TOOLS FOR SCHOOL

Leverage your mobile device to work smarter and score better in school! Check out this handout - lots of great apps and research tips!
 
Call 847-392-0100 or click on the "24/7 Chat" link at http://ahml.info to talk to a librarian now. 
 
This resource offers 1-on-1 online help with math, science, english, social studies and more from 3:00pm to 10:00pm daily. 
 

LIBRARY DATABASES FOR HOMEWORK & RESEARCH:

*Our top choice for homework and projects:
This resource is awesome with magazine, newspaper and reference articles for students, from middle schoolers to undergraduates. Also available through the Access My Library iPad app.
 
Other Helpful Resources:
 
Articles from thousands of magazines/journals, covering all topics. Tutorial.
 
A very helpful database containing useful essays, background information, and articles on famous figures. Also available through the Access My Library iPad app.
 
Explore plant & animal life, evolution, genetics, ecology, scientists' biographies and more.
 
Explore the elements and learn about their properties & uses.
 
Young adult edition of the world's most famous encyclopedia. Includes a world atlasstate profilesbiographiesand more, as well as "how-to" guides for research projects, presentations, etc.
 
Magazine, journal and reference articles on all topics. Tutorial.
 
Milestone Documents in American History
Famous documents from US History - speeches, treaties, etc.  Great for finding primary sources!
 
Full-text issues of National Geographic (1880- ) and  National Geographic Traveler (2010- ).  Hundreds of maps, videos and images.
 

SCHOOL LIBRARY DATABASES FOR HOMEWORK & RESEARCH:

Even more databases that you can access if you have a District 214 NetID!


LIBRARY DATABASES FOR LEARNING NEW SKILLS:

Video tutorials on popular technology, web design, social networking, job & career skills, and financial literacy.
 
Language learning program offering instruction in practical conversation and cultural awareness; includes French, Italian, Spanish, German and more!
 
Prepare for standardized (ACT, GRE, SAT, etc.) and job-related tests by taking practice tests and more!
 
Learn web design, coding, mobile app development, and more! Earn points & badges to track your progress. For AHML cardholders only. Also available as an iPad app.
 
 
Looking for even more resources? Try here!