Homework Help Center
Got Homework? We've got help!
Students and Parents! Free online help for homework assignments is as close as your computer with HelpNow from Brainfuse. Kids and adults can access many of the library's online resources remotely from any computer home, school or at the library. All you need is a library card or digital key card provided by a classroom teacher.
New! Union Bank Homework Center at the Central Library is now open. Located on the second floor of the Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, the Homework Center provides in person homework help by volunteer "homework coaches" and library staff.
Still have questions? Contact the Library's Pauline Foster Teen Center Manager Ady Huertas at 619-238-6676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More details below:
- HelpNow Online Homework Help
- Resources for Educators and Parents
- QuestionPoint 24/7 Reference Services
- Research Databases 24/7
- More Resources for Students
- Resources for Educators and Parents
Open every day from 1:00 to 10:00 p.m.!
Connects students kindergarten through adult with expert tutors for one-on-one help with homework assignments in math, science, English and social studies. Students can access Help Now! from home or at any city library computer. Spanish-speaking tutors also are available.
Bring your most challenging assignments under the dome...
At the Union Bank Homework Center, volunteer "homework coaches" and library staff help elementary school, middle school and high school students with their homework assignments and research projects. Located on the second floor of the Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, the Union Bank Homework Center provides access to Internet-ready desktop and mobile devices, printers, encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference books, as well as basic school supplies such as paper and pencils. Students and their families are welcome to visit the Homework Center seven days a week with special after-school hours.
Monday, 4 pm - 7 pm
Tuesday, 2 pm - 5 pm
Wednesday, 1 pm - 6 pm
Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm
Friday 2 pm - 5 pm
Saturday, 11 am - 2 pm
Sunday, 1pm -4 pm
For more information, please visit our Union Bank Homework Center page.
Provides free reference assistance from a trained librarian. Ask a librarian your tough question any time!
Research Databases* Open 24/7!
Links to more than 65 databases including encyclopedias, photos, biographies, maps, science projects and more. Some resources are available in spanish, Recursos en Español (Spanish Databases)*. Try the Homework (Children/K-5)* section for simpler materials.
More Resources for Students
- Kid's Corner
- San Diego Public Library Resources
- Library Catalog - Find books, videos, music and more at the San Diego Public Library.
- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias (Need library card to access)
- Magazines and Newspapers (Need library card access)
- California Missions
- Native Tribes
- eBooks by Overdrive - A selection of popular titles and award winning authors (library card needed to download)
- Overdrive's Project Gutenberg collection (separate search)
- eBooks by EBSCO - A selection of popular topics including literature, computers, travel, psychology and more (library card needed to download)
- Also see Google Books and our Reading Resources feature for more online e-text sources.
- Check out an eReader
- eAudiobooks (library card needed to download)
- eVideos (library card needed to download)
- Online Articles and Databases
- Internet Public Library
- Other Resources
- ProQuest Homework Central - For homework and study skills, research advice, ideas, and more.
- FactMonster - Quick facts on history, people, places, science, sports, words, and more.
- New York Times Learning Network (Grades 6-12)
- WebExhibits - The arts and sciences, at 72 ppi
- California State Science Fair
- Best of History Websites This portal offers a vast array of world history resources broken down into the following topics: Prehistory, Ancient/Biblical, Medieval, Early Modern Europe, 20th Century, and World War II. Links to over 1000 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.
- Ask Dr. Math Ask Dr. Math is a question and answer service for math students and their teachers. A searchable archive is available by level and topic, as well as summaries of Frequently Asked Questions (the Dr. Math FAQ).
- Bartleby.com Featuring Barlett's Familiar Quotations, The Columbia Encyclopedia, and Roget's Thesaurus II... and a lot more.
- CliffsNotes View Free Online Literature Notes and more.
- Infoplease Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Biographies, Dictionary. It is a free, authoritative, and respected reference for Internet users.
- Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning Free, web-based sites that are user-friendly and encourage a community compiled by the American Association of School Librarians
- How Stuff Works - MP3s for example
Resources for Educators and Parents
- Get Digital Key Cards for Your Students - Digital Key Cards allow students to access online library resources without needing to obtain a full access library card that requires parent permission. To get these limited access cards for your entire class, send an email to email@example.com that includes your school name, grade you teach, number of students in your class, and your contact information (full name, phone, and e-mail address) to reach you.
- Flyers and Posters
- Proquest K-12 Educator Tools and Lesson Plans