Find information on more than 200 countries around the world and learn about the 50 states. The Kids Edition features more than 80 country reports written for elementary students with easy-to-understand information and fun facts. Check out the recipe collection containing five recipes from each country.
In Daily Life through History, students and researchers discover the everyday details about past eras that make historical accounts relevant and meaningful.
Explora for Teens is a great place for students to do research on current and popular topics.
Specifically designed for secondary school students, this database provides age-appropriate and reliable content from magazines, newspapers and reference books to meet student's needs. Over one thousand full-text titles, thousands of newspaper articles, hundreds of maps and images and full-text content from 14 reference books including Columbia Encyclopedia and the Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates. Users can also search by Lexile reading levels.
LearningExpress Library provides interactive online practice tests and a tutorial course series designed to help users succeed on academic and licensing tests. It offers immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of results. Registration by the user is required to allow the software to record the progress of the user and to allow the user to stop a particular test or lesson and continue at a later time.
Live Homework Help connects students with expert tutors for live, one-on-one help with homework assignments. Use Live Homework Help from your home computer or inside the Library to complete your homework assignments and improve your grades. Available seven days a week for English and Spanish-speaking students in grades K-12 from noon to midnight. In addition, the Skills Center is open 24/7 and offers thousands of worksheets, tutorials, study guides, practice tests, and more.
Mango’s online language learning system focuses on teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. Each lesson combines real-life situations and audio from native speakers with an easy-to-follow interface and simple, clear instructions. Mango also uses fully interactive feature films to help users master new languages. Mango offers over 70 languages including Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, and Spanish.
Need help finding good books to read? Novelist K-8 helps kids and young teens do just that! Use your favorite books and authors to find new adventures! If you can't think of a book you've liked in the past, simply choose a topic of interest and explore lists of recommended books. NoveList K-8 Plus includes both fiction and nonfiction titles. Teachers will find thematic units and other resources for incorporating fiction and nonfiction into the classroom, as well.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a resource for information on today's controversial social issues. It provides access to viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles on provocative and newsworthy topics.
Pronunciator is an online language learning program that incorporates live teacher-led instruction, learning guides, music, film, and more. You can learn 80 languages in English and 50 different languages.
Pronunciator is available on iOS and Android devices.
Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife. Science Reference Center also includes articles for teachers correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
ScienceFlix is for students interested in learning more about science. It includes topics such as earth science, life science, space, health, technology, and more. You’ll also find science projects and experiments you can try!
Use SIRS Issues Researcher to locate articles about controversial issues selected from newspapers, magazines, journals, and government publications. It features information about a variety of social, scientific, health, historic, economic, business, political, and global issues from around the world.
The Test Prep Center's Live Tutor service is open from noon to midnight, seven days a week, and offers one-on-one, online assistance in English and en Español. Available topics for assistance are SAT, ACT, PSAT, AP Tests, GED, or U.S. Citizenship Test. In addition, the Skills Center is open 24/7 and offers resources on the SAT, ACT, standardized tests in all 50 states, graduate schools entrance tests, and more.
Explore easy-to-understand encyclopedia articles, as well as links to related websites and magazine articles. An atlas is also included. Entries incorporate sounds, pictures, videos, and animations to make the information come alive. This resource is great for students of all ages.
Teachers and students will find printable maps and flags of continents, countries, the United States, and Canadian provinces. Vital statistics, government, and demographic information is also available. Use the graphing tool to compare key statistics for up to four countries or states.
Writer's Reference Center provides users with a convenient one-stop location for all of the tools necessary to write and research effectively. From the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research, this online resource thoroughly covers the fundamentals of quality writing and provides a wealth of vocabulary-building reference dictionaries. Students can find valuable information for writing term papers and theses, including how to evaluate sources and avoiding plagiarism.
The WriteTutor Writing Center's Live Tutor service is open from noon to midnight, seven days a week, and offers one-on-one online assistance in English and en Español. Students can get real-time help on reports, essays, and papers. Adults get real-time help with writing resumes and cover letters, polishing business letters and proposals, and proofreading papers and essays. Tutors explain the writing and proofreading process.