Where do you get help if school is over for the day and the library is closed? Check out the library’s eResources! The library has a variety of eResources including databases of articles for school reports, encyclopedias and online tutoring help. They are all FREE and only require a library card to access from home! If you have a school report coming up soon, try some of these resources instead of Google. The information is accurate, safe and you don’t have to waste time sifting through unrelated stuff.
Explora for Students – This is a one stop shop database for any sort of research project. It works just like Google, type in a keyword and it gives you all the information you’ll need for a project. It collects books, articles, and videos into an easy to browse list. The information is accurate and it can even cite the books for you!
HelpNow – Get help online from trained tutors on any subject including, math, science, writing or language. While tutoring service is not available 24 hours a day, it is available 7 days a week from 1:00pm to 10pm. It is really useful if you need someone to review an essay or walk you through a complicated math question!
Social Studies Fact Cards – Information on California Missions, California Native Americans, Governors, Ranchos and other California-specific topics. This is great for mission projects, it not only gives you a quick overview of each mission, but also provides helpful tips for building your mission.
Tumblebooks – eBooks for kids readable right from the website, no download needed. Tumblebooks covers ebook needs from preK to upper elementary. Tumblebooks main strength is its picture books. Hundreds of new and popular picture books, many with read-a-long. There is no check out limits and hundreds of great picture books are available.