Here is a list of helpful websites and resources to use when working on school assignments, reports, and projects. Links with a next to them mean that they are tools that the Library pays to use and you will need to enter your library card number and password to access them from home.
General Reference/Homework Help
Tutor.com - Homework help for K-12 with live tutor 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. daily. Career and continuing education resources 24/7.
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.
eLibrary - More than 2,500 full-text magazines, newspapers, and books, plus thousands of maps, pictures, websites, and multimedia in one user-friendly tool.
- 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. Use the following ID/password: 2KF36M / 6IKFHC
- Gale Virtual Reference - Search over 50 subject areas with one click.
SIRS Discoverer - Animals, arts, science, or sports--whatever the topic make research a blast with books, magazines, videos, pictures, websites, and more.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reading & Literature
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.
- Cliffs Notes - Online version of the popular literature study guides with quizzes, apps, and test preparation materials.
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, highlighting their iconic media and expert resources aligned with education standards. Included interactive maps, blogs, encyclopedia, games, videos, news and activities.
Science & Math
- Space Place - A joint effort of NASA and other technology and education parnters with facts, videos, activities, games, and quizzes about space related topics.
- NASA for Students - Podcasts, educational videos, current developments, research tools, and images from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
- 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.
- 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.
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