August 2012

Online Learning Center · Homework Help

Struggling with a homework assignment that’s due tomorrow? Need help with a research paper? These library resources and services can help!

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Online Resources

HelpNow
Get live online homework help, skills building, writing assistance, test prep help, and more from expert tutors. You’ll need a library card to use this resource from home. Details and FAQs.
Text a Librarian
Got a question? Text us! To use the service, start the body of the text with the keyword askus, followed by a space, followed by your question. (For example, askus what are 3 great books on the civil war?). Send your text to 66746. Details and FAQs.
Testing & Education Reference Center and Learning Express Library
Use these resources to practice for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT. The Testing & Education Reference Center also includes online practice AP exams. You’ll need a library card to use these resources from home.
KnowItNow24x7
Use KnowItNow24x7, our online reference service, to chat with a librarian. KnowItNow is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Details and FAQs.
Research Datatabases
Our collection of databases includes a variety of other online resources for elementary, middle, and high school students, including Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Literature Criticism Online, U.S. History in Context, Facts on File Science Online, CultureGrams, and ProQuest for full-text magazine and newspaper articles. You’ll need a library card to use these resources from home.
Teenspace
Teenspace includes links to homework-related resources for students, information about financial aid and post-secondary educational opportunties, book reviews and booklists posted by teens, and monthly feature articles.
Kidspace
Our website for kids offers them a place to contribute book reviews, listen to electronic storybooks from Scholastic BookFlix or TumbleBooks, and access a large collection of “librarian approved” homework websites.

Other Library Services

The William Hueneke Homework Center
The William Hueneke Homework Center at the Main Library offers primary and secondary students the opportunity to receive homework assistance in person, by phone, and email in an environment conducive to study and learning. Please refer to the department webpage for the hours of service.
Homework Help: Branch Programs
The Library provides free homework help to students in kindergarten through eighth grades at a number of our branch libraries. Homework Helpers are on-hand at these locations to help with homework assignments and provide skills building assistance on any subject.