Homework Help for Teens

Lakeshores Library System has added a learning database that provides mutliple tools to assist both young people and adults.  Included in this database:

     Live Homework Help - Interact with live tutors in a wide range of subjects.

     Skill Surfer - An extensive library of lessons, video tutorials, and practice tests.

     Writing Lab - Provides expert analysis of written papers.

     Language Lab - Assistance with Spanish and French.

     MEET - Allows users to schedule virtual study sessions with friends.

     Adult Learning Center - Assistance with tests, Microsoft Office, and Career Resources. 

All of these resources and more are available by logging into Brainfuse with your Library Card.  Check out Brainfuse here or through "Online Databases" under the "Reference and Research" tab above.

For a video tutorial on how to get started with Brainfuse, click here.

For additional homework resources, see below for some great links on a variety of school subjects.

English / Language Arts


Purdue Online Writing Lab
Follow the link for Grades 7-12 Instructors and Students. There are some great tips to help you with research papers or essays. There's even a section on how to conquer "writer's block". You know - the inability to concentrate and focus and get things on paper, and it's the night before the assignment is due...


A great podcast for grammar/writing questions)



Shakespeare for Kids
While working puzzles, answering quizzes, and learning new words, you'll learn about Shakespeare, his plays, and Elizabethan England.



Poet's Corner
This is a great poetry resource. Here's how they describe it on the site's home page..."The collection covers roughly 7,000 works by about 800 poets - including some of the best known works in the English language - and many obscure and forgotten works that are well worth reading ."


Poetry 180
This isn't your standard poetry - there's something for everyone. Sponsored by the Library of Congress, the introduction says, "Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race. By just spending a few minutes reading a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed."


Library of Congress
Poetry webcasts, poetry news and events, columns from the Poet Laureate, and more. The site also has links to many other poetry-related sits, including an archive of recorded poetry and literature.



Numbers and symbols

General Math Help Sites




Microscope and scientific instruments

Science Projects / Fun Stuff
Space / Astronomy




Social Studies

Globe and bookGeography
Government and Politics