Homework Help

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Links to some great homework and research resources.

Databases for Students

By Category

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.

  • 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.

  • Britannica School Edition: the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases—Elementary, Middle, or High.

  • Britannica Escolar: the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish.

  • Culturegrams: Unique cultural information provided by natives and long-term residents on daily life and social customs around the world. The World Edition is written at a higher Lexile for older grades.

  • eLibraryA massive collection of digitized newspapers, magazines and images with editorialized topic pages to aid with navigation.

  • 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.

  • SIRS Discoverer: Selected articles and graphics and books for social issues for early learners.

  • SIRS Issues Researcher: Selected articles and graphics on the enduring and talked-about issues of the day.


Helpful Homework Websites

  • ALSC's Notable Children's Digital Media : real-time, dynamic, and interactive media content for children 14 years of age and younger that enables and encourages active engagement and social interaction while informing, educating, and entertaining in exemplary ways.

  • Crash Course Kids (youtube channel) -   This bi-weekly show from the producers of Crash Course is all about grade school science. We'll explore Earth, Habitats, Space, Chemical Reactions, Engineering, and much much more! New uploads every Tuesday and Thursday. 

  • 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.

  • Nat Geo Homework Help -  A Fantastic resource for students to explore their interests and follow their curiosity, this site provides additional information for light research papers or projects. 

  • Wide Open School, from Common Sense Media - resources to make learning at home better for everyone