Homework Help for Teens
Live Homework Help from Tutor.com
Live Homework Help connects students with expert tutors for live, one-on-one help with homework assignments. Use Live Homework Help from your home computer or inside the Library to complete your homework assignments and improve your grades. Available seven days a week for English and Spanish-speaking students in grades K-12 from noon to midnight. In addition, the Skills Center is open 24/7 and offers thousands of worksheets, tutorials, study guides, practice tests, and more.
College Center from Tutor.com
The College Center's Live Tutor service is open from noon to midnight, seven days a week, and offers one-on-one, online tutoring in English and en Español. Available topics for tutoring are Math, Science, English, and Social Studies, along with Resume Help and GED Preparation. Students can also upload a document for review and proofreading by a tutor. In addition, the Skills Center is open 24/7 and offers thousands of worksheets, tutorials, study guides, practice tests, and more.
Test Prep Center from Tutor.com
The Test Prep Center's Live Tutor service is open from noon to midnight, seven days a week, and offers one-on-one, online assistance in English and en Español. Available topics for assistance are SAT, ACT, PSAT, AP Tests, GED, or U.S. Citizenship Test. In addition, the Skills Center is open 24/7 and offers resources on the SAT, ACT, standardized tests in all 50 states, graduate schools entrance tests, and more.
Test Prep Center is available on iOS.
Literature Resource Center
Learn about authors and literature including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, and journalism. You will find extensive author information, critical analysis, timelines, links to related websites, and more. It includes Lit Finder, Scribner Writers Series, and Twayne's Authors Series. [source list]
Literature Resource Center is available on Android and iOS.
Something About the Author Online
Something About the Author Online covers the lives and works of authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults. In addition to the information found in the print version of this reference source, the online edition also includes hundreds of specially commissioned autobiographical essays that are illustrated with personal photos and present an entertaining and informative first-person perspective on the lives and careers of these authors and illustrators.
Search or browse the encyclopedia alphabetically or by subject to find in-depth articles, related websites, video clips, and more. Check out the world atlas, timelines, year in review, and the spotlight archive with exhibits on dinosaurs, thunderstorms, the Titanic, and more.
Explora for Teens
Explora for Teens is a great place for students to do research on current and popular topics.
Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary
You can quickly look up a word, read its definition, and hear it pronounced. Search by typing the beginning or ending of a word, definition, part of speech, and more. Check out the rhyme, crossword, and jumble search. This resource includes word games, a thesaurus, and atlas.
Oxford Reference Online
Simultaneously search over one hundred specialized dictionaries and reference books covering a variety of subjects including language, science, medicine, humanities, social science, and business.
World Book Online
Explore easy to understand encyclopedia articles, as well as links to related websites and magazine articles. An atlas is also included. Entries incorporate sounds, pictures, videos and animations to make the information come alive. Great for students of all ages.
Biography in Context
Read biographies of more than one million people including current celebrities, authors, musicians, artists, scientists, and many others from throughout history and around the world. Some biographies include pictures, magazine articles, and links to websites. [source list]
Biography in Context is available on Android and iOS.
Daily Life Through History
In Daily Life through History, students and researchers discover the everyday details about past eras that make historical accounts relevant and meaningful.
U.S. History in Context
Discover American history from pre-colonial times to the present by reading historical documents and articles about the famous individuals in American history and about historical events. This resource includes maps, images, and timelines. [source list]
World History in Context
Discover twentieth-century world history by reading historical documents and articles about European, Asian, African, and Latin American history including the two World Wars, the Cold War, mass genocide, the rise and fall of Communism, and more. It includes maps, images, and timelines. [source list]
General OneFile is a collection of millions of magazine and journal articles that is great for research papers and projects. It includes articles about business, technology, current events, economics, education, law, literature, art, politics, science, social science, sports, and more. [source list]
InfoTrac Student Edition
Specifically designed for secondary school students, this database provides age-appropriate and reliable content from magazines, newspapers and reference books to meet student's needs. Over one thousand full-text titles, thousands of newspaper articles, hundreds of maps and images and full-text content from 14 reference books including Columbia Encyclopedia and the Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates. Users can also search by Lexile reading levels.
Search articles from over two thousand magazines covering general interest topics including current events, business, health, science, sports, multicultural issues, and more. [source list]
Research in Context
Research in Context will help students research topics such as geography, government, literature, science, and more!
Explores a single "hot" issue in the news in-depth each week. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education, science, and technology. Every report is written by an experienced journalist and features comments from experts, lawmakers, and citizens on all sides of every issue.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a resource for information on today's controversial social issues. It provides access to viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles on provocative and newsworthy topics. [source list]
Science Reference Center
Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife. Science Reference Center also includes articles for teachers correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
ScienceFlix is for students interested in learning more about science. It includes topics such as earth science, life science, space, health, technology, and more. You’ll also find science projects and experiments you can try!
SIRS Issues Researcher
Use SIRS Issues Researcher to locate articles about controversial issues selected from newspapers, magazines, journals, and government publications. It features information about a variety of social, scientific, health, historic, economic, business, political, and global issues from around the world. [source list]
Today’s Science bridges the gap between what you learn about science in school and the amazing discoveries scientists are actually making in the real world. All of the articles are easy to read and some are even written by the scientists who are involved in recent breakthroughs. Today’s Science has over two thousand biographies of scientists that you can search, and they have curriculum tools like activities, research tools, and teaching aids that are great for students or teachers.
LearningExpress Library provides interactive online practice tests and a tutorial course series designed to help users succeed on academic and licensing tests. It offers immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of results. Registration by the user is required to allow the software to record the progress of the user and to allow the user to stop a particular test or lesson and continue at a later time.
Websites for Teens
Using the Library to Write a First-Rate Research Paper - printable tri-fold brochure for teachers and students