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Homework Help

The Library provides resources to assist you, whether you’re working on an in-depth project or just have a quick question.  If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, then contact a librarian for personal service. You can come in person, call the Library at 847-663-6603 during library hours, text your question to 847-920-4575 or email teen@nileslibrary.org.

Name Description Use At Home?
Article Firstarticle first

Look up magazine and journal articles from 1990 to the present with selected full text, in this database from OCLC.

Yes
Biography in Contextbiographyt

Contains nearly a million biographical entries spanning almost every course of study. This resource also includes the full text of Contemporary Authors and Authors and Artists for Young Adults.

Yes
Brainfuse Help Now

Live online tutors available from 2-11 pm daily for students in grades Kindergarten and up. Additionally, practice exercises, quizzes, flashcard creator, and more available 24 hours a day.

Yes
Explora Public Libraries

Ebsco's MasterFILE Premiere provides full-text articles from over 1,900 magazines, from 1975 through the present. Also includes reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags. Look up magazine articles for children. Explora Public Libraries can be filtered by Lexile reading levels as well as subjects.

Yes
Explora Secondary Schools

Explora Secondary Schools provides full-text articles from over 1,900 magazines, from 1975 through the present. Also includes reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags. Look up magazine articles for children. Explora Secondary Schools can be filtered by Lexile reading levels as well as subjects.

Yes
Issues & Controversies

This Facts on File resource analyzes and explains hundreds of controversial topics, in a language and format that students can understand.

Yes
LearningExpress Library

Find interactive test preparation guides for the ASVAB, GRE, SAT, ACT, civil service, military, law enforcement, real estate, U.S. Citizenship Test, and other exams. Use for career exploration and workplace skill-building. Find essentials to building a resume or cover letter. Includes test prep for elementary school and high school students.

Yes
Literary Criticism Online

Read what the critics and reviewers said about thousands of books in this invaluable resource for students and readers.

Yes
Magazine Articles

Ebsco's MasterFILE Premiere provides full-text articles from over 1,900 magazines, from 1975 through the present. Also includes reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags.

Yes
New World Encyclopedia

This encyclopedia from Funk & Wagnalls contains over 25,000 entries is a good general resource covering an array of topics.

Yes
Novelist K-8

NoveList K-8 Plus allows you to discover the fiction titles that are popular with young readers as well as titles to use in your classroom. NoveList K-8 Plus contains materials for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children's "chapter" books and young adult titles. The NoveList Learning Center provides a complete introduction to the product and shows you how to use NoveList to meet the reading needs of your students.

Yes
Science Reference Center

This great source for science fair research includes science encyclopedias, reference books, magazines, and other resources.

Yes
Today's Science

This Facts on File resource bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today. Updated weekly and containing thousands of links to a 15-year back-file, Today's Science explains important developments in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology.

Yes
World Book Online Info Finder

Reliable information for school-aged students to help with their homework.

Yes
World Book Online Reference Center

A great general encyclopedia for researchers and information-seekers.

Yes
WorldCat

The OCLC catalog containing all the records cataloged by OCLC member libraries. Offers millions of bibliographic records for books, audiovisual material, etc.

Yes