Homework Help for Teens

Homework Help for Teens

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Online Databases

Use the library 24 hours a day from anywhere to find information (including full-text magazine and newspaper articles) to help you with your homework:

Art, Music and Video

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Art Full Text
Covers Latin American, Canadian, Asian and non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews and feminist criticism.

Access Videos on Demand
View streaming world-class documentaries, award-winning educational films, and instructional videos.

Classical Music Library
Find and stream over 12,000 albums which cover music from the earliest times to the 21rst century.

PBS Video Collection
Find and stream hundreds of the most valuable documentary films and series from PBS.

Biography

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African American Studies Center
Contains over 5,000 biographies, more than 7,500 articles on  African-American life, history and culture.

Biography in Context
Search for people—both current and historic from all eras—based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates, and places or gender.

InfoTrac Junior Edition K-12
Find information (from magazines and newspapers) on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, sports, history and more.

Student Resources in Context
Find information on history, literature, science, social studies, and more--from magazines, newspapers, primary sources, including video and audio clips and podcasts

Black Studies

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Accessible Archives
Accessible Archives provides a searchable collection of African American Newspapers from 19th century that includes Washington DC resources.  It emphasizes eyewitness accounts of historical events, editorials, popular culture, and commerce during the 19th century

African American Experience
Contains 500 full-text reference and scholarly articles and over 4,000 slave narratives. Includes primary documents, maps and images, lesson plans, searchable timelines and Web links.

African American Studies Center
Source on African-American life, history and culture, containing over 5,000 biographies, more than 7,500 articles, and hundreds of maps, documents, images, timelines, Web sites, and charts and tables.

Historic Black Newspapers
Full historic content from four major black newspapers: The Chicago Defender (1909-75), The New York Amsterdam News (1922-93), The Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), and Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988).


Encyclopedias

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Britannica Academic
Used for more comprehensive research than the school version has over 700 full-text magazines and periodicals; over 10,000 eBooks and primary sources; an atlas; and statistic for current and historical country statistics

Britannica School
Select elementary, middle, and high school portal appropriate to each student’s reading, grade, and age level, with nonfiction content aligned to the Common Core and State Standards.

Spanish Reference Center
Britannica Escolar Online which is specifically designed for ages 6-12 and has 2,000 articles, images, videos, a workspace, and an atlas. Enciclopedia Moderna is intended for high school students and has over 50,000 articles plus 4,200 images. Complete with dictionary, atlas and timelines, it’s the perfect resource for native speakers, bilingual student and students learning Spanish.

World Book Encyclopedia
A comprehensive encyclopedia. Special features include current headline news, an atlas, a dictionary and an “Explore Washington, D.C.” section.

World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Online version of the popular encyclopedia available in Spanish. Versión en línea de la enciclopedia popular disponible en español.

General Reference

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eLibrary 
A resource designed for students K-12, with more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, reference books and transcripts, plus more than 1,000 maps, Websites, audio-video files and pictures.

InfoTrac Student Edition
Find Full text frin magazines, newspapers, podcasts and reference books for information on topics: current events, the arts, science, health, government, history, etc.

InfoTrac Junior Edition K-12
Find information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, sports, history and more--from magazines, newspapers, books and encyclopedias.

Student Resources in Context
Find information on history, literature, science, social studies, and more--from magazines, newspapers, primary sources, including video and audio clips and podcasts

History, Current Events and Social Sciences

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Global Issues in Context

International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics and current events.

History Reference Center
Contains 57,000 historical documents, more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 37,400 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

National Geographic Virtual Library
Search every page of every issue from 1888 through present — plus National Geographic travel books, maps, images and videos.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Search and find fulltext pro and con viewpoint articles on the hottest social issues from terrorism to endangered species, stem cell research to gun control.

Homework Help

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Homework Help from Tutor.com
Free online tutoring in math, science, social studies and English. Grades K-12, college intro and adult learners. Every day from 2 p.m. to 12 midnight. Help is also available in Spanish. La ayuda está también disponible en español.
 

Images


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AP Images
Looking for images to add to a school paper or presentation?  Search the Associated Press Image which contains a history of the world in photographs from the 1840s to as recent as a minute ago.

Image Quest

Contains over 3 million images that cover a wide range of topics perfect for lesson plans and activities, student reports and projects, or school Web sites and flyers.Photos can be downloaded, printed and emailed

Language Learning

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Downloadable Language Learning Audio from Overdrive
Instruction in multiple languages, including German, Italian, Japanese, Arabic and English. Available for download to PCs, laptops and an array of Windows Media-compatible portable devices.

Mango Languages
Learn over 70 different languages each language has audio tutorials to practice reading, listening and speaking.  It also has ESL courses for Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese speakers.

Mango's Little Pim
Little Pim is a fun and interactive way to introduce a child to Russian, German, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Hebrew, English, Spanish or French.

