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Homework & Research Help

The Library can help with you with homework no matter where you are. You can use all of these databases at any branch library, or use your library card to log in from wherever you are.


Biography in Context

Biography in Context

With articles about more than 400,000 international figures, you are sure to find something to help you in your research.

Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition

Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition

Search the full text of more than 1,300 nonfiction books on subjects like animals, weather, holidays and more.

Credo

Credo

This easy-to-use resource has tons of articles and e-books on almost any topic you can think of, plus photos, videos and audio-files. Check out the DK Eyewitness titles!

Culturegrams Kids

Culturegrams Kids

Find maps, statistics, photo galleries and recipe collections for all 50 U.S. states and over 190 countries.

Explora

Explora

This is a great starting point for researching homework topics. Use the advanced search function to limit your searches based on Lexile reading levels.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

A good starting place to get basic information about your subject of interest.

Learning Express

Learning Express

Get help with fourth and fifth grade math, reading and writing skills.

Novelist K-8

Novelist K-8

Want a read-alike for the last great book you read? Find fiction and nonfiction for readers in grades K to 8.

Overdrive

Overdrive

Check out the great collection of children's fiction and nonfiction e-books and audiobooks.

Primary Search

Primary Search

Search for topics in magazines, newspapers and a dictionary. Besides articles, you'll find maps, flags, photos and video.

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center

Explore science topics in hundreds of encyclopedias, books and magazines. Use the advanced search function to narrow your search by Lexile level.

Find more resources on the Library's Research website.

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