Homework Help for Teens


From "BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper" to "Homework NYC," BPL designed the following list of websites and databases to help you get your homework done. Well.

Internet Links
Absolute Shakespeare
A great source of information on William Shakespeare’s life and letters.
BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
This is an amazingly comprehensive homework site (created by a teenager!) with over 700 links to every subject imaginable.
CIA's The World Factbook
Maps, Flags, and important statistical data.
Discovery Education Classroom Resources
Discovery Education Classroom Resources offers links to many other tools to help you study, games to challenge your mind, and tons of great clip art to use.
Homework NYC
Homework help for grades K-12. Here you can search for web sites by school subject, find the right database or article for your grade and assigned subject, get links to Sparknotes and Studynotes for tons of titles, follow guides for tests and research projects, study math textbooks and Regent prep books, and use a variety of math calculators.
Homework Spot
A free homework information portal that features the best K-12 homework sites, arranged by grade. Better than Google or Yahoo! because it has links for homework and nothing else!
How Stuff Works
Learn how everything works - in science, technology, computers, and much more!
Internet Public Library Teen Division
Features lots of links and other internet resources for teens, including term paper help, ideas for what to read, career paths, and the means for asking a question if you don’t find what you need.
Jetpunk Geography Quizzes
Fun quizzes to help you learn geography.
Math Homework Help
Free math lessons and math homework help from basic math to algebra, geometry and beyond. Includes online calculators and oool tools, and games to use and improve your math skills.
Articles & Databases
A source for test preparation materials and interactive practice exams based on official tests. Includes academic, college prep, graduate studies, civil service, technical, professional and other test preparation materials.
An online encyclopedia that describes the concepts of science, medicine, and technology in words and illustrations readily understandable to a middle and high school audience.
Contains primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text coverage of 200 magazines, over 10,000 photographs and illustrations and more than 8 hours of audio and video clips
Provides over 31,000 encyclopedia articles, 6,000 web links, 25,000 periodical articles, 800 videos, animations, and sounds, 400 interactive maps, 100 3-D bubble views, and much more.

Language Arts

Literature Resource Center*
Offers literary criticism and literary biographies.

High School English
Includes a grammar cheat sheet and interactive quizzes, as well as sections on spelling, composition, and literature.

Sparknotes.com: No Fear Shakespeare
Read the No Fear Shakespeare editions of Shakespeare's plays here: the original text is presented with a modern translation. Look elsewhere on sparknotes.com for plot synopses and analyses of hundreds of books!

The OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue
Guides you through every stage of the writing process and then tells how you to cite everything once you're done.


Cool Math
Check out the online graphing calculator at this link, and look elsewhere on coolmath.com for lessons and help on pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and more.

Interactive Mathematics Online
Helpful for high school math, like geometry and trigonometry.

Fun Mathematics Lessons
Math puzzles and games help you learn and review fractions, cartography, geometry, and even calculus!


Science Review Games
Computer games like football and Deal or No Deal help you review science topics.

New York Science Teacher
Though this site was designed for teachers, there is a lot of useful information for students, including science labs and Regents reviews.

Social Studies

PBS NewsHour Extra
Current events updates written for students.

U S History and Government
Includes timelines, practice quizzes, and primary sources.

World History & Geography
Includes maps, Regents reviews, and current events.

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper: Social Studies
Go here not just for general history and geography information, but also for links about politics and elections, and a huge section on maps and flags.

Test Prep

Learning Express Library*
Test prep material and practice exams for the GED, SAT and others, courses and quizzes on reading comprehension, math and writing, and college and job information.

Regents Prep
Review, take practice exams, look at old Regents exams, and get study tips.

Intermediate Test Prep
Study for the New York state tests in ELA, Math and Social Studies for grades 5-8.

Tutoring and Homework Help

After-School Homework Helper Program
Check here to find closest branch to you staffed with a volunteer Homework Helper. Homework Helpers assist students in grades 1-8 with homework assignments in English, math, science, and other subjects.

Power My Learning
Curated lists of learning activities from around the web.

Tutoring Programs & Homework Help
Most of these tutors are free and are located in Brooklyn.

* This link to is one of our Articles & Databases. It requires a library card and PIN number.