Powerspeak Languages
Learn Spanish, French, Mandarin, German or English for Spanish speakers. Simulates gradual immersion into a new language through a series of stories, activities and learning exercises.

Latino Studies and Spanish Language Sources

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Accedia Noticias
Encuentre artículos actuales y archivados de periódicos, revistas y agencias de noticias de todo el mundo en Español.

Ethnic NewsWatch
Find Full Text from more than than 250 publications from the ethnic and minority press.  Coverage dates back to 1990. Nearly one-quarter of the articles are presented in Spanish. Casi un cuarto de los artículos se presenta en español.

Ayuda para Tareas
Tutorías gratuitas. Domingo a Jueves de 2 p.m. hasta 12 p.m.

Informe
Find full text from  Hispanic magazines -covers business, health, technology, culture, current topics and other subjects. Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

Latino American Experience
Find Full text on the history and culture of Latinos living in the United States. Includes primary sources, over 4,000 images and more than 250 Websites.

Desde mejorar su lectura, escritura y habilidades matemáticas hasta la preparación del examen GED, los recursos que encontrará aquí lo ayudarán a lograr sus metas.


Spanish Reference Center
Britannica Escolar Online which is specifically designed for ages 6-12 and has 2,000 articles, images, videos, a workspace, and an atlas. Enciclopedia Moderna is intended for high school students and has over 50,000 articles plus 4,200 images. Complete with dictionary, atlas and timelines, it’s the perfect resource for native speakers, bilingual student and students learning Spanish.

World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos en Línea está organizada de modo que los estudiantes puedan encontrar información rápida y fácilmente.

 

Local Newspapers

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Baltimore Sun – Historical
Search full text of the newspaper from 1837-1985. 

Regional Newspapers 
Find full text of the DC Metropolitan newspapers (EXCLUDING the Washington Post) and other sources of current and archived articles on issues, events, people, government and more. It includes local news, editorials, announcements and other sections.

Washington Evening Star, 1852 - 1981
Search and browse "scanned" copies of every page of every issue of the Star, long considered the "hometown paper of record" for the Nation’s Capital.  This valuable archive offers significant new research opportunities from the Antebellum Period to World War I to the start of the Korean War.

The Washington Post Current and Historic
1987-Present - Search Full Text
1877 to 1996 -  Seach full text searching of each page, individual articles and images.

Washington Times, 1990-Current
As an alternative voice to The Washington Post, the Washington Times covers events in Washington, D.C., the nation, and the world. Established in 1982, the newspaper is the full-text electronic edition of record of the publication.

Magazines and Newspapers

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Accedia Noticias
Encuentre artículos actuales y archivados de periódicos, revistas y agencias de noticias de todo el mundo en Español.

Access World News
Search the full text of newspapers and other sources of current and archived articles on issues, events, people, government and more. It includes local news, editorials, announcements and other sections from over 2,000 sources. 

InfoTrac OneFile
A one-stop source for newspaper and magazine articles on a wide range of topics. Includes millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

InfoTrac Student Edition
Find Full text from magazines, newspapers, podcasts and reference books for information on topics: current events, the arts, science, health, government, history, etc.

Informe
Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

National Geographic Virtual Library
Search every page of every issue from 1888 through present — plus National Geographic travel books, maps, images and videos.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Search and find full-text pro and con viewpoint articles on the hottest social issues from terrorism to endangered species, stem cell research to gun control.

National Newspapers Core
Find Full text from New York Times (1980-present), Los Angeles Times (1996-present), Wall Street Journal (1984-present), Christian Science Monitor (1980-present) and the Washington Post (1996-present).

Student Resources in Context
Find information on history, literature, science, social studies, and more--from magazines, newspapers, primary sources, including video and audio clips and podcasts

Washington Evening Star, 1852 - 1981
Search and browse "scanned" copies of every page of every issue of the Star, long considered the "hometown paper of record" for the Nation’s Capital.  This valuable archive offers significant new research opportunities from the Antebellum Period to World War I to the start of the Korean War.

Zinio Digital Magazines

Read popular magazines on your tablet, mobile device or computer.  Over 175 magazines available. For instructions see: A guide on accessing Zinio Digital Magazines
 

Science

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National Geographic Virtual Library
National Geographic Virtual Library brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue from 1888 through present — along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

ScienceFlix
Provides articles at three different reading levels for topics such as  extreme weather, space, the human body, physics, engineering and other curricular areas. Videos, vetted websites, project ideas, experiments, quizzes, information about science careers and recent science news articles enhance this resource that supports STEM learning.

Science in Context
Covers the latest scientific developments with thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations, with articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality websites, videos, audio files and podcasts.

 

Tests and Testing

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Learning Express Library
Offers practice tests and courses designed to help students and adult learners improve skills and pass academic and licensing tests. Includes 2014 GED..

Testing and Education Reference Center 
A one-stop resource for online test preparation and higher education planning. Includes practice tests for Advanced Placement and college preparation tests such as ACT and SAT.

 

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