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HOMEWORK HELP

Whether you're stuck on a math problem or working on a research paper, you've come to the right place!  You'll find the help you need in these databases, online learning tools, websites and ebooks.  All are free, but some require entering your library card number.  Need tutoring help?  Get help with Brainfuse HelpNow between 2pm-11pm, 7 days a week!

RESEARCH DATABASES FOR KIDS


  Database

  Description

  Tutorial

AtoZ Food America
Provides 7,000 recipes, 650 ingredient articles, vintage food labels and ads, historical 'what did they eat' articles, how to make food videos, and more.

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AtoZ Maps Online
A collection of 60,000 royalty-free maps that can be downloaded and printed. Map types include world, country, state, political, physical, outline, environmental, scientific, and antique maps.

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AtoZ World Food
A comprehensive food database that contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world.

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AtoZ World Travel
A comprehensive travel resource with information about food, culture, language, and more.

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Biography in Context
Information on over half a million people, so if you need to write a report on a person, check here first! Allows searching by name, occupation, nationality, birth place and death place.

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Britannica Online
This is a great place to get information on animals, states, countries and more. Easy to use to find trusted information.

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EBSCO MasterFILE Complete
Magazines, reference books and primary documents. Also has an image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

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EBSCO Explora
Explora searches across MasterFile Complete, READ It!, and EBSCO eBook Collection. Topics include: art and literature, biographies, current events, geography and culture, health, history, science and math.

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EBSCO Read It!
Provides background knowledge to help conduct research and improve study skills.

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Gale in Context: Elementary
Covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history and sports! Searching can be done by clicking on pictures or by typing in search terms. (K-5th)

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High School Edition
Offers audience-appropriate information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.

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Just For Kids
A video collection that includes clips from thousands of fun and informative video and audio titles on topics including music and arts, animals, sports and hobbies, math and science, history, reading, and much more

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Novelist K-8
Reading recommendations for grades K-8 for fiction and non-fiction, read-alike and listen-alike recommendations, series information and award winners all in one place.

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Proquest Research Companion
Guides you through the research process, helping develop critical thinking skills to more effectively find, evaluate, and use information.

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MORE DATABASES >>

 

ONLINE TUTORING


  Resource

  Description

  Tutorial

Brainfuse HelpNow
HelpNow provides all-in-one suite of tutoring services designed for a wide range of academic needs whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, mastering a particular topic, or writing a paper. Tutors are available 7 days a week, 2 pm - 11 pm. Tutors available for K-College. Ask the tutors questions in English or Spanish.

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ONLINE LEARNING


  Resource

  Description

  Tutorial

Mango Languages
Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including Spanish, French, Arabic, English, and even Pirate.

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Transparent Language
Provides an effective and engaging experience for language learners looking to build their vocabulary, practice their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and maintain what they learn.

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EVALUATING SOURCES

Learn more about how to review sources of information:

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO PRIMARY SOURCES

This tutorial defines primary sources, explores common types of primary sources, and highlights the differences between primary source and secondary resources while discussing the purpose and use of each.

 

 

 

GENERAL ONE FILE

This tutorial covers how to search all of the Gale periodical collections for research projects.  Access all Gale databases here.

 

 

 

WEBSITES

Brightstorm
Free fun and engaging online videos teaching math, science, English and test prep.

 

Khan Academy
A free online resource offering practice exercises and videos in math, science, computing, economics, test prep and more. 

 

Houghton Mifflin Math
Includes great tools for math homework help for both parents and students. Includes a glossary of math terms, games, math demonstrations and more, all broken down and searchable by grade level.

 

Google Search for STEM
Use Google search to get help with complex math problems, practice STEM concepts, and more.

 

Last updated: September 2022