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Homework Help

Its time for your first research paper! Congratulations!

Now what?

Check out our list of Databases, filled with well-documented information that is sure to help you. Databases are links to reputable sources on almost any topic you might need. Need a primary source – we have the complete New York Times database online! Need a science article to support your argument? We have that too!
Scroll down and find the world at your fingertips – all in one easy-access place.

 

  • A to Z Maps Online

    4000+ world maps including political, physical, population, climate and other thematic maps.  New maps are added to the collection every month.


  • A to Z the USA

    Information about U.S. states and territories Covering the fields of culture, travel, language, trade and business.


  • Biography in Context

    Includes 600,000+ biographies with photos and links to current research on the world’s most influential people.


  • Britannica Learning Zone (early childhood)

    Grade Level PreK-5. Play, discover, create—these are the cornerstones of learning for young children. Britannica gives teachers an online solution designed specifically for the needs of ages 4 to 7. Learning Zone is a classroom-tested, interactive learning environment that gives early learners enjoyable, engaging, and developmentally appropriate activities to help grow their minds, their spirits, and their intellectual horizons.


  • Britannica Online School Edition

    Elementary, Middle and High School levels, plus read-aloud at all levels and translation for over 50 languages.  Access to four complete encyclopedias and high-quality online learning materials that have been developed by teachers and curriculum experts. Designed for all levels of learning from elementary school through high school, offers students an easy-to-use gateway to the vast resources of Encyclopædia Britannica.


  • Britannica Public Library Edition for Kids

    Access to Compton’s EncyclopediaBritannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and a wealth of other age-appropriate material for younger students and children


  • Britannica Spanish Reference Center

    Access to two Spanish language encyclopedias, one for ages 6-12 and another for the high school and college ages


  • E-Book Central

    Offers content across all subject areas featuring content from major academic publishers worldwide, including titles from Taylor & Francis, Palgrave Macmillan, Cambridge University Press, Kluwer Academic, Springer, World Scientific and others. Ebooks can be viewed online or downloaded to a computer or mobile device.


  • Health and Wellness Resource Center

    Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, over 700 health videos from partner Healthology, Inc., hundreds of pamphlets and health-related articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.


  • Hoopla

    Use hoopla to borrow digital video, music and audiobooks with your library card. Gain access to thousands of titles – available for instant streaming or temporarily download – and watch on your smartphone, tablet or computer. No waiting to borrow and hoopla digital’s automatic return eliminates all late fees. To get started, simply create an account with your library card number.


  • Kids InfoBits

    Kids InfoBits targets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine and reference content.

     


  • Mango Languages

    Mango Languages

    Mango is designed to equip you with conversational abilities from the very start. Whether you’re learning how to order a pizza or ask when the game starts, Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations in 60 different language courses and ESL instruction for speakers of 18 languages.  The newest feature is language learning through film with popular films in their native language.


  • NoveList

    NoveList is a readers’ advisory resource which assists fiction readers in exploring new authors and titles.  Through its attractive and easy-to-use interface, NoveList allows readers to use a favorite author or title as a template to locate other authors and titles of interest.   In addition, users can browse over 1,200 theme-oriented book lists, 150 award lists and 1,000 fiction related web-sites.  NoveList contains materials for all ages including picture books, children’s “chapter” books, young adult titles and books for adult readers. Novelist provides enhanced subject access to over 92,000 fiction titles.  Updated quarterly, the NoveList database integrates information from a variety of sources.


  • PebbleGo

    Access hundreds of animal articles, educational games, and learning activities from school or from home with easy to-use searching tools.  Introduces early learners to database and research concepts.


  • PebbleGo Next

    PebbleGo Next has curriculum-connected content for grades 3-6 starting including topics on American Indians and U.S. states.


  • PowerKnowledge Earth and Space Science

    PowerKnowledge Earth and Space Science offers research, report and homework help in earth and space science for grades 3–8.


  • PowerKnowledge Life Science

    PowerKnowledge Life Science offers research, report and homework help in life science for grades 3-8.


  • PowerKnowledge Physical Science

    PowerKnowledge Physical Science offers research, report and homework help in physical science for grades 3–8.


  • Research in Context

    Research in Context covers the most-studied topics in literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history, as well as the social issues most relevant to this age group. It features:

    Engaging reference, periodical, and multimedia content

    Information from trusted sources like Gale, National Geographic, Scholastic and more

    Alignment to national and state curriculum standards

    New content written especially for middle schoolers including nearly 300 topic pages and overviews


  • Science in Context

    Science in Context is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. By integrating authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos, Science in Context draws students into the subject matter, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity.


  • TumbleBooks

    A collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.


  • U.S. History in Context

    Hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History are detailed using full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.


  • World History in Context

    Hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History are detailed using full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.