Homework Help! K-6 Student Databases & Language Learning
  • Biography in Context (formerly known as Biography Resource Center) is a comprehensive database of biographical information on more than one million people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. It combines over 600,000 biographies from over 170 sources, with over one million entries from the Complete Marquis Who's Who®. The database also includes full-text articles from nearly 250 periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death years and places, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search path. Paid for by NDL.

  • Covers more than 400,000 full-text biographies from current times and from history, with articles from books, magazines, and other sources.  Includes thousands of images, as well as links to specially selected websites. Paid for by NDL.

  • Students from elementary school through college can receive online tutoring daily from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. using HelpNow from Brainfuse, via live chat with certified tutors. Also offers 24/7 skills-building techniques, writing assistance, and practice tests for state-aligned required tests. Paid for by NDL.

  • Britannica Fundamentals is designed specifically for young learners. Students will find engaging and developmentally-appropriate activities including an interactive atlas, learning games, engaging audio and video, and effective vocabulary builders. The Britannica Fundamentals teaches concepts such as geography, time, shapes, numbers, and reinforces relevant vocabulary, all in a fun and safe online environment. There is also an area where students can demonstrate their creativity and practice what they have learned. Paid for by MeL.

  • Grades 3-4. Find information on countries, animals, and people in articles, media, and a world atlas.  Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities. Paid for by MeL.
  • A collection of country reports that teaches upper elementary-aged children more about the world around them. Each report is an indispensable resource of up-to-date, engaging cultural information, complete with images, historical timeline, fun facts, and sections on history, population, "life as a kid," and more. Paid for by NDL.

  • Grades PreK-3. Follow Trek and Taffy the cat around the world. Share their love of colors, numbers, and other fun things. Come inside for stories and pictures. Paid for by MeL.

  • For elementary school libraries. Content from children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and images. Students can learn about animals, musicians, fitness, space exploration, and much more. Paid for by MeL.

  • Over 300 digitized reference works and encyclopedias, once available only at the library. These e-books cover all disciplines and offer a wide range of information that is scholarly and easy to retrieve. Limit your search to one discipline or a specific publication, or across all topics. Paid for by MeL.

  • Geared to the curriculum for elementary, these online tutorials help build Mathematics and English Language Arts skills. Paid for by MeL.

  • Explore the world like never before! Experience amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Search National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009 – present, as well as books, videos, and images. Paid for by NDL.

  • Designed for Elementary and Middle school students. It has reading recommendations for both fiction and non-fiction. Use it to find just the right books for every reader. Paid for by NDL.

  • Animals (including dinosaurs) and social studies sections of this early literacy and learning tool. Easy-to-navigate visual interface for emerging readers. Paid for by MeL.

  • Content from children’s magazines, easy to read encyclopedia entries, and images. Students can learn about animals, musicians, fitness, space exploration, and much more. Designed for elementary school libraries. Paid for by MeL.

  • An online collection of titles for K-6 students. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, graphic novels, playlists, and books in French and Spanish. Paid for by NDL.

  • Easy-to-read content for elementary school learners. Hundreds of activities, science projects, and experiments. Paid for by MeL.