12MAS Ultra – School Edition

This database is designed specifically for high school students and contains articles from nearly 500 popular high school magazines. There are also over 85,000 biographies, 107,000+ primary source documents, 360+ reference books, and 592,000 photos.
Search Now 6-12MasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
Search Now 6-12Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selective full text for more than 370 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.
Search Now 9-12Academic Search Elite

Academic Search Elite contains full text for more than 2,100 journals, Nearly 150 scholarly journals have PDF images dating back to 1985
Search Now 9-12GreenFILE

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as full text for more than 4,700 records.

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   TEST PREPARATION

Here you’ll find databases and websites that provide access to practice tests, study guides, and more.

                   Grades    Database and Description   
Start Now 6-12Learning Express Library

Interactive resource has over 300 online practice tests including SAT, ACT, GED, HiSET, GMAT, Nursing, Fire Fighter, Police, and Middle School & High School Math & Reading. Many tests are available in Spanish.
Start Now 9-12+Learning Express Library High School Equivalency Center

Prepare to get your high school equivalency credential with complete resources for the GED test, HiSET, and TASC.
Start Now 9-12High School Test Prep

Interactive test prep resource featuring free practice questions for the SAT, ACT, select AP tests, and PSAT. Each test has automated scoring along with thorough explanations for each answer.
Start Now 9-12+Practice Quiz

Interactive website offering free practice questions for the SAT, ACT, select AP tests, CLEP and DSST, GED, TOEFL, and ASVAB. Beyond academic practice quizzes, this website also offers practice quizzes for various Business and Professional, IT and Technical, Medical, Teaching and Education, and US and State exams.

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   eBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS

Here you’ll find databases containing eBooks for both middle school and high school students covering a variety of topics. These reference subjects include biography, history, careers, cooking, literature, genealogy, health, social studies, math, personal finance, politics, architecture, science and technology, current events, social-emotional health, sports, travel and more.

                   Grades    Database and Description   
Search Now 6-12EBSCOhost eBook Collection

This collection offers full text titles with unlimited access designed specifically for public libraries. Featuring fiction and nonfiction titles for adults and juveniles as well as containing a wide range of subjects and topics to meet patron’s research and recreational needs.
Search Now 9-12eBook High School Collection

This collection offers full text titles with unlimited access designed specifically to support a quality learning experience for high school students across all academic subjects from History, to Language and Literature, to Science & Technology.
Search Now 9-12MAS Reference eBook Collection

This eBook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects for high school students. Topics include biography, history, careers, language arts, literature, government, health, math, science, current events, and social-emotional health.
Search Now 6-8Middle Search Reference eBook Collection

This eBook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects for middle school students. Topics include social studies, math, history, language arts, technology, geography, culture, and science.
Search Now 6-8eBook K-8 Collection

This collection offers full text titles with unlimited access designed specifically to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all academic subjects from History, to Language and Literature, to Science & Technology.
Search Now 6-12Science Reference eBook Collection

This ebook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Search Now 6-12MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection

This eBook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects. Topics include biography, history, careers, cooking, literature, genealogy, health, parenting, personal finance, politics, architecture, science, current events, social-emotional health, sports, and travel.

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   ESL & LANGUAGE SKILLS

Here you’ll find resources for English-language learners (ESL), tools to sharpen grammatical skills of English speakers of all skill levels, free foreign language courses, and even resources for learning American Sign Language (ASL).

                   Grades    Database and Description   
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Start Now 6-12+ESL Cafe: Resources for Students

Helpful resources for English-language students, including quizzes, lessons covering grammar, US geography, US history, idioms and slang, and more.
Start Now 6-12+English Club: Learn English

Portal for English-language learners with a variety of resources for improving your knowledge of English grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.
Start Now 6-12+Activities for ESL Students

Simple, plain quizzes and exercises offered by teachers to improve the skills of English learners.
Start Now 9-12+English Page: Advanced English Lessons

Those who wish to sharpen their grammatical skills in English can take tests and read tutorials on the finer points of gerunds and conditionals.
Learn a Language
Start Now 6-12+Live Mocha

Graphical language courses in return for free registration, along with the opportunity to pair up with native speakers online.
Start Now 6-12+Duolingo

This free website may not get you all the way to fluent, but it will get you started on the basics of a new language with interactive lessons. Start learning with as little as 5 minutes practice a day.
Start Now 6-12+American Sign Language University

This resource site for ASL students and teachers has free, in-depth ASL video lessons. You will also find information and resources to help you improve your signing.
Start Now 6-12+American Sign Language Dictionary

Search and compare thousands of words and phrases in American Sign Language (ASL). The largest collection of video signs online.

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   COMPUTER & CAREER TUTORIALS

Here you’ll find resources for career readiness and exploration, information about internships and apprenticeships, and tools for developing both soft skills and technical skills for good job performance.

                   Grades    Database and Description   
Start Now 9-12CareerOneStop

CareerOneStop (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration) is a career planning tool designed to assist high school students in managing education and explore career plans. Take interest and skill assessments to help you choose a good career fit. Browse career profiles, learn about the future outlook for each profession and occupation, and compare careers side by side including salaries, skill requirements, recommended education, and more. Also, find job training, apprenticeships, internships, and job search resources.
Start Now 9-12youth.gov: Career Exploration & Skill Development

This government database provides resources to help youth get a sense of their interest and skills as well as gain employment experience and learn about employment opportunities. Mentoring, writing resumes and cover letters, conducting mock interviews, exploring possible careers, assisting with internships or program searches, and developing technical and soft skills for good job performance. Also provided here are resources for Employment & Education Considerations for Youth with Disabilities.
Start Now 9-12Apprenticeship.gov

Jump start your career through apprenticeship! This U.S. Department of Labor website helps apprenticeship-seekers find positions with their Apprenticeship Finder tool.
Start Now 6-8Scholastic: Jobs of the Future

Introduce middle school students to apprenticeships and careers with these engaging resources. Students will identify soft skills they can develop now, analyze articles about teens working in real-world apprenticeships, learn career-related vocabulary, and more.
Start Now 9-12Government Internships for Teenagers

This article provides a list of various government internship opportunities, where to apply for each, and tips on how to apply successfully. Government internships afford teens on-the-job experience and a chance to network with powerful professionals before they leave high school.
Start Now 9-12+Computer Skills Center

More than 100 self-directed video tutorials for commonly used software applications. Save your progress and return at your convenience. Library & Home Use
Start Now 9-12+Learning Express Adult Core Skills

Access interactive tools to improve your math, reading, and writing skills. Library & Home Use
Start Now 9-12+Resume and Cover Letter Builder

More than 200 expert-developed resumes covering a range of occupations and preparation levels to help you create your own resume and cover letter. Library & Home Use
Start Now 9-12+My Next Move

This website includes assignments, skills, salary information, and more than 900 different careers.
Start Now 9-12+Mi Próximo Paso

Este sitio web incluye tareas, aptitudes, información sobre salarios y más de 900 carreras diferentes. Toda la información está en Español.

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