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Homework Help

Sources great for kids grades K-12 to assist in homework assignments - covers literature, science, social science and many other topics

African American Studies Center

The online authority on the African American Experience. Includes more than 10,000 articles from 7 encyclopedias plus maps, charts, and photographs, and over 450 primary sources with specially written commentaries.

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Biography Reference Bank

Biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals – both living and deceased – updated monthly.

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BookFLIX

Formats: eBooks, Movies

Features: No waiting, animated picture books, all ages, some in Spanish

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CultureGrams

CultureGrams provides reports with facts and one-of-a-kind perspectives on daily life and culture, customs, and lifestyles of people across the world including special editions dedicated to US States, Canadian provinces, the world, and kids.

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Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos en línea

Version en linea de esta popular fuente estandar de informacion para deberes en espanol.

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Explora Primary Schools (K-5)

Designed with students and educators in grades K through 5 in mind, Explora Primary Schools provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to research facts for class projects or homework.

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Explora Secondary Schools (6-12)

Designed with students and educators in grades 6 through 12 in mind, Explora Secondary Schools provides a far better alternative to traditional websites and search engines for students to review articles and facts for research papers or homework.

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Gale Literary Sources

Search for authors, genres, literary movements, and cultural analysis all in a single search environment.

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Gale Virtual Reference

24/7 access to hundreds of books and topics including art, biography, business, history, literature, medicine, and religion. Email, download, print, or save pages. App available.

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Learning Express Library

Online practice for ACT, SAT, and GED tests as well as additional educational tools for learning technical software like the Adobe Suite.

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National Geographic Kids

Includes National Geographic Kids magazines from 2009-present with videos, pictures, books, and downloadable images in a kid friendly environment. Includes some books in French, Spanish, Chinese, and other world languages.

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National Geographic Virtual Library Series

Provides access to the complete archive of National Geographic Magazine (1888-Current) - along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images, and videos including National Geographic: People, Animals, and The World.

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Science OnLine

Includes experiments, articles, definitions, and biographies in the field of science ranging from biology to physics to space to weather.

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Science Reference Center

A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content to meet every student researcher's needs.

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ScienceFLIX

Formats: eBooks, Movies

Features: No waiting, science topics, all ages

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TOPICSearch

Teachers may find this site useful to research current events and popular topics being discussed in today's classrooms.

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TrueFLIX

Formats: eBooks, Movies

Features: No waiting, for grades 3-5, focus on science and social studies

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World Book Encyclopedia

Online version of the popular encyclopedia is great for general information and school projects for children and adults including non-fiction ebooks for students and WorldBook in Spanish and French.

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