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Homework Helpers at the Library

Struggling with a class or your homework? Get help from our Homework Helpers, a crew of high school students volunteering their brainpower to help you!

Drop in for homework help in any subject on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Kids' World. Make sure to check back for schedule updates.

Interested in becoming a Homework Helper? More information on our Volunteer page.

 

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Online Tutoring

Tutor.com Live Homework Help offers daily one-on-one online help with math, science, English, social studies and more.

Tutors are available from noon – midnight!

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Test Prep

Studying for a big test? Check out these handouts that list a bunch of resources at the library to help you study.

Call 847-506-2669 or stop by the Hub desk for more info.

AP Test Resources

ACT & SAT Prep Resources 

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Tools for School

Leverage your mobile device to work smarter and score better in school. This handout lists lots of great apps and research tips.

Call 847-506-2669 or use the "Chat with us" feature at the bottom of the page! 

Library Databases For Homework & Research

Academic Search Complete

Articles from thousands of magazines/journals, covering all topics. 

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Biography in Context

Biographies and full text articles.

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Britannica Library--for Young Adults

Young adult edition of the world's most famous encyclopedia.

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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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CultureGrams

Learn about the world's countries and peoples.

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Ebsco Explora

Updated interface allows simultaneous searching of MasterFile PremierAcademic Search Premier

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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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MasterFILE Complete

Magazine, journal and reference articles on all topics. Includes Consumer Reports issues.

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Milestone Documents in American History

Primary source documents pertaining to the history of the United States.

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National Geographic

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

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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.) IOS App available.

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Library Databases For Learning New Skills

Creativebug

More than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Includes sewing/quilting/knitting, paper crafts, food, jewelry, holiday crafts and more. | Privacy note.

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Gale Courses

In-depth, instructor-led, 6-week classes on tech topics, health care training, business/accounting, personal development, law, test prep, and more. Some classes can lead to certification.

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Mango Languages

Languages/cultural awareness. French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese German, English (for Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish speakers) and more, plus Little Pim for kids.

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Testing & Education Reference Center

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. See also the Access My Library app.

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Treehouse: Online Training

Web design, coding, mobile app development and more. Earn points/badges to track your progress and create a showcase for potential employers. 

New user? Account deactivated? Use our account activation form.

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