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Tutoring

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 apply for the tutoring program:

Spring 2019 Tutoring Program Application

Learning and Research

Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

CultureGrams
An insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.
NOTE: License is for use by individual patrons; use in schools or other institutions is not covered by this license.

Explora Elementary School
Designed for elementary school researchers with simple search for articles, essays, and primary source documents; easy-to-browse topics, and overviews to help students find a starting point.

Explora General Research
A user-friendly, graphically-rich design that is both informative and interesting. Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Image libraries. Topics include: Arts & Literature, Biography, Business & Career, Current Issues, Geography & Culture, Health, History & Social Science, and Science & Math. 

Explora High School
Designed for middle and high school researchers with simple search for articles, essays, and primary source documents. easy-to-browse topics, and overviews to help students find a starting point.

Explora Middle School
Designed for middle and high school researchers with simple search for articles, essays, and primary source documents. easy-to-browse topics, and overviews to help students find a starting point.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Explore a growing library of electronic reference materials that includes 14 subject areas and more than 60 reference books and 51,000 documents.

History Reference Center
History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

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

Mango Languages
Mango offers FREE access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign film with Mango Premiere™ and access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish, and romance courses. 

MAS Ultra - School Edition
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

Middle Search Plus
Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.

NoveList K-8
Youth reader's advisory resource for fiction; read-alikes, reviews, author bios, award winners, recommended reads, and more.

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. 

PebbleGo
An award winning PreK-3 database for reading and research that includes Animals, Earth and Space, Social Studies, and Biographies. Leveled text, educational games, and videos support your youngest researchers.

Points of View Reference Center
Search using a wide range of category and topic selections.

Primary Search
Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

Science Reference Center
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Social Sciences Full Text
Social Sciences Full Text™ provides access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language journals published in the social sciences. This resource provides detailed indexing for over 625 periodicals dating back as far as 1983—nearly 400 of which are peer-reviewed.

Testing & Education Reference Center
Prepare for ACT, GED, SAT, and others; search colleges and scholarships; get help for application essays and resumés.

World Book Online
World Book Online offers homework help and other resources, including encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, study aids, and curriculum guides.