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Try one of the library's subscription databases (you'll need your library card number) or a recommended website.

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Tutor.com  Subscription Database 
One-on-one live online tutoring for students through Tutor.com.  Connect to a live tutor through any Internet connection from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Brainfuse Subscription Database
Get expert help, study, or collaborate with others using brainfuse HelpNow from the NJ State Library. Live tutoring is available from 2-11 p.m. 

EbscoHost  Subscription Database 
Full Text Magazine Articles. You can choose to search from one or a number of EBSCO databases, including General Reference, Biographies, Health, Business, and Current Events.

Facts on File Subscription Database 
Facts on File is a collection of databases highlighting science, geography, history, health, and multicultural sources. It also has a career guidance section.

Learning Express Library Subscription Database 
Practice Math, English, Social Studies and Logic Skills. On the Learning Express Library homepage click on "School Center." You will need to create an account in order to save your test results.  For user name use your library card number.  Create your own password.  Then use your library card number and password each time you return to the site.

Multnomah County Library Homework Helpers
http://www.multcolib.org/homework/
Try these great homework helpers from Multnomah County Library.  Includes dozens of subjects!

The Arts

 

Art History Resources on the Web
http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html
From prehistoric art to the 21st century, and all around the world.

Artcyclopedia
http://artcyclopedia.com/index.html
Art encyclopedia where you can browse or search for an artist and their art.

Biography

 

Contemporary Authors  Subscription Database
Biographical information on 112,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters.

Encyclopedia of World Biography
Brief biographies of famous and historic figures.

 

Books, Poetry & Writing

 

NoveList Subscription Database 
Fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and  more for over 120,000 fiction titles. Also includes Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles

The Elements of Style
http://www.bartleby.com/141/index.html
The classic by William Strunk.

MLA Bibliography Composer
http://www.easybib.com/

A+ Research and Writing for High School and College Students
http://www.ipl.org/div/aplus/
Includes a step by step guide, hints for finding information on the web and at the library, and links to other great sources.

Current Events 

 

Global Newsstream Subscription Database
Search international, national, and regional papers for articles that match your search terms.

Points of View Reference Center Subscription Database 
Controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.

New York Times  Subscription Database 
Read today's New York Times.

 The World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/ 
Includes information on every country in the world.

Geography and Political Science

 

50 States.com
http://www.50states.com/

 Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/
Separate sections for grades 6-8 and grades 9-12.

Flags of the World
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/

World Geography and Culture Online  Subscription Database 
Every country of the world is profiled in depth, covering all aspects of its geography, history, society, and culture. At-a-glance information, maps and flags, videos, images, gazetteer entries, biographies of famous people, a timeline, and current news supplement each country profile

History

 

Black Freedom Struggle Subscription Database 
Historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom. Covers six time periods between 1790 and 2000.

History Databases from Infobase Subscription Databases 
These databases cover American and World history all the way back to medieval times.

This Day in History
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

Math

 

Wyzant Math Lessons & Help
https://www.wyzant.com/resources/lessons/math 

Reference Materials

 

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia Subscription Database 
For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics.  The database contains various images and offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.

 Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
http://www.bartleby.com/quotations/
Find out who said it, and where.

Google Translate
https://translate.google.com/ 
Use the "Detect Language" feature if you don't know the language you are translating, or choose the language you wish to translate.

 Dictionary.com
http://www.dictionary.com
Easy to use -- and an easy to remember URL.

Roget's Thesaurus
http://www.thesaurus.com/
Another way to say it...

Classics Unveiled
http://www.classicsunveiled.com/
What's the story behind all those gods and goddesses?

Science

 

Science - from Facts on File
Under "Science" select "Science Online."  Contains extensive information on a broad range of scientific disciplines. Subscription Database

Human Anatomy Online
http://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html

Search the Internet

 

Google

Search results open in new window.

 

Evaluating Internet Information (from Johns Hopkins University)
http://guides.library.jhu.edu/evaluate