Do you need help with homework, or just the answer to one or two questions? Check out these resources for kids, (and for parents/caregivers). Feel free to ask a librarian for help using these resources. For more advanced educational resources, check out our Teen Homework Help page.
Homework Help: Brainfuse Help Now!
Use your library card to access live tutoring, subject practice, test prep for PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests, and a 24-hour online writing lab. Live tutoring is available Monday through Sunday from 2:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Safe Search Engines
A safe visual internet search engine for kids. Results satisfy family friendly requirements, and no personally identifiable information is collected.
Educational Databases and Resources
What’s a database anyway? Can’t I just Google it? Click to learn about the Difference Between a Search Engine and a Database, how to Compare Websites and Databases, and How to Tell if You Can Trust a Website.
Explore this online encyclopedia for facts, videos, photos, games and other learning resources for elementary and middle school students.
Gale Kids Infobits
This database is created specifically for elementary students. Search for age-appropriate articles, pictures, and videos covering a wide range of curriculum-based subjects and topics.
Gale Research in Context
This database is created specifically for middle schooler students. Search for age-appropriate articles, pictures, and videos covering a wide range of curriculum-based subjects and topics.
Internet Archive – Audio Archive
This library contains recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users. Many of these audios and MP3s are available for free download.
Merriam-Webster Word Central
Find definitions, synonyms and rhymes. Use Alpha-bot, the word-spelling robot to check spelling and play word games.
New York Public Library Digital Collections
(Library card not needed.) Explore photographs, maps, videos and other items digitized from The New York Public Library’s collections. New materials added every day.
Ted-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing
Videos presentations on the arts, business and economics, design, engineering, technology, health, literature, language, math, philosophy, religion, psychology science, social studies, and thinking and learning from the Ted conferences.
Other Educational Resources