Homework Help

Need some help with your homework assignment? Let the library lead you to special information online, especially for kids and their teachers and parents. You can also see the entire list of all of the library databases

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 cultures, economies, and all 50 states and major territories of the United States of America.

eLibrary  | eLibrary is a great research tool for beginners. Find popular magazines, journal and newspaper articles, TV and radio transcripts, photographs, maps, and reference and historical sources.

Mango Languages  | Using real life conversations, you can listen to and learn languages including 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 | Fun 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 edition | Provinces edition | World edition
Everything in the world about the world! The special Kids World edition focuses on larger countries, with special materials for younger students. The States, Provinces, and World editions provide facts, timelines, maps, sound and more! Includes sections on recipes, sports teams, and famous names from the regions.

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 3-5 that 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 exciting real-life topics like disasters, space, the human body, and more. Each book can be listened to and read. For grades 3-6.

World Book Kids | Suitable for elementary students, with easy-to-read articles, exciting 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 | Get the biographies for 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 | 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 over 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 lots of editor-selected Web sites.

World History in Context | Multicultural and global content that moves chronologically over 5,000 years from antiquity to the present and geographically around the globe.

Parents and Teachers

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database | CLCD helps educators, librarians and parents find just the right children’s book.  Results can be filtered by reading level, age, grade and interest level.

Learning Express Library | Online practice tests that allow you to keep track of your progress and scores. Tests include 4th Grade Math and Reading Practice, Elementary School Writing Practice, Reading Diagnostic Tests for 6th-8th Grade, ACT and SAT Preparation, U.S. Citizenship Preparation, and more.

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 book (fiction or nonfiction) by title, author, keyword, genre, Lexile, age or grade level, language, and more. 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 | Familiar picture books 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 for a variety of eReading.