Homework Doesn’t Have To Suck: Breaking Up With Wikipedia…3

Last week on Homework Doesn’t Have To Suck, we suggested the best way to get over your break-up with Wikipedia was to immediately dive into a rebound relationship. This was after we pointed out the flaws in Wikipedia you were too blinded by love to see—because that’s what friends are for, even if it took you a while to get over being mad at us and admit the truth. 

This week, we’re going to introduce you to some research assignment resources we’ve been saving just for you. They play a little hard to get: You can’t just Google them. You have to start at The Seattle Public Library’s website and click a few times to get to them, then enter your Seattle Public Library card number and PIN. But they’re worth the trouble. Your teachers will love them. And they’ll always be there when you need them, even if it’s the middle of the night and you’re just feeling kind of lonely.

To find them, start on the Teens page then go to the Online Resources page. If your research assignment is about an author or book, there’s the Literature Resource Center.

Science or health assignment? Try Science in Context or the Health & Wellness Resource Center.

Writing about a famous person? Head straight to Biography in Context. We’ve got a History Study Center and, for country or state reports, CultureGrams. For other types of assignments, try Britannica or Grolier Online.

There are even more online encyclopedias you can get to know on your own. We wouldn’t pay a gazillion dollars a year for them if we didn’t think they were worth it!

Next time on Homework Doesn’t Have To Suck, we offer some words of caution when, inevitably and despite your friends’ skeptical expressions, you decide to give Wikipedia a second chance.

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