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60 Second Recap
Classic literature has never been so fun! Watch hilarious and surprisingly useful 60 second videos covering plot, characters, themes of featured books—mostly “classics” but also some recent teen fiction. Plus you’ll find videos explaining literary terms and even a series about how to “Write a Paper that Won’t Put Your Teacher to Sleep.”
Whatever the subject you are writing a paper on, sparknotes has a study guide for it, and also a mess of personality tests to distract you from it! While we don’t recommend SparkNotes as an excuse to skip reading the book or zone out in class, it definitely can help you to grasp the key concepts of any subject.
ALSC Great Websites
Here you’ll find a listing of the Association for Library Services to Children’s top rated informational websites geared towards kids and teens. Helpfully organized by subject, you’ll find “great websites” related to everything from meteorology to the Titanic to recreational fishing.
Encyclopedic resource guides on literature (old and new), history, and music (old and new), plus AP exam prep!
The Internet Public Library
The teen space at the Internet Public Library has lots of great resources on any subject imaginable, including homework help.
Mad Sci Network
Whether your interest lies in science for fun or science for school, find answers to all you questions in this database of Q&As with professional scientists. If you don’t find your answer, you can also contact a scientist for personalized help.
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for kids is a great resource about how government works.
eNature Field guides for more than 5,500 species, plus a section on current environmental events and the opportunity to “Ask an Expert” your nature questions. A very reliable resource provided by the National Wildlife Federation.
How Stuff Works
The Discovery channel’s enlightening and entertaining site for those tough-to-answer questions.
Discovery Education Homework Help
Video resources for Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Languages, Health, Visual and Performing Arts and more, in a variety of grade levels.