Homework – Teens
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)
Student Research Center Database – Search for articles and information on any subject, in magazines, reference books, biographies, primary sources, and more. RFL library card required.
Britannica School Database – Get quick facts, homework help, and in-depth information on a wide variety of subjects, including maps, photos, and multimedia to use in projects and presentations. RFL library card required.
Diigo – 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.
Biography.com – 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.
More! – Spotlights historical figures and distinguished women.
Shmoop – 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.
More! – Links to full text literary classics, poems, short stories, plays, films, and reference works.
Webmath – 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.
Purplemath – Need help with algebra? This is the place for illustrated step-by-step examples and videos.
More! – 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.
ProCon.org – 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.
Colorado Historic Newspapers (1859-1923) – Search for feature stories, society news, ads, photos, and editorials.
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.
Common Academic Writing Styles – Examples of papers and writing resources to help high school and undergrad students.
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.
Science.gov – 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.
GenEd – Explore cell biology, DNA, genes, chromosomes, heredity, genetic conditions, evolution, and biotechnology.
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)