Homework Databases

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Homework Databases

Database Name Description Click to use at home Click to use at the library
Bookflix

Watch a story, read a book! This online literacy resource pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction from Children’s Press and other trusted Scholastic imprints. Geared towards ages 4-8.

Brainfuse Adult Learning Center

Adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more. Tutors are available every day from 2:00-11:00 p.m.

Brainfuse HelpNow! Live one-on-one online tutoring service for homework help and writing assistance. Includes Spanish language tutoring and standardized practice tests. Grades K-12. Available every day from 2:00-11:00 p.m. 
General OneFile General-interest periodical, journal, and newspaper database. It includes travel guides, radio and television transcripts, and more.
InfoTrac Newsstand Provides full-text access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers.
LitFinder Literature Database Full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays.
Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Learn what you want, when you want, and practice with the instructor's files while you watch and listen.

Muzzy Online Hours of language-learning fun for children. Muzzy Online is an internationally recognized program that incorporates stories, activities, and games while teaching 8 world languages.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Pro/Con views for over 13,000 subjects, court cases and other topics, biographies and profiles.  Includes pictures, graphs, references, and more.
Pronunciator Learn a new language! Pronunciatior has lessons in over 80 languages, focusing on pronunciation. Also teaches English from 50 source languages. 
Pronunciator (Espanol) Pronunciator es una manera divertida y fácil de aprender cualquiera de los 80 idiomas disponibles.
TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.