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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 chat live with a librarian 7 days a week (just click or tap on the round orange icon near the bottom of your screen) between the hours of 2:00-8:00pm, or email teen@nileslibrary.org any time.

Name Description Use At Home?
Brainfuse HelpNow

Live tutoring available from 2 - 11 p.m. daily for kindergarten and up. Includes practice exercises, quizzes, and flashcard creator.

Yes
Chicago Tribunetribune-logo

Full-text coverage from 1985 - present.

Yes
Driving Tests

Practice tests and FAQs to help you get and renew your driver's license.

Yes
Explora Junior High

Full-text articles from magazines, reference books, and primary sources on all topics.

Yes
Explora Public Libraries

Full-text articles from magazines, reference books, and primary sources on all topics.

Yes
Gale Courses

In-depth, instructor-led, six-week courses for all topics.

Yes
Gale eBooks (Use Library Card # as Password)

Nonfiction eBook collection covering all subject areas.

Yes
Gale in Context: Biography (Use Library Card # as Password)

Biographies spanning every subject.

Yes
Gale Literature Criticism (Use Library Card # as Password)

Literary criticism representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras, and genres.

Yes
hoopla

Movies, music, eBooks, and audiobooks for your computer or mobile device.

Yes
Issues & Controversies

Current issues and events including news coverage, background information, pro/con arguments, and timelines. 

Yes
Kanopy

Classic, international, documentary, and educational films from the Criterion Collection, Janus films, The Great Courses, and the PBS Frontline series.

Yes
Lynda.com

Video based courses for business, technology, and creative skills.

Yes
Mango Languages

Language learning from your computer or mobile device. Includes ELL resources and 60 languages.

Yes
MasterFILE

Peer-reviewed articles on all topics. 

Yes
New World Encyclopedia

General information on all topics.

Yes
New York Times

Full-text coverage from 1923 - present.

Yes
Novelist

Reading recommendations.

Yes
Novelist K-8

Reading recommendations for grades K-8 including Lexile levels.

Yes
Science Reference Center

Contains science experiments, full-text magazines and journal articles as well as resources for teachers.

Yes
Today's Science

Science news and research written especially for students.

Yes
Treehousesmall treehouse logo

Video based courses for technology and computer science skills.

Yes
World Book Timelines

Build and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.

Yes
World News Digest

Articles, background essays, illustrations, and primary sources for analyzing current events.

Yes