Homework

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A to Z Food America

Recipes and cultural background of US regional food and traditions.


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A to Z Maps Online

Thousands of detailed international maps (countries, regions, states, etc.), as well as topographic maps, climate maps, and more.


A to Z The USA

A large-scale encyclopedia of US state and country information. Topics include history, geography, demographics, education, food and recipes, government, crime, maps, media outlets, symbols, sports, and more.


A to Z World Culture

Information about the culture, language, history, food, religion, and much more, for 175 countries.


A to Z World Food

Recipes and overviews of food from around the world.


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BookFlix

Interactive stories, true books and games to play (preschool-3rd grade).


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Brilliant.org

Helps students learn math, science, and engineering through bite-sized, interactive learning experiences. Covers algebra, geometry, number theory, logic, science and computing concepts.

Our educator's access to Brilliant.org is for users under 18 years old, upon parental/guardian request. Parents/guardians can request an account for their child HERE.

Arlington Heights cardholders only

Britannica Library--for Children

Kids' edition of the world's most famous encyclopedia. Includes a world atlasstate profilesbiographiesanimal profiles and much more.


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Britannica Library--for Young Adults

Young adult edition of the world's most famous encyclopedia. Includes a world atlasstate profilesbiographies, and more, as well as "how-to" guides for research projects, presentations, etc.


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Britannica Library--Reference Center

The world's most famous encyclopedia. Includes a world atlasstate profilesbiographies and much more.


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C

CultureGrams

Learn about the world's countries and peoples.


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E

Ebsco Explora

Updated interface allows simultaneous searching of MasterFile CompleteAcademic Search CompleteBusiness Source Premier and others, with additional browsing tools.


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G

Gale in Context: Elementary

Articles from magazines, newspapers and reference sources to help students with projects and exploring their own interests.


Gale in Context: High School

Magazine, news and reference articles for middle school through undergraduate. Covers science, literature, history, social sciences, arts, etc.


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Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Pro/con articles on major issues:  gun control, drug legalization, immigration, etc. Especially useful for debate preparation, gaining context for election issues, etc.


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History Reference Center

Reference books, magazine/journal articles and multimedia focusing on U.S. and world history.


L

Literary Reference Center

Includes plot summaries, critical essays, reviews and author biographies/interviews, as well as thousands of full-text poems and short stories.


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LOTE4Kids (Languages Other Than English)

LOTE (Languages Other Than English) is collection of thousands of children's read-alongs from around the world, presented in both their original languages and English. Also try the new LOTE4Kids app for Android/iOS.


App    

M

Middle Search Plus

Search popular middle school magazines, reference e-books, and thousands of primary source documents and videos.


N

National Geographic

Full-text issues of National Geographic (1880-present) and  National Geographic Traveler (2010-present).  Hundreds of maps, videos and images.


Video Tutorial    

National Geographic Kids

Pictures, books and magazine articles about animals, science, history, cultures, the environment and more.


Video Tutorial    

P

Peterson's Test Prep

Prep/practice tests for GED, ACT, GRE, GMAT, SAT, AP, job-related tests, TOEFL, citizenship and more. Search for colleges/scholarships or use the online resume builder and career exploration tools. Full list of tests & courses.


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Points of View Reference Center

Provides rich pro/con content to help assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.


S

Scholastic Teachables

Online tool offering unlimited access to award-winning activities and printable skills sheets, lesson plans, clip art, games, and other resources for teaching kids grades Pre-K to 8.


T

Tumble Book Library

Animated stories you can read along to, as well as story books, full eBooks, graphic novels, nonfiction, puzzles & games and more.  Also try the iOS and Android apps.


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Tutor.com: Live Homework Help & More

Live tutors online to help with math, science, English, social studies etc., as well as standardized tests (ACT, SAT, GRE, etc.) and career help (1-on-1 resume reviews, etc.). Also features on-demand practice tests, learning materials and video tutorials from The Princeton Review. IOS & Android Apps available. Limit 10 live sessions/document drop-offs per week (no limit on test prep, resume creation tools, etc.). Requires creation of a free profile in Tutor.com (at the upper right of the sign-in page).

Free Webinar: "Resumes and All the Frills" - Tues., 4/9, 3:00 pm. | Register

Archived webinars (free) for Job Seekers | Students & Parents | College Readiness/Management for Working Adults | College Readiness/Management for High Schoolers


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World Book Discover

A comprehensive encyclopedia with easier-to-read articles. Includes reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research tools, multimedia, and interactive video.


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