Students can find free online homework help through public library websites, message boards, online encyclopedias and educational websites. Local library websites are particularly helpful for students as they often offer members free online tutoring through Tutor.com or Brainfuse, have reference services that allow students to submit questions, offer research databases where students can search for resources on a particular subject and may also have homework portals with study guides, multimedia content and test preparation materials. Online access to magazines and newspapers also make public library websites helpful for doing homework.
Message boards like Ask Dr. Math can also provide a way for students to get free answers to homework questions in a particular subject, and students can also view archived questions. Students needing help with literature may find websites like CliffsNotes and Bartleby helpful. Students seeking facts on a topic may visit FactMonster, while those needing help with science could visit the WebExhibits or California State Science Fair websites.
There are a variety of reference websites, such as Infoplease, offering encyclopedias, dictionaries, maps and other content. Students seeking information about a specific country can find comprehensive facts on the World Factbook website, while those seeking technology information may visit Whatis.com for a technology encyclopedia. Other encyclopedia websites include Altapedia, Encyclopedia Smithsonian and the Virtual Babel Encyclopedia.