Homework Center & Tutoring

The Loft has a homework center that is open during the school year, Monday–Thursday, 3:30–5:30pm. Volunteers are on hand to assist students in finding materials to complete homework assignments. In addition, the Library offers a one-on-one tutoring service for students in grades 6–12. Contact the Teen Services Desk for more information and to schedule a tutoring appointment:


Power Search

Quick Search all Gale eReference Books (50,000 documents in 60 reference books):


Database Learning Tools

logo link to culturegrams
An insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people. Reliable and up-to-date reports on more than 200 countries, each U.S. state, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories.
NOTE: License is for use by individual patrons; use in schools or other institutions is not covered by this license.

Explora Middle School

Explora High School

Lynda.com
Lynda.com is a leading online learning resource that offers video courses covering technical skills, creative and design techniques, business and job skills, and much more.

MAS Ultra – School Edition
Geared to high school students. Includes full text of magazines, reference books, primary source documents. Also includes an extensive image collection.

mango_bevel Mango Languages
Online language learning at your own pace.
» Learn more about how to use Mango

 

logo link to opposing viewpoints Opposing Viewpoints in Context
This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes.
Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions.

 

logo link to testing and education reference center TERC has resources to help prepare students for ACT, GED, SAT, and other tests.
Students can also search for colleges and scholarships; get help for application essays and resumés; and learn the basics of Microsoft Office programs.

World Book Online
Four World Book offerings:
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> Kids
> Students
> Advanced
> Spanish version with an easy-to-use bilingual interface.


Websites

GENERAL

Ask.com
A search engine where you can just ask a question.

GED Resources, Colorado Department of Education
Links to GED research, information, and instructional resources.

How Stuff Works
Go here to find out how anything and everything works.

High School Ace: Academic Resources for High School Students
An index to information where you can choose from English, social studies, math, science, or a reference site.

Study Guides and Strategies
"An educational public service helping learners to succeed."

LANGUAGE ARTS & BOOKS

Absolute Shakespeare
Comprehensive resource for all things Shakespeare.

Bartleby.com Great Books Online
Leading Internet publisher of literature, reference, and verse. Unlimited, free access to books and information.

Online Writing Lab (Purdue University OWL)
From grammar to punctuation and spelling, this site has all the details you need to write your paper.

Poetry 180
A poem a day for American high schools from former poet laureate of the United States, Billy Collins.

The Online Books Page
No copies of "Crime and Punishment" in the Library...? Homework assignment due tomorrow...? Here's a great source! 

MATH

Ask Dr. Math
Answers to high school math questions.

Math.com: World of Math Online
Definitions, in-depth descriptions, examples, and problems for basic math topics.

SCIENCE

General Chemistry Online!
FAQs, tutorials, and exam guides.

Online Biology Book
Chapters on 53 topics, including summaries and illustrations.

SOCIAL STUDIES & HISTORY

American Anthropological Association
Links and references for anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology, ethnography, general resources, listservs and discussion groups, online journals & libraries, museums, and professional organizations.

Country Studies
Historical, social, economic, and political background of countries throughout the world.

IDEA (International Debate Education Association)
IDEA develops, organizes and promotes debate and debate-related activities in communities throughout the world.

The History Place
A private, independent, Internet-only publication not affiliated with any political group or organization. Knowledgeable writers and historians write about topics such as American History, Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, and World History.