Student Resources

These web sites and online resources can be a big help for school work, assignments, and projects. The library pays for the ones with a * next to them, so you'll need your library card number and password or PIN to use them from home. Your default password is your last name in ALL CAPS.

For more general resources, visit the Information Resources page.
General Reference / Homework Help
  • ALA Great Websites - Reliable websites from all over the internet selected by members of the American Library Association. Organized by subject and indicates age level.
  • Cobblestone Online * - Search the entire collection of these great magazines for school reports on history, science and foreign countries: Cobblestone, Calliope, Faces, Odyssey, Muse, etc.
    ID / password: 2KF36M / 6IKFHC
  • eLibrary * - More than 2,500 full-text magazines, newspapers, and books, plus thousands of maps, pictures, websites, and multimedia in one user-friendly tool.
  • Fact Monster - A homework center and reference site for students from Information Please. Organized by subject, or head to their reference desk for encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, and atlases.
  • Gale Virtual Reference * - Search over 50 subject areas with one click.
  • Information Please - Free online research, reference, and homework help. Information divided by subject and resource type, along with a homework center and back to school section with quick facts and helpful tools.
  • Internet Public Library - A guide to reliable Internet resources created as a public service organization. Resources are organized by subject, publication type, or those directed to kids or teens. If you have a question, you can ask a volunteer librarian who will give you help by email!
  • MasterFILE Complete * - Full-text general interest resources.
  • Newspaper Source * - Cover-to-cover full-text for today's leading newspapers.
  • ProQuest * - A collection of research databases that covers magazines, newspapers, and journals and can satisfy the research needs of K-12, undergraduate, graduate, professional, and casual public researchers.
  • SIRS Discoverer * - Animals, arts, science, or sports--whatever the topic make research a blast with books, magazines, videos, pictures, websites, and more.
  • Sparknotes - Study guides to literature, history, math, biology, and other subjects for upper level high school and college students. Multiple ways to study online, with eReaders, or with books, along with blogs, test prep, quizzes, and interactive community features.
  • Teen CyberSmarts - Learn how to safely manage your online identity with this interactive eBook program. Sign in with username llml and password llml or click for more info.
  • World Book Encyclopedia * - Online version of the esteemed encyclopedia with portals for kids, older students, and those looking for broader and more advanced research materials.
Government
  • Ben's Guide to U.S. Government - A service of the U.S. Superintendent of Documents, Ben's Guide serves as the educational component of GPO Access, the Government Printing Office's official online version of legislative and regulatory information. This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers.
  • Kids.gov - The official kids' portal to the U.S. government. It links to over 2,000 web pages from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared toward the learning level and interest of kids.
Reading & Literature
  • Cliffs Notes - Online version of the popular literature study guides with quizzes, apps, and test preparation materials.
  • Gale Virtual Literature Collection * - Encyclopedias of American and world literature, authors, literary movements, with analysis and criticism.
  • NoveList * - Trusted source of expertise on reading recommendations.
  • NoveList K-8 * - Book recommendations for young readers based on reading level and interest. 
  • ProQuest Learning: Literature * - More than 180,000 searchable works of literature, 3,000 author pages with biographical information, criticism, reviews, and multimedia resources.
  • QuizList Interactive - Find books in the school library that students can use for Reading Counts quizzes.
Science & Math
  • Exploratorium Digital Library - Videos, images, articles, and activities on a host of topics connecting science and math to real life from this innovative San Francisco science museum.
  • NASA for Students - Podcasts, educational videos, current developments, research tools, and images from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  • Space Place - A joint effort of NASA and other technology and education partners with facts, videos, activities, games, and quizzes about space related topics.
    Social Studies & History
    • CultureGrams Online * - A resource exploring the world's cultures and peoples with main sections focused on countries, states, Canadian provinces, and kids' information.
    • History Study Center * - An online resource from ProQuest providing a vast collection of electronic versions of primary (firsthand accounts, official records, letters) and secondary (research, other historians' work) sources for the study of history. For high school students and above.
    • National Geographic Education - NatGeoEd, an expanded and updated library of National Geographic's popular educational content, highlights their iconic media and expert resources aligned with education standards. Included are interactive maps, blogs, encyclopedia, games, videos, news, and activities.
    Universities & Colleges
    * These references are tools that the library pays to use and you will need to enter your library card number and last name in all capital letters to access them from home.