Online reference and information services
We subscribe to several online reference services which can be accessed from home. These services are free and can be accessed from our Online reference and information services page.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
The student version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica Online features a wide range of learning resources for school students from years 5 to 9. Login with your Richmond Libraries' card number to use these services from home. (Type the whole number, including DXXXX, and leave no spaces). You no longer need a PIN.
Homework and Study Websites
Try these links for homework help and advice on improving your study skills:
BBC Schools Page
Homework and revision links based upon the national curriculum. The BBC Schools Page is split into pre-school (under 5), primary (ages 4-11), and secondary (ages 11-14) sections. Each area divided into subjects, with revision activities, tests and links to related external websites.
Homework High is Channel 4’s homework site for students aged 11-14. Choose your subject and type in a question (or search a list of previously asked questions) to find the information you need.
KidSpace@The Internet Public Library
The Internet Public Library is just that, a library on the Internet. KidSpace is the youth section and is divided into subject areas containing links to related websites. Please note: this is a US-based site.
The Learning Alive website has over 4000 links to sites to help with projects. Go to the pathways page, then to the relevant subject area. Content based upon the national curriculum.
A useful site from the BBC, Student Life features revision techniques and study advice from people your own age.
The Topmarks website helps you use the internet effectively for learning. You can browse by subject or search - by keyword or by subject and age group. All sites featured are reviewed by teachers and are based on the requirements of the national curriculum.
Worldinfozine contains information on countries around the world and their links to the UK.