Homework & Research Help for Kids
There are loads of resources to help you with your homework. Library databases have lots of useful information that’s not necessarily available through Google. Plus, you know you can trust this information. Many websites can also help you with your homework, but make sure you’re safe while surfing the Internet, that the websites you find are from reliable sources, and learn how to cite those sources.
The “databases” here have lots of information not typically available through the Internet. You’ll need your library card to log into some of them.
|Kids Search – Kids in grades 3-8 can have fun searching for information in children’s magazines, reference books or a large image collection. Type in key words or browse in topics such as Arts and Crafts, Geography or Sports. Video Tutorial
|Khan Academy – “Learn almost anything for free.”
3300 videos explain many subjects.
|Searchasaurus – Dinosaurs help children in grades K-3 (and their parents) to find information in children’s magazines, reference books and a collection of photos, maps and flags. Video Tutorial
|LearnNowBC is a single point of entry to distributed learning in British Columbia through the use of Edmark Learning Software.
|World Book Kids – Younger children will enjoy searching for information by keyword or topic. A special feature includes fun hands-on learning activities for elementary school age children. Categories include: Make It! activities (e.g. making recycled paper), Think It! activities (e.g. puzzles) and Be It! activities (e.g. pretend to be a geologist).
We’ve also created a list of recommended fun websites for kids.
Can You Trust That Website?
Citing Sources: Writing a Bibliography
Looking for more information?
Check our Kids page for more information on library programs for kids and other websites to help support kids as they grow up.