Library Databases to Help with Homework

These resources are free to use, but require that you login with a Library Card #

Homework Help Now Homework Help Now
Features online, live 1-to-1 tutors every day from 3-10 p.m. All you need is a Library card and a web browser.
Also get 24-hour support with writing, practice tests, and answers to your homework questions.

Biography in Context
Biography in Context
When your teacher won't accept Wikipedia, get your expert biographies from this database.
Mango Languages
Mango Languages
Practice your foreign language speaking and reading from any internet computer. Just log in with your library card.
Global Issues in Context
Global Issues in Context
Covers hundreds of topics of worldwide importance and covers issues from an international media perspective. Great for world history, current events, journalism, and seminar classes.
Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center
Ideas for essay topics, summaries of famous books, and author biographies.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Get both sides of any issue from voting age to drugs to capital punishment. Includes essays, primary sources, statistics, and even images.
Science in Context
Science in Context
Topics, experiments, biographies, and news covered by hundreds of science magazines and journals.
Student Resources in Context
Student Resources in Context
Articles, essays, audio, and way more to get you started on your student research.
History in Contect
History in Context
Need to know about a culture or historical event? This is the spot. Includes research articles, charts, maps, timelines, and more.
World Geography and Culture Online
World Geography & Culture Online
Get all the basics on any state or country in one place. Download maps, pictures, and flags along with statistics on the people, land, and government.
Score Better on Tests
Testing & Education Reference Center
Free with your library card and a simple registration.
Try out the all-new Testing & Education Reference Center to access online or downloadable test prep books from Peterson's and online practice tests for the CAHSEE, SAT, APs, and dozens of other academic or vocational exams.

Also includes:

  • High School, College, and Graduate School search tools
  • Scholarship finder
  • Resume help
  • GED
  • TOEFL, TOEIC, and U.S. Citizenship
  • Virtual Career Library
Web Sites That Make Homework a Snap

Step by Step Research and Writing - Internet Public Library - Help with research, writing, and citations.

Homework Topics - Multnomah Library - Web sites that cover many homework topics.

General Reference - - Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Thesaurus, Quotations, etc.

History Day Projects
Get all the information you need to take care of your History Day Project.
Contact a Librarian for Help

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