Homework & Research Help for Teens

 

Homework Tips

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.
 

Library Databases

Explora Secondary Schools

Ensure student and educator success with EBSCO’s interface for schools and public libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.

  • The users accessing outside the library network will need library card number to view the database

 

Websites

Research & Writing Tools

Can You Trust That Website?

When you're doing online research for your writing assignment, you want to make sure that the websites you are consulting are factually-based.
  • Evaluating Information Sources (UBC) - This guide will help you to evaluate resources you use for research, whether it is an online or print journal article, a website, a book, a newspaper article, or other source that you want to cite.
  • MediaBias - There's no such thing as unbiased news. But hidden media bias misleads, manipulates and divides us. AllSides empowers you to understand the role media bias plays in the news and information you consume.

 

Internet Safety

  • MediaSmarts - Canada's Centre for Digital and Media Literacy. Topics include cyberbullying, cell phones & texting, Internet & mobile, queer representation, and more...

 

Citing Sources: Writing a Bibliography

A bibliography is a list of all the books, articles, websites, interviews or movies that you used to create your project or report. There are several styles of bibliographies, so find out which one your instructor prefers. This is a quick introduction to get started:


 

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.