Teen Homework & Study Help

Teen Homework & Study Help

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Choose either Middle or High School level to start your search for curriculum-based content. Authoritative and visually engaging, Britannica goes beyond encyclopedia content alone, with downloadable videos, links to vetted websites, and citation generators. Paid for by MeL.

  • For information on countries and states, with detailed articles, images, and video clips. Includes World, Kids, States and Provinces (Canada) editions. Paid for by NDL

  • Free driver practice tests specifically for Michigan. Permits, road signs, motorcycle, commercial drivers license (CDL), fines and limits all available. Links to official Michigan online handbooks for drivers, motorcycles and CDL.

  • Provides hundreds of popular magazines and reference books. Covers subjects such as art, history, sports, and music. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Also includes photos, maps, and flags. Paid for by MeL.

  • Reference books covering the following topics: education, environment, general reference (including employment, health and wellness, personal finance, and social skills), history, law, nation and world, religion, and science. Paid for by MeL.

  • Prepare for important exams like the ACT, SAT, AP Tests, and more. Paid for by MeL.

  • PrepSTEP for High Schools provides online access to a unique and extensive collection of academic, college preparation and career-related tutorials, practice tests, articles, e-books and flashcards. It includes tools for academic skill-building, college and career exploration, college admissions test preparation, military exploration and preparation, workplace skills development and more. Paid for by MeL.

  • Lynda.com is an online learning resource featuring video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. Now available FREE with your library card. Paid for by NDL.

  • Choose from over 70 languages, including Spanish, German and French. Fun and interesting way to improve your language skills outside of class. To use Mango on your mobile device, you will be prompted to create an account and then download the Mango app. Paid for by NDL.

  • Broad collection of popular full-text magazines and reference books. Contains Consumer Reports. Covers subjects including: business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY, and fashion. Also includes photos, maps, and flags. Paid for by MeL.

  • Magazines and reference books for middle school students, including thousands of biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags. Subjects covered include history, current events, science, sports and biographies. Paid for by MeL.

  • Entire contents of National Geographic magazines from its beginning, as well as wide collection of digitized books. Great for research on geography, countries, animals, and even history. Excellent source of maps and photos. Paid for by NDL.

  • Great for debates and pro/con papers. Covers all angles of social issues today. Access viewpoint articles, statistics, primary documents, authoritative reference works, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. Paid for by MeL.

  • Presents multiple sides of over 400 issues. Helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills. Paid for by MeL.

  • Geared to the curriculum for Middle and High School, these online tutorials help build skills in academic areas. Paid for by MeL.