Homework Help & Online Learning

See every online resource the Library has to offer at A–Z Online Resources.


CultureGrams

CultureGrams

Cultural information on 200+ countries, all 50 United States, and the Canadian Provinces.

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FirstSearch

FirstSearch

FirstSearch provides access to over 50 billion library records, magazine articles, proceedings, and more. Much of the information is full-text. FirstSearch is only accessible in the library.

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Scholastic Go!

Scholastic Go!

A general research tool for elementary and middle schools students that includes articles, current news, video, photos and more. Includes science and technology articles for elementary, middle and high schoolers as well as current news on science. Access outside of the library building requires a library card.

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SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer

Formerly eLibrary Elementary. More than 130 magazines, newspapers, books, transcripts, maps, images, weblinks, and audio/video titles, all selected as appropriate for elementary school studies.

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Linkedin Learning Library Edition

Linkedin Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

Access thousands of online video courses and exercise files that will help you learn software, creative, and business skills from the best in the business. Use your library card number and PIN (last four digits) to register, and always access your free Library Edition from this link. You can access this service from anywhere.

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MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

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Mango Languages

Mango Languages

A fun-infused way to learn a new language. Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English, Spanish, Polish, Irish — even Pirate!

Create a login to track your progress, or use as a guest. After you create your login in a web browser, you can login to the Mango Languages app on your smartphone or tablet. You can access this service from anywhere.

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Driving Tests

Driving Tests

Our free Illinois driver education program includes:

  • 11 car practice tests
  • 9 motorcycle practice tests
  • 12 CDL (commercial driver’s license) practice tests
  • 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
  • A FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 DMV-related questions

This program is automatically updated as new practice tests become available.

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TrueFlix

TrueFlix

Scholastic TrueFlix is an online Whiteboard resource focusing on engaging science and social studies content for students spanning grades 3–5.

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Black Freedom Struggle: Rosa Parks

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: Challenges and Triumphs in the Pursuit of Equality

Black Freedom by ProQuest features select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. ProQuest’s intention is to support a wide range of students, as well independent researchers and anyone interested in learning more about the foundation of ongoing racial injustice in the U.S. – and the fights against it.

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More Homework Help Resources

Do you have favorite resources for math, science, reading, or other school subjects? Please email your suggestions to webmaster@newlenoxlibrary.org.

Math

  • Math Drills

    Math Drills offers thousands of printable math worksheets on topics for any grade. This site is useful for students, parents, and teachers. You can even print your own graph paper.

  • Math Playground

    Math Playground is designed for kids of all ages and includes online math games, thinking games, step-by-step instructional videos, practice exercises, and problem solving activities.

  • A Maths Dictionary for Kids

    A Maths Dictionary is an animated and interactive dictionary that explains over 500 common mathematical terms. The website also includes printable, illustrated pages.

  • Measurements Converter

    Using the Measurements Converter, you can convert weight, distance, speed and temperature. You can also perform special conversions for recipes and fuel economy.

Science

  • Amazing Space

    This space website includes photos taken of space with the Hubble Space Telescope as well as links to other space photo galleries, homework help resources and a guide to the night sky.

  • Chemistry Coach

    Chemistry Coach is full of study guides, exercises and mock exams. Well designed and easy to use, it covers all the subjects usually taught in chemistry high school and college classes.

  • EIA Energy Kids

    Learn all about energy including the history of energy, different sources of energy, and how to conserve it. Includes lots of fun activity and science fair ideas.

  • How Stuff Works

    Fascinating information on a variety of topics. Check out the science tab and learn how science stuff works!

  • NASA for Kids

    Adventures in the universe for grades 5 and up.

  • Science Fair Project Resource Guide

    Need help planning your science fair project? Check out this project guide from the Internet Public Library.

  • Science News for Students

    Up-to-date and current information on a variety of science topics from astronomy to life science, and atoms to math.