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Homework Help

Whether you're stuck on a math problem or working on a research paper, you've come to the right place!  You'll find the help you need in these databases and websites.  All are free, but some require entering your library card number.



General Information

Britannica for Kids

A kid-friendly version of the Britannica Encyclopaedia, this is a great place to get information on animals, states, countries and much more!

Kids InfoBits

Designed for kindergarteners through fifth graders, Kids InfoBits covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history and sports!  Searching can be done by clicking on pictures or by typing in search terms.

InfoTrac Junior Edition

Designed to give junior high and middle school students access to magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

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Current Events


InfoTrac Newsstand

A one-stop source for the day's news and searchable archives, you can search more than 1,000 newspapers by different ways, including title, headline and date.

ProQuest Newsstand

Provides access to the latest local, regional and national news, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe.

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People and Places


Biography in Context

Information  on over half a million people, so if you need to write a report on a person, check here first! Allows searching by name, occupation, nationality, birth place and death place.

Britannica for Kids

A kid-friendly version of the Britannica Encyclopaedia, there are special features titled “Discover America” and “Discover Our World” that cover all the facts essential for a report.

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Today's Science

Created for students and teachers, it includes useful features such as tips for writing research papers, a guide to putting together a science fair project, and classroom games.

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Books & Reading




Discover our favorite books, matched to your child's interests, and other tools for building literacy. Beanstack at Alexandia Library is a free personalized service designed to help families discover books and apps based on your child's age and interests.

Books & Authors

Get reading recommendations from the pros!  You can search by title, author or genre and all the lists let you choose to see only children’s title.  In addition, this database has biographical and professional information that would be useful if you need to write a report on an author.

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Bedtime Math

Bedtime Math is a nonprofit dedicated to helping kids learn to love math. Bedtime Math’s mission is simple: to make nightly math as common and beloved as the bedtime story. If there are kids in your life, you can join the Bedtime Math movement to make math a natural, fun part of kids’ everyday lives. 

Houghton Mifflin Math

The Houghton Mifflin Textbook company's parent page includes great tools for math homework help for both parents and students. There you'll find a glossary of math terms, games, math demonstrations and more, all broken down and searchable by grade level.

Dr. Math

This site provides answers to math questions ranging from elementary through college level topics and includes an "Ask Dr. Math" email help section for specific advice, answers and explanations.

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