Homework Help for Teens

Just getting started researching your topic? Try one of these resources.

Academic OneFile

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Search a number of resources at the same time across a variety of disciplines. Find articles from a variety of sources.

Biography in Context

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Current, authoritative content always available. The date of the last update is displayed. Find biographical information on people from all walks of life, including actors, musicians, politicians, scientists, and more.


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Homework help has never been easier. Brainfuse offers live-tutoring to students (K-12) between 2 and 11 p.m. in math, science, reading, social studies, history, geography and language arts. Other services include writing labs, diagnostic testing and individualized flash card creation for studying.

Britannica Library Young Adults

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Check this authoritative resource for great content. Updated daily, this is another great resource with a user-friendly interface.

Canadian Points of View Reference Centre

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Canadian Points of View Reference Centre covers over 200 topics, each with an overview (objective background / description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). It is designed to meet the requirements of the Ontario School Curriculums for K-12. Each topic features a Guide to Critical Analysis which helps the reader evaluate the controversy and enhances students’ ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues and write or debate an effective argument on the topic.

Explora Canada Student Search 6-12

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Explora Canada Student Search 6-12 makes it easy for students in Grades 6 to 12 to browse by topic or to search by keyword to find content from AP videos, magazines, encyclopedias and more. Results can be easily sorted by source type—magazines, reference books, news, photos, biographies, and primary source documents.  One great feature is a Topic Overview.

Middle Search Plus

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Contains thousands of biographies and historical essays, primary source documents, reference books, and an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.

Ministry of Education Free Tutoring

Are you a student in Grades 7 to 10?  The Ministry of Education provides access to FREE online math tutoring.

Ready for more research? Type your search directly into the search interface on either RHPL's homepage or the homepage of the Library's catalogue. Then click the tab labelled Articles & More. This will search our subscription resources including newspapers, magazines, journals and reports.