Homework Databases

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Homework Databases

Database Name Description Click to use at home Click to use at the library
Bookflix

Watch a story, read a book! This online literacy resource pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction from Children’s Press and other trusted Scholastic imprints. Geared towards ages 4-8.

Brainfuse Adult Learning Center

Adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance job skills, U.S. citizenship prep, computer classes, and more. Tutors are available every day from 2:00-11:00 p.m.

Brainfuse HelpNow!

Live online tutoring service for homework and writing assistance. Includes Spanish language tutoring, practice tests for AP and college entrance tests, and more. Grades K-12. Available every day from 2:00-11:00 p.m.

Lynda.com

On-demand video classes for learning business, software, technology, computer literacy, and creative skills.

Modern World History

Modern World History offers a comprehensive look at world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of subject entries, biographies, images, videos and slideshows, maps and graphs, primary sources, and timelines combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.

Muzzy Online Hours of language-learning fun for children. Muzzy Online is an internationally recognized program that incorporates stories, activities, and games while teaching 8 world languages.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Pro/Con views for over 13,000 subjects, court cases and other topics, biographies and profiles.  Includes pictures, graphs, references, and more.
Pronunciator Learn a new language! Pronunciatior has lessons in over 80 languages, focusing on pronunciation. Also teaches English from 50 source languages. 
Pronunciator (Espanol) Pronunciator es una manera divertida y fácil de aprender cualquiera de los 80 idiomas disponibles.
TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

U.S. History in Context Contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. Sources include full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files, and more.
World Book Encyclopedia

Use this encyclopedia to access a world of information anytime, anywhere, for kids, teens, and adults.

World History in Context Contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. Sources include full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files, and more.