Homework Help

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Links to some great homework and research resources.

Databases for Students

Online resources that can only be reached through the Alameda Free Library website with your library card.

  • Tutor.com:  Use Tutor.com to get live homework help, practice your skills, study for a test, and explore online resources — all for free with your library card.

  • ABCmouse: More than 8,500 activities that teach math, science, health, social studies, art, and music for kids 2-8 years old. Disponible en español.

  • Academic Search Complete: An enormous collection of full-text journals. Scholarly content covers a broad range of academic study, so may be helpful when writing reports.

  • Biography Reference Center: Offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, including biographical reference collections and magazines. Best for middle and high school students.

  • Explora: Age-appropriate content from the world's leading magazines and reference books.

  • Learning Express Library’s School Center: Skill-building resources for classroom and homework success.

  • Newsbank: A comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues.

  • Read It: Designed for middle and high school students, this multi-purpose information resource covers a wide range of subject areas written for an age-appropriate interest level. Disponible en español.

  • Referencia Latina: Esta base de datos de texto completo en español cubre una amplia gama de temas dentro y fuera de la academia.


Helpful Homework Websites

  • ALSC’s Great Websites for Kids: a collection of websites favored by members of the Association for Library Service to Children.

  • Encyclopedia Smithsonian for Students: Features collections, stories, video and more from around the Smithsonian.

  • Evaluating Information: Resources to help identify reliable sources of news and other information.

  • Fact Monster: A free online almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia, and homework help for students in K-8th grades. 

  • Infoplease: A free online almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia, and homework help for students in 4th-12th grades.

  • Khan Academy: Learn almost anything — for free! With a library of over 2,800 videos covering math, science and engineering, computing, arts and humanities, economics and finance, test prep, and more.

Homework Coaching Schedule

Main Library: Monday - Friday 3:30 - 5:00

Bay Farm Island Library: N/A

West End Library: N/A