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 – Library Card Required

The “databases” here have lots of information not typically available through the Internet.

Real life – real answers.
“Learn almost anything for free.”
3300 videos explain many subjects.

Websites

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.”
A single point of entry to distributed learning in British Columbia through the use of Edmark Learning Software.
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.
Compiled by BC’s Community Learning Network, the resources on this site are divided by subject areas linked to BC’s curriculum.
Homework Guides – This site is a great resource for homework guides on a variety of topics.
Study guides and essay help.
Resource site for finding scholarships.

Driver’s Ed

ICBC Driver’s Training Website
   ICBC Practice Knowledge Test

Health & Wellness

   AMAZE takes the awkward out of sex ed. Real info in fun, animated videos that give you all the answers you actually want to know about sex, your body and relationships.

 I WANNA KNOW

 Sexual Health for Teens and Young Adults (American Sexual Health Association)
   Youth Health – Your health is important. Get the facts on smoking, drugs, sex, mental health and more.
   Teen Mental Health – “Caring about and maintaining our mental health is as important as our physical health. We only have one brain and one body, so it’s our job to keep it running in the best way we can by paying attention to and working to improve our mental and physical health.”

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
Evaluating Websites: A checklist [PDF]

 

Internet Safety

Created by the RCMP.
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 they prefer (if they haven’t, just ask them).

How to Write a Bibliography
Write a Bibliography