Online Homework Help

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Your Library card entitles you to tons of research database resources that will help you successfully complete your homework.
Students (grades K-8) can also enroll in one of our 10 Homework Centers for free monitored after-school help. There's more! Get free after-school homework help in 14 additional branch locations through our new Homework Mentors program.

You can also find all resources in our comprehensive list of  Resources, which includes resources for adults, too.

 

A to Z the World

Use Country Guides to learn culture & customs worldwide covering over 100 topics— an online "almanac" of countries. We recommend using Chrome browser.

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Subjects: cultures, homework-help, kids, society, teen

Academic Search Premier

Need to do research for school or college? Try these scholarly journals for core and elective school/university classes.

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Subjects: education, homework-help, magazines-newspapers, teen

African-American History Online

A comprehensive historical resource for information on everything from African-American leaders to important events, social movements and issues, the arts and more.

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America the Beautiful

Do you know Ohio’s state motto? Nebraska’s state insect? Find answers to these questions and many others through America the Beautiful. This comprehensive resource for students in grades 1 – 8 contains tons of fun facts on U.S. history, the 50 states and current events.

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American & English Literature

Explore searchable electronic versions of American and English literature, poetry, drama and the Bible.

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American Indian History Online

This fascinating in-depth guide includes historic photos, documents and maps; videos; timelines and biographies of the most important and interesting figures in American Indian history.

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Biography in Context

Biographies of 500,000+ of the world’s important, influential, interesting people. Search by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity,  gender, birth, death date/place.

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Subjects: biography, homework-help, kids, teen

Biography Reference Bank

Search and find biographical profiles for thousands of famous and historic figures. Also includes a searchable archive of interviews, speeches and obituaries.

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BookFLIX

Watch and listen to classic children’s storybooks , practice your ABCs and explore your imagination!
pre-K to grade 3

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Culture Grams

Get a bird’s-eye view of the daily lives, cultures and histories of the world’s peoples. Includes maps, photos, recipes and more. 

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Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

(Spanish Student Discovery Encyclopedia)
This Spanish language encyclopedia geared toward young students features articles, maps, illustrations, pictures and sounds designed to stimulate engagement and learning.

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Encyclopédie Découverte

(French Student Discovery Encyclopedia)
This French language encyclopedia geared toward students young and old features articles, maps, illustrations, pictures and sounds designed to stimulate engagement and learning.

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ERIC

(Educational Resource Information Center)
ERIC provides students, teachers and researchers with access to hundreds of scholarly journals, research papers and theses covering a wide array of subjects. This searchable resource is perfect for research papers, homework and lesson planning. 

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Subjects: education, homework-help, magazines-newspapers, teen

Explora Primary Schools

Look up facts for class projects or homework.  Read magazine and newspaper articles, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find pictures. Translate articles. Lexile® Measures indicate grade-level.  Designed for students in grades K-5.  View tutorial

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Subjects: arts, biography, cultures, history, homework-help, kids, science

Explora Secondary Schools

Look up articles and facts for research papers.  Read magazine and newspaper articles, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find pictures. Translate articles. Lexile® Measures indicate grade-level. Designed for students grades 6-12.   View tutorial

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Subjects: arts, biography, business, health, history, homework-help, literature, magazines-newspapers, science, teen

Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives

Access historical U.S. military records including the stories, photos and personal documents of men and women who served our country. Fold3 users can also contribute their own comments and upload documents.

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Subjects: genealogy, history, homework-help, teen

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

This searchable online version of Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia is your gateway to accurate, in-depth information on virtually any subject. Ever ask yourself, “what’s a pangolin?” or “where exactly is Timbuktu?” Well, now you’ll know the answers.

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GreenFILE

This research database focused on the relationship between humans and the environment features hundreds of eco-related articles, government documents and reports. Explore the positive and negative ways humans affect ecology.

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Subjects: cultures, homework-help, magazines-newspapers, politics, science, teen

Grolier Online Passport

Got homework? Grolier Online Passport provides students with access to such popular educational resources as America the Beautiful and Lands and Peoples.

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Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia

Everything you ever wanted to know about animal evolution, reproduction, history, ecology and conservation efforts.

