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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 Escolar

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


  • Britannica Fundamentals

    An innovative early learning product for students in grade levels kindergarten through second grade.


  • Britannica Library

    Britannica Library is an award winning resource for Children and Adults. Easy to use, and easy to find trusted information.


  • Britannica School

    Elementary, Middle and High School levels, plus read-aloud at all levels and translation for over 50 languages.


  • Elementary in Context

    Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.


  • Health and Wellness

    Search a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to alternative medical practices.


  • Hoopla

    Use hoopla to borrow digital video, music and audiobooks with your library card. 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.


  • 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.


  • Middle School in Context

    Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more.


  • NoveList

    Find new and similar fiction authors and titles.  NoveList contains materials for all ages including picture books, children’s “chapter” books, young adult titles and books for adult readers. Updated quarterly.


  • 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.


  • Science in Context

    Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.


  • TumbleBooks

    A collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love.


  • U.S. History in Context

    Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history from a variety of sources.


  • World History in Context

    Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.