Online Homework Help

Knowledge is power!

Your Library card entitles you to tons of research database resources that will help you successfully complete your homework.
Students (grades K-8) can also enroll in one of our 10 Homework Centers for free monitored after-school help. There's more! Get free after-school homework help in 14 additional branch locations through our new Homework Mentors program.

You can also find all resources in our comprehensive list of  Resources, which includes resources for adults, too.

 

A to Z Maps

A treasure trove of modern and antique maps for Country, Regional, World, USA, Exploration, Discovery, Empire, War, History, Holy Land, Climate, Geology, Ecology, Topographic, and NASA maps.  Plus flags of the world, quizzes and crossword puzzles, and spoken video guides.

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Subjects: cultures, history, homework-help, kids, science, society, teen

A to Z the World

Use Country Guides to learn culture & customs worldwide covering over 100 topics — an online "almanac" of countries. We recommend using Chrome as your browser when using this resource. 

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Subjects: cultures, homework-help, kids, society, teen

Academic Search Premier

Need to do research for school or college? Try these scholarly journals for core and elective school/university classes.

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Subjects: education, homework-help, magazines-newspapers, teen

African-American History Online

A comprehensive historical resource for information on everything from African-American leaders to important events, social movements and issues, the arts and more.

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Subjects: history, homework-help, kids, teen

American & English Literature

Explore searchable electronic versions of American and English literature, poetry, drama and the Bible.

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American Indian History Online

This fascinating in-depth guide includes historic photos, documents and maps; videos; timelines and biographies of the most important and interesting figures in American Indian history.

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Biography in Context

Biographies of 500,000+ of the world’s important, influential, interesting people. Search by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity,  gender, birth, death date/place.

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Subjects: biography, homework-help, kids, teen

Biography Reference Bank

Search and find biographical profiles for thousands of famous and historic figures. Also includes a searchable archive of interviews, speeches and obituaries.

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Subjects: biography, homework-help, kids, teens

BookFLIX

Watch and listen to classic children’s storybooks for kids in pre-K to third grade. Practice your ABCs and explore your imagination! Internet Explorer 11 is not supported. We recommend using Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge as your browser when using this resource. 
 

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Subjects: homework-help, kids, literature

Culture Grams

Get a bird’s-eye view of the daily lives, cultures and histories of the world’s peoples. Includes maps, photos, recipes and more. 

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Subjects: cultures, homework-help, kids, teen

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

This Spanish Student Discovery Encyclopedia is geared toward young students. Features include articles, maps, illustrations, pictures and sounds designed to stimulate engagement and learning.

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Encyclopédie Découverte

This French Student Discovery Encyclopedia is geared toward students young and old. Features include articles, maps, illustrations, pictures and sounds designed to stimulate engagement and learning.

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ERIC

The Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC) provides students, teachers and researchers with access to hundreds of scholarly journals, research papers and theses covering a wide array of subjects.This searchable resource is perfect for research papers, homework and lesson planning. 

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Subjects: education, homework-help, magazines-newspapers, teen

Explora Primary Schools

This resource for students in grades K-5 is perfect for looking up facts for class projects and homework assignments. Features include magazine and newspaper articles, biographies, primary sources, pictures, country information and Lexile® measures. Explora Primary Schools also has the ability to translate articles. We recommend viewing the tutorial before using this resource. View tutorial.

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Subjects: arts, biography, cultures, history, homework-help, kids, science

Explora Secondary Schools

This resource for students in grades 6-12 is a powerful tool to help you write your next research paper. It includes magazine and newspaper articles, biographies, primary sources, country information, pictures and Lexile® measures. Explora Secondary Schools also has the ability to translate articles. We recommend watching the tutorial before using this resource. View tutorial.

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Subjects: arts, biography, business, health, history, homework-help, literature, magazines-newspapers, science, teen

Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives

Access historical U.S. military records including the stories, photos and personal documents of men and women who served our country. Fold3 users can also contribute their own comments and upload documents.

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Subjects: genealogy, history, homework-help, teen

Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia

Everything you ever wanted to know about animal evolution, reproduction, history, ecology and conservation efforts.

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Subjects: homework-help, kids, science, teen

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center offers book summaries, literary criticism, full text poems and short stories, and author biographies and interviews. 

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Subjects: arts, homework-help, literature, teen

Literature Criticism Online

Need to write a term paper for your English class? This searchable resource can help. Access hundreds of articles of criticism, theory and interpretation on virtually any subject relating to literature, poetry and short stories. Includes author biographies and citations.

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Mango Languages

Ever wanted to learn another language? Now you can with Mango, our free online language learning resource. Learn how to hold a conversation in more than 70 languages, including: Spanish, French, Russian, Mandarin Chinese and more. Includes ESOL lessons. 

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Subjects: education, homework-help, languages

NoveList K-8 Plus

This searchable resource is chocked full of helpful book reviews, reading recommendations and annotations for students in grades K-8. Includes discussion guides and Lexile® reading level information for educators.

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Subjects: homework-help, kids, literature

Ohio History Central

This dynamic online encyclopedia created by The Ohio Historical Society covers everything there is to know about the Buckeye State, from its prehistory to the present. Includes images, maps, timelines and historic documents. Updated frequently.

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Ohio Web Library

A simple search function allows you to easily find accurate information from a variety of trusted sources. Please note: Ohio Web Library is only accessible using Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome.

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Oxford Reference Online

A searchable collection of encyclopedias and reference books related to a variety of subjects including arts, cultures, history and literature.

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Shakespeare Online

Enjoy Oxford University Press' complete works of William Shakespeare in the modern spelling, or choose to read both the old and modern spelling text, scrolling alongside each other. We recommend watching the instruction video before using this resource. Watch the video

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Tumble Book Library

Enjoy animated, talking picture books for children in preschool to second grade. Learn your ABCs and 123s through games and puzzles. Includes eBook titles for iPad, National Geographic videos, eAudio books.

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World Book Advanced

World Book Advanced offers high school and college students easy access to hundreds of encyclopedia articles, historic documents, maps and newspapers. This resource gets an A+!

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World Book Early World of Learning

This interactive learning tool for preschoolers and primary school students is designed to teach critical skills like number, shape and color recognition. Includes educational games and videos, and exercises that teach vocabulary, phonemic awareness and comprehension skills.

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Subjects: education, homework-help, kids

World Book Kids

Primary school students will love this colorful, interactive resource loaded with educational videos, activities and games. 

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World Book Student

Homework doesn’t have to be a drag. At least not when you have World Book Student on your side. This searchable resource for middle school students features loads of engaging videos, maps and sounds.

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