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Websites for Teens Homework Help

Need some homework help?

Online Tutoring — From LearnNowBC for students in grades 10-12. Subjects include math, social studies & science. Accounts are free.

Websites selected just for teens on the following topics:

Still stumped? Ask A Librarian to get help by email with quick facts or where to start your research project.


Classic books online

Bartleby's Harvard Classics collection 
Bartleby's Shakespeare Online 
Google Books Search for a passage when you can't remember the page. Choose a title, then scroll down and use "Search in this book."


Guide to Grammar and Writing 
Strunk's The Elements of Style from Bartleby's

Novel studies

Classic Notes 
Cliffs Notes 
Free Book Notes Find study guides and summaries from 20+ content providers
Novel Guide (Warning! It's free, but heavy on the popups)  


Math Forum for high school 


Algebra Help
Purplemath Solving word problems, definitions, equations & more 
Webmath Algebra 


BBC Religions & Beliefs  
Religion Facts


Science Online diagrams, experiments, biographies and more, for school projects and homework up to grade 12 (requires Surrey Libraries card to access) 
The Biology Project biology tutorials from the University of Arizona 
General Chemistry Online
Khan Academy Over 3,000 videos and 315 practice exercises on a wide variety of topics. Includes science, math and more!
Medical & Health Games for Kids & Teens 
SparkNotes Biology, Chemistry & Physics  
Virtual Fetal Pig Dissection from Whitman College

Social Studies

Country information

CIA Factbook

Current events

Canadian Newsstand database for newspaper articles, including Vancouver and Surrey (requires Surrey Libraries' card)


BBC History Includes access to The Canadian Encyclopedia

Social issues

Multnomah County Library's Social Issues links Pros and cons of controversial issues


Past Provincial Exams Grades 10-12