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Homework Help for Teens

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Teens Using Computers

Try one of the library's subscription databases (you'll need your library card number) or a recommended website.

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All Subjects  Subscription Database 
One-on-one live online tutoring for students through  Connect to a live tutor through any Internet connection from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.

EbscoHost  Subscription Database 
Full Text Magazine Articles. You can choose to search from one or a number of EBSCO databases, including General Reference, Biographies, Health, Business, and Current Events.

Facts on File Subscription Database 
Facts on File is a collection of databases highlighting science, geography, history, health, and multicultural sources. It also has a career guidance section.

Learning Express Library Subscription Database 
Practice Math, English, Social Studies and Logic Skills. On the Learning Express Library homepage click on "School Center." You will need to create an account in order to save your test results.  For user name use your library card number.  Create your own password.  Then use your library card number and password each time you return to the site.

Multnomah County Library Homework Helpers
Try these great homework helpers from Multnomah County Library.  Includes dozens of subjects!

The Arts


Art History Resources on the Web
From prehistoric art to the 21st century, and all around the world.

Art encyclopedia where you can browse or search for an artist and their art.



Contemporary Authors  Subscription Database
Biographical information on 112,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters.

Biographical Dictionary
covers more than 28,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day.

Books, Poetry & Writing


NoveList Subscription Database 
Fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and  more for over 120,000 fiction titles. Also includes Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles

The Elements of Style
The classic by William Strunk.

MLA Bibliography Composer

A+ Research and Writing for High School and College Students
Includes a step by step guide, hints for finding information on the web and at the library, and links to other great sources.

Current Events 


TOPICsearch Subscription Database 
Allows researchers to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.

Opposing Viewpoints Subscription Database 
A complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.


This Day in History

 The World Factbook
Includes information on every country in the world.

Geography and Political Science


Atlapedia Online
Atlapedia Online contains full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world. (Opens in new window.)


 Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids
Separate sections for grades 6-8 and grades 9-12.

Flags of the World



The Math Forum - Ask Dr. Math

Reference Materials


Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia Subscription Database 
For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics.  The database contains various images and offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.

 Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
Find out who said it, and where.

Use this site to get a translation where you can get the "gist" of foreign language text and web pages.  For an exact translation you'll need an interpreter!
Easy to use -- and an easy to remember URL.

Roget's Thesaurus
Another way to say it...

Classics Unveiled
What's the story behind all those gods and goddesses?



Science - from Facts on File
Under "Science" select "Science Online."  Contains extensive information on a broad range of scientific disciplines. Subscription Database

Human Anatomy Online

Search the Internet



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Evaluating Internet Information (from Johns Hopkins University)