Homework Help

OCPL Provided Databases

Gale Resources for Students & Teachers

Curriculum-Aligned Content for Students Pre-K through Undergraduate. Credible information on topics related to health and global issues.

  • Learning-focused resources to maintain academic continuity from home
  • Credible research on timely topics related to health and global issues
  • Coming soon! Lesson plans, activities, and more helpful materials

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K-8 Databases
A list of several databases that students in grades K-8 can use to assist with learning, school projects and more.

Online Learning Databases
Access to online learning opportunities including Lynda.com, TERC [GED, SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, U.S. citizenship, more] and others.

TumbleMath*subscription expires on 8/31*
A comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find anywhere. All in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.


Free Educational Sites

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder
Locate approved titles for use in school Accelerated Reader programs. Check with your student's teacher or school for specific details and approved AR lists.

CIA World Factbook
Information on countries around the world.

Digital Public Library of America
The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items--photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more--from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States.

Discovery Education

“Discovery Education offers free student resources that bring learning to life both inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to take a look at our interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic —and have fun too!”

Elementary Digital Bookshelf, PreK - 8

Encyclopedia of Life
The Encyclopedia of Life brings together information about all life on earth - text, images, video, sounds, maps, classifications and more.

Fact Monster

Database that spans all facets of learning ranging from an atlas, almanac, encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, current events and other tools that aid in other intellectual endeavors.

Helping Your Child with Homework

Information from the U.S. Department of Education

Internet4Classrooms - Homework Help for Parents

Links to articles that will help your child discover the best individual homework strategies for them.

Khan Academy
Khan Academy has over 3,300 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice.

Library of Congress American Memory
American Memory provides free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

National Emergency Library
A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.

National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world through its award-winning website, with games, videos, articles, and more!

Quizlet
Free learning tools and flashcards for math, science, languages, vocabulary, and more.

Scholastic Learn at Home
Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!

Science Made Simple: Measurements and Conversions
Online conversions.

Secondary Digital Bookshelf: 5-12
Provides nonfiction and fiction titles for children and young adults in grades PreK–12. 

Smithsonian Learning Lab
Millions of Smithsonian digital images, recordings, texts, and videos in history, art and culture, and the sciences are included in the Smithsonian Learning Lab.

Syracuse City School District: Learn At Home
Providing every family with activities they can complete at home during the District closure.

Varsity Tutors – Virtual School Day
Varsity Tutors free program called Virtual School Day, including live, online classes and educational resources for K-12 students. Classes are led by tutors with experience in math, reading, writing and science, and include enrichment topics such as history of the national parks and careers in science.