Research & Homework Resources
The library’s best-kept secret is now yours to explore! Discover all of our research tools for teens.
HelpNow by Brainfuse
Free tutoring services for kids, teens, and adults are available from 1 PM to 11 PM daily through HelpNow by Brainfuse.
Points of View Reference Center
Provides students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.
Learning Express Library
Find practice tests and tutorials for academic subjects, AP Exams, ACT, SAT, GED, and more!
Literature Resource Center
Search for biographies and critical analyses of authors. Scroll down to L in the A-Z list of Research Databases.
Tap into research and study tools for teens!
- Britannica School Edition: Encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources for Pre-K to 12th grade.
- Explora Teens: Middle and high school-appropriate magazine, journal, encyclopedia articles, and primary source documents.
- General Science Collection: Peer-reviewed journal articles on the latest scientific developments.
- High School (Gale In Context): Articles, primary documents, creative works, and multimedia files.
- Learning Express Library: Tests and tutorials for academic or licensing exams, including AP, ACT, and SAT.
- MAS Ultra – School Edition: Full text for high school magazines, biographies, and primary source documents. Also contains more than 360 reference books.
- Middle Search Plus: Full text for middle school magazines, biographies, historical essays, and primary source documents.
- Middle School (Gale In Context): Magazines, newspapers, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, and more.
- Points of View Reference Center: Essays that present multiple sides of a current issue, each with an overview, point, counterpoint, and Critical Thinking Guide.
For more, see our full list of research databases for online learning resources for all ages.
Check out these websites!
- How to Smile – hands-on science and math activities from science museums around the country
- Kidzone with the New York Philharmonic
- National Center for Learning Disabilities
- Smithsonian Kids
- Start With A Book
- Tween Tribune
- Tween Tribune en Español – Noticias diarias en español para niños y adolescentes