Homework Help


Please visit BCCLS' eSources page at the following link to access EBSCOhost, Infotrac, and/or ProQuest. This allows you to access primary and/or secondary source articles for any homework assignment. Go to http://catalog.bccls.org/polaris/search/misc/esources.aspx?ctx=53 and under "Choose a Database."

 

Math
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MATH
Brightstorm: Math instructional videos explain math concepts.  Covers algebra through calculus.

Hippocampus provides multimedia help on a variety of subjects.

Khan Academy offers free videos to help you learn math, science, computer science, economics, and history. Also includes test prep for the Math SAT.

Kids Search is available with a library card via BCCLS.org >> Digital Collections >> eSources >> Academic. This search tool is designed for students in grades K-8. It provides a kid-friendly, easy-to-use interface for students to search for magazine articles, biographies, images, and more on a wide variety of topics.

Math Forum has good explanations from tutors at the Math Forum @ Drexel University.


Math Slice contains math worksheets to practice your skills.

Shmoop includes study guides on a variety of subjects, including math, science, history, writing, and literature. Also includes SAT, ACT, and AP test prep.

Sparknotes: Math covers everything from Pre-algebra to Calculus.

Wolfram/Alpha is a "computational knowledge engine" that will help you solve math problems step by step.

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SCIENCE
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia is available with a library card via BCCLS.org >> Digital Collections >> eSources >> Academic. This encyclopedia offers easy-to-read encyclopedic entries specifically designed for kids. Over 25,000 entries are available on a wide range of topics.

General Chemistry Online from Frostburg State University provides interactive chemistry help with compounds, reactions, and even quizzes to test your knowledge.

Hippocampus provides multimedia help on a variety of subjects.

How Stuff Works explains how hundreds of things work, from elements of the human body to space-age technology.

Khan Academy offers free videos to help you learn math, science, computer science, economics, and history.  Also includes test prep for the Math SAT.

Kids Search is available with a library card via BCCLS.org >> Digital Collections >> eSources >> Academic. This search tool is designed for students in grades K-8. It provides a kid-friendly, easy-to-use interface for students to search for magazine articles, biographies, images, and more on a wide variety of topics.

Science Daily is an online magazine featuring quick takes on the latest research on a wide variety of science topics.

Shmoop includes study guides on a variety of subjects, including math, science, history, writing, and literature. Also includes SAT, ACT, and AP test prep.

The Biology Project is a online interactive resource for learning biology created by the University of Arizona.

The Physics Classroom helps find clear explanations of concepts in physics and help with problem-solving and experiments.

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LANGUAGE ARTS
Gale Literature Resource Center is available with a library card via BCCLS.org >> Digital Collections >> eSources >> Academic. This database provides access to a wide variety of literary resources, including author biographies, interviews, and images, as well as full-text articles, essays, reviews, poems, short stories, plays, and more.

Kids Search is available with a library card via BCCLS.org >> Digital Collections >> eSources >> Academic. This search tool is designed for students in grades K-8. It provides a kid-friendly, easy-to-use interface for students to search for magazine articles, biographies, images, and more on a wide variety of topics.

Online Writing Lab helps you find clear instructions for overcoming writer's block, gathering information, and writing a great paper. OWL also offers tips on style and avoiding plagiarism. Created by Purdue University.

Shmoop includes study guides on a variety of subjects, including math, science, history, writing, and literature. Also includes SAT, ACT, and AP test prep.

Sparknotes: Literature Study Guides has literature study guides that cover plot, characters, and themes.  Includes study questions.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare offers full-text versions of Shakespeare's work.

The Elements of Style : William Strunk & E.B. White's classic guide to good writing.

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SOCIAL STUDIES
American Memory is a gateway to primary source materials housed in the Library of Congress.

Best of History Websites  was created by EdTechTeacher Inc, is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites sorted by subject.

Biography Collection Complete is available with a library card via BCCLS.org >> Digital Collections >> eSources >> Academic. This comprehensive collection features over 177,000 full-text biographies on figures in history, science, the arts, music, literature, business, government and politics, sports, entertainment, and more.

CIA World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Country Studies presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. Created by the Library of Congress.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia is available with a library card via BCCLS.org >> Digital Collections >> eSources >> Academic. This encyclopedia offers easy-to-read encyclopedic entries specifically designed for kids. Over 25,000 entries are available on a wide range of topics.

Hippocampus provides multimedia help on a variety of subjects.

Khan Academy is a free videos to help you learn math, science, computer science, economics, and history.  Also includes test prep for the Math SAT.

Kids Search is available with a library card via BCCLS.org >> Digital Collections >> eSources >> Academic. This search tool is designed for students in grades K-8. It provides a kid-friendly, easy-to-use interface for students to search for magazine articles, biographies, images, and more on a wide variety of topics.

MAS (Magazine Articles Summaries) Ultra – School Edition is available with a library card via BCCLS.org >> Digital Collections >> eSources >> Academic. This collection provides access to the full text of over 750,000 popular high school magazines, biographies, primary source documents, reference books, photos, maps, flag images, and more.

Middle Search Plus is available with a library card via BCCLS.org >> Digital Collections >> eSources >> Academic. This resource includes the full text of thousands of popular middle school magazines, biographies, historical essays, primary source documents, and more. The reading level of all included articles is indicated.

Shmoop includes study guides on a variety of subjects, including math, science, history, writing, and literature.  Also includes SAT, ACT, and AP test prep.

Student Research Center is available with a library card via BCCLS.org >> Digital Collections >> eSources >> Academic. This search tool is designed for students in grades 6-12. It provides appropriate research tools students can use to find magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, and more.

USA.gov is everything you need to know about the U.S. government.

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GENERAL
Citation Machine lets you create a citation in the MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turabian style. Includes style guides.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia is available with a library card via BCCLS.org >> Digital Collections >> eSources >> Academic. This encyclopedia offers easy-to-read encyclopedic entries specifically designed for kids. Over 25,000 entries are available on a wide range of topics.

Khan Academy offers free videos to help you learn math, science, computer science, economics, and history. Also includes test prep for the Math SAT.

MAS (Magazine Articles Summaries) Ultra – School Edition is available with a library card via BCCLS.org >> Digital Collections >> eSources >> Academic. This collection provides access to the full text of over 750,000 popular high school magazines, biographies, primary source documents, reference books, photos, maps, flag images, and more.

Middle Search Plus is available with a library card via BCCLS.org >> Digital Collections >> eSources >> Academic. This resource includes the full text of thousands of popular middle school magazines, biographies, historical essays, primary source documents, and more. The reading level of all included articles is indicated.

Reference.com includes an online dictionary and thesaurus.

Shmoop includes study guides on a variety of subjects, including math, science, history, writing, and literature. Also includes SAT, ACT, and AP test prep.

Sparknotes: Test Prep includes test prep for the ACT, SAT, and AP subject tests.

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