Homework Help

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Homework Help & Tutoring The Homework Help program is a new cooperative learning experience shared between high school and elementary school students from Quincy. It is designed to match elementary students needing help with their homework and high school student volunteers.   

 

When are high school volunteers available to help?

Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Drop in during these two hours. Please be aware that there might be multiple children needing help at the same time.

 

Where will the high school volunteers be?

The volunteers will be in the Children's Room at the Main Library.

 

Who can ask for homework help?

Children in 1st through 6th grades can ask for help.

 

Encyclopaedia Britannica for Kids
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Comprehensive encyclopedia built for kids to use.
Encyclopaedia Britannica School Edition
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Comprehensive encyclopedia for students with resources for a variety of grade levels including a dictionary, thesaurus, videos, images, primary sources, and e-books.
  
Research in Context
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Covers a wide range of topics for students in grades 6 through 8, drawing from periodicals, journals, reference books and more. 
  
Biography in Context
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Combines biographies from reference books, including Contemporary Authors, with full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals.
  

Supersites

Websites full of information and links, sometimes on many topics.

Science in Context
Science in Context
Find contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics with full-text magazines academic journals news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and vetted website links.
  • Homework Helper
    Help on many different homework topics from math to social studies.  
  • Sparticl
    Science database with links to articles, videos, activities and more on a wide variety of science topics.
  • InfoPlease Kids Almanac
    An almanac lists brief facts, figures and information on many different topics.
  • Internet Public Library
    The IPL covers a number of topics and even has pointers to sites about some of our favorite chapter books and short stories.
  • How Stuff Works
    A comprehensive database that explains the workings of weather, inventions and more. 
  • Live Science
    Current articles about a wide variety of topics from science and animals to culture and history.
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary for Kids
    It's always good to have a trustworthy dictionary on hand, even online.
  • National Geographic
    National Geographic has lots of information, articles and photos on animals, geography, history and other topics about the world we live in.
  • Repositories of Primary Sources
    Exhaustive lists of links to various primary source collections in the US and around the world on topics ranging from history to science to music and more.
  • Smithsonian for Kids
    Articles and sites from the Smithsonian on many topics as well as "online exhibits" related to the museum.

 

US History in Context
U.S. History in Context
Find contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History.
World History in Context
World History in Context
Find contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History.
Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits
Search magazines and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. This database is designed for students in kindergarten through grade 5.
InfoTrac Student Edition
InfoTrac Student Edition
Access to a variety of full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
DK Find Out!
DK find out!
Dorling Kindersley photographic encyclopedia for young children.

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