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November 2013

Homework Help (and you don't even have to wear pants.)

November 16, 2013 | Soheli | Comments (0)

The Homework Help Club at Cedarbrae has been a great success over the past few years, and it continues to be a popular spot for kids and teens looking to get a little extra assistance after school.

For all those that have joined us - thank you! We'll be wrapping up this session of the Club next week but hope to invite you all back again in the new year.

In the meanwhile, make sure to take advantage of lots of academic resources available to you online, right here through the Toronto Public Library website. All you need is a valid library card and internet access. If you're at home, you can do all this in your pajamas and still be a star student!

Databases to help you!
Here are a small selection of the many research databases you have access to, just based on the kinds of questions we get asked a lot here at Cedarbrae. For the full list, check out our A-Z List of All Databases.

Student Edition - High School
Full-text and indexed magazine and newspaper articles, online reference books, audio files, etc. A good spot to search for online references for that last-minute essay due!

Science in Context
Great for writing papers and doing science-related assignments.

Global Issues in Context
A selection of high-quality articles about international issues and current events, grouped by topic and country/region. Another good source, particularly for writing papers for Social Studies or Geography classes.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Pro/con essays on current social issues. Great for students writing assignments, presentations, debate preparation, and general research. Got an argumentative essay to put together, maybe about a hot-button issue like abortion? This database shows both sides of an issue and helps you gather ideas for your own work. You can also check out Canadian Points of View for additional pro/con info like this (with a Canadian slant, of course)

Still feeling lost? You can always come into a branch and get more guided help if you need it (but, yes, you must be dressed for that...!)

Good luck!

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