Homework & Research Help for Teens
The following websites that have been reviewed by librarians and are recommended as good starting points to help with your homework:
|“More than a million images, recordings, and texts from the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, 9 major research centers, and the national zoo. It is easy to find something of interest because search results display pictures rather than lists. Whether you’ve found what you were looking for or just discovered something new, it’s easy to personalize it. Add your own notes and tags, incorporate discussion questions, and save and share.”|
|LearnNowBC||A single point of entry to distributed learning in British Columbia through the use of Edmark Learning Software.|
|Khan Academy||“Learn almost anything for free.” – 3300 videos explain many subjects.|
|Royal BC Museum Learning Portal||The Learning Portal is the place for learners of all ages to explore British Columbia’s natural and human history through the Royal BC Museum collections.|
|BC Government – Education||Provides loads of support topics, including curriculum and assessment, diverse student needs, and more.|
|Community Learning Network’s Subject Areas||Compiled by BC’s Community Learning Network, the resources on this site are divided by subject areas linked to BC’s curriculum.|
|Multnomah County Library||Homework Guides – This site is a great resource for homework guides on a variety of topics.|
|GradeSaver||Study guides and essay help.|
|Smart Scholar||Resource site for finding scholarships|
Research & Support
Below are comprehensive guides focused on effective academic habits.
Can You Trust That Website?
Anyone can build a website, so you need to make sure the ones you’re looking at are from people you can trust. Here’s how…
|Evaluating Information Sources||From UBC|
|Internet Safety Resources||Created by the RCMP|
|Internet Saftey from MediaSmarts||Topics range from cyberbullying, cell phones & texting, Internet & mobile, queer representation, and more…|
Citing Sources: Writing a Bibliography
What’s a bibliography?
It’s a list of all the books, articles, websites, interviews or movies that you used to create your project or report.
Why do I need a bibliography?
It’s important to give credit to the people whose work you used for your report. And it gives you, your teacher and anyone else who reads your report a chance to refer to those sources for more information.
How do I write a bibliography?
There are different ways you can do this and your teacher will tell you which style they prefer.