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Teen Services: Homework Help

Here you can find our teen collections, reading list suggestions, programs, homework help, resources, and information about college and career.

Teen Services: Homework Help

  • The American Museum of Photography
    See all from historic to contemporary photos and how to do it at this virtual museum.
  • Art Cylcopedia
    Find images, websites, articles about artists, movements, mediums or search by artwork title.
  • Explora: Arts and Literature
    This database provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books. It offers articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students be successful in their research.
  • MAS Complete
    Full-text database providing hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books covering various subjects.
  • Mother of All Art and Art History Links
    Research an art topic, find out where you can study art, look at art images, or check on museum shows.
  • AllSides
    This site displays the day's top news stories from the Left, Center, and Right political spectrum. It organizes them side-by-side to give users multiple perspectives.
  • CNN Student News
    News formatted specifically for students.
  • Explora: Current Events
    This database provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books. It offers articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students be successful in their research.
  • MAS Complete
    Full-text database providing hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books covering various subjects.
  • Newspaper Source Plus
    Cover-to-cover full text of 28 national (U.S.) and international newspapers
  • Science News for Students
    Science News for Students is an award-winning online publication dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news. 
  • Smithsonian: Teen Tribune
    News articles and videos.
  • U.S. News & World Report: Teens
    U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and information
  • Youth Radio
    Youth Radio was established as an outlet for Bay Area youth to process their experiences and provide an alternative perspective to the prevailing media dialogue.
  • Essay and General Literature Index
    This index cites records in collections of essays and works dating back to 1985.
  • Explora: Arts and Literature
    This database provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books. It offers articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students be successful in their research.
  • Gale Literary Sources
    Literature Resource Center along with Twayne's Authors Online and Scribner Writers Series have been integrated into Artemis Literary Sources, enabling researchers, faculty and students to search across the largest corpus of literary criticism, original works, biographies, reviews, work overviews and much more in order to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways.
  • Library of Congress Guide to Citing Primary Sources
    Provides a guide to citing primary sources in Chicago and MLA styles.
  • MAS Complete
    Full-text database providing hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books covering various subjects.
  • Play Index
    This index covers 31,000 plays dating back to 1949.
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
    Details to help you write and format a paper.
  • Short Story Index
    This index has more than 117,000 stories from more than 4,2000 collections and anthologies.
  • About the United States
    USA.gov offers government information about the American flag, branches of the government, budget of the government, data and statistics, government agencies and elected officials, history and historical documents, laws and legal issues, life in the United States, and presidents, vice presidents and first ladies.
  • Judicial Branch History
    The Federal Judicial Center offers history regarding judges, courts, courthouses, famous federal trials, exhibits, timelines, and more.
  • MAS Complete
    Full-text database providing hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books covering various subjects.
  • Project Vote Smart
    Refresh your knowledge of American politics by providing useful information about the candidates, the issues and the government.
  • The Legislative Branch
    You can either search or browse this site in order to find out about Congress, members, committees, Congressional Organizations, floor proceedings, legislation, House and Senate Rules, and much more.
  • Transparent Language
    Unlimited access to more than 100 online language courses, including ESL, packed with pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing, and vocabulary-building lessons. Just click "sign up" and enter your library card number.

For more information about languages and ESL, check out our Learning English LibGuide.

  • Create A Graph
    Create area, bar, and line graphs, and pie charts.
  • Explora: Science and Math
    This database provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books. It offers articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students be successful in their research.
  • Explora: Science and Math
    This database provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books. It offers articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students be successful in their research.
  • Online Biology Book
    An online biology book developed by Dr. Michael Farabee, based on his college entry level biology lectures.
  • Periodic Table
    An online periodic table.
  • Inventor Archive
    Brief biographies of various inventors created by MIT.
  • Science Buddies
    Nonprofit organization that provides free online resources for science education.
  • Virtual Library: Science Fairs
    Listings of local, regional, state, national, and international science fair websites. A section on virtual science fairs is also included.
  • Canva
    Use Canva's drag-and-drop feature and professional layouts to design consistently stunning graphics. Canva also offers free images, filters, icons, shapes, and fonts.
  • CCISD Library Catalog
    Pick your CCISD school and access your school's library catalog.
  • Citation Machine
    Citation Machine supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formats.
  • Citefast Citation Generator
    Create citations fast in MLA, APA, or Chicago.
  • Dictionary.com
    Dictionary.com provides reliable access to millions of definitions, synonyms, audio pronunciations, example sentences, translations and spelling help through our services at Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com and Reference.com.
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
    The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources/instructional material and provides these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.
  • World Book Advanced
    Powerful reference tool that includes full encyclopedic and multimedia databases for high school students and adults. 
  • World Book Student
    Content and features designed for school-aged patrons' homework and research needs.