Students & Homework

Explora

Description: 

Explora is a colorful, mobile-friendly interface to selected EBSCO information databases that provides not only a simple search box, but easy-to-browse categories.
Explora includes: topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research; articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research; and reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content.

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Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government

Description: 

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids is brought to the World Wide Web as a service of the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Ben's Guide serves as the educational component of GPO Access, GPO's service to provide the official online version of legislative and regulatory information.
This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities. And, just as GPO Access provides locator services to U.S. Government sites, Ben's Guide provides a similar service to U.S. Government Web sites developed for kids.

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EBSCOhost ebooks Collection

Description: 

A collection of ebooks available via the web on a range of topics.

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Little Pim

Description: 

A fun, interactive language system for young learners! Little Pim includes animated videos and other tools to make learning a language simpler for kids.

Notes: 

Little Pim is a language resource for kids that offers training in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
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KnowItNow.org

Description: 

KnowItNow24x7 is the place on the Web where Ohioans can get live help from a librarian for finding resources for homework or research on any topic, suggestions for good books to read, or answers to satisfy your general curiosity, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Includes readers'-advisory service ReadThisNow and homework help site HomeworkNow.

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Available to Ohio residents. Enter your zip code to get started.

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Recommended Site

NewsBank Special Reports

Description: 

NewsBank's Special Reports include content from sources from around the world to provide a global perspective on current issues. The reports include maps, images, stats, websites, suggested search terms and more. These reports are updated daily.

Notes: 

You must provide your library card and PIN if accessing this resource from outside the library.

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Science Online

Description: 

Includes subject matter in the following categories:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Space and Astronomy
  • Weather and Climate
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World Book Kids

Description: 

An online encyclopedia for younger students. Includes a dictionary and a section on maps.

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Kids Search

Description: 

A search tool and general information resource for students. Includes multiple search options, including visual search. Also includes a dictionary and an encyclopedia.

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World Book Espanol

Description: 

The Spanish-language version of World Book Encyclopedia.

La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.

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