Research and homework

Research and homework help

We can help you find the resources you need,  whether you need information to satisfy your personal curiosity or to fulfill school assignments. We can also help you navigate the internet or find your way through our topic selections listed below. 

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  •  An attractive database of over 25,000 biographies on historical and contemporary figures from all over the world.
  • Dictionary Of Canadian Biography Online: An authoritative source of information about people who played an important role in the formation of what is now Canada. Scope is limited to those who died between the years 1000 and 1930.
  • Canadiana: A coalition of memory institutions dedicated to providing broad access to Canada's documentary heritage.


  • BrainPop: Award-winning animated, curricular content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. During school closures, Brain Pop is offering free access!
  • Community Learning Network: Brought together by BC's Community Learning Network, this website divides resources into subject areas connected to the BC curriculum.
  • Khan Academy: free resources for a wide variety of subjects.


  • BC Archives Amazing Time Machine: Don't be fooled by the child friendly home page, because this site has appealing material for teens and adults as well.  Features many photos and documents for the British Columbia Archives.
  • The Canadian Encyclopedia: a free bilingual online resource and the only established national encyclopedia of its kind in the world, offers the largest collection of authored, accurate, and continually updated articles focused on Canada and Canadiana.
  • Canadian Great War Project: This site provides information pertaining to Canada's participation in World War I.  Included are numerous articles, war diaries, images, timetables and maps.

Language Arts

  • BrainyQuote: Search for  quotes by theme, author, or nationality.
  • easybib: A free automatic bibliography composer.
  • Learn more about the rules of grammar and quiz yourself to sharpen your skills.
  • List of Latin Phrases (Wikipedia): Provides English translations for common Latin phrases.
  • My Shakespeare: Dive into the rich world of Shakespeare with full-text, interactive editions of his plays.
  • Sparknotes: Study guides for a wide variety of subjects.



Social Studies

World History

  • Artcyclopedia: an index of over 100,000 works of art.
  • Canadian Museum of History: Explore virtual exhibits and information about all aspects of Canadian history.
  • Labyrinth: A global information network providing free, organized access to electronic resources in medieval studies through a Web server at Georgetown University.
  • The British Museum Virtual Tours: Explore virtual exhibits and find information about all kinds of world cultures.
  • Virtual Museum of Canada: The largest digital source of stories and experiences shared by Canada's museums and heritage organizations.
  • World History: From the early beginning to modern times, this site traces human origins and societies through the ages.