Homework Help

Need some help with your homework assignment? Use the links below to access reliable online information made especially for kids and their teachers and parents. View the list of all library resources here

All Ages

Amazing Animals of the World  More than 1,000 articles on the animal kingdom including animal sounds, maps, and photos of animals in their natural habitats.

America the Beautiful  Information from the past and present on the histories, cultures, and economies of all 50 states and major territories of the United States of America.

eLibrary  A recommended research tool for beginners. Find popular magazines, journal and newspaper articles, TV and radio transcripts, photographs, maps, and reference and historical sources in this database.

Mango Languages  Learn a new language by listening to and repeating phrases from real-life conversations. Spanish, French, Italian, Greek, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Japanese, and even pirate-speak (Aargh!).

Early Elementary

BookFLIX  Find familiar picture books from Scholastic paired with informative nonfiction books for children. Includes read-along, videos, and additional resources to encourage exploration.

Britannica Online for Kids  An entire encyclopedia with entries written just for kids. Includes pictures, videos, and links to magazine articles.

World Book Early World of Learning  Narrated stories and interactive games to help young children learn about the world around them.

Elementary and Middle School

Britannica Online for Kids  An entire encyclopedia with entries written just for kids. Includes pictures, videos, and links to magazine articles.

CultureGrams
Kids World | States | Provinces | World
Everything in the world about the world! Kids World edition focuses on larger countries, with materials geared to younger students. The States, Provinces, and World editions provide facts, timelines, maps, sound, and interactive features. Includes sections on recipes, sports teams, and famous people from each region.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos Está organizada de modo que los estudiantes puedan encontrar información rápida y fácilmente. Pulse en la primera letra del título del artículo para ver el artículo.

New Book of Knowledge An online encyclopedia for children in grades 3 through 5; includes pictures, fascinating facts, stories, answers to hundreds of random questions, projects, and experiments.

SIRS Discoverer Intended for middle and elementary school students, this database provides magazine, newspaper articles, and U.S. government documents on a wide variety of subjects and current events.

TrueFLIX Videos paired with books about real-life events and topics including disasters, space, and the human body. Each book can be listened to and read. For grades 3 through 6.

World Book Online for Kids Suitable for elementary students, with easy-to-read articles, appealing illustrations, interactive games, and activities. Includes teacher resources.

Middle School and Up

American National Biography Learn about thousands of men and women who have influenced United States history. Complete with illustrations, useful links, and a powerful search engine.

Annals of America Do you need primary sources? This database has speeches, articles, memoirs, poems, and images from American history.

Biography in Context Biographies of more than 185,000 people throughout history, around the world, and from all disciplines and subject areas.

CQ Researcher Check out a single "hot button" issue from the news each week. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education, and science. See comments from experts, lawmakers, and citizens on all sides of every issue. Charts, graphs, a pro-con feature, a chronology, bibliographies, and a list of contacts round out each report.

Encyclopedia Americana More than 45,000 full articles with links to research-oriented websites.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia Updated monthly, this online encyclopedia contains articles, biographies, in-depth information on American cities, bibliographies, and links to outside websites. Recommended for grades 5 through 8.

Lands and Peoples An online encyclopedia, atlas, and almanac about countries and cultures for students.

New Book of Popular Science An online science encyclopedia complete with science news, biographies of scientists, Q&A, hands-on projects, and science challenges.

Science in Context  Authoritative scientific information for middle and high school assignments and projects. This is a good place to get detailed coverage of popular topics like obesity or endangered species.

SIRS Discoverer Intended for middle and elementary school students, this database provides magazine, newspaper articles, and U.S. government documents on a wide variety of subjects and current events.

Student Resources in Context Essays; primary sources; magazine, journal, and newspaper articles; photographs; interactive maps; and other resources for middle and high school students.

U.S. History in Context A complete overview of U.S. history, including articles from reputable sources, video and audio clips, and more than 5,000 primary source documents.

World Book Discover  Easy-to-read articles on topics of interest to middle and high school students, including life skills, like buying a car, with a text-to-speech feature and automatic translation into 14 languages.

World Book Info Finder  A resource for older students that includes the articles from the World Book Encyclopedia, a Biography Center, dictionary, atlas, extensive multimedia collection, and editor-selected websites.

World History in Context Multicultural and global content that moves geographically around the globe and chronologically from antiquity to the present.

Parents and Teachers

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database A tool to help educators, librarians, and parents find just the right book for a child. Search results can be filtered by reading level, age, grade, and interest level.

Learning Express Library Online practice tests that allow you to track your progress and scores. Tests include fourth grade math and reading practice, elementary school writing practice, reading diagnostic tests for grades 6 through 8, ACT and SAT preparation, and U.S. citizenship preparation.

Readers’ Assistance

Looking for the best choice for your book report or your next favorite series? Try one of these tools for picking the right book for your assignment, reading level, or interests.

Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database Find just about any fiction or nonfiction book by title, author, keyword, genre, Lexile, age or grade level, and/or language. You can get book reviews here, too.

Novelist K-8 Plus How do you find a new book to read now that you’re done with Harry Potter? NoveList K-8 helps you find new novels based on the books you love. You can also browse hundreds of themed book lists for ideas or look for award-winning fiction.

Books to Read Online or Download

Visit these online libraries of favorite picture books by familiar authors. Listen or read along.

BookFlix Find familiar picture books from Scholastic paired with informative nonfiction books for children. Includes read-along, videos, and additional resources to encourage exploration.

MyMediaMall for Kids Sign in at MyMediaMall.net with your library card number and access titles to read on a variety of devices.