Homework & Research Help for Kids

Homework Tips

Use Library databases which have lots of useful information that’s not necessarily available through Google. This is always information you can trust.
Websites can also help you with your homework, but make sure:
you’re safe while surfing the Internet,
the websites you find are from reliable sources
and learn how to properly cite those sources.

Our Library Databases – Library Card Required

Discover the fiction titles that are popular with young readers.
“Learn almost anything for free.”
3300 videos explain many subjects.


Many libraries have reviewed websites and created lists of recommended children’s websites. Here are a few of our favourites.

Recommended websites for homework.
Separates topics by grade
A collection of amazing, spectacular, colourful and mysterious sites for kids, parents, teachers and other caregivers (from the American Library Association).

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 Websites: A How-To Guide for Middle-School Students
Evaluating Websites: Printable Checklist

Internet Safety

Stay Safe Online by being SMART

afe: Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information – such as your full name, email address, phone number, home address, photos or school name – to people you are chatting with online.
eet: Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ or carers’ permission and even then only when they can be present.
ccepting: Accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
eliable: Information you find on the internet may not be true, or someone online may be lying about who they are. Make sure you check information before you believe it.
ell: Tell you Parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.
Childnet International

Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
Online games that teach kids in fun ways all about internet safety, privacy and more. From MediaSmarts: Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy.

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.
How to write a bibliography.