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Ask Reference
Our reference staff is ready to help set you in the right direction with your homework. You can: Call, Email, or stop by the Ellis or Bedford Branches.

Online Resources
We offer a number of online databases that house articles from magazines, newspapers, and more. Here are just a few listed below. For a complete listing click here.

Some databases do require a username and password that can be found in our Online Resources Brochure.

Learn A Test - Do you need to practice for the ACT or SAT, or AP classes? How about some writing or reading skills improvement? These categories, as well as test preparation in other areas such as Law Enforcement and Nursing are available.

Culturegrams - Do you need to know the names of famous people, or information on the flags, economy, religion, history, or customs of one of hundreds of countries from around the world? How about a great overview of any of our 50 states? If so, try this electronic source.

Opposing Viewpoints - Find out what people are saying about controversial issues with this electronic source. You may also find statistics, reference books, as well as magazine articles for your topic. Bonus features include tips on how to prepare an outline, do a thesis statement and prepare citations.

Biography Resource Center - Are you looking for information about a famous scientist, author, musician, painter or political figure? Search this wonderful electronic source that contains biographies of more than 35,000 people from reputable reference sources.

First Search - Would a magazine or journal article be just what you need to complete your research paper? Check out this collection which contains Wilson Select Plus featuring full-text articles.

Downloadable Audiobooks and Ebooks
Is the book you need today unavailable from your local library? If so, don’t give up hope! It could be one of the full text books that are free to download from the Internet. Check these websites for more information.

Woodlands Downloadable Library - You can browse the collection, check out with your library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® Reader™, and many others. With hundreds of popular fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from, the new collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone. You can download best-selling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides, and much more.

IPL (Internet Public Library) - Check out the “Reading Room” to see a list of the websites that have the electronic book titles that are available to anyone. While you are at the IPL be sure to look around. You can find newspapers from around the world as well as websites arranged by subject Be sure to take a look at the Teen Space for homework help.

Visit Your Local Library Branch
We have thousands of books spread throughout 16 branches! Check with us for a variety of books that will help with most of your subjects like History, English, Math, Psychology and more. In addition, most of the branches have a set of encyclopedias that can be taken home.For more specialized research, the Ellis and Bedford branches have hundreds of reference books that also provide helpful information, including sets of Literary Criticisms that can’t be found on the Internet!

Most of all, remember that help is only a phone call or visit away!

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Helpful Websites:

Citation Machine - Properly formats citation for either MLA or APA.

Thinkfinity - Free Homework Help, Online Learning Games and more

America's Story - This Web site is brought to you from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the largest library in the world and the nation's library.

AntiStudy - Free Cliff Notes

Awesome Library - 14,000 carefully reviewed K-12 education sources. - Worlds best bios.

Cliff Notes - Study tools, learning adventures, and fun and games. - Where knowledge is cool.

Encarta Encyclopedia Online

Federal Resources Educational Excellence

FedStats - The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies  

Graphic Map's World Atlas - Library of maps, flags, and geography facts.

Homework Spot - Homework help, science fair projects, math help, and more.

How to Cite an Internet Source - MLA Style for citing electronic sources in research bibliographies. 

Information Please - Encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, biographies, dictionary, thesaurus and more.

Language Learning Library - Your informational source for learning a language.

Merriam Webster Online Dictionary

Newseum - The Interactive Museum of News.

New York Times Learning Center

The Physics Classroom - Features over 400 booknotes, study guides, and chapter summaries online.

Roget's II: The New Thesaurus



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