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Image Collection

This searchable database features thousands of image files suitable for use in research papers and other non-commercial uses. Every image includes Citation information.

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Subjects: arts, homework-help, kids, reference, teen

Lands and Peoples

Travel the globe through this educational resource that includes a variety of maps, games and quizzes designed to increase your knowledge of world cultures.

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Literary Reference Center

The plot thickens! Literary Reference Center offers summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews. You can also read the full text of poems and short stories.

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Subjects: arts, homework-help, literature, teen

Literature Criticism Online

Need to write a term paper for your English class? This searchable resource can help. Access hundreds of articles of criticism, theory and interpretation on virtually any subject relating to literature, poetry and short stories. Includes author biographies and citations.

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Mango Languages

Ever wanted to learn another language? Now you can with Mango, our free online language learning resource. Learn how to hold a conversation in more than 70 languages, including: Spanish, French, Russian, Mandarin Chinese and more. Includes ESOL lessons. 

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Subjects: education, homework-help, languages

MAS Ultra – School Edition

Access hundreds of magazine articles, biographies, historical documents, photos and more with this searchable resource. A comprehensive reference tool for students, researchers and educators. 

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Subjects: homework-help, kids, magazines-newspapers, teen

Middle Search Plus

Homework help is here! This online resource for students provides access to hundreds of magazine and encyclopedia articles, historical documents and maps.

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New Oxford Shakespeare Online

Enjoy the complete works of William Shakespeare in the modern spelling, or choose to read both the old and modern spelling text, scrolling alongside each other.  Combines Modern Critical Edition, Critical Reference Edition, and Authorship Companion. Instructional Video
 

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NoveList K-8 Plus

This searchable resource is chocked full of helpful book reviews, reading recommendations and annotations for students in grades K-8. Includes discussion guides and lexile reading level information for educators.

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Ohio History Central

This dynamic online encyclopedia created by The Ohio Historical Society covers everything there is to know about the Buckeye State, from its prehistory to the present. Includes images, maps, timelines and historic documents. Updated frequently.

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Ohio Web Library

A simple search function allows you to easily find accurate information from a variety of trusted sources. Please note:  Ohio Web Library is only accessible by using Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or  Chrome.

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Oxford English Dictionary

The OED is the most authoritative and comprehensive record of the English language in the world, with each entry tracing the history of every word and enhanced with quotations. Covers all types of usage from formal to slang, Explore themes, meanings and ideas through the history of English.  

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Oxford Reference Online

A searchable collection of encyclopedias and reference books related to a variety of subjects including arts, cultures, history, and literature.

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Points of View Reference Center

Each topic offers an overview (description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). You’ll also find guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating.

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Primary Search

Search online versions of popular children’s encyclopedias and almanacs. A helpful homework resource for primary school students.

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Science Online

This comprehensive science resource for middle and high school students includes fascinating illustrations and diagrams, sample experiments, educational videos and more.

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Science Reference Center

Whether you need homework help or just want to learn more about science, this database covers it all:  biology, chemistry, physics, earth and space science, environmental science, life science and health and medicine. You can also learn about the history of science and the people and technology involved.

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Subjects: health, homework-help, kids, science, technology, teen

Tumble Book Library

Children’s animated, talking picture books. Learn your ABCs and 123s through fun games and puzzles. Includes eBook titles for iPad, National Geographic videos, eAudios. Preschool-Grade 2

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World Book Advanced

World Book Advanced offers high school and college students easy access to hundreds of encyclopedia articles, historic documents, maps and newspapers. This resource gets an A+!

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World Book Early World of Learning

This interactive learning tool for preschoolers and primary school students is designed to teach critical skills like number, shape and color recognition. Includes educational games and videos; and exercises that teach vocabulary, phonemic awareness and comprehension skills.

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World Book Kids

Primary school students will love this colorful, interactive resource loaded with educational videos, activities and games. Learning is fun! 

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World Book Student

Homework doesn’t have to be a drag. At least not when you have World Book Student on your side. This searchable resource for middle school students features loads of engaging videos, maps and sounds.

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