Homework Sites for Teens
Multi-Subject | Biography | College & Career | History | Literature | Math | News & Social Trends | Primary Sources | Research & Writing | Science | Study Skills | Technology
- Internet Public Library
Reference center, searching tools, subject guides and special collections.
- Information Please
Encyclopedia, almanac, atlas and dictionary all in one.
- Khan Academy
Video lectures with online practice for math, science, economics, arts, history, and computer science.
- Discovery Education
Homework help resources, plus interactive games, videos, virtual labs and activities.
- Library of Congress
Historical records and digitized books, photos, maps, manuscripts, film, and sound recordings.
- BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper
Over 700 top-notch websites for students and life-long learners.
- Shmoop Learning Guides
Literature, math, science, history, social studies, art, music, and a few life skills. (En Espanol)
Jumpstart researching any topic by using websites recommended by Colorado librarians. Type in a tag word like biology or economics and hit Enter. Some tags are two words and need to be typed inside quotes like “current events” or “primary sources.” Start a new search by clicking CoLibraries (top left) to clear the field and enter a different tag.
- Study Tips
Tips on note-taking, test-taking, organizing, studying for tests, concentrating, and more.
- Study Guides & Strategies
Learn to develop better listening, reading, note-taking, writing, and independent study skills.
- I Can’t Remember What I Read!
5 steps to improve reading retention.
- Test Anxiety
Manage test anxiety to work for you, instead of against you.
Over 7,000 biographies of people past and present.
- Nobel Prize
Biographies of Nobel Prize recipients and laureates.
- Gallery of Achievers
Read about individuals who have shaped the 20th century by their accomplishments.
- Miller Center
In-depth information on each U.S. President and administration and presidential speech archive.
Spotlights historical figures and distinguished women.
For all your assigned reading, summaries, themes, quotes, characters, and analysis to spark critical thinking.
- Literary Criticism
Websites about authors and their works to browse by author, title, or nationality and literary period.
- Free Book Notes
Book summaries and study guides for thousands of books, compiled from several major study guides.
- No Fear Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s plays with page-by-page translation into modern English. More Shakespeare links.
- Poetry Foundation
Browse classic and contemporary works, by subject, style, period, or poet. More poetry links.
Links to literary classics, poems, short stories, plays, films, and reference works.
Step-by-step answers to hundreds of math questions and the option to type in your own problem.
- Dr. Math
Q&A to commonly asked math questions. Browse the archive by level or search by keyword.
Need help with algebra? This is the place for illustrated step-by-step examples and videos.
Links to librarian recommended math websites for students, teachers, and tutors.
News & Social Trends
- PBS NewsHour Extra
World news and reports written for students.
- The Guardian
Online newpaper covering American and international news.
- Pew Research Center
Nonpartisan reports about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.
Today’s controversial issues presented in a balanced, comprehensive, straightforward pro-con format.
- Channel One
News stories, hot issues, and student opinions.
- Library of Congress
Maps, photographs, letters, diaries, newspapers, sound recordings, interviews, and historic films.
- National Archives
Written documents, images, maps, charts, graphs, audio and video.
- American Rhetoric
Audio and video of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates and interviews.
- Duke University Collections
150 years of print and TV advertising illustrate consumerism and the advertising industry.
- Western History Collection at Denver Public Library
Documents, photographs, maps, art, newspapers and more.
Research & Writing
- Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Sources
Explanations and examples for each category.
- Common Types of Papers
Examples and resources for writing research papers and a wide range of essays.
- Evaluating Resources
CRAAP! Currency, relevance, authority, accuracy, purpose.
- Research Skills
Step-by-step guide to the research process, evaluating resources, and writing a research paper.
- The Research Process
Resources to help with writing skills, thesis statements, style and language, and citation.
- Where’s the Information?
Strategies for researching at the library, on the web, and other tips for researchers.
Search across 15 federal agencies with just one query for science articles, news, studies, data, and more.
- Explain that Stuff
Easy to understand articles on how things work, cutting-edge science, cool gadgets, and computers.
Explore cell biology, DNA, genes, chromosomes, heredity, genetic conditions, evolution, and biotechnology.
- Classification of Animals
Amphibians, invertebrates, birds, mammals, reptiles and the conservation of animals.
- The Physics Classroom
Physics concepts explained and quizzes to test your understanding.
- Rader’s Chemistry
Basic information on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry.
- Hour of Code
Intro designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics (and beyond.)
- TED Talks Technology
Over 500 video talks on topics of technology.
- CNN Tech News
News and video covers the internet, business and personal tech, video games, and more.
College & Career
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
Career information and statistics about hundreds of occupations.
- My Future
Career insights featuring education & training, salary, trends and advice for job seekers.
- Career Colleges
Find programs to enter into specific trades or services: tech, law, healthcare, culinary, automotive, etc.
- Free SAT Prep
Practice with hundreds of questions from unreleased SATs and 200+ videos with step-by-step solutions.
- Colorado Colleges and Universities – Answers to commonly asked questions about attending college in Colorado.
- College Answer Guy
Articles, checklists, and resources on everything you need to know to prepare for college.
- NCES College Navigator
Search for colleges and universities by location, programs and majors, or institution type.
- Your Future
Resources for college, financial aid, GED, apprenticeship, military, and careers. (Denver Public Library)