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Teens Homework Help

HelpNow from Brainfuse - In addition to free one-on-one tutoring from 1 to 11 p.m. daily, HelpNow has tutorials, writing critiques, practice tests, and foreign language help.
Learning Express Library - Practice tests (including PSAT, SAT, ACT and AP) and study aids to do your best in school.
Citing & Evaluating Resources - Check out this info before writing a paper.
If you don't know which library resource to use or can't find an answer to your research question, ask a librarian! Email, chat or text us. Or visit your library and ask at the front desk for help finding what you need to complete your homework assignment.

Biography & History

Biography & History


Biography in Context - Biographical information on people from throughout history and today. Read news stories, view videos and find primary sources for homework.

History Study Center - Historical reference material that spans ancient times to current events. Over 40,000 documents showcase historical events and provide quick and valuable facts for a variety of users from high school students to history scholars.

U.S. History in Context - United States history from pre-colonial times to the present. Content is aligned with WA State Curriculum standards.

World History in Context - A complete overview of world history with subjects such as civilization, religion, economics and war. Content is aligned with Washington State Curriculum standards

Local History

Local History

Historical Photo Archive - The photo preservation project is produced by Sno-Isle Libraries in partnership with historical organizations in Snohomish and Island Counties, and the Everett Herald. This archive continues to grow as more images are digitized.

Careers & Online Learning

Careers and Online Learning

Job & Career Accelerator - Job listings from all major job boards - plus, create resumes, cover letters and building interviewing & networking skills. Note: Required to set up user account and password.

LearningExpress Library - Interactive practice exams and guides for academic (GED - English and Spanish, ACT, SAT, GRE), U.S. Citizenship, civil service, military, and professional licensing & certification tests - plus computer software tutorials (Microsoft Office, Windows operating systems, and Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop.)

Lynda.com - Video tutorials on software packages, web design, business/management skills, financial literacy, job/career skills, social networking, Microsoft Office programs, Windows & Mac OS.

General Reference Resources

General Reference Resources

eLibrary - A broad collection of images, video, eBooks, and articles from newspapers and magazines to support research topics. Students will also find maps, graphics, interactives, dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases, and timelines.

Explora - Includes articles, essays, and primary source documents organized by popular topic and easy-to-browse categories.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Full text reference eBooks on the arts, business, environment, history, law, medicine, multicultural studies, nation and the world, religion, science and social science. 

Oxford English Dictionary - Widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language, this is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words - past and present - from across the English-speaking world.

SIRS Discoverer - Articles and graphics for students in grades 1-12. Need ideas for your science fair project? Looking for a good map for your state report? Here you will find information on your topic of interest at your reading level.

Student Resources in Context - Information on all core subjects from science to literature to history. Content is aligned to curriculum. This resource removes the risk of the open Web while delivering an authoritative multimedia selection of content - primary sources, overviews, videos, and interactives.

Social Studies

CultureGrams - Profiles of more than 200 countries, each U.S. state, and all 13 Canadian provinces. Contains maps, flags, symbols, timelines, history, economy, geography, population and more.

Global Issues in Context - Provides a global perspective while tying together a wealth of authoritative content, empowering learners to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Focuses on issues in the news and articles from many points of view (pro and con) about social issues and current events. Content is aligned with WA State Curriculum standard.

English & Literature

Resources to support assignments on books and authors.

Literature Resource Center - Contains critical analyses of literary works and in-depth author biographies from every age and literary discipline.

ProQuest Learning: Literature - Find works of poetry, prose, and drama from around the world. Also includes author biographies and multimedia, literary criticisms, essays, reviews, and interviews.

Novelist K-8 - Look here for the next great book to read on your Lexile level or to discover read-alikes.

Novelist Plus - Find nonfiction, including narrative nonfiction, and fiction books for school on every topic and for every age level. Educators will also find curriculum connections and book discussion guides.


Mango Languages - Lessons using real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach language. Create your own user account to track your learning. Courses in more than 70 languages including Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Dari, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Pashto, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, and even Pirate!

Science & Health

Consumer Health Complete - Covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. Also see Salud en Espanol.

National Geographic Virtual Library - This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazines - every page of every issue - along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images, and videos.

Science in Context - Engaging online resource that includes millions of full-text articles, images, videos, and audio files on hundreds of science topics as well as 200+ science experiments and projects.

Science Reference Center - Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environment science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife. Content is correlated to state and national curriculum standards.

Student Resources In Context - Information on all core subjects from science to literature to history. Content is aligned to curriculum. This resource removes the risk of the open Web while delivering an authoritative multimedia selection of content - primary sources, overviews, videos, and interactives.

Magazines & Newspapers

Get access to thousands of magazines and newspapers to support homework assigments.

New York Times Historical - 1851-2014 - Want to read what the newspaper printed on your birthday in 1867? Find it here.

Sno-Isle Libraries Magazine Collection - Sno-Isle Libraries offers three ways to read magazines and articles: Printed subscription magazines that you can read in the library or check out and read at home, searchable full-text articles, and digital magazines featuring online viewing of the original magazine layout at RBdigital.