School is back in session and teachers aren’t even easing us back into homework season. It’s alright though, the Library’s got you covered and we are always open at www.krl.org. Let me walk you through a few of our great online homework resources.

Step 1: Head to our website www.krl.org

Step 2: Hover over the “Research” heading and select “Homework Help”

Step 3: Find your library card.

Step 4: Get all the best homework help the Library has to offer, online, for free.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Cluture Grams web image

If you’re working on a geography project, or really any report that requires the most up to date information on a state, country or Canadian province, look no further than Culture Grams. They’ve got images, videos, maps, timelines and more, including recipes from around the world.

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There is a lot to look through with Learning Express with career help, high school equivalency tests and practice tests for the college bound, but they also have a School Center featuring math, science, social studies and language arts practice for elementary through high school students.

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Another awesome tool is Brainfuse. In addition to some study tools, Brainfuse also allows you to create an individual log-in and access their free online tutoring (with a real subject expert ) from 1 pm- 10 pm every day, or their writing lab where students can submit their paper and get feedback on writing style and grammar within one business day. Sometimes there may be a wait to get online with a tutor, so students can submit a question through their send a question service and receive an answer within one business day.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context web image

For very current information on controversial topics, check out Opposing Viewpoints in Context. They have pulled together all kinds of resources on a variety of topics. They have videos, academic articles, newspaper and magazine articles, a topic overview, radio stories, images and different viewpoints on each topic. For the times when you have to write a persuasive essay or argue both sides of a topic, Opposing Viewpoints makes life a little easier.

Oh, by the way, all of these sources allow you to generate a citation for each article, meaning you can just copy the citation into your works cited section. This is the one time it’s perfectly okay to copy and paste. 

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